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New eatery planned for Portishead Marina

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The development of a pub at Portishead Marina is set to create jobs in the area and boost the facility levels for visitors to the Somerset quays, with local councillors welcoming the new establishment to the area.

Operated by Hall and Woodhouse, the site had taken 10 months to build and will be fully fitted with kitchen equipment in order to offer guests meals as well as drinks, helping to create a family-friendly atmosphere.

The pub will create 55 full and part-time jobs and open from 08:00 to 23:00 seven days a week, reports the Bristol Post.

With a dining room on the second floor capable of housing around 160 people, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy impressive dockside views while visiting the new establishment.

Portishead currently has a population of around 22,000, but this is expected to swell as the regeneration project undertaken in the area continues and more housing and leisure developments are built.

Local councillor Reyna Knight expressed her satisfaction that facilities in the marina are improving, potentially boosting visitor numbers and highlighting the progress that has been made in redeveloping Portishead.

"With the area becoming more and more self-sufficient it will enable people to enjoy the facilities and get to them on foot, and hopefully this will take more cars off the roads," she suggested.

"The new pub and restaurant will be a welcome addition to the marina and it is good to see continuing investment in the town."

Hall and Woodhouse retail director David Hoare noted that steps have been taken to ensure the site fits in with its surroundings - recycled containers have been used in the construction process to offer visitors a marine atmosphere, while the menu will be "a British interpretation of the bistro and brasserie concept".

An independent family company, Hall and Woodhouse now operate over 250 sites across the UK.ADNFCR-16001031-ID-801490180-ADNFCR

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