A MALPAS pub is finally set to reopen its doors after more than three years of redevelopment work.

The Lion at Malpas (formerly the Red Lion), will open its doors again on Wednesday, September 16.

The newly renovated historic pub, located in the heart of the village, has also added 16 luxurious double rooms which will be open to the public one week later.

Following an extensive works, the pub now offers a large open bar area with a range of local ales and lagers, wines and spirits as well as classic cocktails.

The area has also been segmented to offer various cosy spaces with fires for patrons as well as relaxed and more formal dining areas throughout.

Alongside the pub, The Lion at Malpas will also offer 16 double bedrooms, named after local Cheshire villages and have been designed by award-winning Lister Carter, a leading interior design company from Chester.

In line with the Covid-19 situation, The Lion will be implementing a number of procedures in line with its opening.

This will include sanitisation points, single use menus, limits on room capacity, track and trace and bookings being necessary for drinks as well as food.

Woody Barlow, director of Bear Inns, operators of The Lion at Malpas says her team is excited to finally be opening.

"We're very excited to welcome locals and visitors to share the exciting transformation of The Lion," she said.

"The staff are well prepared and excited to offer the Malpas residents a range of delicious food, local beers as well as cocktails and other tasty treats and look forward to opening our doors again after such an extensive project."

Meanwhile Simon Lees-Jones, landlord of The Lion at Malpas, added: "This is a really great building with heaps of character, we've loved watching it come together and develop, and now we're excited for it to be shared with the Malpas and Cheshire community."