Major redevelopment of worthing pub begins

Major redevelopment of worthing pub begins

Work begins this week on a major £240,000 refurbishment of The Lamb on Salvington Road, Worthing, by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars and local resident and new licensee Steve Pease.

The project is evidence of the positive impact of recent investment in central Worthing on the surrounding area. The refurbishment will upgrade and update the tired, little-used local, introducing food and creating a great quality and family-friendly pub for the whole community to enjoy.

The pub – to be renamed The Park View to reflect its new direction – will reopen in late April and create up to eight jobs. 

The pub’s outside will be completely renovated and repainted, with signage and lighting being replaced to make The Park View an attractive feature of the area once again. The garden will be replanted and a large deck laid, complete with heating and a retractable awning to enable year-round use.

Inside, The Park View will be given a more contemporary look and a comfortable feel. The traditional bar and lounge will be kept and big screens put up in the bar to improve sports screenings. A kitchen refit will enable the pub to serve food, with dishes ranging from bar snacks such as nachos and chicken wings to freshly prepared homemade steak burgers and Sunday lunches. Whenever possible, local suppliers will be used, with meat, for example, coming from butchers Southwick Square Meats.

Steve wants to make The Park View known for the quality of its beer and is putting a focus on cask ales with three on tap. He plans to gain Cask Marque accreditation and offer locally brewed ales. The wine list will also have a local slant, including wines from Highdown Vineyard. A coffee machine is being added and coffee will be served all day.

Says Steve, “I’ve lived in the Worthing area most of my life and known The Lamb for a number of years. It has been sad to see the pub lose its way in recent times. It looks unloved but has real potential. I want to bring it back to life and make The Park View somewhere everyone can enjoy.”

Adds Steve, “Worthing is a fantastic town in a great location. It’s been brilliant to see the centre getting the regeneration it deserves and new restaurants and bars opening. This development is attracting new visitors as well as residents and is now encouraging more investment in the town’s suburbs.”

Comments Star Pubs & Bars Operations Director, Tim Galligan, “We're delighted that Steve is working with us to revive the pub’s fortunes. He knows and loves Worthing, has the highest standards of hospitality and is committed to making The Park View an outstanding pub. Heineken is a passionate supporter of the great British pub and is investing in locals like The Park View to help them deliver excellent quality, attract customers and thrive at the heart of their communities for years to come.”