Cheers to village pub’s new look

Publican Katrina Robinson, left, and Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP toast the new-look establishment.
Publican Katrina Robinson, left, and Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP toast the new-look establishment.
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A popular pub in Ellington has re-opened following a major renovation project.

The Plough Inn has been fully re-decorated with new flooring and lighting, new toilets and improvements to the beer garden as part of a £322,000 investment from pub company Punch.

On hand to pull the first pint was Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP – the establishment is in her Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency.

She said: “The Plough Inn is a real focal point for the local community and it’s great to see such a significant investment to help secure its continued success.”

The investment includes the pub’s kitchen being upgraded and extended to cater for a new menu. This will enable publican Katrina Robinson to offer a wider selection of freshly prepared traditional pub food.

“The refurbishment programme has gone really well and the pub is looking better than ever,” she said.

“I’m sure that my customers will be very impressed with what has been achieved as a result of the investment.”

Situated close to the start of the Northumberland Coast Path, the pub is popular with walkers and cyclists, who also make use of its four letting bedrooms.

Openings manager for Punch, Samantha Ward, said: “This investment has really improved The Plough Inn’s facilities without sacrificing any of its character and charm.

“Katrina, who has been running the establishment since 2009, is a great publican and we are delighted to be supporting her in this venture.”