Sleaford pub reveals garden makeover as pubs reopen

A Sleaford pub has revealed a major makeover of its outdoor area as pubs reopened this week after months of closure due to coronavirus restrictions.

The refurbished outdoor area at The Jolly Scotchman in Sleaford. EMN-210417-170003001
The refurbished outdoor area at The Jolly Scotchman in Sleaford. EMN-210417-170003001

The Jolly Scotchman has undergone a significant garden investment ahead of reopening outside on April 12 as lockdown eases.

The pub in Holdingham opened its garden to happy revellers to enjoy their first pulled pint and pub grub since closing in November as a result of the last Coronavirus lockdown.

As part of the garden investment, it has introduced an outdoor terrace with heaters, wifi, sound system, new lighting, and extensive seating, providing the perfect space for a much-needed beer and pub favourites.

Greene King has put a five-figure investment into the refreshed outdoor area at The Jolly Scotchman. EMN-210417-170014001

General manager, Ed Binns and his team look forward to welcoming guests to the newly refurbished garden following the five-figure investment.

Ed said: “After such a long period of closure we’re so pleased to be opening our newly renovated garden for guests to enjoy a well-deserved pint, which will hopefully be in the sunshine. The garden is looking fantastic and it is such an exciting time as we welcome guests, both new and old.

“The Jolly Scotchman is at the heart of the community, so we are excited to be able to offer an outdoor area where locals can enjoy a drink or meal together after months of being apart.”

The Jolly Scotchman will be offering a full food menu with pub classics including flame-grilled cheese and bacon burger, XL Mixed Grill, signature double dipped rib-eye and all the challenges including the Big Mexican burger.

Customers will receive table service and will have the option to order via the Greene King order and pay app.

Greene King has reopened 442 of its managed pubs outdoors in England since Monday as an important first step towards the goal of normal trading by June, under the government’s roadmap to lifting restrictions.