Berkeley Inns Ltd reveal exciting renovation plans for The Bluebell, Kirk Langley.

Berkeley Inns Ltd reveal exciting renovation plans for The Bluebell, Kirk Langley
Published on Wed 12th February 2020

Berkeley Inns Ltd can confirm that works have finally started on the Bluebell pub in Kirk Langley, Derbyshire following two years of planning. 

The Bluebell will now be closed until the much anticipated re-opening around the 1st May 2020.

This popular village pub is part of the award-winning Berkeley Inns group which is now undergoing a major facelift with new extensions to provide a dining area within a modern orangery building and a new state of the art kitchen facility.  

Around £600,000 is being invested.

Alongside the extensions, there will be a new underground cellar installation featuring the latest supercooled beer dispense equipment. 

All electrical and heating systems are being replaced with the latest technology, significantly reducing the building’s carbon footprint.

The front of the building, the original 19c Pub, will be renovated to reveal original features and create the traditional village pub feel, complimenting a more modern design to the restaurant areas behind.

To the rear of the property, a new external terrace and seating area are under construction featuring an attractive outlook onto newly planted gardens packed with flowering plants, shrubbery and trees, creating a relaxing space for visitors to enjoy during the warmer months.

After re-opening, the pub will offer a mouth-watering selection of modern and classic pub foods, juicy burgers and inventive stone baked Pizzas which all feature alongside health-conscious choices and an exciting vegetarian/vegan focussed menu. 

National brands, a spectacular variety of craft beers and well-chosen wines, will sit beside a speciality gin and cocktail bar. An inventive selection of grown-up non-alcoholic drinks will complete the special drinks range.

Sophie Tillett, General Manager at the The Bluebell, Kirk Langley said:

“I very much look forward to welcoming our regular customers back and creating what I hope will be a fabulous facility and experience for all. In the meantime, our social media platforms and website will provide regular updates on these exciting developments over the next few months”.

Howard Thacker, Managing Director at Berkeley Inns Ltd said:

“The re-birth of this great pub is long overdue. We are most grateful for the support received from locals over the last couple of years waiting, while we have been through a long and laborious planning process.  Hopefully, everyone will like what we do with the place, for sure, there will be a massive upgrade of the facilities and our ability to deliver the quality the customer demands.  

We aim to provide a pub that serves the local community and the wider market, with great value in a welcoming and comfortable environment”.

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Berkeley Inns Ltd reveal exciting renovation plans for The Bluebell, Kirk Langley