A pub on the outskirts of Durham city will triumphantly re-open its doors this week after months of renovations and going through new ownership.

The Avenue in High Shincliffe has been impacted by temporary closures and alterations to the venue during the end of 2021 and into 2022 – including getting new owners in June this year.

However, it will now reopen to punters on Friday after having a fresh look, which includes a new bar area, toilets, and some design features.

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In June 2022, The Avenue was taken over by Karan and Peter, who posted on the pub’s social media page to introduce themselves at the time.

The post read: “Hi everyone, we would like to introduce ourselves as Karan & Peter. We are the new managers of The Avenue in High Shincliffe.

“We are just waiting on a date for refurbishment. We will keep you all updated. We can't wait to meet you all.”

The Northern Echo: Renovations on the bar area have been made. Picture: THE AVENUERenovations on the bar area have been made. Picture: THE AVENUE

It’s expected that the pub, which has six ensuite bedrooms, a restaurant serving home cooked, a bar area, an outdoor beer garden, and quiz nights, will be a similar format to previous – and will welcome people back to the venue from next week.

But there will be one difference – dogs will be welcome in The Avenue and will serve dog ice cream.

The Northern Echo: A new look bar area is just one of the alterations at the pub. Picture: THE AVENUEA new look bar area is just one of the alterations at the pub. Picture: THE AVENUE

Alongside the excitement from the pub’s managers to reopen the venue, members of the public have been expressing their delight that their local pub will be returning next week.

Taking to social media, one user wrote: “It looks great. I can't wait to get in for a pint, and bite to eat,” while another added: “Great news! I hope to be back soon. Looking forward to meeting the new people and old friends.”  

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