The Lambley Inn in Lambley to reopen following a £385K investment

12th June 2014

Following an 18 month closure, building work started this week at the Lambley Inn in Lambley, converting the former restaurant into a village pub to be known as The Lambley Village Kitchen. The pub will re-open at the end of July and 25 jobs will be created as a result of the refurbishment.

Star Pubs & Bars, HEINEKEN’s pub business1, is investing £300K and local entrepreneur, Scott Whittaker of Ridge & Furrow Inns2 a further £85K in a complete overhaul of interior and exterior of the building turning it into a proper country pub with a reputation for great locally sourced home-made food, coffee, a range of cask ales, wines from the new and old world and the best in continental beers.

The changes will include opening up smaller rooms to create a bright and airy interior with an eclectic contemporary farmhouse atmosphere. There will be two dining rooms, a new central bar as well as a locals’ bar and a gallery kitchen enabling customers to see the chefs at work. Funds will also be spent upgrading the large garden and patio areas. Children, dog walkers and their dogs will all be welcome at the pub. A special children’s menu will be on offer and colouring pencils provided to keep children occupied. As part of the refurbishment The Lambley Village Kitchen will have latest drinks technology installed, the Heineken Smart Dispense system which guarantees exceptional quality cold beer and cider every time.

Says Scott Whittaker: “We want to create a warm and welcoming pub with a reputation for great cask ale, fine wines, and continental beers, and fantastic fresh locally sourced, good value food. There will be a range of special offers including free cakes on a Friday with a hot drink, great value fixed price menus, steak and fish and chips nights and monthly wine and dine evenings. We’re also going to introduce acoustic music nights. “We’ve had a great success with our other pub, The Wilford Green Pub & Kitchen, and want The Lambley Village Kitchen to prove equally as popular. We’ve created a website – – which is attracting 40 new visitors every day and feedback via twitter has been astonishing. I’ve only been tweeting about the pub for three weeks and already have 900 followers who are hugely positive about our plans. And that’s all before we even started work on the pub!”

To celebrate the opening of the pub, Scott has produced a special hardback recipe book of the dishes that will be served in the pub, The Taste of The Lambley Village Kitchen, which will be on display in the pub and available for customers to buy via Amazon. Says Chris Jowsey, trading director of Star Pubs & Bars: “We’re delighted to be undertaking this joint investment with Scott, breathing life into a site which has closed for many months and helping to create a stunning pub for the community at large. “Scott has done a fantastic job with The Wilford Green, which won the Star Award for best marketed pub and was a regional winner of the Great British Pub Awards. I have no doubt Scott and his team will give the residents of Lambley a wonderful local community hub and the people in and around Nottingham a fantastic country pub that they will drive miles to enjoy.”

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Issued on behalf of:
Star Pubs & Bars

For further information:
Siobhan FitzPatrick
07956 542558

Scott Whittaker
12th June 2014
0115 981 5479

1) HEINEKEN UK is the UK’s leading cider and beer producer and a passionate supporter of the great British pub. Its leased pub business, Star Pubs & Bars, consists of 1285 of the top pubs and bars in the best locations in the UK. In July 2013 it won the much coveted Business in the Community Enterprise Growth Award for its lessee support programme, which includes offering a low entry cost for people taking on a pub, help reducing overheads, business development support and funding

2) Ridge & Furrow inns was set up by Scott Whittaker, former operations & marketing director for Nottingham’s Ever So Sensible. In 2012 he took on The Wilford Green and grew turnover by 320% by establishing a reputation for excellent service and great food and drink.