Popular Lancaster pub now open after makeover

Lauren Nott, Claire Tomlinson, general manager Tia Aspinall, Gareth Holt and Sadi. Picture by Steve Pendrill.
Lauren Nott, Claire Tomlinson, general manager Tia Aspinall, Gareth Holt and Sadi. Picture by Steve Pendrill.
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A popular live music venue in Lancaster is now open after undergoing a £180,000 makeover.

The John O’ Gaunt has been refurbished by pub operator, Punch and publican Alan Ackers.

The John O' Gaunt pub in Lancaster has undergone a reurbishment. Picture by Tia Aspinall.

The John O' Gaunt pub in Lancaster has undergone a reurbishment. Picture by Tia Aspinall.

Located on Market Street, the city centre pub has been refurbished inside and out and the beer garden doubled in size with quirky furniture and artwork.

The tired interior has been redecorated with a traditional feel and given new flooring and lighting. The bar area has been reduced in size to allow for a snug area and better flow to the toilets and beer garden.

The ladies and gents toilets have also been redecorated and retiled.

Externally, new signage and lighting has also been installed to improve the pub’s appearance and attract passers-by.

The John O' Gaunt pub in Lancaster has undergone a reurbishment. Picture by Tia Aspinall.

The John O' Gaunt pub in Lancaster has undergone a reurbishment. Picture by Tia Aspinall.

Alan Ackers said: “The John O’ Gaunt has always been a traditional, cask ale, live music venue and it is still very much that – and more! We had a great launch and we received some great feedback.”