READERS have reacted after The Furness Railway pub and hotel in Barrow reopened with its new beer garden.

Wetherspoon has spent £750,000 developing the new beer garden, on the site of derelict land left by the demolition of a former registry office next to the pub.

The new-look garden features a choice of seating in upholstered seating booths or under one of the two retractable canopies.

Low-level planters divide the space into a grid formation, reflecting the layout of the streets in Barrow-in-Furness.

Mail readers have given their opinion since the beer garden opened on Monday.

Stephen Francis Murray said: “Be full of old divorced old men with a pint of mild sat with their farm foods carrier bags in six months.”

Julie Plevey said: “Well done looks fab.”

Wendy Wilson said: “Looks fabulous.”

Angelina Joleys said: “Looks really good.”

Lucy Corner said: “Looks great. It is lovely I work there it’s been done lovely.”

Pub manager Rob Hope, 32, said: “The Furness Railway is an extremely popular pub.

“We aim to offer customers the best pub possible – and the beer garden is a great addition. This investment highlights the company’s commitment to the pub and to Barrow itself.

“Hopefully, it will act as a catalyst for other businesses to invest in the town.

“I think it looks great, very surprised at how well they’ve got it to be fair.

“It was an eight-week programme and we shut the pub for a week. It took seven weeks with them doing work and then a week with the pub shut.”