Deal gives pub new lease of life

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ANOTHER Sheffield pub is being given a new lease of life.

The Millhouses Hotel in Abbeydale Road, which is celebrating its 170th anniversary as a pub, is due to reopen next month after a £150,000 refurbishment.

It’s the result of another deal between national pub and tenant lease company Enterprise Inns and South Yorkshire company WL Leisure.

WL Leisure director Chris Windle said: “The Millhouses is an inspirational project at a time when we are seeing so many pubs closing down and we are confident of bucking the trend in Sheffield. We firmly believe that we have the team and the concept to ensure it will be a great success.

“The pub is an ideal suburban setting for people to relax with drinks and fine dining. We will be employing top-class chefs so it will be the perfect place for locals to come and have a drink and a nice meal in a sophisticated but homely setting. It really will be a pub for everyone to enjoy, whether they live in the area or are from further afield.”

The Millhouses Hotel started as the Millwright’s Arms in 1841 and is thought to have changed its name in the early 1900s.

The redevelopment follows refurbishments by WL Leisure and Enterprise Inns of The Barrel at Chapeltown and the Bull’s Head at Ranmoor. In a separate project, Mr Windle has revived The Pomona in Ecclesall Road, which reopened this week after a £350,000 revamp and with a new name, The Ecclesall.