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Look inside Nottingham pub after £450,000 makeover

The Inn For a Penny Pub in Carlton has been transformed following a £450k investment from pub owner Greene King Pub Partners creating 18 new full-time and part-time jobs.

The pub reopened on Thursday 9th November and will be operated by franchisee’s Colin and Sandra Meakin, a husband-and-wife team who also operate The Hayloft pub in Giltbrook and previously worked together as Assistant Managers for Greene King hotels.

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Thanks to the £450,000 investment, The Inn for a Penny has been transformed inside and out with new lighting, furniture, decorations and flooring to create a modern and welcoming environment.

Outside, the garden at the pub has also been fully upgraded with beautiful outdoor garden furniture and enhanced landscaping to make the most of the pub’s beer garden.

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Franchisees Colin and Sandra plan to bring some of the successful and popular initiatives they have done at The Hayloft to The Inn For a Penny, including their ‘warm hub’ offer of free Wi-Fi and a warm space, a soup kitchen for those in need and takeaway Christmas lunches for the festive period.

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Sandra and Colin Meakin, joint franchisees

The beer on offer at the pub ranges from standard and premium lagers to ciders, stouts and ales – plus several craft beers for those looking for something extra special. The pub also serves a range of spirits, wines, soft drinks and alcohol-free options.

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The food offer at the pub will include traditional pub classics such as Fish & Chips, Burgers and Pies, as well as sharers and tapas style plates. The pub will have regular offers on including a 2-4-1 Burger Night, Steak and Wine Night, plus Pizza’s and more.

Colin and Sandra are still recruiting for a number of roles at the pub and anyone interested in applying or finding out more is encouraged to contact them directly at The Inn For a Penny.

Speaking about the opening of The Inn for a Penny, Franchisees Colin and Sandra Meakin said:

 “We cannot wait to welcome the community back into the new and improved Inn For a Penny! The pub has been completely transformed inside and out turning it into a stunning space and social hub.

 “We already run The Hayloft pub in Giltbrook and have years of experience running pubs and hotels. For us, it’s all about putting smiles on people’s faces and serving the community. We’re really excited to do just that at The Inn for a Penny!”

Asa Charlton, Business Development Manager at Greene King Pub Partners, said:

 “Our £450k investment has transformed The Inn For a Penny, securing this pub for future generations to come. Colin and Sandra are exceptional franchise operators and the locals and regulars of the pub will be well looked after by them. It’s a really exciting time!”

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