The pub will be converted into the group’s fourth Cookhouse Pub and Carvery site and will open in early October 2021, creating 40 new jobs.
Outside work will renovate and repaint the pub, adding new lighting, planting and signage at the front to enhance the centre of Rainhill. The garden will be landscaped to provide alfresco drinking and dining for a further 200 customers.
Colin Stuart, co-founder, Public Urban Bars, said: “The Cookhouse model has proved resilient during the pandemic. Trade picked up over night when we came out of lockdown.
“We aim to have something for everyone and give local residents great food, drinks and entertainment on their doorsteps, so they don’t need to travel. With people choosing to stay local, our pubs are busy.”
Phil McWilliam, area manager, Star Pubs and Bars, added: “We’re delighted to be investing again with Public Urban Bars. They are highly experienced operators who understand what works and what their customers want.
“The Rainhill Cookhouse is set to be another success. The pub is in a high profile location in the heart of the village, and will have it all when the refurbishment is completed.”