Gedling Inn to become star attraction after £300k revamp

An exciting new era beckons for one of Gedling borough’s best known pubs.

Pub chain Star Pubs and Bars are spending thousands of pounds on revamping The Gedling Inn (previously The Chesterfield Arms) on Main Road in the village.

The pub will now be shut for five weeks while the £300k refurb takes place; it will then reopen at the end of October.

The investment will pay to transform The Gedling Inn from what the owners describe as “a tired former flaming grill” into a family-friendly village pub that they say “will offer great quality food and drink”.

The layout inside the pub will be changed to create a snug bar with an open fire, a casual dining area and a more formal dining space as well as an open kitchen and chef’s table showcasing local produce.

Wooden floors, exposed stone walls, and a mix of booth and freestanding seating together with panelling in muted colours will all combine to create what the owners describe as “a warm and welcoming place to eat or drink”.

The outside of the pub will also be refreshed with a fresh lick of cream and olive paint, new signage, seating, a patio and planters.

PICTURED: New licensees Andy Hunt and Abbie Clifton oversee plans for the new-look Gedling Inn
PICTURED: New licensees Andy Hunt and Abbie Clifton oversee plans for the new-look Gedling Inn

The work is being overseen by new licensees Andy Hunt and Abbie Clifton.

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The Gedling Inn is the pair’s second pub in Nottinghamshire, their first being The White Horse in Ruddington, where they’ve already created a well-regarded family food pub.

Mr Hunt said he was looking forward to locals seeing the results of the transformation.

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He said: “Abbie and I love the Gedling Inn which is in a great location and has lots of potential.  We want the pub to play a central role at the heart of the community and look forward to putting on events for all to enjoy and to meeting local residents.”

Star Pubs & Bars managing director, Lawson Mountstevens said: “There’s nothing like the Gedling Inn which caters for the whole community.

“With a new development in Gedling in the pipeline, the level of food and drinks range on offer, the significant investment and Andy and Abbie’s experience and passion, I am sure the new Gedling Inn will be a great success.”

Anyone interested in a job at the Gedling Inn can email


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