A REFURBISHED Kidderminster pub will welcome in a new era with a big opening party this week.

The Boars Head, in Worcester Street, is under new management who have unveiled plans to expand the live music and entertainment at the club and boost the town’s scene.

It will be run by husband and wife team Daniel and Sammie Hunt, along with her father Rob Wilson, and they are hosting an opening day party on Friday (January 12) to celebrate.

The night will be headlined by popular Worcester band Delray Rockets with music also being performed at various times earlier in the afternoon by Daniel and singer King Rich.

Marston’s Brewery has invested around £60,000 to revamp the premises and people will be able to sample the new look during the party.

Daniel, who will be entertainment manager at the venue, said: “The Boars Head is a pub and a live music venue and we are looking to enhance that.

“Previously, it was a punk and ska music venue but we are opening it out to bands from other genres too.

“We will also be looking to host open mic nights, quiz nights and even karaoke to offer more of a variety on the entertainment side of things.

“I will also be looking for original bands to get in touch with us soon as we will be hosting a ‘battle of the bands’ contest here in March.”

The father-of-three added that Mr Wilson previously ran the Corn Exchange, while his wife formerly ran the Stourport Workman’s Club.

He said: “This is very much a family business and Sammie and my father-in-law have great experience running pubs. We are excited to be here.”