Book as soon as possible with demand high at marquee Wigan pub

Andrew McKenna, owner of The Crown at Worthington, said his pub has very limited space left for Saturday and Sunday

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 8:18 am

A pub owner has said he is expecting a busy first weekend following its re-opening.

Andrew McKenna’s The Crown at Worthington has very limited space left on Saturday and Sunday.

He advised pub-goers who do want a pint to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Staff, from left, Ciara Tordoff, Zara McKenna, Charlie Anderson and Mathew Willis, are ready to welcome customers to their marquee beer garden at The Crown, Worthington
Staff, from left, Ciara Tordoff, Zara McKenna, Charlie Anderson and Mathew Willis, are ready to welcome customers to their marquee beer garden at The Crown, Worthington

A marquee has been erected outside, while a second one is planned to be put up for Thursday, as well as an outdoor seating area being available.

It could mean in excess of 100 people enjoying the pub for the first time in months.

In July, the pub opened for the first time in four years following a £250,000 refurbishment, but it has been hampered by enforced closures due to Covid restrictions since.

But Mr McKenna, said now is the time to put the last year behind them and have a better 2021 for the pub.

Staff members Ciara Tordoff, left, and Zara McKenna

He said: “There’s a marquee outside and we’re getting a second marquee on Thursday ready for the weekend, as well as the outside area.

“We will have a full menu and new cocktail trees on offer.

“For the first weekend, we’ve got very limited space.

“Saturday is rammed and Sunday has a few spaces but not many.

“So I’d advise people to book now to avoid disappointment and getting turned away.”

Mr McKenna said the re-opening was “great news”.

He said: “Everyone is looking forward to meeting friends and family and having a good time.

“It’s not been an easy past year and these have been challenging times for many businesses.

“We took over the pub during the first lockdown after it had been closed for four years and opened in July but were forced to close again after that.

“We’re looking forward to putting 2020 behind us now and having a better 2021.”

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