Pub to re­open after £400k re­fur­bish­ment

Crown and Scep­tre to be known as Whe­lans

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger

The Crown and Scep­tre in Uxbridge high Street is set to re­open fol­low­ing a £400,000 in­vest­ment by the new own­ers – two-and-ahalf years after it closed its doors.

Build­ing work has al­ready started on the huge re­vamp and the pub is ex­pected to re­open as Whe­lans on Jan­uary 19.

The tra­di­tional Ir­ish pub will be run by Star Pubs and Bars, Heineken’s pub busi­ness, and Austin Whe­lan, who owns The Black Bull in Ruis­lip.

Mr Whe­lan said: “Whe­lans will be very dif­fer­ent from the pas­tiche Ir­ish theme bars which were com­mon­place in the 80s and 90s.

“This new in­car­na­tion of an Ir­ish pub will rep­re­sent the very best of Ir­ish hos­pi­tal­ity with a great at­mos­phere and top qual­ity food, drink and ser­vice.

“The pub is in a great lo­ca­tion near to the train and bus sta­tions.

“It’s also an area of Uxbridge un­der­go­ing change so the in­vest­ment is good for the pub, lo­cals and an area as a whole.”

The pub is be­ing com­pletely over­hauled and will have an out­side area with an awning and heat­ing.

Sky Sports will also be shown on nine screens and the man­age­ment are plan­ning to put on live bands and open mic nights.

Whe­lans will serve food in­clud­ing Ir­ish­in­flu­enced dishes, Sun­day roasts and will be open for break­fast.

Law­son Mountstevens, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Stars Pubs and Bars, said: “Pubs need in­vest­ment to de­liver ex­cel­lent qual­ity, at­tract cus­tomers and thrive at the heart of their com­mu­ni­ties.

“We have a great re­la­tion­ship with Austin and so are pleased to be help­ing him to re­alise his vi­sion – a great pub with broad ap­peal of­fer­ing top qual­ity food and drink and the best of Ir­ish hos­pi­tal­ity.”

The pub sits at the north­ern end of Uxbridge High Street next to Sub­way and op­po­site Tesco. ac­cept­ing new NhS pa­tients

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new look: The Crown and Scep­tre (above) is be­ing opened as Whe­lans (be­low)

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