Great Northern Inns is to grow its portfolio to 10 with the opening of The Refinery in West Bridgford.

The site is due to open at the end May at the former Signature Steakhouse on Melton Road.

For the project, the group is partnering with Antony Wilson, who is already a partner in one of its Copper Cafe venues and Tristan Hanmer who has been a member of the senior management for Copper for 10 years and will be general manager of the new site.

Co-owner Dave Willans said: “It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to open another site in West Bridgford and one we’re all looking forward to opening. It’s so rewarding that individuals we have employed for many years now have the opportunity to become partners in our new ventures and hopefully gives our younger generation of bar staff incentive and insight into how the company values our hardworking and long-serving team members”.

Great Northern Inns operates sites across Nottingham, including three Copper Café sites.