Pub to reopen after £400k refurbishment
Crown and Sceptre to be known as Whelans
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)