Hydes Brewery to plough millions into pub estate

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

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Property development: Hydes reveals plans to invest in estate
Property development: Hydes reveals plans to invest in estate

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Salford-based brewer and pub retailer Hydes will invest a multi-million sum into its pub estate throughout 2024.

The family-owned business, which marked its 160th​ anniversary last year, will begin the investment programme with a revamp of its award-winning pub and boutique hotel, the Abel Heywood, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

Acquired by Hydes in 2015, the pub will close on 25 February for a full interior refurbishment including new booth seating, modernisation of Victorian-style décor, new external signage, lighting and a revitalisation of the bar areas.

Adam Mayers, managing director of Hydes, said: “The Abel Heywood is a key venue and kicks off a series of investments that will see us continuing to commit to the ongoing refurbishments of all pubs in our estate.

“This follows significant investment programmes for the previous two years, resulting in the revitalisation of multiple sites. the Abel Heywood, with its adjoined 15 room boutique hotel, is a firm favourite in the city’s Northern Quarter and this investment will enable it to build on the success and reputation it has established since we first acquired it nearly a decade ago.

Site revamp

Hydes is committing a £200,000 investment to the project and will re-open the characterful pub to customers on 9 March.

The on-site boutique hotel, which is popular with visitors to Manchester, has a 99% occupancy rate and will remain open throughout the renovations.

The investment forms part of a wider programme planned for other key Hydes sites, including the Boat House at Parkgate on the Wirral, the Nursery Inn at Heaton Norris, Stockport, and the Mount Inn at Chester.

Enhancing experiences

The investment total will also include smaller-scale refurbishments at a number of additional Hydes pubs.

Mayers added: “Starting with The Abel Heywood, our ongoing investment in the estate not only highlights the commitment to delivering exceptional customer experience, products and services but also underpins the integral role in the communities it serves.

“Investment in our pubs and our people is top priority at Hydes and this will continue throughout the coming year, strengthening our offering and enhancing the overall experience for all our customers and guests.” 

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