Local MP visits The Angel in Kelvedon to see the results of a £400k refurbishment
The Witham MP, Priti Patel, called in on Friday (12th August 2022) to the Angel Public House in St Mary’s Square, Kelvedon to meet Management Partners Laura Smith and Rogan Wickham, who showed her the results of a £400,000 refurbishment recently undertaken by Punch Pubs & Co.
The Angel has had a full internal refurbishment making the best of its Elizabethan roots and blending them with more contemporary elements. The revamp included the creation of a new garden for customers to enjoy summer evenings with a drink. Attention has also been paid to the pub’s catering with a new menu, which features classic British dishes alongside more modern bistro meals, supplemented by a wide variety of small plates for nibbles with drinks.
Commenting after her visit, Priti said: “It was a pleasure to meet Laura and Rogan and to see what an excellent local facility has been created here. It is an asset to the community of Kelvedon and very welcoming for a quiet drink or a good meal. The country pub is quintessentially British and is at the heart of many communities.”
Laura Smith, The Angel’s Management Partner said: “It was wonderful to be able to welcome Priti into our pub today, having grown up and lived locally all my life, it’s good to know MPs are committed to listening to their constituents. It was great to have the time to share and discuss with Priti my experiences of the challenges and pressures local hospitality businesses are currently experiencing.”