Spot the distinction! Wetherspoon boozer is given £850,000 makeover… however bemused punters declare pub appears ‘the identical as earlier than’ as they poke enjoyable at ‘rip off’ refurbishment
Punters have ruthlessly mocked a Wetherspoon pub’s £850,000 makeover after claiming it appeared precisely the identical as earlier than.
Birmingham’s Sq. Peg boozer had been closed for 5 weeks whereas it underwent its expensive overhaul.
The Spoons had its grand unveiling earlier this week – and formally re-opened to punters on Wednesday.
However bemused locals have been left dissatisfied by the makeover, with some saying they ‘could not spot the distinction’ whereas others poked enjoyable on the ‘rip off’ refurbishment.
Tony Kindred was among the many first by way of the door following the refurbishment – however was lower than impressed. Writing a evaluation on Fb, he mentioned: ‘New carpet, examine. Bar itself seems to have been re-laminated. However aside from that I can’t see the place they spent £850k.
‘The structure is strictly the identical. Sure it is had a lick of paint, however £850k???? All I can say is Wetherspoons, is that you’ve been royally ripped off.’
Perplexed punters have ruthlessly mocked Birmingham’s Sq. Peg pub following its £850,000 makeover, with some insisting the venue appears ‘precisely the identical’ as earlier than
Earlier than and after photos present how the lounge space of the bar has modified
The bar space has additionally modified – though punters mentioned it nonetheless appears comparable
Punters have been fast to touch upon the expensive makeover on social media after a video emerged exhibiting the newly-refurbished boozer’s inside
Others additionally took to social media to touch upon the makeover, with one individual writing on Twitter: ‘Spent 5 weeks doing the hoover?? Appears to be like precisely the identical.’
‘Almost £1million for some balloons and a chalkboard…yikes!’ one individual wrote.
One other agreed, including: ‘Standard scruffy tables. Carpets patched at home windows within the entrance. Somebody has pocketed loads of money for a small little bit of nothing.’
A 3rd individual joked: ‘Appears to be like precisely the identical with some new Stella glasses,’ whereas one other added: ‘Somebody’s been ripped off right here.’
‘I can not see any distinction. The ground appears simply as sticky as earlier than,’ mentioned one
As a part of the pub’s refurb, it has been given a brand new bar, flooring and decorations. Extra lighting has been put in alongside new artwork work.
The bogs have additionally been overhauled and new employees services added. Twelve new full and part-time jobs have been created because of the massive refurbishment.
The Sq. Peg, which first opened in January 1995, is managed by Dale Edwards. Commenting on the information of the reopening,
Earlier than and after a few of the work to enhance the ground contained in the Sq. Peg in Birmingham
The newly refurbished bar (left) pictured throughout a particular preview occasion earlier this week and a shot of the bar earlier than it was renovated (proper)
However some claimed the pub’s makeover hadn’t gone far sufficient (pictured is the pub at a launch occasion after the refurb)
Mr Edwards mentioned: ‘The Sq. Peg is a particularly widespread pub and we’re wanting ahead to welcoming prospects again to the new- look premises.
‘This funding highlights Wetherspoon’s dedication to providing prospects the very best pub.’
The Sq. Peg was as soon as branded ‘the worst pub in Birmingham’ by dissatisfied punters who’ve left a slew of one-star TripAdvisor rankings.
Critics beforehand slammed the pub for its ‘impolite employees’ and ‘soiled’ inside, with greater than 100 reviewers giving it the bottom attainable grade of ‘horrible’ on TripAdvisor.
However not everybody has been so harsh – 131 punters gave it high marks ranking it ‘glorious’, whereas greater than 200 gave it a ‘excellent’ 4 stars.
‘Visited the sq. peg for the primary time in the present day after a visit to Birmingham with my household to see the Commonwealth Video games,’ mentioned one buyer who gave it 5 stars.
‘I used to be actually impressed with the pleasant employees and good meals, good worth for cash and fast service. Nice little cease off for ‘dinner and drinks’ in case your out for the day at Brum. Extremely advisable!’
Wetherspoons declined to remark concerning the current criticism of the pub’s makeover.