Popular pub to shut for makeover “to bring a bit of sparkle back”

CLOSING UNTIL JULY -- The Snipe pub in Sutton.
CLOSING UNTIL JULY -- The Snipe pub in Sutton.

One of the most popular pubs in Sutton is to close for just under three weeks as it undergoes a makeover.

The Snipe, on Alfreton Road, shuts its doors on Monday (15th June) and is due to re-open on Wednesday 1st July with a fresh, new look.

The aim, say pub chiefs, is to “bring a bit of sparkle back to the family-friendly local”.

Improvements will include a new layout in the restaurant area, and additional booths with their own TVs. There will also be new carpets, wallpaper and fresh paintwork throughout.

With summer upon us, significant work will be carried out outside the pub too, with an improved, large alfresco-dining area and patio.

Snipe manager Steve Richards said: “The pub has been in need of a bit of a refresh, and this makeover will be just the job.

“There are a lot of improvements being made, but we are hoping to keep the disruption to a minimum. When we re-open, we will invite everyone to come down and see the changes.”

The Snipe is one of Greene King’s Hungry Horse range of family pubs. Based in Suffolk, Green King operates about 1,900 pubs, restaurants and hotels across the country.