A PORT Seton pub is getting new management and a whole new look as it undergoes a £425,000 refurbishment.

The Wemyss Hotel on Links Road, owned by Heineken’s Star Pubs and Bars, is to reopen later this summer with a new name, The Seaglass Inn, and new operators, mother-and-daughter team Christine O’Brien and Sarah Couch.

Christine grew up in Prestonpans and runs The New Plough Inn, with her father Tam O’Brien, in Tranent.

She said: “I love this part of the world so it’s fantastic to have a second pub here.

“Having spoken to friends in Port Seton, they are crying out for a place they can eat out in the village and one that welcomes families.

“We want to bring a taste of Edinburgh to the village, so that people can enjoy good food and drink in lovely surroundings on their doorstep without the need to travel.

“We’re aiming to cater for the whole community and for all occasions, whether it’s a morning coffee, a pub lunch, a celebration dinner or evening drinks.

“I’ve run hospitality businesses with my parents and it’s exciting to carry on the family tradition and start a new venture with my daughter. Working with Sarah will also enable me to be front of house at both The New Plough and The Seaglass.”

The exterior and interior of the building is now being renovated, with new signage, lighting and outside planting, and the pub’s garden is getting a makeover with new furniture, decking and festoon lighting.

There will also be a change in menu, with fresh and locally sourced food making its way into the newly installed kitchen.

Brian Davidson, Star Pubs and Bars operations director for Scotland, said: “With so many new homes being built on the A1 corridor, there’s a shortage of great pubs that serve food.

“We’re delighted to be joining forces with Christine and Sarah to broaden the appeal of The Wemyss Hotel.

“We’ll be working flat out to get The Seaglass open so that people can use the garden over the summer.”