Welwyn Garden City pub re-opens after £240,000 refurbishment

PUBLISHED: 09:07 22 October 2013 | UPDATED: 10:19 22 October 2013

Manager Darren Mills, deputy mayor Les Page

Manager Darren Mills, deputy mayor Les Page


A Welwyn Garden City town centre pub officially opened on Friday after a £240,000 makeover.

Welwyn Hatfield’s deputy mayor, Les Page, pulled the first pint at the new-look Two Willows in Howardsgate, formerly The Cork, on Friday.

As reported last week, the venue had been set to be named The Ebenezer Howard, after WGC’s founder – but was changed days before opening over objections that Sir Ebenezer took a dim view of drinking.

Former borough council leader Dr Dennis Lewis had described plans to name the pub after Sir Ebenezer “a diabolical liberty”.

New manager Darren Mills said: “The existing pub was in need of refurbishment and so we have taken the opportunity to transform it with a significant investment.”

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