August was a good month for the furniture salesmen of Chorlton with no fewer than three bars in the area undergoing makeovers. The first was Oddest on Wilbraham Road which has had new fixed seating installed outside, the floor stripped, a lick of fresh paint and some reworking of the internal oddities. Old favourites like the Turkish lamp collection and cassette tape wall remain, but there are new touches including new lighting including bare lampshade frames above the bar. New furniture inside has given a bit more space.
Next to see the decorators was the Marble Beer House which has been repainted throughout, had the bar reworked to include installation of a second display fridge allowing them to increase their range of bottled beers, much needed refurbishment of the bathrooms and new furniture installed. Perhaps the biggest change is the large table which used to dominate the front section of the pub has gone to be replaced by a number of smaller tables & chairs which give a lot more flexibility for smaller groups.
The final entry in the triumvirate was Electrik which has replaced all of it's internal furniture. A series of fixed booths with seating for four have been installed down the left hand side and rear of the bar with the "school canteen" tables and chairs which made up the rest of the seating having been replaced with rectangular high tables and stools. Unfortunately, the refurbishment did not extend to the toilets which continue to let this otherwise well kept bar down.