The 19th century King’s Arms in Whitwick, has opened its doors following a transformational £200,000 refurbishment by Admiral Taverns.
The opening weekend featured local singing duo All That Sass, who both spent their childhood at the pub with their families, kicking off festivities with a live performance.
Licensee Emma Corbett has worked in the pub industry for 18 years and has lived in the area her entire life. Having worked for the previous licensee at the Kings Arms, she has always wanted to bring her own vision for the pub to life. Her focus throughout the refurbishment has been to create a community hub, providing a hotspot for nearby residents to wind down and enjoy a variety of live sports.
The pub was established around 1820 and has a rich heritage. Emma has worked hard to honour this history, providing a spectacular range of regular events to appeal to all. Sky Sports is shown every night on large screens, while residents can enjoy darts nights and quiz nights every week, as well as an open mic night coming soon.
The £200,000 investment by Admiral Taverns has seen a complete internal and external refurbishment at the pub, enhancing the pub’s welcoming atmosphere and providing a friendly and vibrant ambience. They plan to host live music every month.
The 19th century pub will have a wide variety of drinks on offer, including the ever-popular Pedigree and Doom Bar draught beers. There will also be a range of spirits.
Corbett said: “I’m delighted to be returning to the King’s Arms. I’ve always wanted to run my own pub, and now that I’ve built up my experience in the industry, this is the perfect next step. I’m excited to work alongside a community that I know well, and I hope to get the locals involved in the great events we have to offer. I look forward to welcoming old and new faces to our launch night.”
Steve Brighty, business development manager at Admiral Taverns, added: “I am delighted to be working with Emma and I know she will do a fantastic job at the Kings Arms. She is incredibly experienced, and being from Whitwick knows how much the pub means to the town and its regulars. With her vision I know she will turn the Kings Arms into a Whitwick hotspot once again. I wish her every success over the launch weekend!”