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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Six jobs to be created at revamped pub

SIX extra jobs are to be created at a Dumfries pub - thanks to a £150,000 investment.

The Jolly Harvester in Georgetown has closed its doors to undergo a transformation into a family-friendly pub.
Scott and Valerie Maxwell took on the pub in November with a view to making improvements and creating more space, and Scott said: “Up until now locals have had to walk almost a mile to enjoy real coffee, or good quality food and drink in a comfortable environment.
“That is all about to change.
“For the first time they’ll have all of these on their doorstep at affordable prices.
“We’re keen attract families and offer the community what it wants a great place to meet and have a good time.”
He added: “We’re extending our trading hours and will be open all day.”
The refurbishment is being carried out by Heineken’s pub business Star Star Pubs & Bars.
The complete overhaul of the interior will result in new larger windows, a kitchen doubled in size to cater for the new focus on food, new dining booths and freestanding tables.
And a new focus on coffee and wifi is being promoted when the pub reopens in May, with six new jobs.
Managing director of Star Pubs & Bars Lawson Mountstevens said: “We’re delighted to be investing in The Jolly Harvester to improve its appearance, comfort and facilities and to help Scott and Valerie create a great local pub for their community.
“Heineken is a passionate supporter of the great British pub and has invested in pubs like The Jolly Harvester, which need ongoing investment to deliver excellent quality, attract new customers and thrive at the heart of their communities for years to come.”

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