Celtic Lodge under new ownership
Celtic Lodge in Cimla, Neath, has been acquired by serial entrepreneur Caren Jones with a £500,000 investment.
The bar, restaurant and function venue, which has been derelict and empty since 2013, was acquired with support from Barclays, creating 11 jobs.
Jones said: "The building was in very bad condition and we had to carry out extensive refurbishment with a great bunch of local tradesmen and the whole team who turned the building around in 77 days.
"I already have another restaurant in Cimla [T Bones] together with a bed and breakfast, Battlefield Live and the Cimla Equestrian Centre but I have always wanted to acquire this building, so when Celtic Lodge came up for sale, I felt the price and the potential offered a genuine business opportunity."
Barclays business manager John Curtis said that the business was already exceeding projections, with the function room in "great demand".