A popular pub at the heart of the community in Westhoughton is set to reopen tomorrow, Friday.

The Waggon and Horses on Chorley Road temporarily closed in March, until the One Vision Group took over in October.

Managing director of One Vision Group, Reece Kilcoyne, said: “A lot of people working here now were here before, and we have a good strong group.

“Everything has gone really well, and it looks lovely inside.

“There are still some improvements to be done, but we are ready for Christmas.


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“It’s very exciting, but this one was a bit more of a challenge.”

Extensive work has carried out on the outside and inside, with plans to close the pub down briefly in April for a complete refurbishment, worth a potential £190,000.

The pub is currently being run by Sky Shaw and Sue Allison, whilst recruitment continues for a general manager.

Jordan Dempsey will oversee the operations at the Waggon and Horses as he does across the One Vision Group estate.

Reece said: “We are looking for a dedicated experienced food lead general manager, with fantastic salary opportunities, with live in accommodation, fantastic bonus structure and support from your dedicated operations director, Jordan Dempsey, helping to ensure the best experience and drive the company forward.”

The Bolton News: Punters will still be able to enjoy all their traditional pub classics, all homemade.

One of the big jobs at the pub will be turning the outside garden, not only into an outside bar, but also a beer garden, complete with a pizza oven.

Reece hopes that this will not only be the highlight of the summer, but a destination place people will want to visit.

Reece set up the company two years ago, after being in the pub industry since he 16 as a glass collector, and gradually working his way up, until he ran his own pub at 19.

He currently has six sites, including some pubs, and a hotel.

The pub has a rich history, and there are around 18 different style windows across each section of the pub.

Each window represents and illustrates a moment in local history, with numerous Coats of Arms including those of Leigh, Hulton, Browne of Brinsop and Ryland.

The pub will officially open tomorrow Friday, December 15 from 12pm.

Anyone interested in the general manager position should send an email to Waggonandhorses@onevisionpubco.com.

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