November 27, 2021

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New look in time for Christmas for popular pub

A POPULAR pub is all set for the busy Christmas period following a major refurbishment.

The Station House in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, has introduced new leather bench seating, wood panelling and lighting, as part of a drive to host more events at the venue and refresh its interiors.

Ian Murray, who runs The Station House with his wife Hannah, called in design and build specialists, Eco Projects, which is also based in Annan, to carry out the work, which was completed in collaboration with Ghyll House Upholstery, part of its parent company Eco Group.

While Eco Projects undertook the joinery and flooring work, Ghyll House created four new booths, including eight benches each seating for up to eight people, and reupholstered 10 reclaimed chairs in matching brown and green leather coverings.

The work was completed in less than a week, with the new look room welcoming its first visitors within a couple of hours of completion.

Ian said: “We’re absolutely over the moon with the end result, which is just what we wanted. Both Ryan Fieldston from Eco Projects and Joe McAlpine, from Ghyll House Upholstery, were brilliant to work with and understood exactly what we wanted, and delivered accordingly.

“They did the job quickly and efficiently which meant the work could be done with minimum disruption to the business. We’ve got events such as live bands, disco nights, and karaoke evenings planned during the run-up to Christmas and over the festive period, and eventually we’d like to start serving food which would be another great addition for our customers.

“The new space is exactly what we need, and we’re planning to extend the refurbishment to the rest of the pub in the New Year.”

Eco Projects and Ghyll House Upholstery are part of solutions business Eco Group, which has recently opened a new 3,000 square-metre HQ at Annan Business Park Way in Annan. 

Ryan Fieldston, who leads Eco Projects, said the team was pleased to help with the refurbishment project at The Station House.

He said: “Eco Projects offers a range of services in the design and build sector, from joinery work to large scale building projects. We work alongside Joe and his team at Ghyll House Upholstery to deliver a one-stop service for our clients, which means they can rely on us to get the job done.” 

The Station House, which is next to Annan railway station and located in the former ticket office, is a popular stop off for rail travellers, as well as locals.

Ian and Hannah, who have run the pub for 11 years, refurbished its large beer garden during lockdown last year, creating seating for up to 150 people, installing large screen TVs for showing live sport, and a stage for hosting live bands and discos during the summer months.

Live sport is also shown on big screens inside the pub, along with the regular events programme. 

As well as Eco Projects and Ghyll House, David White Electrical from Gretna and Maxwell’s Decorating from Annan worked on the recent refurbishment inside the pub.

For more information visit Station House Annan on Facebook.

The Station House is open every day from 11am to 11pm.