A popular Ulverston pub has reopened after a £200,000 refurbishment to improve the customer experience.

The Piel Castle pub in Market Street underwent a four-week revamp to accentuate the its existing features and enhance its rustic feel throughout, funded by owners Stockport-based Robinsons Brewery.

Licensee Ben Jones said: “I have run the Piel Castle for over 12 years now, during which, the popular town centre pub has built up a great reputation for music and live entertainment.

“The Piel Castle has been hard used over the years, so has now undergone a full refurbishment.

“The bar has been repositioned to allow a wider area for customers to watch the live entertainment on the stage area and there are also brand new toilet facilities with full disabled access. 

 “The lighting and decor have been vastly improved, inside and out, with new high quality furniture throughout, such as beer barrelled tables and leather seating.

“The pub has reopened with all of our music nights and entertainment carrying on as usual!”

Simon Taylor, business development manager for Robinsons Brewery, said: “We wanted to retain the liveliness of the pub, but improve the customer experience by updating the layout and adding in accessible features.

“Relocating the bar has given much improved visibility to the entire space offering a clearer view for customers to enjoy live music events, and also meant that we could really show off the immense height and drama of the interior space.”