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‘boundary planting’ to help protect the privacy of neighbouring homes.

Marston’s will begin recruiting for the new jobs this week, offering positions from senior staff, including head chef and kitchen manager to bar staff.

The new jobs will be a mix of full and part-time.

Earlier suggestions that the revamped building would be known as The New Flag have been denied.

The business, once known as The Chequered Flag, will continue to be known as The Flag.

The planned reopening of the pub has been welcomed by Garstang Chamber of Trade.

Spokesman Mr Damian Carr described it as “a brilliant tonic” for the town.

The pub has had several revamps and re-launches over the past two decades.

It has been closed since May 2008, after efforts to run it as a carvery failed.

Since it closed, it has started to look increasingly forlorn and has been criticised as becoming an eyesore at one of the main gateways to Garstang.