The Leigh Central Team, Ian, Heather, Alan and Jasmin
For many years the old Leigh Hotel was a favourite local watering hole. Then the pub fell on hard times closing its doors a decade ago. Wellingtonians, Alan & Jasmin Macdonald decided it was time for a new life adventure buying the rundown facilty in early 2016.
Alan an engineer, and Jasmin experienced in hospitality, believed the site could be rejuvenated and turned into something really special that would bring more visitors and fresh opportunities to their new hometown.
They knew it would be a massive project, so were delighted when long-time friends Ian and Heather Johnson-Lee decided they were ready for a change from their teaching and IT jobs and joined them in the adventure.
Both couples now live locally in Leigh and you are bound to see one or all of them as part of the onsite team; building, housekeeping and in the Office/ Reception.
Check out the pics and unfolding story of how a derelict pub got a new lease of life on our Facebook page.
The Coastels Motel Accommocation opened for business in December 2016. After extensive planting and landscaping, a Short Stay Motorhome and Caravan Park opened in March 2017. Currently work is being done to complete the Reception area and smaller function area to be known as the Courtyard Room. Winter 2017 will see the large function room being developed. The final stage will be the creation of a Sunday Seafood and Harvest Market to be held on the property.