29 November 2019

The Drum and Monkey on the outskirts of Alderley Edge, has been refurbished after a £300k investment from Stockport brewery, Robinsons Brewery and licensees Carl Entwistle and Simon Kalton. Following a seven-week project the new-look pub has now reopened.

Nicci Winsor, 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.”

Previously known as the Moss Rose, The Drum and Monkey was purchased by Stockport brewery, Robinsons, in 1949, situated in the leafy village of Alderley Edge. The 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.

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 greenery. Improving customer flow and pub trade, the expansion gives customers easier access to the patio and large beer garden.

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 ambience and atmosphere. Making it comfortable for drinkers and diners alike and growing the local trade.”

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 carpark has been re-surfaced for customer convenience and supplier deliveries.