A cosy Somerset pub, loved by locals and visitors alike, has reopened after undergoing a glamorous facelift.
The Seven Stars in Timsbury, near Bath, closed in November after “a tough few years” during the pandemic.
However, the then managers’ bid a fond farewell to the venue and all the friends they had made, from the village and beyond.
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Many people were sad to see them go, and one local woman commented on the pub’s Facebook page: “Shame you can’t stay – you guys have been great for the pub and for the village. Good luck on your next adventure.”
The owner, Punch Taverns, decided to lavish some tender loving care on The Seven Stars and bring it back to its former glory.
Speaking in November, operations manager Rupert Reeves said: “He said: “It’s quite tired-looking, so we are putting some money into it to bring it back up to a proper country inn.”
The Seven Stars reopened on December 18 with Frank and Lizzie at the helm. The whole venue has been given a refurb and it looks like the perfect place to enjoy a quiet pint or a Sunday roast.
You can take a peek inside this cosy pub by clicking on our picture gallery below.
And fans of the pub’s Facebook page were quick to share their views on the venue’s new look.
One woman said: “It looks absolutely amazing. Been in several times, friendly staff and I even won some meat on the Fridays night meat raffle – free-range chicken, lamb burgers and bacon. Thank you.”
And another commented: “The pub looks really smart, well done. A great use/improvement of the different areas also. I don’t think I have ever seen it laid out like this before. We look forward to visiting.”
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After seeing photos of the refurb, several people asked when they could order their first meal in the revamped pub.
The Seven Stars responded to say they will be starting to serve food again from next month (February). You can keep up to date by liking their Facebook page here.
Although the pub had to close a few times in 2021 due to Covid-19 cases, the old managers – Thomas, Joanne and Sarah – were loved and supported by the locals.
Writing in November, they said: “We made – and ate – some amazing locally sourced food, threw sharp axes and ate hog roast to feel like Vikings, played live acoustic music, sang so passionately loud, the neighbours complained.
“We can honestly say that despite everything, this has been one of the best years of our lives, and we will definitely not be forgetting it any time soon.”
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