Heather Wheeler, MP for South Derbyshire, dropped in to the Melbourne Inn at the weekend to lend her support to publicans, Ian Broomhead and Andrea Milner, in their new venture.
Ian and Andrea, together with pub company Ei Group, have invested some £100,000 in the premises which was previously The Lamb on Melbourne High Street.
Breaking with the past, the Melbourne Inn has been completely refurbished inside and an outdoor drinking terrace has been added. Food is also a key part of the pub’s future and a menu of locally sourced, freshly cooked meals is being offered from 3rd February 2018.
Following a drink or two together with husband, Bob, Heather said:
“I was delighted to pay a visit to the Melbourne Inn to see the great work that Ian and Andrea are doing to make this a place for the whole local community.
In less than 3 months the pub has come a long way and I wish it every success for the future.”