A LANDMARK Runcorn pub has been given a £150,000 makeover.

Licensees Phil Frankland, aged 52, and his 42-year-old wife, Debbie, aged 42, say regulars love the new look Red Admiral in Boston Avenue.

Phil said: “It’s good news for the local community, especially when so many pubs are closing down.

“We employ a team of 10.

“We serve food at affordable prices and we have a local meat man who comes to our car park on Saturday mornings.

“The pensioners love it because it saves them having to get buses and struggle home with their shopping.”

Phil was a taxi driver when he met, Debbie, a waitress, in The Elephant pub in Woolton village.

They have worked together since then in pubs and restaurants.

Their 18-year-old son, Philip, works in the bar, and their 16-year-old twin daughters, Amy and Ashley, have just completed a college course.

Amy, a keen singer, auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in Manchester after coming second in Halton’s Got Talent.