A County Durham Wetherspoons closed for the last three months for ‘remedial works’ will reopen next week.

The Company Row in Consett closed in mid-March to fix a subsidence issue, which the pub chain said at the time was due to the venue’s “location over historic mine workings”, and a £1.8m refurb.

It will reopen on Tuesday, June 18, at 8am.

Wetherspoons says the venue has been fully re-decorated with new furniture, new toilets and upgrades to the bar and kitchen.

It has also been given a new carpet and signage.

All Spoons boozers have a bespoke carpet not seen in any of their other pubs, often designed to reflect the building or local heritage.

Five new full and part-time jobs have been created.

Pub manager Shelley Hobbs, who has been in charge for more than 16 years, said: “The £1.8million investment highlights Wetherspoon’s commitment to the pub and its staff and customers, as well as to Consett itself.

“Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers back into The Company Row and we’re confident that they will be impressed by the new-look pub.”

“I am delighted that we have also been able to create five new jobs for local people, which will increase during the busier summer months.”

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It will return to serving the usual Wetherspoons menu and be open from 8am until midnight Sunday to Thursday, and from 8am until 1am on Friday and Saturday.   

The pub first opened in 2002 following a £1.6m development project, the Echo reported at the time.

A year later a row erupted after it emerged the land where the pub and a Cantonese restaurant were built had been sold by the then-district council under the proviso it wouldn’t be used for alcohol consumption.