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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New era for Ponteland pub

PONTELAND'S Blackbird Inn has been taken over by a growing North East leisure chain.
Principle Leisure Group (PLG) hopes to create 20 full and part-time jobs at the premises following refurbishment.

Phase one of the works is expected to be completed at the end of the month and when re-opened the venue will offer an extensive drinks list and a new gastro-pub style menu, created by PLG Executive Head Chef Lucas Morrison, who will head up the Blackbird kitchen.

The acquisition takes the group's portfolio to 12 bars and restaurants and is particularly welcomed by PLG Managing Director Stuart Young, who counted the pub as a regular haunt in the 1970s and 1980s.