Invite only event to village pub

The new owners of the Old King’s Head in Long Buckby will toast a bright new future with an invite only event marking the start of a refurbishment.

A ‘pop-up’ evening will take place tonight (Thursday) from 7pm to 9pm.

The venue will be stripped back to bare walls, but there will be a portable bar serving wine, ale, soft drinks and nibbles.

The evening will be hosted by Katie Tombs and her husband Matt, who have taken over the running of the pub. They have invited a select number of people along to the night.

The pub was recently bought by Everards Brewery which will be investing heavily into the property to transform it back into a traditional country pub it hopes will be an asset for the area.

Representatives from Everards including the managing director will be present at the pop-up evening, which will showcase plans for the pub and give locals a choice to voice their thoughts and feedback before the work commences. The pub originally closed in March 2013. After seven months it was taken over by a number of Long Buckby residents concerned over the future of the old building and the impact of vandalism before it was acquired by Leicestershire-based Everards Brewery.

Following the refurbishment works, there will be a pre-opening event to allow locals to have a look around shortly before it fully reopens to the public in October.