A popular Preston pub is to undergo a £200,000 refurbishment.
But before The Dog and Partridge in Friargate closes its doors, the venue is to host a weekend of live music over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
“We’re going to deliver even better music in future – but still focus on rock, metal and punk, for a great night out.Caroline Dewsbury
James Luke takes to the mic this evening , while rock band Havoc will headline on Saturday and rock ’n roll artists Sean Keefe and The Hostages are booked to perform on the Sunday.
The pub closes from Bank Holiday Monday and is expected to re-open six weeks later.
New publicans, Caroline Dewsbury and Saj Hussain, say they are looking forward to the re-opening.
Caroline, from Preston, who has been in the business for 15 years, said: “I want to make the Dog and Partridge much more inviting – we’re aiming for a great environment and atmosphere that everyone can enjoy.
“We’re going to deliver even better music in future – but still focus on rock, metal and punk, for a great night out.
“And we’re going to be unveiling a whole new menu, with home-cooked traditional pub grub.”
Caroline added: “My overall aim is to give my regulars a venue to be proud of – and get new customers to drop by.
“I can’t wait to welcome everyone back!”
The pub will be transformed with an updated décor, new fixtures and fittings, signage and lighting.
Larger windows will be put in to make the pub brighter and more comfortable and there will be more space for those who are looking to dine in.