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Chris creates ‘proper pub’ at the Roebuck
A RESTAURATEUR has taken on one of Mobberley’s best-known pubs, which has been shut for the past seven months.
Chris Hume, 56, opened his first restaurant in south Manchester 35 years ago, and used to own the French Brasserie on Water Lane in Wilmslow – plus four other restaurants – before selling them five years ago.
He now owns ‘Home’ in Little Bollington, and told the Guardian he couldn’t turn down the chance to own the Roebuck on Mill Lane.
“I first went to the Roebuck 20 years ago, and remember it was a place to go for a Sunday lunch,” he said.
“When I heard it was available I went to have a look, and thought I could do something for this place.
“The more I asked people they were eager for us to get something here.
“We’ve finished the refurbishment, and it is much cleaner and brighter. We’ve created a proper pub, as people used to say they saw it more as a restaurant, so we’ve made it a bar.
“We’ve opened the upstairs as a dining room as well.”
Chris described the food on offer as traditional ‘pub fayre’, and will be specialising in steak as well as offering game cooked on a purpose-built rotisserie.
Four ales will be on offer – all from Cheshire breweries, including Mobberley Fine Ales and Tatton Brewery – as well as a fine wine list.
Live music began on Friday, with plans to continue it if regulars enjoy what’s on offer, while music will also be played on Sundays during the day.