North West pub operator, Blind Tiger Inns, is taking over the lease of the Rose and Crown in Chorley.
This will be Blind Tiger’s 13th site as it undertakes a £75,000 investment with Star Pubs and Bars in a bid to make the business more comfortable and contemporary.
The Rose and Crown has a reputation for live music, cask ale and sports, and the new operators are aiming to build on this with the installation of six new HD screens and a new sound system.
The refurbishment will also upgrade the cellar, revamp the garden with new furniture and install outdoor lighting and heating to enable year-round use.
The work will be undertaken by Blind Tiger Inns’ network of contractors.
Chris Tulloch, Blind Tiger Inns’ managing director, said: “In our experience a safe comfortable environment, great entertainment and outstanding quality coupled with good value for money are key to success in community pubs. It’s a tried and tested formula for us and is delivering 30% sales growth year-on-year at our pubs.”
David Pritchard, Star Pubs and Bars regional operations director for the North West, said: “Blind Tiger Inns understand and deliver what pub-goers want. They have a great track record of growing business at the community locals they operate with us.”