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The Thompson’s Bell pub reopens amid £275K revamp

The Thompson’s Bell pub in Walmer has reopened its doors to the public following a £275K refurbishment by Star Pubs and Bars 

The pub which has been shut since 23 February, was originally due to open in early April following a funding package by Star Pubs and Bars and new licensee Artur Matyjaszczyk, but was unable to do so due to Covid-19

The venue will serve classic pub food and show Sky sports, it has also been updated to ensure customer safety and to meet health and safety guidelines, with a new one-way system, multiple hand sanitisers and Test and Trace bar codes to use. 

Matyjaszczyk also had plans for live music, a darts and pool league to take place in the pub however he said these are on “hold for until the Government gives the go-ahead for these activities to start again.”

Dugald Macer, regional operations director at Star Pubs and Bars, said: “The Thompson Bell’s refurbishment has made the pub ideal for the new socially distanced world we’re living in. 

“It’s now a fantastic traditional family and dog friendly village pub, and with more people eating and drinking locally I anticipate it will be a great success.  I wish Artur and his team well.”

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