A brand new pub that was named by Advertiser readers has been officially opened to the public by the Mayor of Eastwood this week.
A £1.5 million investment by JD Wetherspoon, The Lady Chatterley on Nottingham Road was finally opened on Tuesday (June 24) after months of planning.
Councillor Ken Woodhead, Mayor of Eastwood, cut the red ribbon outside the pub before members of the DH Lawrence Society performed songs from a musical on Lawrence, and recited a passage from the Eastwood-born author’s work.
Cllr Woodhead said that the pub, which has created more than 40 jobs, should be a good asset for Eastwood.
He added: “I support the new pub all the way, the opening went brilliantly, it all went fine, it should be a big benefit for Eastwood.
“I think it is fantastic, it will bring people into the area and has made an old derelict building into something good for the town of Eastwood .”
The pub, which contains Lawrence themed artwork by local artists, was named after Lady Chatterley’s Lover by Advertiser readers.
David Brock, editor of the DH Lawrence Society newsletter, was present at the opening.
He said that the society will be providing some framed quotations for the pub, which he hopes will be a great attraction for Eastwood, in the near future.
He added: “It is staggering to have a brand new, gleaming modern pub in Eastwood named after Lady Chatterley, you have to pinch yourself.
“You have to remember that it was the Advertiser readers who named the pub, and good on them I say.”