Pub launches ale and pizza de­liv­ery ser­vice

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS - STU­ART GREER

AFORMER pub is look­ing for a slice of the fast food mar­ket – by of­fer­ing to de­liver pizza and beer to your front door.

Junc­tion Leisure has started of­fer­ing the un­usual ser­vice at the for­mer Ox-fford Pub on Ox­ford Road, Mac­cles­field, which now known as 73 and Pizza.

The name comes from the num­ber of craft beers it has avail­able for de­liv­ery, some of which orig­i­nate from as far afield as Hawaii, Mex­ico, Bel­gium, Poland and the USA.

The seven-day ser­vice launched last month in part­ner­ship with Just Eat, the on­line food or­der­ing web­site and app.

Lu­cie Hooper, man­ager, said it has been well re­ceived.

She said: “It is un­usual for a pub to have this style of op­er­a­tion, but the ini­tial re­ac­tion has been ter­rific.”

The de­liv­ery ser­vice cov­ers Mac­cles­field and Bolling­ton.

Sean Brad­bury from Junc­tion Leisure said the com­pany’s pur­chase of the Ox-fford is part of its work to pre­vent pubs end­ing up as houses.

He said: “You ei­ther let smaller com­mu­nity pubs fall into long term de­cline or take some risk, rein­vent them and still cher­ish the ex­ist­ing pub go­ers who en­joy their lo­cal as a meet­ing place.”

‘It’s un­usual but the ini­tial re­ac­tion has been ter­rific’

The for­mer Ox-fford pub is now of­fer­ing a beer and pizza de­liv­ery ser­vice

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