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Popular Bridgend pub reopens following refresh

The pub reopened on Sunday 12th March with an exciting new look and a new menu

The Cherry Laurel pub in Bridgend

The Cherry Laurel pub in Bridgend has reopened with a new look following an investment spend of £135,000. To mark the occasion, representatives from the local football team, Pencoed Athletic BGC, were chosen as the pub’s community hero, pouring the first pint in the pub. 

The refresh has seen the introduction of new wallpaper, stylish lighting, updated seating, and uplifting colour palettes. With a brand-new menu, updated bar area and investment in team training, the pub has now officially reopened with an elevated traditional cosy pub feel. 

The Cherry Laurel pub in Bridgend

Situated on the edge of the busy Bridgend Industrial Estate, The Cherry Laurel, formerly known as The Pied Piper, has a large beer garden and is ideally situated for a pit-stop on a visit to the nearby shopping park. 

The Cherry Laurel offers a varied menu of pub favourites such as hand-battered Atlantic cod served with chips and tartare sauce and new additions such as mac & cheese topped with popcorn chicken and classic lagers on draught, cask ales and a variety of cocktails and G&Ts. The pub also offers a traditional Sunday Roast each week, all served with fluffy mashed potato, roast potatoes, seasonal veggies, home-made Yorkshire pudding, stuffing and gravy. The menu also features a range of Welsh specials, such as Welsh rarebit sirloin steak, traditional lamb faggots, and sweet treats like Welsh cakes and Welshpool sticky toffee pudding. 

The Cherry Laurel pub in Bridgend

The new look is set to elevate the pub’s interior to suit all occasions, from”casual lunches to special celebrations”. With over 1,600 pubs and bars across England, Scotland and Wales, Marston’s sites range from their traditional local pubs and family-friendly pubs to their sites with a focus on a ‘warm, timeless country pub atmosphere’. 

Phillip Wheland, General Manager of The Cherry Laurel, said, “We are so excited to open the doors of The Cherry Laurel and to show our guests the final result of our refresh. We have invested over £135k into breathing new life into The Cherry Laurel. The pub is much loved by its regulars and we can’t wait to welcome everybody back.”