Council approves plans to restore derelict pub and restaurant

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Plans that will ensure the future of the historic Fountain Inn in the South Yorkshire village of Ingbirchworth have been unanimously approved by Barnsley Council.

Yorkshire property developer Conroy Brook, in association with Brook Leisure Group, will restore the currently derelict pub and restaurant to its place at the heart of the village as part of a scheme that will also see the development of nine family homes. Work on site is scheduled to start this summer.

“We are delighted that Barnsley Council recognised the value of a scheme that will greatly enhance the village, adding to the spirit of regeneration that this area deserves,” said Conroy Brook CEO Richard Conroy.

“Central to the whole project is the future of the Fountain, which will now be completely refurbished by Barnsley’s Brook Leisure Group.

“We anticipate we will be on site by the summer with a scheme that will be entirely sympathetic with the surrounding neighbourhood and should prove extremely popular.”

Jason Brook, director of both Conroy Brook and Brook Leisure Group, added: “We have a long history of providing quality hospitality venues around Barnsley and beyond – projects as varied as Brooklands Hotel and The Pavilion at Gateway Plaza in Barnsley.

“We look forward to bringing a revitalised pub back to life with the support of the local community.”