A PUB which enjoys one of the most commanding positions off the promenade of a south lakes town has completed an extensive outdoor revamp.
The Commodore, in Grange-Over-Sands, has served locals and tourists for years, accommodating thousands of people in its beer garden over the spring and summer months.
Now a major refurbishment and extension of its historic balcony has been completed, as customers are welcomed back into outdoor spaces for the first time this year.
Charlotte Hargan is the area manager of Lakeland Inns, the company which owns The Commodore.
She said: “We are so pleased that work has finally been completed and we are able to welcome guests to the new outdoor terrace.
“The views over Morecambe Bay are magnificent and we feel sure that local residents and visitors alike will really enjoy the dining experience. Our hope is that the terrace will attract more people to Grange and in turn give the local economy a boost.”
When social distancing measures are eased, there will be up to 12 tables on the terrace, which will be fitted with heaters to ensure it can be used into the evening.
Customers will also be provided with blankets if they wish, so they can enjoy a cosy drink or bite to eat as the sun goes down.
All work was carried out by local contractors - something Lakeland Inns Managing Director Kirsty Ridge was keen to ensure.
“We want to support the local economy whenever we can,” said Kirsty. The Commodore is a pub which - while very welcoming to tourists and visitors to Grange, is a real local and we wanted to ensure we awarded the work to a contractor from the area.”
The five-figure investment in the terrace is the latest in a series of projects on the part of Lakeland Inns. The Sun in Ulverston has had more than £350,000 ploughed into it in the last four years, while Lakeland Brewhouse in Ulverston - also a part of the Lakeland Inns family - will soon reopen in new premises.