Yet again I’m indebted to Shire Oak resident Matt Stacky, who’s been keeping an eagle eye on plans for the refurbishment and total refit of the Shire Oak Pub at the top end of Brownhills.
Matt spotted a couple of weeks ago that a planning application had been submitted to Walsall Council for new signage at the pub, and this week had confirmation from Punch Taverns that if all goes to plan they hope to start the refit on 21st September – this coming Monday.
Matt was sent the following message by Punch when he enquired about the pub refurb:
The company are looking to start the refurbishment on site Monday 21st September. Please pop in to have a chat with the manager of the site Sal who will look forward to welcoming you to his new business.
It was Matt who spotted the following PDF brochure on the Punch Taverns website detailing the planned renovations to the Shire Oak pub, which stands at the main junction at the south end of town.
If the refurbishment is still to the plan, it’s very extensive, and I’m sure many readers will be interested in the details.
I really hope this well-loved pub gets a new lease of life – we need to look after our community pubs before they’re all gone.