Revamped pub reopens and celebrates town’s silk past
A NEW pub which celebrates the town’s industrial past has opened its doors.
The Silk Trader, on Brook Street, is the new name for the well-loved community hotspot formally known as the Boar Hound.
The pub underwent an expensive refurbishment in May, ripping away its 1980s interior and replacing it with a silk-themed decor.
There is a new open plan layout and lounge featuring a reclaimed cable reel table with bobbin pendant lighting.
The bar counter has been redesigned and rebuilt and boasts four new hand-pulls to serve an exclusive brew to mark the opening – Bobbin Ale.
Throughout the pub, patrons will notice throwbacks to Macclesfield’s past with historical reclaimed bric-a-brac including historical trade adverts and vintage sewing machines.
One eye-catching part of the pub is an installation of hundreds of old silk thread bobbins.
The covered courtyard has been restored to its former glory, with hand painted murals adorning the brick walls.
The pub will also now serve food for the first time, including pies from Treacle Town Pie Company.
Neil Robinson-Stanier, director of Robinsons Brewery, which owns the pub, said: “The pub itself had a very dated look when we first arrived.
“Any trace of the 1980’s interior has now vanished and in its place is a pub that embraces the ethos of the town’s historical silk industry.”
Susan Forbes, business development manager for Robinsons, said: “The Silk Trader is the continuation of Robinsons’ commitment to Macclesfield and marks the third high profile refurbishment that the brewery has carried out locally during last 12 months. We know that our pubs offer the very best to customers old and new.”
●● The Silk Trader pub
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