The Draper’s Arms pub, in Peterborough, is reopening on Tuesday March 17 following an extensive refurbishment and expansion project, costing £1.4 million.
The ESP team will be dropping by to check it out ahead of the opening so keep an eye out on our social media for a sneaky peek!
It’s had an exciting extension and refurbishment, as well as the addition of brand-new outdoor space, which we can’t wait to see.
An additional 40 full and part-time jobs have been created at the The Draper’s Arms, which has been managed by Chris Parkes since it originally opened 15 years ago.
The pub, in Cowgate, which first opened as a Wetherspoon in March 2005, has undergone a complete refurbishment, as well as expansion to the customer area and the creation of two new gardens.
An extension has been added to the rear of the building, built on a former car park, creating additional customer area within the pub, as well as adding both a rear ground-floor courtyard garden and a brand-new roof terrace garden, with customer lift access and retractable sun awning.
Behind the scenes, the cellar has been relocated into the basement, creating space for a food pick up area and new bar servery. The work has also included a new reconfigured and larger kitchen area, as well as all new staff facilities.
On the bar, the installation of two additional handpumps increases the real ale selection to 12.
The customer toilets have also been completely refurbished.
The pub has been redecorated throughout, including a new colour scheme and finishes, new carpets and lighting, as well as a mixture of new and refurbished furniture and artwork added.
Pub manager Chris Parkes said: “Wetherspoon has spent £1.4 million on the pub, providing further substantial investment into the area, as well as creating new jobs for local people.
“Myself and my team will look forward to welcoming customers back into The Draper’s Arms and we are confident that they will be impressed by the new-look, larger pub, as well as the brand-new gardens.”