The Queens pub in Portwood, Stockport, has re-opened following an investment from Robinsons Brewery and licensee Sue Igbon.

The popular pub was closed for ten days while Robinsons’ design and property team transformed the interior to create a modern and welcoming community pub that champions local award-winning cask ales.

Sue Igbon Queens StockportLicensee Sue Igbon (pictured) said: “The Queens has always been a traditional community pub with its own unique local charm. However, the inside of the pub didn’t meet the expectations presented from the outside.

“A couple of years ago, the pub received new signage and the outside was completely redecorated. Whilst this helped attract customers to our pub, the interior was still very dated and in need of a fresh coat of paint, so it was really an easy decision when Robinsons approached us with a vision to modernise the pub.”

The Queen’s new colour scheme — a combination of muted stone greens and earthy forest grey tones — has created the feeling of light and space. New feature pendant lighting catches the eye and reflects the industrial ambience that runs throughout the pub. Carefully selected vintage pictures of Stockport and the surrounding areas adorn the walls creating talking points.

New timber-effect flooring has replaced the worn-out carpets, feature tiles in traditional grey, white and black Victorian style have been applied to the entrance and the bar, the toilets have been fully updated and renovated with traditional olive metro tiles, a real hop vine runs across the ceiling of the new lounge area, and the fixed seating areas have been lovingly re-upholstered in brown leather, which offsets the quirky industrial fittings that have become a trademark of Robinsons’ refurbishments.