Former England cricketers ready to open doors on £1m pub investment

Harry Gurney and Stuart Broad

Ex-England cricketers Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney’s popular gastropub in Swithland, Leicestershire will reopen its doors on Monday 25 March following extensive renovations, which are set to create 20 new jobs.

The owners of Swithland’s The Griffin Inn are gearing up to welcome customers once again after investing £1 million into an extensive renovation of the pub, in conjunction with Everards.

The kitchen has been overhauled to double its existing size and will include fully electric equipment. The Old Stables has transformed into an additional dining space within the gastro pub, creating 80 more covers. Another 30 covers have been created in the courtyard.

Gurney, managing director of The Cat & Wickets Pub Company, said: “We are really looking forward to opening our doors once again and welcoming guests back to The Griffin Inn. The renovations are looking fantastic already, and I can’t wait to unveil our hard work to the public at the end of March.”

Broad added: “The team has worked incredibly hard to bring our vision to life, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to make this idyllic countryside spot even more beautiful. The Griffin Inn is the heart of the community, and Harry and I are committed to nurturing it and helping it evolve while remaining true to its essence. We can’t wait to reopen the doors in March.”