Raise a glass! Manager Andrew’s delight as Bognor’s newest pub set to open its doors

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Pub manager Andrew Smith says he is looking forward to raising a glass or two to celebrate the upcoming opening of Bognor’s newest hostelry.

The countdown to the town’s new family pub opening its doors for buisiness has begun with the final touches being put to Marston’s £3million investment, the Charlie Purley.

The Charlie Purley takes its name from the founder of LEC Refrigeration, who was the father of David Purley, a local British racing driver legend.

He was best known for his actions at the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix, where he abandoned his own race and attempted to save the life of a fellow F1 driver and was awarded the George Medal for his courage in attempt to save his competitors life.

The Charlie Purley is part of an ongoing new build programme from Marston’s Inns and Taverns to provide quality pubs throughout the UK. The pub will have brought 45 full and part time jobs to the area.

The Charlie Purley, which is set to open 16th October, will, the company says, “provide the perfect setting, whether it’s savouring their Carvery of selected freshly roast meats every day, alongside delicious seasonal vegetables as well as an extensive range of drinks and hand crafted ales in a relaxed atmosphere”.

The pub’s completion is near and the team can’t wait to welcome the people of Bognor Regis’s through the door. “We are so close until we open now and we can’t wait to welcome the community. We are delighted to have our team on board and looking forward to raising a glass or two to our opening,” said Andrew.

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Carl Eldridge
Carl Eldridge is a hugely experienced journalist who has worked on local and national newspapers, magazines and written for websites over the past 30 years. He lives in Bognor Regis with his wife and son.