The Inkwell at Lichfield opens its doors this November just in time for the festive season. Formerly known as The Saxon Penny, the local country pub will be completely transformed with a six-figure investment, promising guests an authentic pub experience and creating 20 new jobs.

To celebrate the opening, a series of soft launch offers will also be available ahead of the grand opening on the 26th November. On the evening before the official launch, a party will be held on 25th November in celebration.

Nestled on Stonneyland Drive, The Inkwell at Lichfield will focus on providing quality food and drink, as well as a home from home pub atmosphere.

Alongside a complete overhaul of the food and drink menus, a major refurbishment of The Inkwell at Lichfield will bring all the features of a traditional country pub, refreshed with Farrow & Ball colours, a log burning stove, hand-crafted wall panelling and sumptuous soft furnishings. Guests also have the option to dine al fresco, and while away the afternoon on the terrace, with food, drinks and friends.

The reimagined food and drink menu will feature a seasonal selection of dishes, including classic pub favourites guaranteed to impress and cater to any occasion.

Specials for the season include a homemade lamb kebab, severed on garlic flatbreads, with a fresh feta and pomegranate salad. Or, the signature Glazed Pulled Beef Burger, prime Aberdeen Angus burger topped with BBQ glazed pulled British beef, streaky bacon and melting cheese.

To complete the dining experience, guests can also select from a range of decadent desserts including a Pudding Tasting Board – which can be personalised by guests, who can select their bespoke choices from a selection of the top desserts.

As Christmas fast approaches, the menu will also feature a classically festive Turkey dinner complete with a sweet and fruity Christmas pudding. Bookings for Christmas Day are now being taken, with an indulgent three-course set menu at the heart of the day’s celebration.

The drinks menu features a choice of signature cocktails refreshed for the autumn months and locally sourced cask ales, ideal to accompany any dish perfectly.

Sally & Richard Hammond, General Managers at The Inkwell at Lichfield, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the local community to The Inkwell to experience a brand-new pub experience. The venue has big plans to be completely transformed and the team are working tirelessly to ensure we’re prepped and ready ahead of the big opening. The new menu features seasonal favourites incorporating some new and exciting flavours and we look forward to guests exploring the new options.”

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From the 19th – 22nd November guests can also enjoy 50% off food as part of the soft launch – with limited slots available to book online now.