Nantwich pub sets its sights on boutique makeover


A pub is Nantwich is due to reopen its doors at the end of May after an extensive refurbishment, and is now planning further upgrades, which will see the addition of boutique bedrooms.

The Wilbrahams in Nantwich closed suddenly at the end of February, but will relaunch on May 29 after being taken over by new owners, Little Olive Pub Company.

The venue has undergone a £20,000 makeover, in a bid to offer its customers ‘great food in a more relaxed atmosphere.’

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It is the first venture for the Little Olive Pub Company, made up of business partners Adam Penn and Alison Pardoe, who have also revealed that the redevelopment of the hotel rooms above the pub are next on the agenda.

Speaking to Crewe Chronicle, Penn said: ““I don’t think there’s anything quite like us in Nantwich already – a country pub crossed with a trendy feel.

“It’s our first venture but we’re hoping it’s the start of something much bigger for us. We’re going to look out for other venues once we have this one up and running.”

As the business grows, the partners will look at transforming the eight or nine bedrooms upstairs – that have remained untouched since the 1980s – into five boutique bedrooms.

Penn continues: “But we’re planning on reducing that to about five and making them into boutique rooms. We want to keep investing in the business and keep investing in Nantwich.”

The complete makeover has seen the pub upgraded with a more modern style, including bespoke jam jam lighting, wallpapered walls and new seating.

The venue has also seen a slight name-change, moving away from ‘bar and grill’ to ‘bar and kitchen’.