A much missed Warwickshire village pub is set to get a new lease of life after being taken over for refurbishment by a local pub company. Peach Pubs recently announced that it has taken over The White Lion in the village of Radford Semele near Leamington Spa, making a major investment in the business to bring a popular local pub back to the community.
Peach is an award-winning pub company with a track record of running gastro pubs, mainly in market towns in the heart of England. For the last twenty years it has been operating in Warwickshire where it has four other pubs including its very first, The Rose & Crown in Warwick, the original Peach pub which opened in 2002.
Peach has already started work on a complete refurbishment of The White Lion to put the heart back into the pub, highlighting all the original features and giving the interior and exterior a new look. The design will be sensitive to the historic thatched pub whilst being exciting and contemporary.
There will be cosy snugs for drinking and dining, with varied tables and a mix of colourful patterned fabrics and sumptuous velvets. A modern garden room with feature artwork and bi-fold doors will open onto a newly landscaped garden with a glorious covered pergola, lounging sofas and dining tables, just in time for summer.
The pub will serve a menu of seasonal dishes including steaks and seafood, classic gastro pub favourites, specials that change daily as well as weekend treats and Sunday roasts.
“The White Lion is a beautiful, old pub in a beautiful village, and we are lucky to call it one of ours,” says Peach Partner, Sarah Robinson. “Since taking it on, we have got to work to give it the attention it deserves, to make it a great pub for everyone in the village to enjoy as well as guests from further away.
“The refurbishment is making good progress. We shall re-open the doors in early Summer and can’t wait for the moment to come when we can welcome people back. In the meantime, we are recruiting and are looking for enthusiastic people to join our team in a variety of front and back of house roles.
“Peach is one of the UK’s Top 25 Best Companies to work for. We train and support our teams, offering plenty of scope for career development, good rates of pay and an equal share of tips.
“We provide a safe, respectful, inclusive environment where you can thrive and excel in your career. Get in touch to find out more about the roles on offer at The White Lion, or any of our Warwickshire pubs.”