Blyth pub reopens after major refurbishment

A Blyth pub has re-opened after a major transformation.

Thursday, 18th July 2019, 10:32 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 5:57 pm
The Isabella pub in Blyth. Picture by Stuart Boulton

The Isabella pub – which will still be run by publicans Kay and Paul Murdy who have been at the helm for 13 years – underwent a £220,000 investment by independent pub company Punch,

The refurbishment has included a full internal and external renovation and new exterior signage.

The inside of the pub has been transformed to create more space while the outdoor space has been completely overhauled to create an area that is more inviting and family friendly.

The existing beer garden has been replaced with a children’s play area and part of the carpark has been utilised to create a new decked seating area illuminated with festoon lighting, allowing customers to enjoy sunny days and warmer evenings.

Landlords Kay and Paul have become key members of the community, organising regular events at the pub and raising thousands of pounds for local causes.

Kay said: “We are so happy to be back open; the investment has really done the pub proud. It looks fantastic.

“We can’t wait to welcome all our customers back to their local pub and share with them all our plans for the future.’’

Kay and Paul will continue to serve an extensive range of lagers, gins and wine. The pub has also launched a new snack menu, available until 10pm, which includes pulled pork topped nachos and a range of toasted sandwiches.

Punch’s Managing Director, Andy Spencer said, “This is a significant investment by Punch in a great community pub and we are pleased to continue working with Kay and Paul who are fantastic pub operators.

“With them both at the helm, we are confident that the Isabella will continue to be at the very heart of the community it serves.”