A glimpse of what the Duke, formerly the Duke of Edinburgh, at the end of Nightingale Lane, could soon look like. The new boss, Ronnie Finch, who since taking over in November seems to have succeeded in attracting an almost completely different clientele to the pub’s previous incarnation, is about to undertake some renovations which are being styled “upcycling”. (“Refurbishment” sounding too much like stripping out fixtures and fittings.)
There will, however, be significant changes outside: not just the exterior shot above, but also the conversion of an enclosed courtyard with outbuilding into a more usable beer garden with booths and an outside grill. The kitchen will soon start serving dinner and Sunday roasts, with the aim of becoming a cafe-style lunch menu. The works should be completed in time for Easter.
As is traditional for Wansteadium, we wish the venture a hearty dose of good luck.