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Bridgwood Best produced in memory of Gerry
A POPULAR pub in the centre of Goostrey has reopened and paid tribute to its former landlord by naming an ale after him.
A new team at The Crown in Goostrey, led by Chris Jennings, opened its doors again on Friday to locals after a two-week refurbishment.
Chris has worked for the past 11 years at the Church House in Bollington, and with assistant manager, Emma Small, will be pulling out all the stops to put The Crown back on the map as the hub of the village.
The pair take over from former Stoke City footballer Gerry Bridgwood, who died in March after running the pub for 20 years.
In honour of Gerry, Chris and volunteers have been in collaboration with local brewers to produce an ale unique to The Crown, which they have named ‘Bridgwood Best.’ Chris said: “Emma and I are really looking forward to being part of The Crown’s future, and to welcoming our locals and visitors from further afield.
“We want to create a place for everyone here at Goostrey – it’s a lovely tight-knit community and is full of fabulous characters we really want to look after.
“This place used to have a great reputation for its food and hospitality – this is what we do best, and we hope we can build on whatever good that has been achieved at The Crown in the past.”
Chris and Emma have already signed up to their Goosfest commitment, with Harvey Andrews performing on Tuesday, October 9, and are looking forward to other opportunities where they can really get involved.