Work starts at pub scheme due to create up to 50 jobs

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Building work has started on site to construct a new pub and restaurant at Thorne Park, Doncaster.

The venue is the first building to start in phase two of the 20 acre mixed use development located at junction six of the M18, at Thorne, by Henry Boot Developments Limited.

The King’s Chamber by Marston’s Inns and Taverns is expected to create 45-50 new jobs in the area and will cater for up to 180 diners.

“We’re extremely excited about our latest pub, which we hope will build a great reputation locally, offering top quality pub food and an unrivalled selection of cask beers from across the country,” said George Georgiou, area operations manager for Marston’s Inns and Taverns.

The pub kicks off the second phase of development for retail/leisure provision on the site with a significant proportion also allocated for a Tesco supermarket and filling station as well as two drive through restaurants.

The has developer recently secured a £6.45 million grant from the European Regional Development Fund to enable phase three of the scheme to go ahead.

That will includes a mix of distribution/warehouse units totalling approximately 150,000 sq ft.

The enabling works to the site are now complete which means that the company will appoint contractors in December to start work on it

Vivienne Clements, director of Henry Boot Developments Limited, said: “We are pleased to see Marstons on site with a new food pub that will serve not only the local community but also the growing number of people working at Thorne Park.”