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The Royal Oak, Kitters Green, Abbots Langley, reopens after ten weeks
A pub in Abbots Langley has officially opened following a ten-week "homely" refurbishment.
Hundreds of residents came along to welcome the unveiling of The Royal Oak, in Kitters Green.
Residents admired the refurbishment including a new bar, toilets, redecoration and the landscaping of the two pub gardens, including a heated smoking area which has cost the owners, Punch Taverns, £350,000.
Richard Morgan, licensee, said he is thrilled with the refurbishment of the pub, which re-opened on Tuesday, October 23. Mr Morgan said: "The pub looks fantastic.
"Before it looked dated and bare and the new traditional interior gives the pub a cosy feel to match the friendly service we offer."
The refurbishment, which has created 15 jobs to add to the new team, offers a brand new children’s play area, a kitchen which has doubled in size, and a new menu.
Following the launch, Kevin Burton, development manager of the pub, said: "We received some very positive customer comments complimenting the new look and the new food menu.
"In fact, the pub took a huge amount of bookings over its opening weekend and they have had to put on a second sitting on Christmas Day as the first sitting is already fully booked.
"We saw a lot of new faces who haven’t been to the pub in years and their feedback was that they are pleased to have a really good pub in the area."