A TOWN centre pub is going back to its roots with a £250,000 transformation which the owner hopes will boost the area.
Work is underway at the Railway, on Blackburn Road, Accrington, and construction is expected to be finished within 10 weeks.
Previous owners have tried to turnaround the venue which was once renowned for pole dancers and discos.
Protective plastic sheeting was removed from the outside of the building this week after weeks of noisy sandblasting to remove several coats of old paint.
The stone exterior of the building will remain similar to its original design and new window frames will also be installed.
Operations manager Chris Tulloch who works for Weston Castle Ltd said: "We are experienced developers of public houses and always aim to restore our buildings to their maximum potential. We will be creating a comfortable, safe and inviting atmosphere for our customers, with modern technologies such as plasma screens.
"We are trying to re-introduce the original character of the building, which has fantastic architecture and stone work.
"Our investment in this will be reflected throughout the whole project in which we will create an atmosphere of which our customers can be proud."
Weston Castle recently opened the Queens Hotel on Eastgate which also has traditional drinking areas, a beer garden, plasma screens, Sky sports and all modern technologies.
Mr Tulloch added: "Many things have been tried in this venue, but we can officially say that gone are the days of pole dancers and discos.
"We see it as a traditional public house in which customers can enjoy a value for money pint in modern and comfortable surroundings."