Pub to reopen in Matlock Bath

It looks as though the recession could be a distant memory for one company as it reopens a pub in Matlock Bath.

Kim and Jackie Beresford will open The Princess Victoria tomorrow, adding another addition to Ashover Brewery's estate, which already includes The Old Poets' Corner in Ashover and The Poet and Castle in Codnor.

Local skiffle band Please Y'Self will perform in the evening to celebrate the pub's opening.

The Princess Victoria used to be operated entirely by Bateman's brewery for several years and was given a modern refurbishment.

Now the new owners will work with Batemans, which will act as an 'invisible' partner, and plan to restore some of the pub's original Victorian style.

Tom Bramley and Lauren Lees will manage the new pub. Kim said: They are very enthusiastic about their new venture and will strive to provide quality service and standards."

The Princess Victoria will serve food sourced from local providers as well as real ales and ciders and will also provide holiday apartment accomodation.