Published On: Fri, Feb 10th, 2017

Community pub The Queens in Stockport reopen after refurb

queens stockportTHE Queens in Portwood, Stockport, has reopened following an investment from Robinsons Brewery and licensee Sue Igbon.

New timber effect flooring has replaced the worn-out carpets, feature tiles in traditional grey, white and black Victorian style have been applied to the entrance and the bar, the toilets have been fully updated and renovated with traditional olive metro tiles.

A real hop vine runs across the ceiling of the new lounge area, and the fixed seating areas have been re-upholstered in brown leather which offsets the quirky industrial fittings that have become a trademark of Robinsons’ refurbishments.

Other new features include pendant lighting reflecting the pub’s industrial influences and vintage pictures of Stockport and the surrounding area.

“The Queens has always been a traditional community pub with its own unique local charm,” said Sue.  “However, the inside of the pub didn’t meet the expectations presented from the outside.

A couple of years ago, the pub received new signage and the outside was completely redecorated.

Whilst this helped attract customers to our pub, the interior was still very dated and in need of a fresh coat of paint so it was really an easy decision when Robinsons approached us with a vision to modernise the pub.

“The new look is perfectly pitched for our pub. The inside now matches the outside expectations but it hasn’t lost any of the individuality that our customers loved.”

Tony Massey, Business Development Manager for Robinsons Brewery, added: “We are extremely proud of all our pubs and our heartland certainly holds a special place in our hearts.

The Queens continues the regeneration not only of our pubs in the area but also working alongside the redevelopment and regeneration of Stockport as a whole.”

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