Situated in the heart of Hyde, The Cheshire Cheese pub has reopened after a £100k makeover. Says Ursula Higham, at 25 one of Robinsons’ youngest licensees, “The transformation within the ‘Cheese’ is outstanding. There’s not one customer that has come in that doesn’t absolutely love it.”
The community favourite boasts a fresh, up-to-date look inside and out with new signage, furniture and decoration throughout. Internally, the bar now has prominence as you enter the pub, proudly displaying world spirits and new wines alongside an extensive cask and draught beer range. Herringbone timber cladding has been applied to renovate the original retained bar with the area also exhibiting a new black-tiled back fitting contributing to the rustic finish.
Cosy fires in the pub’s brand new carpeted snug room provides the ideal space to lounge and enjoy a pint, while a large pull-down screen is primed and ready to show the ups and downs of the sporting seasons. At the back of the pub, you can find a lively pool room retaining the local community feel, offering classic pub games such as darts and dominos, and karaoke for those who enjoy a hearty sing-a-long after a few pints.
An eclectic mix of one-off pieces of furniture now add a splash of character to the Cheshire Cheese, along with black faux leather seating and black low-level panelling fixed all around the pub. Atmospheric lighting further adds to the ambience throughout, with a mixture of ribbed glass pendants and retro enamel fitted pendants decorating the premises. Feature screens have also been fitted between rooms with different glazing such as clear and ribbed glass, to form distinct areas in the largely open plan pub, so that customers can enjoy sports and entertainment while others can relax and unwind in a more comfortable setting.