North Herefordshire pub to be revived

Hereford Times: An artist's impression of how the new-look Salwey will look. An artist's impression of how the new-look Salwey will look.

A COUPLE are bucking the trend by breathing new life into a redundant pub.

The landmark Salwey Arms followed the national pattern when it shuts its doors at Woofferton on the Herefordshire and Shropshire border two years ago.

But new owners Hugo and Cilla Lywood hope to bring the former 18th century coaching inn back to its former glory as a hotel, bar and restaurant.

Hugo, a former product developer, and Cilla, with a history in hospitality, say 15 jobs could be created as they embark on a five-month renovation programme with the aim of opening in the summer.

“While retaining all its important and beautiful original features, the renovation plans will inject a modern, fresh and contemporary feel with a few quirky twists that will appeal to a wide audience of locals and visitors alike,” said Hugo.

Cilla added that the pub will keep to the traditions of a country hostelry.

“We plan to introduce bistro and restaurant-style dining, both with an emphasis on quality, seasonal and local ingredients,” she said.

“Other additions include a separate bar with open fires, a traditional smokehouse where fish and local produce can be smoked for use on our own menus and for retail sale, and the re-development of five luxury letting rooms in the main property.”

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

5:32pm Tue 22 Jan 13

nickt2635 says...

Great news!!! Hope it'a a great success, be a shame to see it de-licenced and turned into a rich person from Londonshire's house.
Great news!!! Hope it'a a great success, be a shame to see it de-licenced and turned into a rich person from Londonshire's house. nickt2635

2:00pm Wed 23 Jan 13

dippyhippy says...

I agree,very good news. Lets just hope he gets on with the neighbours!
I agree,very good news. Lets just hope he gets on with the neighbours! dippyhippy

9:11am Thu 24 Jan 13

RogerLFC says...

Where will the customers come from? The pub is quite isolated.
Where will the customers come from? The pub is quite isolated. RogerLFC

9:42am Fri 25 Jan 13

TwoWheelsGood says...

Not really - its on the edge of Brimfield, quite a large village, and on the A49 trunk road with loads of passing traffic. I remember it in the 70's when two old ladies used to run it - sisters? - it was like someone's living room - and there was an armed (?) robbery there.
Not really - its on the edge of Brimfield, quite a large village, and on the A49 trunk road with loads of passing traffic. I remember it in the 70's when two old ladies used to run it - sisters? - it was like someone's living room - and there was an armed (?) robbery there. TwoWheelsGood

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree