60 jobs to be created as pub chain opens latest venture

Broughton Arms

A pub chain is planning to create 60 new jobs at is latest venue in Chehire.

The Parogon Group is getting ready to unveil its latest venue this year – The Broughton Arms.

Work has begun on the currently derelict pub and it will be ready to open in the late summer.

The Broughton Arms, near Betley, will become the eighth venue to be opened by the group with an expected opening date to be set for early August after renovations have been carried out.

With planning permission granted and the extensive range of improvements about to get underway, the pub will soon be bringing its own interpretation of contemporary gastro dining to the area.

Changes taking place over the next few months include the demolition of the existing function dining room along with the toilets and outbuildings.

The designers have retained the important and historic part of the pub and have added a new and contemporary adjoining dining space, featuring tunnel booth seating, a central 360 degree bar and dining space for 120 guests.

Changes to the venue will include a covered external dining space with year round heating plus a semi-private dining space to allow for private parties or family functions.

The new design for The Broughton Arms will incorporate upgrades to the toilet facilities, a car park extension and a state of the art new kitchen which will act as the engine room to the entire business.

The finished theme will mix the oldest elements of a character rural pub with the very latest construction and design materials to create a fusion of old and new.

Managing Director of the Parogon Group Richard Colclough said: “Following Parogon’s plan to acquire iconic sites, the Broughton Arms was identified as a hugely popular venue with so many loyal followers from all over the region.

“We felt it was time to expand the geographical reach of Parogon and after seeing the potential that the Broughton Arms had at bringing a contemporary and stylish dining experience, it was an obvious decision to move into South Cheshire.

“Now we are ready to hit the ground running with the approved plans to expand and modernise The Broughton Arms and we can’t wait to welcome diners, especially our many loyal customers, into our latest addition for an incredible and new dining experience.”

The General Manager will be Simon Hemmings, who is currently running the Blockhouse at the Sheet Anchor for Parogon, making him a great fit for the job.

Simon said: “I want to make sure that the core values of the Parogon Group are clearly demonstrated at The Broughton Arms and to me those are teamwork, quality food, good service and drinks with a good atmosphere.”

Recruitment will begin closer to the opening with positions available in the kitchen and for front of house staff with expectations to fill around 60 jobs in both full-time and part-time positions.

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