Refurbishment will “breathe new life” into pub

08:32 30 June 2014

Cherry Tree Pub, Soham

Cherry Tree Pub, Soham


Owners of the Cherry Tree pub in Soham have announced that the venue is to undergo a significant refurbishment, creating 15 new jobs.

The Greene King pub has been taken over by landlord Steve Watmough and has been temporarily closed for an extensive refit, turning it into a ‘Meet & Eat’ branded pub. An extension will also be built, which will add a new dining area seating an extra 40 people.

Once work has completed, the Cherry Tree, in Fordham Road, will re-open at the beginning of August.

Steve said: “Meet & Eat pubs are all about great value pub food, suitable for the whole family and I am confident that Meet & Eat is the ideal fit for the pub and Soham. The Cherry Tree is a great local pub and I am proud to be at its helm.”

The refurbishment will modernise the pub’s interior, with new décor and furnishings including comfy booth seating.

Outside, in the pub’s back garden, a bouncy-castle has been installed alongside the existing play equipment.

Steve added: “We want everyone to feel comfortable and welcome, whether they are popping in for food, a drink or just a chat, and making sure our younger guests are happy is no less important.”

Clive Chesser, business unit director for Greene King Pub Partners, said: “Steve is a highly experienced landlord and a long-standing partner of Greene King, and I have no doubt that he and his excellent team will work tirelessly to ensure that the Cherry Tree becomes firmly established at the heart of the Soham community.”

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