The Chelsfield, an iconic community pub located at the heart of the Chelsfield village near Kent, has reopened following a £400K investment by independent pub operators Punch Pubs & Co. Experienced Management Partner Nick Ranhem has taken the helm with the help of Manager Mike Tsirogiannis.
This significant investment has breathed new life into the well-loved community pub, with a refreshed look inside and out. The impressive building’s original charm and character have been enhanced, with it now boasting an eclectic mix of comfortable furniture, warm oak finishes and unique pub accents.
Whether it be the cosy lounge, a chair by a roaring fire or the relaxed dining room, the Chelsfield offers the perfect backdrop for an authentic pub experience. The art deco style perfectly complements the double-height ceilings, original coving and cornices, as well as reinstating many of its original and unique features.
The investment has also maximised the pub’s large outdoor space, with a variety of areas for guests to enjoy. The new south-facing sun terrace, decked with plenty of seating, is an idyllic spot for dining late into the evening. As well as this, the patio and heated pergola provide a perfect outdoor space to be enjoyed all year round.
When speaking about the investment, Management Partner Nick says, “We are so proud to be reopening the Chelsfield that looks better than ever. It has been amazing to welcome the community back to the pub once again, and the feedback we have had has been overwhelming. It has been great to hear so many of their stories about the Chelsfield, and Mike, the team, and I are excited to get to know them and make many more memories here.”
The Chelsfield has reopened with a delicious food menu, with an array of quintessentially British dishes and specials. Good, honest home-cooked food, coupled with an extensive drinks menu, including quality cask ales, cracking local beers and carefully curated cocktails, as well as an expertly selected wine list that has been created to match a classic pub dining experience.
Operations Director Robin Belither says, “We are thrilled with what our investment has created here at the Chelsfield. This is a true community pub that means so much to locals. We’ve enjoyed getting to know the community throughout the project, and it has been fantastic to speak to and see so many of them enjoying their new-look pub.
“This is a unique and characterful building, and we are proud to have reinstated its iconic identity whilst bringing something new for guests to enjoy. We are confident that alongside Nick, Mike and the team, this well-loved pub will remain at the very heart of its community for many years to come.”