The Framesmiths Arms pub which sits in the heart of Bulwell, Nottingham, has relaunched with brand new signage giving the pub its chosen name, The Monkey.
The pub will continue to be operated by best friends Andy Torrance and Darren Madden who took over the pub in August this year. Andy and Darren have been regular customers of the Monkey for decades and are passionate about keeping this local pub operating at the heart of its community.
Speaking about the name change, Andy said, “The Framesmiths has been nicknamed “Monkey” for as long as I can remember, nobody within the community, not even the local taxi service, calls it anything else. When we took over, we spoke to Punch about making the change, they agreed and drew up the plans to get it done. We are really pleased with the new signage and the locals love it too.”
Since taking over Andy, Darren and their manager, Chantelle Yates have been working hard to re-establish the pub as a family friendly local, putting their customers at the heart of everything they do.
The pub offers Sky and BT Sport and will soon be increasing the TV screens from 3 to 6 with a projector also being installed in the pool room so that they can showcase multiple sporting events throughout the year.
Andy and Darren have also reintroduced regular live entertainment at the weekend alongside karaoke, darts and pool. The Monkey has also become home to the local football team, Marksman FC.
The bar offers an extensive range of quality lager, cask and craft beers as well as an extensive spirit and wine range for customers to enjoy.
Publican, Darren, added; “We have lots of exciting plans for the future including the complete refurbishment of the beer garden which we will have ready for Easter.”
Punch’s Operations Manager, Paul Taylor, said, “The Monkey is a well-established community pub and we are really pleased with the new look created with the signage. Andy and Darren are fantastic operators and we are looking forward to working with them as they continue to grow their pub business.”
Punch owns and operates 1300 pubs across England, Scotland and Wales and is investing £34 million in its pub estate in the next year with the right Publicans running their pubs.
Pictured: Best friends and Publicans of The Monkey, Andy Torrance and Darren Madden outside the pub
287 Main Street