THERE’S not much beats a decent pint down your local.
Just ask Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who raised a glass to toast the reopening of Stannington’s Peacock Inn.
Pub owners Thwaites and licensee Simon Mullen invested £130,000 to revamp the pub which has a newly decorated interior as well as a 40-seat extension and dining area.
The pub also has new signs and a patio area.
The inn has a wide range of cask ales including Wainwright, officially voted the best pale golden beer at the World Beer Awards 2012, Nutty Black and Lancaster Bomber and weekly guest beers.
And the MP for Sheffield Hallam was certainly made to feel at home.
He said: “I was privileged to lend my support to Simon and his team.
“The pub is often the heart of village communities and it’s great to see the investment both Thwaites and Simon have put into transforming the popular local.
“You can see the dedication and commitment that Simon has put into the inn and I wish him all the luck for the future.”
Simon said: “Thanks to the support from Thwaites and the local community we’ve been able to reinstate the Peacock as the centre of the community.
“Since the reopening the pub has been bustling with customers and we’ve had nothing but compliments.
“It was great to meet Nick and show him round our pub.
“As the local MP we value his support and he’s welcome any time for a pint.”
Andrew Buchanan, director of pub operations at Thwaites said: “We’re committed to supporting our pub tenants and I have no doubt Simon’s dedication to pub excellence will ensure The Peacock Inn continues to succeed.”