A POPULAR Furness pub and restaurant could be re-opening.

The Stagger Inn, on Long Lane, Stainton, was closed in February with no date given for a re-opening.

Now, management of the venue, have revealed they are currently dealing with some behind-the-scenes details before officially confirming its re-opening.

Recent refurbishment work has been concentrated on finishing the guest bedrooms, as well as the south facing beer garden with private booths, fire pit and BBQ, plus a children’s play area. There will also be an access gate installed.

In addition there are plans to bring back some old and classic Stagger Inn dishes.

“I was upset to see the Stagger close when it did,” said manager Sean Miles. “I went there with the intention of giving it a boost. I think it needs that re-birth.

“We have a lot going on but I hope we can soon focus on the Stagger and give the people what they want.

“I’ve spoken to a few people in the area. They are all eager to see the pub re-open. I know they will support it and stand by it.”

Mr Miles said the refurbishment work has included a new kitchen and it was hoped to make better use of the beer garden.

“A lot of locals and regulars were not even aware there was a beer garden at the Stagger," said Mr Miles. “With summer coming up the place has been properly fitted out.

“It is definitely what the place needs. It should be somewhere people can go and enjoy an entire evening.”

Mr Miles said he wanted to see the business thrive.

“At first I didn’t think I would be able to return,” he said. “But now I’m hoping it will be put back in my control. I feel like I have a real connection to the place. I want to see it thrive.”