THE Mayor of Chichester was the first to pull a pint behind the bar at the newly refurbished Old Cross in North Street, Chichester.
Cllr Peter Budge was invited as the special guest at an event to celebrate the pub’s £150,000 makeover.
Yvonne Wallbridge, general manager at the Old Cross, joined the mayor along with her team in raising a glass to the pub’s new look following investment from Spirit Pub Company.
Yvonne said: “My team and I were honoured to have the Mayor of Chichester join us for the opening of the new look Old Cross.”
“The pub is a true lynchpin of the community and perfectly located for Chichester locals and visitors alike, so we are thrilled to be offering our regulars and new guests even better surroundings to socialise, eat freshly-cooked food and enjoy a drink.”
“The opening was a real success with great feedback on our delicious menu and the fantastic interiors.”
“My team and I look forward to welcoming more guests in the coming weeks.”
The pub’s refurbishment has brought a brighter, fresher feel to the traditional pub with a lighter colour scheme, signature pieces of furniture and contemporary fixtures.
The menu has also been given a fresh new feel, as the food offering has been revamped with the introduction of a new specials menu that will change on a regular basis and offer dishes such as chicken and white wine pie and creamy risotto with chives, soya beans and peas.
Guests can also choose from local and national ales.
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