Seafood Pub Co invests £750,000 in fourth venue

The Seafood Pub Company has invested £750,000 and spent four months refurbishing a Great Eccleston venue into a gastro-pub, which will become the company's fourth.

Farmers ArmsThe Farmers Arms, which includes an outside dining courtyard, is its biggest to date.

The Seafood Pub Company already operates the Oyster and Otter in Blackburn, the Assheton Arms in the Ribble Valley and The Fenwick, near Lancaster, which opened its doors earlier this year.

Co-founder Joycelyn Neve said: "Everything will centre on providing customers with the consistent quality that they now expect. That’s exceptional locally sourced food, cooked and presented in a straightforward uncomplicated manner. Excellence in food, service and surroundings has become a trademark that the Farmers Arms will continue to represent as the Seafood Pub Company carries on growing.”

Joycelyn is joined in the business by her father Chris Neve and international chef Antony Shirley. Chris's Fleetwood-based wholesale seafood operation provides fresh ‘same day’ catches for the restaurant and meat, poultry and game are all sourced from local suppliers.