By Jason Benskin
The Inham Nook pub on Inham Road in Beeston is enjoying a new lease of life thanks in no small part to the hard work and effort being put in by new manager and local man Kevin Cotterell.
Kevin is the first to admit that the long-standing post-war estate pub had gone into steady decline because of a damaging reputation that it had acquired over several years.
But he very quickly set about turning things around by removing many of the problems that had existed. The interior has recently undergone a huge facelift and refit to give the once down-at-heel pub into a very welcoming and traditional look and feel.
Kevin said: “I’ve managed pubs for a number of years and recognised the potential that the Inham Nook had. I’ve basically cleaned the place up and reintroduced many things which I believe go towards making a successful pub.
“One of the greatest compliments I’ve had is seeing customers return from as long ago as 20 years. To me, that has made all our efforts totally worthwhile.”
Among the many changes made, food is now available Monday to Friday between 5pm and7pm, with a two-for-one offer on all main meals throughout November. Traditional Sunday lunches are also being served between 12noon and 3:30pm on a Sunday.
With a wealth of entertainment, including karaoke, a ska and soul night, children’s disco, Sticky 13s and all the usual pub games, the new look Inham Nook really does have something for everyone.
Pay them a visit. Karen and Kevin look forward to welcoming you. Information can be found on their Facebook page ‘New Inham Nook’.