THE Drum and Monkey on the outskirts of Alderley Edge has reopened following a seven-week, £300,000 investment from family brewers Robinsons Brewery and licensees Carl Entwistle and Simon Kalton.

Nicci Winsor, general manager, said: “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.”

Formally known as the Moss Rose, The Drum and Monkey was purchased by Robinsons in 1949, and boasts a new extension which can accommodate over 45 extra customers.

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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.”

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The toilets have benefited from a full refurbishment, and 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.

The Drum and Monkey is open all day, every day, from 11am until late.

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