LOCAL MP Jonathan Reynolds was invited to see how a community-focused pub in Hyde has been transformed after a £250,000 refurb.
The Crown and Cushion, on Victoria Street in Newton, has had a significant cash injection from the Craft Union Pub Company.
It now has a new bar, a lick of fresh paint to brighten up the place and a revamped beer garden which has new seating, with TVs both inside and outside so customers can watch all of their favourite sports.
Operator Dawn Whittaker and Regional Manager Shelley Matier showed the Labour MP, who is also Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, around the pub.
Among the topics of discussion were the history and transformation of the pub, its involvement and activity within the local community, as well as the local issues it faces which the MP offered his support towards.
Mr Reynolds took time to pull a pint and show his hand with a game of darts.
“The transformation looks wonderful and has really brought the community together,” he said. “It is clear that The Crown and Cushion is a real local favourite, and it has been lovely to chat to customers and find out what makes this pub such a beloved venue. I look forward to returning soon!”
Dawn said she enjoyed meeting the MP and giving him a tour of the newly-refurbished pub.
“He took a keen interest in our new offerings and expressed his thanks for the way the business engages with the local community,” she said. “We look forward to seeing him again soon.”