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New jobs created at White Lion Royal Hotel following £430,000 redevelopment

The White Lion Royal Hotel in Bala reopened on Monday 3 April following a £430,000 investment by owners S.A Brain and Co Ltd.

An extensive refurbishment of the restaurant and bar has taken place, including a full upgrade of the kitchen.

There has also been a complete refurbishment of the White Lion’s 25 bedrooms.

Following the redevelopment, the White Lion has taken on an extra eight members of staff, all from the local area.

Manager Barry Hughes said: “We are delighted with the redevelopment and can’t wait to open the door to our customers old and new.

“Brains have done an excellent job of the refurbishment and it’s given the premises a new lease of life.

“The White Lion is very popular with tourists who come to explore the surrounding areas and with the newly-renovated rooms we expect to be busier than ever.

“We’ve also been able to take on another eight members of staff in various roles in the kitchen and front of house, providing much-needed employment opportunities for local people.”

The White Lion’s menu includes some fantastic dishes, including a Mexican style double chicken burger, minted lamb shank, leek and blue cheese risotto and indulgent chocolate profiterole gateaux. There’s also a stunning sharing banoffee cookie which is predicted to be a big hit.

There are a range of offers throughout the week with Burger Night on a Monday, 25% off all food on the grills menu on a Tuesday, two curries for £12 on a Wednesday night, £10 for selected bottles of wine on a Thursday and two steaks and a bottle of wine for £30 on a Friday.

There is also an evening set menu available every night of the week, with two courses for £9.50 and three courses for £11.50.

Gareth Roberts, Operations Manager at S.A. Brain and Co. commented: “We are delighted with the finished refurbishment of the White Lion Royal Hotel and look forward to the reopening.

“Barry and his team have built a reputation for quality food and excellent customer service and we are sure their customers will love the new look.

“The White Lion’s menu has some exciting new dishes as well as some firm favourites and with an increased offering of cask ales, lagers and premium spirits there is a quality drinks offering to match.”

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