A new landmark is fast taking shape on one of Dunstable’s busiest roads, as work quickly progresses on the Market Cross pub restaurant.
Construction work began in the autumn on the new venue in Luton Road, at the junction with Boscombe Road.
And it is set to bring more than 40 new jobs to the town.
The new eaterie will specialise in carvery meals and will cater for 180 diners.
Based on a 0.4-acre site, it will also have a large car park with 63 spaces, a cycle park, a beer garden and a children’s play area.
The new Marston’s Inns and Taverns venue is expected to be completed in April.
Spokesman Pete Dalzell said: “We’re extremely excited about the Market Cross and hope when opened it will build a great reputation locally.”
The range of drinks on offer will include cask ales from across the country.
Meanwhile. work is continuing on the refurbishment of the former Winston Churchill pub in Church Street, which will become a glass-fronted Indian restaurant named Devdas.
The family running the business has a restaurant with the same name in St Albans.
The Dunstable eaterie will feature a bar and cater for functions. Owner Kacha Miah recently told the Gazette: “I think it will be one of the best restaurants in Dunstable.”
The site has come under much scrutiny in the years since the Winston Churchill ceased trading, with councillors branding the building an eyesore.
For more information visit www.marstonspubcompany.co.uk and www.devdasrestaurant.co.uk.