BARRY Male Voice Choir performed a 45-minute set at the official reopening of The Sir Samuel Romilly, in Barry, on Thursday, August 1.

The pub, in Romilly Buildings, Broad Street, has undergone a £715,000 refurbishment and extension project and an additional 22 full and part-time jobs have also been created at the pub.

The pub, having originally opened in March 2009, has been extended into two adjacent units, creating additional internal customer space.

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

Inside the completely redecorated pub, there is a new colour scheme and new lighting 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: “The company has spent £715,000 on The Sir Samuel Romilly in the pub’s 10th anniversary year.

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

The specially designed Town Crest carpet, which Barry Town councillors want J. D. Wetherspoon to remove, remains in place.