A OWNER of two pubs in Chichester is taking on a new business venture in Bognor.
Alan Frith, who owns The Vestry and The Fountain, will see a Bognor Regis town centre pub brought back to life.
The historic William Hardwicke is set to re-open with a bang thanks to a major investment of more than £100,000.
Star Pubs & Bars, Heineken’s pub business, is ploughing in the funds as part of a joint refurbishment of the landmark High Street pub with its new operator Alan Frith.
Mr Frith said: “I’ve had my eye on the William Hardwicke for a number of years and was delighted when it became available. It’s a great place to start and I am hoping that my team will be able to make the William Hardwicke even better.”