Popular local pub, The Maltshovel in Pontefract has undergone a transformative £260,000 investment from Craft Union and is set to reopen on Thursday 28th March with an entertainment filled launch party the same day, where one lucky guest will walk away with a huge £1,000 prize.

The high street favourite has received a complete interior refresh, with the investment also reviving The Maltshovel’s newly named function room, Frankie’s Bar. The pub is now perfectly equipped to host private parties, band nights and much more.

Operators Rob and Sammie Mirfin have run the pub for almost five years and commented: “We are so excited to welcome our locals back to the pub. The investment has really breathed new life into the pub and we have big plans for the year ahead to keep the momentum going. Our launch day party is set to be an epic day and evening, all are welcome, and we hope to see you there!”

On the pub’s reopening day, The Maltshovel welcomes guests to join them from 11am when they are kicking off the celebrations with a performance from acoustic singer songwriter Leon Pashley, a talented performer in the Wakefield music scene. Adding a dash of magic to the celebrations is internationally acclaimed sensation John Martin, who will have his best tricks up his sleeve to entertain the pub’s guests.

From 1pm The Maltshovel will be hosting a number of interactive challenges and games including rounds of bingo, a bar tab raffle, and a meat raffle as well as their Open the Box game whereby one lucky guest will walk away with a £1,000 cash prize! The pub team alongside any willing guests will also be ‘Braving the Shave’ for fantastic cause, Piper’s Pathway to raise much needed funds for a local child’s therapies and lifesaving equipment.

Turning it up a notch, from 4pm the pub will be opening the floor to the musically inclined to take part in karaoke before award winning vocalist Lee Lambert takes to the stage from 7pm to treat guests to an exceptional performance. Lee, who has travelled all over the UK and abroad as a singer, has performed alongside Westlife, Alexandra Burke and S Club 7 to name a few!

The Maltshovel, which is well-loved for its weekend late night offering then welcomes DJ bRYAN to the venue to keep guests celebrating well into the evening. For more information about the launch party, guests can find further details on the pub’s Facebook page.

Steeped in history, the Grade II* listed Tudor revival building in which The Maltshovel is situated is home to a 14th century cellar that is rumoured to have tunnels leading to Leeds Castle.

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