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Could you manage one of Romford’s oldest pubs after £100,000 refurbishment?

PUBLISHED: 17:09 24 January 2020 | UPDATED: 15:12 28 January 2020

The Lamb pub in Romford could soon be renamed The Distillers. Picture: Greene King

The Lamb pub in Romford could soon be renamed The Distillers. Picture: Greene King

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A pub which has been in the borough for hundreds of years is set to undergo a major refurbishment in Romford’s town centre – and the brewery that runs it is looking for a local landlord.

The Lamb pub in the market placeThe Lamb pub in the market place

The Lamb, which has been in the Market Place since 1681, could soon be renamed The Distillers.

Greene King is investing more than £100,000 into the project and is looking to recruit a new operator to manage the Grade II listed building.

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The Distillers rebrand is only a proposal at this stage and concrete plans for The Lamb could depend on the new manager.

A Greene King spokesman said: "We're keen to invest a six-figure sum rejuvenating The Lamb and are on the lookout for a first-class operator interested in taking forward this ideally-situated pub in the heart of Romford.

"The investment scheme we are currently advertising is one potential option that demonstrates our ambition for the pub to be a high-quality town centre pub with a strong food offer.

"However, we are also open to other ideas and invite anyone who is passionate about making the pub a success for years to come to get in touch on 01284 714 497."

The planned works include new external signage and redecoration, and inside the pub there will be new seating, flooring, toilets, doors and a redecorated kitchen.

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