St Neots pub to open after �1.4m post office work

A NEW pub will be opening its doors to St Neots residents on Tuesday (December 14) after a two-year wait.

Following a �1.38million revamp, the former post office in New Street will finally be opening as ‘The Weeping Ash’, a JD Wetherspoon pub with a bar and beer garden.

The opening has brought a jobs boost to the town. Hundreds of applications were received for the 45 posts which include cleaners, waiting and door staff, managers and bar staff, said manager Simon Craven.

Mr Craven added: “I am looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and am confident that it will be a good addition to St Neots’ social scene.”

The building was once part of a garden belonging to bank manager and town commissioner William Medland, who died in 1872. It was noted for its “magnificent weeping ash” which inspired the name of the pub.

Mayor Gordon Thorpe said: “I welcome it not just because it is creating new jobs but because of the ethos of Wetherspoons. They encourage family pubs that the whole family can enjoy and drinking responsibly.”