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Oasby pub reopens its doors for the first time in three months

The Houblon Arms at Oasby re-opened its doors on Friday night for the first time since the end of June.

Staff have been working tirelessley in recent weeks to ensure the pub was ready for reopening.

The pub will be serving meals from a new menu and it has four rooms available to hire all with their own private hot-tub cabin.

The Houblon Arms has reopened. (18404836)
The Houblon Arms has reopened. (18404836)

Grantham Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) chairman Rob Hamnett-Day, who attended the opening evening, said: "I am so pleased to see one of the branch pubs reopening with such a keen manager in Lewis, he really does want to take the pub forward. Going on the interest on the first evening and the quality of the real ale he was serving this bar will surely do well for itself."

The pub has remained under the same management. Mr Hamnett-Day said the business had closed temporarily because of health reasons.

Opening night as The Houblon Arms reopens its doors. (18408666)
Opening night as The Houblon Arms reopens its doors. (18408666)

The Grade II listed building was built around 1650 and was originally named The Old Red Lion. It was later renamed after Sir John Houblon, one of the main landowners in the area and the first governor of the Bank of England.

CAMRA say that 378 pubs shut down permanently between July and December last year in England, Scotland and Wales, representing more than 14 closures a week.

For more details go to www.thehoublonarms.com/

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