See inside Scunthorpe's newest carvery pub as the Ashby Lodge reopens after £400,000 revamp

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 6 Mar 2018

Here is your first look around the new-look Ashby Lodge pub-restaurant on Scunthorpe’s Brigg Road, which has reopened today following a reported £400,000 refurbishment scheme by the owners at Greene King.

The work at the venue in the shadow of the British Steel works has seen the kitchen, toilets and restaurant re-designed and a new TV room created.

Other new attractions include a carvery served from 11.30am to 2.30pm and 4.30pm to 8pm on weekdays from £4.99 and all day on Saturdays and Sundays from £5.49, alongside a full menu of pub classics which is available all day, every day.

Sky Sports and BT Sport are also now on offer, along with quiz nights every Friday and live music on the last Saturday of every month.

The Lodge has been been closed since February 18 while the improvements were carried out

The investment has created around 20 new jobs, most of which have now been recruited.

It was the second major investment in recent years on the pub, following a £200,000 spend in 2010.

The latest spend comes in time for the staff and customers to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the pub in 2019.

The site was originally opened in 1944 by the former Sergeants Brewery as the Ashby Ville Hotel and in 1983 changed its name to Shakers.

The bar at the new-look Ashby Lodge pub in Scunthorpe, which has reopened today (Image: David Haber)

By 1994, the site had been sold to the Burton-based brewery of Marston Thompson and Evershed.

Following a £670,000 conversion, the old Ville become part of the Marston’s Tavern Table chain with facilities including a 170-cover restaurant, a creche, gardens, children’s play area and new toilets.

A major slice of the £670,000 was spent on building a new access route off the busy A18 road alongside the steelworks.

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