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Belfast bar Cuckoo re-emerges following £450,000 refurbishment

Manager of Cuckoo James O’Donnell joins Beannchor Group’s Conall Wosley to celebrate the launch of the newly renovated Lisburn Road bar

LISBURN Road bar Cuckoo has reopened following a £450,000 refurbishment - and has plans to extend further.

The Beannchor Group which owns the pub has been given permission to open a new beer garden before the end of the year.

The refurbishment saw an overhaul of the venue with two new bars, a new stage and dance floor and increased seating.

The bar, previously known as Hunters has operated as Cuckoo for five years.

Cuckoo manager James O'Donnell said: "While the renovations will give the bar a wider appeal and attract new customers, we’ve made sure to keep some of the old favourites such as the ping pong tables which have proved very popular over the years.

“A lot of effort has gone into planning the new look and we’ve refreshed the entertainment line-up with an open mic session taking place every Wednesday and live music on Friday nights.

"There will be drinks promotions running six days a week and we’ve introduced a new jam jar cocktail menu for guests too.

“As part of the overall renovation project, work will be starting soon on our brand new beer garden. This garden will be a fantastic addition to our offering and we hope to open this to guests towards the end of 2016.”

The venue is part of Bill Wolsey's Beannchor Group, Ireland’s largest hospitality group, which boasts a portfolio of more than 50 pubs, hotels and restaurants across the north including its flagship Merchant Hotel in Belfast's cathedral quarter.

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