The Dog and Doublet at Sandon will close its doors at 3pm on Sunday 13th January until 5pm on Tuesday 22nd January for a refurbishment of the popular country inn’s kitchen and an internal redecoration of the ground floor.
Located in the village of Sandon on the A51, midway between Stone and Rugeley, The Dog and Doublet is run by The Lewis Partnership who operate several establishments in Staffordshire including The Moat House at Acton Trussell, The Red Lion at Bradley and The Bank House at Hixon.
The Dog and Doublet refurbishment will be centred around the installation of a new kitchen. Scott Smith who has worked for The Lewis Partnership for over two decades and has been Head Chef at The Dog for the last five years said, “We’ve physically worn out integral parts of our kitchen due to our high trade levels. This closure gives us the opportunity to carry out the mammoth task of replacing our kitchen floor with the specialist knowledge of Rugeley based, Phoenix Flooring. Once this is done it’s then about installing new kitchen equipment including the latest Rational Combi and Blue Seal ovens and grills and Foster’s energy efficient refrigeration.”
The kitchen will not be the only area having some attention during the shutdown, the ground floor will benefit from some tender loving care with new curtains and light fittings, additional furniture and a full redecoration throughout. Rebecca Carroll, Operations Manager at The Dog and Doublet said, “It will be fantastic to see The Dog refreshed and ready for the new year ahead. In the 8 years The LP have ran The Dog and Doublet it has always been a popular choice for locals and passers-by alike and as such is in much need of some TLC! We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to see our new look.”
During the refurbishment The Lewis Partnership are again championing local suppliers from Staffordshire such as Wallace Contracts from Stoke on Trent who will be doing the painting and decorating, Express Curtains in Stafford will be making all our new curtains, Stoke-on-Trent based E2 Contract Lighting will be providing all our new light fittings and all the new furniture is being made less than 4 miles away at Taylors Classic Furniture in Stafford.
The Dog and Doublet will reopen on Tuesday 22nd January at 5pm with a brand-new menu that celebrates seasonal food and our trusted local suppliers. Bookings are already being taken for the reopening and you can book online at https://www.doganddoubletsandon.co.uk/eat