The bar and restaurant, which can trace its history in the town back almost 300 years, was closed for five weeks whilst undergoing a £500,000 overhaul.Councillor Phil Pope carried out the grand re-opening on July 14. The Coaching Inn Group, which owns the Market Hill venue, said it had benefitted from a sympathetic refurbishment and added that 30 new staff members including a new general manager, John Treacy, had been appointed. Mr Treacy said: The aim of the refurbishment was to give the historic coaching inn a new lease of life, whilst maintaining its character and appeal to the local community and visitors to St Ives. Were delighted with the results and were thrilled to invite the mayor to officially cut the ribbon and give us the opportunity to show off our fresh new look. The hotel has had a great reputation over the last 10 years and we hope to build on that and continue to be known as the go-to-place in St Ives for family-friendly, relaxed all-day dining.