Historic pub returns after £2.6m revamp

Beer garden at the new refurbushed Red Lion
Beer garden at the new refurbushed Red Lion
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One of South Yorkshire’s most historic pubs will roar back into life tomorrow after a major refurbishment.

The Red Lion in Doncaster, birthplace of the St Leger, will reopen after a £2.6 million redevelopment

A total of 50 jobs have been created at the new-look pub and hotel.

The Market Place pub was closed for five months while work took place with new furniture, carpets, fixtures and fittings introduced.

A conservatory style extension has been added leading into a new large beer garden while here is now a 14-bedroom hotel on the first and second floor of the building.

Each of the rooms features an en suite bathroom, tea and coffee-making facilities, hair dryer, flat-screen television with Freeview and free Wi-Fi as well as digital air-conditioning.

Manager Ollie Teal said: “The pub looks fantastic, totally unrecognisable from the old place, and we are thrilled with the refurbishment. The new hotel is also a wonderful addition and we are confident that it will be a great addition to the Doncaster community. We look forward to welcoming guests to The Red Lion.”