Work starts today, Monday 16th July, on a six week refurbishment of one of Aberystwyth’s best loved pubs. The Brains-owned Scholars, on Queens Road, will close while the work is carried out and reopen at the end of August.
The pub’s manager, Tom Clarke, said the refurbishment has always been part of the plan: "Scholars is a hugely popular pub and but it’s in need of an update. While we’ll be freshening up the interior and exterior we’re not making drastic changes".
The plans include the installation of a new bar, which will allow for a wider range of real ales and ciders. A fireplace will be reinstalled and a feature made of the stage – making way for more live acts. Tom is also making changes to the menu and plans to introduce an accessible but quality food offer. Tom added: "We’re really looking forward to reopening in August – to welcome back our locals and ready for freshers and returning students."
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