Major upgrade at popular Mexborough pub

An artist's impression of the new look The Montagu Arms in Mexborough.
An artist's impression of the new look The Montagu Arms in Mexborough.

A popular pub is undergoing a major refurbishment which will also create four new jobs.

The Montagu Arms, in Mexborough High Street, has received a cash injection of £400,000 to improve the overall look and feel of the pub.

The venue closed on Tuesday, May 6, for four weeks while workmen complete the transformation.

There will also be new bar staff, a range of cask ales and food.

Landlord Ray Dowen, who has been running the pub for 14 years, said: “There will be major work conducted throughout the pub to create a brighter and fresher-looking pub, without losing the character and welcoming feel the Montagu is known for.

“We will be adding 12 big TVs so it can become the home of sport and entertainment.

“We will also be expanding the product range to include more cask ales and wines as well as home-made pies.

“The plans look fantastic. We will be offering local residents a sports bar with a community feel.

“I look forward to seeing the end result.”

The move was also welcomed by the Doncaster branch of the Campaign for Real Ale this week.

Pete Kennedy, community pubs officer, said: “At a time when a lot of pubs are in danger of closing, it is really good to hear about this investment. Putting on cask ales should be really popular as the real ale market is going from strength to strength.”

Pub owners, Punch Taverns, is also looking forward to the new look pub and have released an artists’ impression, right.

John Laite, the company’s partnership development manager, said: “It’s great that Punch Taverns can invest in their pubs and we essentially want to re-establish the Montagu as one of the leading pubs that can provide great drinks and entertainment for residents in Mexborough and the surrounding areas.”