A KNUTSFORD brewery will have a ‘crowning’ prescence in Manchester this week after once again teaming up with a Canute Place-based pub company.

Tatton Brewery product ‘Crowning Glory’ will be on offer at the new gastropub ‘Beef and Pudding’, when Paul Newman and Dave Mooney open it up in Manchester on Friday, April 4.

The new beer – specially produced for Knutsford Royal May Day’s 150th celebrations – will be on sale and Gregg Sawyer, owner of Tatton Brewery, told the Guardian it was not the firms first appearance in Manchester but was pleased to be tieing in again with the New Moon Pub Company.

“It’s good to be associated with Dave and Paul and it reflects well on both firms that we’ve got two Knutsford firms preparing for and launching in Manchester,” Gregg said.

Dave Mooney told the Guardian: “Our new place used to be called the Crown so we thought it would tie in quite nicely.

“The new place is very urban and very different for us.

“We wanted to stick with Tatton and not lose everything Cheshire just because we are going in to Manchester.”

And there was even more reason to celebrate for the New Moon Pub company pair ahead of their Manchester debut when they were both named in the top 50 influential people in the north at the Northern Restaurant and Bar event held at Manchester Central in March.

“It was Paul’s third year in the top 50 and my second,” Dave added.

“Like I said last year, it’s from your peers so it’s quite nice and it’s not like it’s another award, it’s a proper big deal. It was the best NRB attended ever.”