Girvan’s Roxy pub is set for a makeover

The Roxy pub in Girvan.
The Roxy pub in Girvan.

One of Girvan’s most famous pubs is set to be transformed over the next few weeks.

Work will begin on The Roxy pub in the town’s Bridge Street on 13th October as part of a transformation to improve the overall look and feel of the pub.

The pub is set to be renamed Flynn’s Boatyard due to its beer garden overlooking the harbour as well as Flynn being the latest addition to the Houston family, as the owners nephew.

The Houston Family and owners Punch Taverns are putting in a significant cash injection to improve the decor and facilities of the pub which will also create new jobs.

A spokesperson for the Houston family, Mark Houston, said: “We as a family were keen to give something to the local town and surrounding areas.

“We wanted to give the people a place to go and this new pub will bring increased excitement to the town as well as some very positive changes.

“We have decided to invest in the local people by giving them a decent pub and also by boosting the local economy through the creation of jobs. “I’m sure that they will be very excited by the changes we are making and the plans that we have.”

The full refurbishment will see improvement across the entire interior, including; a new bar, an improved conservatory, a stylish beer garden and several new television screens to show live sport.

The newly named Flynn’s Boatyard will now also offer food seven days a week and as part of the investment, it will feature weekly entertainment such as quiz nights, poker nights and a karaoke night.

Punch Tavern’s New Business Development Manager, Iain Thomson, added: “Flynn’s Boatyard is part of the investments we are making in pubs across the UK and I am sure it will be one of the area’s leading outlets.

“I am really excited to work alongside the Houston family and I know that the local community will really appreciate what is being done here at Flynn’s Boatyard.”

Mark Houston added: “We are hoping to open around mid-November and the opening night entertainment will be a surprise, so that should be a good welcome party for the local people,”

“We’ve had massive interest following our social media launch and we have gone way above expectations on bookings.

“We know that this pub will be a real people’s pub set at the heart of the small community.”

You can also keep up to date on the progress of the newly named Flynn’s Boatyard by liking their page on Facebook.