Alderley Edge pub, The Drum and Monkey, has reopened after a seven-week refurbishment by Robinsons Brewery, and licensees, Carl Entwistle and Simon Kalton. The total investment in the renovation totalled £300k.
The pub now boasts a brand-new extension which can accommodate over 45 extra customers in cosy areas and new green velour and oak seating, looking out onto the surrounding greenery. Improving customer flow and pub trade, the expansion gives customers easier access to the patio and large beer garden.
The toilets have further benefited from a full refurbishment, with the addition of dark grey wall tiles, black hexagon floor tiles combined with matching skirting and natural timber doors. The toilets also incorporate new universally accessible facilities.
Externally, there is new lighting scheme and the access road to the car park has been re-surfaced for customer convenience and supplier deliveries to the Alderley Edge pub.
Nicci Winsor (pictured below), General Manager at the Drum and Monkey, commented:
I’m excited to be a part of the new Drum and Monkey, and look forward to meeting all our guests, although I have already seen some familiar faces who visited my previous pub, The Ship at Styal!”
Wayne Roach, Business Development Manager at Robinsons Brewery, said:
The vision of the job was to keep it simple, and build on the pub’s relaxed charm and character. It was important to retain the quality pub feel with real fires, traditional ambiance and atmosphere. Making it comfortable for drinkers and diners alike and growing the local trade.”
Previously known as the Moss Rose, The Drum and Monkey was purchased by Robinsons in 1949. According to the brewery, the Alderley Edge pub was in need of a makeover in order to develop the trading opportunity and give customers a more modernised venue to relax and dine in.