New-look pub re-opens in Northampton after £250,000 revamp

Northampton South MP David Mackintosh and Publican Teresa Rolfe toast the Deers Leap re-opening
Northampton South MP David Mackintosh and Publican Teresa Rolfe toast the Deers Leap re-opening

A pub in Northampton has re-opened after a £235,000 refurbishment.

The Deers Leap pub was officially opened on Friday with the help of Northampton South MP David Mackintosh.

Northampton South MP David Mackintosh and Publican Teresa Rolfe toast the Deers Leap re-opening

Northampton South MP David Mackintosh and Publican Teresa Rolfe toast the Deers Leap re-opening

The five-week refurbishment project by operators Punch has seen the venue transformed both inside and out

A spokesman said: “The investment has helped the pub’s interior to be refreshed, retaining a traditional yet contemporary feel. Everything has been modernised, with new flooring, fixtures and fittings and brand new furniture, as well as an updated kitchen and toilets.

“Externally, the pub has improved lighting and signage to attract customers, and an attractive patio area and enclosed beer garden to enjoy a drink or summer pitcher,” he added.

Teresa Rolfe, who has run the pub for a few years, is excited about the new look pub.

Northampton South MP David Mackintosh and Publican Teresa Rolfe toast the Deers Leap re-opening

Northampton South MP David Mackintosh and Publican Teresa Rolfe toast the Deers Leap re-opening

She said: “I am really looking forward to re-establishing the pub as the focal point of the local community. It has always been a popular venue but needed a little love and I’m pleased to be open to welcome old and new customers to enjoy some food and drink.

“Thanks to the investment from Punch and the support and training they’ve provided, I have a pub to be proud of.”

Commenting on the success of the investment, Mr Mackintosh MP said: “I was delighted to visit the Deers Leap and see the transformation myself.

“It’s great that this local pub can now welcome the local community and I’m happy to raise a glass to its future success. I wish Teresa the very best.”

Commenting on behalf of Punch, new business development manager Charlie Carroll added: “The refurbishment has made a big difference to the Deers Leap pub. Teresa has lived in the area for over 30 years and knows both the pub and the community well.

“The new-look pub has something for everyone with a food and drink offer and a great entertainment programme to bring the community together. I have no doubt she will make a success of the new-look pub and I look forward to working with her to provide support to help her achieve this.”