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The Plough & Furrow at Smallfield Is to Reopen With a New Name Following a Major Revamp
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A major £540,000 refurbishment of The Plough & Furrow at Smallfield, which has been closed for over three and a half years, is planned for 2023 by Heineken owned, Star Pubs & Bars with work scheduled to start once a new licensee has been recruited.
The village’s only pub, it is to be renamed The Five Oaks when it reopens. The refurbishment and new ownership will see the pub transformed into a top-quality family and dog friendly country pub offering great food and a choice of top-quality drinks including craft beer and real coffee.
Funds will be spent reconfiguring The Five Oaks to create a more spacious interior, increasing seating from 40 to 97. The layout will include a traditional bar, two snug areas and a dining area. Original features like the flagstone flooring and inglenook fireplace are being renovated and the beams sandblasted to give the interior a lighter classic country look and feel. Three quarter height tongue and groove panelling and tweed style carpet in the old part of the pub will add to the country ambience.
Outside the tired looking exterior will be given a facelift, repainted in cream and black with new lighting and signage and a black picket fence. The terrace and beer garden seating 100 will be overhauled as part of the revamp.
Says Ron Barnes Business Development Manager: “We’re looking forward to giving the village back its pub, somewhere the community can come together to socialise in and enjoy a drink or meal. As well as catering for the village and surrounding area, The Five Oaks is also in a great location for travellers to Gatwick as it is just 2.5 miles from the airport. All that is needed now is someone with hospitality experience to take The Five Oaks forward. For anyone interested, more information can be found at Plough & Furrow, Smallfield or call 08085 94 95 96.”