Land­mark pub closes for re­fur­bish­ment but land­lord says it’s party time when it re­opens

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

REG­U­LARS at one of Uxbridge’s most his­toric pubs will need to find some­where else for food and beer for the next few weeks.

The Gen­eral Eliott, in St John’s Road, has closed for a re­fur­bish­ment cost­ing about £100,000.

Land­lord Gary Car­pen­ter said he was not sure where his reg­u­lars at the canal­side wa­ter­ing hole might take refuge and refreshment dur­ing the three weeks the pub is shut, but as long as they come back again, he will be happy.

“Be pa­tient and look for­ward to your new ‘Eliott’,” he said. “We’re look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing you back.”

Mean­while, he and his wife, Sue, and their two boys will take refuge up­stairs from the noise and mess.

The pub, which sits in the Uxbridge Moor con­ser­va­tion area, will get a pretty thor­ough makeover, in­clud­ing a new bar, toi­lets and roof, and a re­fur­bished bar area with bet­ter seat­ing and floor­ing.

Out­side, there will be new sig­nage, lights and a spruced-up car park and beer gar­den.

For Sue, a big­ger and bet­ter kitchen beck­ons.

The Gen­eral Eliott closed on Sun­day night and will re­open on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 3, with a for­mal open­ing two days later, when Gary hopes to throw a bit of a party.

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