FOLLOWING a £715,000 refurbishment project, The Sir Samuel Romilly pub, in Broad Street, Barry, re-opens on Thursday, June 6.

An additional 22 full and part-time jobs have also been created at the pub.

The popular pub, in the Romilly Buildings, which originally opened in March 2009, has undergone an extensive refurbishment and extension project.

The pub has been extended into two adjacent units, creating additional internal customer area.

The part demolition of one building has also extended the beer garden, which now has a disabled lift to access all areas.

Inside the pub, which has been completely redecorated, there is a new colour scheme and new lighting has been installed throughout, with existing furniture reupholstered and refurbished.

New improved bar dispensing equipment has been installed, front of house, while behind the scenes new staff facilities have been added.

Pub manager Harry Smith said: “Wetherspoon has spent £715,000 on The Sir Samuel Romilly, providing further investment into the town, in the pubs 10th anniversary year.

“The additional customer area, both inside and outside, will prove a great asset.

“Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers back into the pub and we are confident that they will be impressed by the refurbishment of the building.”