Yes makes a change for a spokesman to talk to someone. I know the Red Bear at Sherburn, had Chris Hearn talk to somebody about that refurbishment a year or two back. It always seemed a very old fashioned style pub and could do with a refurbishment.Or just a big makeover.
This project has been ongoing for years, had permission and then just not done anything with it. So I shall have to see how it looks on my next visit.