A MALPAS pub is set to reopen its doors to the public from Monday, as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease.

Staff at The Lion in Malpas are currently reading themselves for reopening, as per following the Government's roadmap to allow for indoor hospitality.

The pub which opened last summer following its extensive refurbishment and change from the historic Red Lion, features 16 rustic bedrooms, six of which are dog-friendly.

Bethan Rose-Bailey, general manager of The Lion said the pub has been warmly welcomed to the Malpas community and now stands as a major attraction in the village high street.

She added: "It’s been a difficult time for hospitality, since we launched in 2020 – we’ve had to close multiple times because of restrictions.

"We hope this time that we’re open for good and look forward to serving the Malpas residents at our pub that they’ve come to know and truly love.”

Woody Barlow, director of Bear Inns, which operates the pub, added: “We are very happy that indoor hospitality can reopen, and I’d like to say a big thank you to our team too, we’re really looking forward to having them back serving our guests.

"We just know the Cheshire residents are going to love what we’ve done with the two pubs, and we hope to see lots of people supporting local in these next few months.”

Fior mopre about The Lion, head to https://thelionatmalpas.co.uk/ or check out their social media pages on Facebook – www.facebook.com/TheLionatMalpas/ – and Instagram at www.instagram.com/thelionatmalpas/