Hertford based family brewer, McMullen, has completed a major refurbishment of local pub The Rising Sun near Hitchin after investing £100,000 in the site, leading to a 25 per cent increase in footfall since it was re-opened.
The substantial refurbishment has introduced a conservatory extension to the side of the building, drastically increasing the amount of covers. The interior of the pub, which was acquired by McMullen in 1904, has also had a considerable internal facelift and the toilets have been improved significantly. The beamed ceiling and brasses have been exposed to restore the old world charm of the pub.
Following the three month long refurbishment landlords, Natalie and Nigel Brown had a fantastic launch party to show off the new look to their locals, which was well received by all.
Gavin Mansfield, McMullens’ Tenancy Operations Manager commented: “It is amazing to see the pub performing so well so soon after the refurbishment. The investment is part of our ongoing commitment to our tenants to improved retail competitiveness, ensuring both parties have a long term sustainable earnings and making sure the drive and ambition of our outstanding landlords are reflected in the pubs.