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Half Moon pub in Rushall completes £100,000 refurbishment project

A £100,000 refurbishment project to revamp the Half Moon pub in Rushall has finally been completed.

BRUSH STROKES: Sarah Campbell-Jones outside the Half Moon.
BRUSH STROKES: Sarah Campbell-Jones outside the Half Moon.

It has been a year since Sarah Campbell-Jones and Ray Paul took over the village pub - and renovations are finally completed, just in time for their anniversary on November 23.

The project included installing a new kitchen and refurbishing six bedrooms. The couple also invested £3,000 in a children’s play area and added a disabled toilet ,which includes a baby changing facilities.

Owner Sarah said: “It’s lovely to have it all done and restored to its former glory. It’s a big achievement.”

Although the converted bedrooms were only completed this week, the pub has had 40 bookings already.

The once derelict building has had a special place in Sarah’s heart ever since she was a little girl.

She said: “My grandparents had their first date here more than 60 years ago.

“After that, my family used to come here for meals and celebrations.

It’s been a fantastic journey and it’s always something I have wanted to do, so it’s like a dream come true.”

With the refurbishment complete, the couple have already turned their attention to their next challenge.

“There is one room left that we still haven’t decided what to do with,” said Sarah.

“Maybe it can be converted into a private function space or a prosecco bar.

“We don’t really have anything like that in the village, so it would be a nice idea.

“We might let the public vote on what to do with it, but, either way, it will be a project for next year.”

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