Hydes reopens one of oldest pubs after £400k makeover

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The Jolly Thresher: Hydes reopens one of oldest pubs in estate after refurb
The Jolly Thresher: Hydes reopens one of oldest pubs in estate after refurb

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Manchester-based Hydes Brewery has relaunched one of the oldest pubs in its estate, the Jolly Thresher in Lymm, Cheshire, following an extensive £400,000 refurbishment.

The transformation of the premium pub, part of the Hydes estate for 111 years, includes structural reconfiguration of storage facilities and relocation of toilets to create more open space in the dining area.

A full interior modernisation including new furniture and fixtures has been undertaken at the pub which is sympathetic to its existing features. What’s more, outside, a complete refresh of the external signage enhances visibility and improvements has been made to the decking area, offering an improved al fresco dining experience.

Perfect summer spot

Hydes Brewery managing director Adam Mayers said: “The Jolly Thresher is one of our older establishments having been in the Hydes estate since 1911. It’s great to see it open again with an inviting and cosy brand new look and feel, just in time for summer.”

He believed the outside dining offering was particularly pleasant and welcoming with the gardens, formerly a bowling green, offering the “perfect spot” for a memorable family meal.

“As a much-loved premium dining pub, we’re confident that customers old and new are going to enjoy this newly refurbished destination venue in picturesque Lymm,” he added.

Multi-million investment

Sister pub the Wheatsheaf, just 200 yards from the Jolly Thresher, also recently unveiled a £150,000 new look. These latest refurbishment form an ongoing multi-million investment programme in the brewer’s estate across the next two years.

Joshua Watson, who joined Hydes in 2020 before becoming general manager of the Jolly Thresher in December 2021, is currently building a new kitchen and bar team in line with the new directional vision for the pub.

Mayers concluded: “Providing our customers with a first-class experience is front and centre on our list of objectives, and with premium dining destination venues such as the Jolly Thresher, we’re confident they’ll want to return again and again.”

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