Ei Publican Partnerships has supported local publican, Gordon Reeves, with revitalising the Prince of Wales, Lincoln, which has recently reopened following a major £260,000 joint investment.
Located in the historic Bailgate area of Lincoln, the reopening follows a significant transformation to bring the well-known and historic site back to its former glory. The exciting refurbishment received £200,000 investment from Ei Publican Partnerships, the leased and tenanted division of the UK’s largest pub company Ei Group. This sum forms part of a capital investment programme of £80m per year, that the Group continues to make into its pub estate for the benefit of communities across the country.
The revitalised site has undergone major interior and exterior renovations, including converting outbuildings to create a dedicated restaurant area, which in turn has doubled the pub’s capacity to 90, as well as creating a new area ideal for hosting birthdays, christenings and other events for the local community. Additionally, a new bar, furniture, and log burning fireplace have been installed, creating a warm and cosy atmosphere.
The food and drink menus have also been revamped, now offering a streamlined range of premium beers and spirits. A new seasonal menu offers a selection of handmade, locally sourced dishes, including traditional British pub classics such as steak and chips during the evening and lighter options including a range of wraps a lunchtime.
Publican Gordon Reeves said: “Having run the Prince of Wales for around 10 years, my business partner Simon Chester and I are hugely excited to have the opportunity to take the pub to new heights following this investment and reposition it as the beating heart of the community once again.
“We are looking forward to utilising the new restaurant space, offering great food and hosting several family events in the near future.”
Ei Publican Partnerships Regional Manager, Sean Gifford added: “Since taking on The Prince of Wales, Gordon has worked very hard to make this pub a success and it is great to have such an experienced publican at the helm. I wish him the best of luck as he continues to take this pub from strength to strength, bringing positive change to the local area and attracting new customers.
“Ei Publican Partnerships is passionate about running pubs that are more than just a place to eat and drink, but serve as a venue for communities to come together and enjoy a fantastic experience. The Prince of Wales is a shining example of this.”