A popular pub is set for a makeover to “bring it into the 21st century”.
The Walmsley Arms in Rishton will be refurbished in the next few months with a modern and neutral look.
Landlady Hayley O’Donnell took over the reins in December from previous incumbents Alan and Carol Knott, who ran the pub for ten years.
Since she arrived at the High Street pub with her brother-in-law Peter Bates they have introduced a number of themed nights and started making homemade food.
A ‘curry-and-pint’ night is also set to be launched every Wednesday within the next month.
Hayley, 28, said pub-goers have appreciated the changes and she is looking forward to the makeover. She said: “We are waiting for the brewery to come back to us and let us know when it will start.
“At the moment it’s an old fashioned pub and we want to bring it into the 21st century.
“They are putting in a new coal fire, a lounge area and a games room.
“The things we have brought in have gone down really well. We have special nights including pool on Thursdays, disco on Fridays and karaoke on Saturdays.”
Hayley previously worked at a pub in Mellor and for the past six years has worked on cruise ships.
Over the Spring Bank Holiday the pub will hold a disco on the Friday night, Motown on Saturday and a live artist on the Sunday.
A disco, 90s night and live band are also booked for the August Bank Holiday weekend.