Major revamp well under way at prominent Derby pub

A major refurbishment is well under way at a prominent pub in a Derby suburb.

The Broadway, in Duffield Road, Darley Abbey, is currently closed for a two-week revamp which has seen £285,000 spent so far.

It has been temporary closed since last Monday, January 24 as it undergoes its first refurbishment for seven years.

General manager Matt Vincent and his partner Gemma King are looking forward to welcoming customers back when the pub reopens, at 6pm next Tuesday, February 8.

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Gemma, who has been running the pub with Matt since September, 2017, says they have also been able to create five new jobs, increasing the total workforce there to more than 20 people.

Speaking about the changes which have been made during the refurbishment so far, she said: “They have re-rendered the externals, painted the whole building and have put in extra seating.

“Basically everything has been stripped back.

“It is a contemporary look using natural woods to give a rustic look. All toilets have been stripped back to brick and are all new.

“We have created five new jobs taking our team to over 20. The guests are definitely going to see a huge improvement.”

The pub, which has a beer garden and hosts weekly quizzes, will reopen next week when Derbyshire Live will be getting a first look at the big changes made during the major refurbishment.

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