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Barnstaple pub to be transformed into ‘destination’ bar

PUBLISHED: 16:15 11 August 2017

The Cork and Bottle, Barnstaple High Street

The Cork and Bottle, Barnstaple High Street

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A new licensee is needed for the Cork and Bottle, with a complete refurbishment promised

The Cork and Bottle, Barnstaple High StreetThe Cork and Bottle, Barnstaple High Street

One of Barnstaple’s oldest pubs will be getting a complete refurbishment – as soon as a new landlord is found to run it.

The Cork and Bottle in the High Street has been promised a transformation by owner Star Pubs and Bars, which is looking for a new licensee to take over the pub.

Plans for the pub include a ‘complete redecoration’ of the bar and dining areas, and promises ‘quirky up-cycled seating areas’ and festoon lighting in the beer garden.

A spokesman for Star Pubs and Bars said it hoped to turn the Cork and Bottle into a ‘destination pub’ for shoppers, as well as a venue for ‘vibrant nightlife’.

The Cork and Bottle, Barnstaple High StreetThe Cork and Bottle, Barnstaple High Street

A statement from the company said: “Our aim is to turn the Cork and Bottle into a destination pub for shoppers who are looking for a relaxed café setting and a bite to eat during the day, plus an evening venue for locals looking for vibrant nightlife with cocktails, craft beers and casual dining.

“Once a new licensee is on board, we anticipate the pub closing for four to five weeks whilst works are carried out.”

A description of the work to be carried out includes a full external transformation, with a ‘distinctive colour scheme and signage’.

Inside the pub, a mixture of new and refurbished furniture will run through the different areas around the distinct island bar, with a mixture of timber flooring and carpet.

The bar is currently being run by Sarah Yates and Steve Burkin on behalf of Pub Solutions.

The couple will run the pub until a new licensee is found, and only then will work take place.

In the meantime the Cork and Bottle is open seven days a week, with live music and karaoke

Sarah said: “It’s growing steadily and we’ve definitely noticed trade start to pick up.”

The Cork and Bottle is thought to date back to 1860, when it was known as the Fuller’s Arms. It was also known as the Braunton Inn and the Clarence. There is a listed cobbled road running though it, and a wishing well in the corner of one of the bars.

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