A popular pub in Shaw has teased it will soon open its large new beer garden which will cater to more than 150 additional customers.

The Shay Wake on Milnrow Road has revealed the arrival of a new garden space to the premises, following a £300,000 investment to develop the project.

The Weatherspoon pub, which first opened in Shaw in December 2011, has expanded by transforming the former public car park at the rear into a purpose-built beer garden.

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With free-standing dining tables and chairs, as well as high-topped tables and stools, the 1862 square foot garden can accommodate an extra 166 customers and comes in addition to its existing garden.

The paved garden, which has an access ramp to the different garden levels, includes a pergola, providing cover and shade over some of the seated area, together with potted trees, climbing plants, flowers and shrubs, as well as festoon lighting and colourful wall murals.

The pub will officially open the beer garden to the public on Friday, July 12, where it will remain open every day from 8am until 8pm.

Pub manager Hollie Parry-Jones said: “We are thrilled with our brand-new, larger garden, which is a great addition to the pub and will provide a lovely outdoor space for our customers to enjoy.”

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