Village pub on the Notts/Derbyshire border set to reopen as restaurant

A village pub is set to become a restaurant – and residents are excited about the news.

Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 7:00 am

The White Lion on Nottingham Road, Selston, which closed at the start of the pandemic in March looks set to become a Nepalese restaurant after a sign was put up announcing the change.

According to the sign the new restaurant is set to be named the Gurkha Restaurant, however it is not yet known when it will open to the public.

And, according to residents it will be the first restaurant of its kind for the village.

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The White Lion on Nottingham Road is set to become the Gurkha Restaurant.

Resident Daniel Bailey, who has lived in the village for 12 years, said: "Personally, I'm really excited by the prospect of a Gurkha restaurant opening as I don't think Selston has had anything like this before.

"The pub has opened and closed several times. They turned it into a fine dining restaurant at one point which was really nice but unfortunately it never lasted.

"It's an iconic building in the village and the location on top of the hill is perfect for passing trade, so it should do really well. I really hope it's a success this time as nobody wants to see the building remain empty.

"Selston's a big village and I think it would be great to have an alternative option to the Chinese/chippy takeaway down the road."

A resident speaking on Facebook said: “Good news for the area, we need this.”

Another resident added on social media: "Nice to have even more choice. Good luck to anyone opening a local business.”

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