15 new jobs after Rushall pub revamp
A pub has been reopened after a £430,000 refurbishment creating 15 jobs.
Wendy Morton MP for Aldridge-Brownhills visited The Farmers Boy in Rushall to toast the reopening of its pub after the refurbishment by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars.
Residents packed the pub on opening night to celebrate its revival after a six-month closure.
New licensee Mick Vann said: “The Farmers Boy had lost its way and local people were concerned about its future.
"There’s been lots of interest and an incredible amount of support for the plans. The Farmer’s Boy is like a different pub now. I
"t was fantastic to meet everyone and show them the changes. People are delighted to have their local back and loved the new décor and additions.”
The work has renovated the outside and given the garden a makeover adding a children’s play area, planting and lighting and new furniture.
The revamp has also upgraded the sports area, which now boasts a new pool table and darts board, Sky and BT Sports and a high spec audiovisual system.
Mick says he wants to make The Farmers Boy “the hub of the community”.
As well as planning a host of activities from charity fundraisers to music nights, he will open the pub early for local groups and good causes in need of meeting space and wants to start up pool and darts teams.
Wendy Morton said: “It’s excellent news for Rushall to have such a major investment in a local pub and new jobs created. The design and facilities are outstanding.
"Good pubs play an important social role as gathering places for the communities they serve and The Farmers Boy looks set to be a big part of Rushall life.”
Adds Star Pubs & Bars area manager Peter Lyne: “We’re investing in pubs like The Farmers Boy across the Midlands to give them a new lease of life and broaden their appeal.
"We’re delighted that The Farmers Boy has been so well received. Mick is passionate about meeting the needs of Rushall residents and we wish him every success.”