Robinsons pumps £1m into Macclesfield pub

By Nicholas Robinson

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Manager Glenn Farrell and wife Sam (front) pictured with team
Manager Glenn Farrell and wife Sam (front) pictured with team

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Brewer and pub operator Robinsons has announced the reopening of the Flower Pot in Macclesfield after ploughing £1m into the venue as part of a long-term plan to invest in its 250-strong stable.

The pub, built and opened after the outbreak of World War Two in 1939, was the last of six roadside inns to be erected in the 1930's arts and crafts style.

It took three months to carry out the refurbishment, but handing it back to the community, which was supposed to take place in March, was delayed due to lockdown.


However, the delay allowed additional time to ensure the pub was social distancing ready prior to reopening, giving the pub's team the chance to ensure none of its atmosphere would be lost due to additional hygiene measure.

Now open, the pub's track and trace system uses the business' Wi-Fi, while a one-way system, single use menus, table service and lots of sanitiser stations have also been put in place.

According to Robinsons, the pub has been busy since reopening, with customers making use of a large beer garden, which has been decked out with new tables and seating and takes in the pub's new landscaping and signage.


A solid oak bar, pendant lighting, snug area and pool room are also new features within the venue.

General manager Glenn Farrell, with wife Sam, will continue to run the pub. He said: "The transformation of the pub is amazing, and it gives the Flower Pot a new lease of life.

"We're proud that we've managed to maintain a great balance of the old with the new."

Pool room

He continued: "The community has always been at the heart of everything we do, so reopening the doors after such a long time away was a wonderful feeling."

Retail operations manager for Robinsons, John Robinson, said: "We are delighted to have now reopened the Flower Pot.

"After several difficult months for our industry and the country as a whole, we can't think of a better way to celebrate than providing a safe and secure space for friends and family to enjoy a catch up with great beer and great food."

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