JW Lees reopens The Pointing Dog pub in Cheadle Hulme
14th July 2023
JW Lees have reopened The Pointing Dog pub in Cheadle Hulme after acquiring the site from Marstons plc and a short closure with a £300,000 refurbishment.
JW Lees have reopened The Pointing Dog pub in Cheadle Hulme after acquiring the site from Marstons plc and a short closure with a £300,000 refurbishment. The pub is part of the JW Lees Inns & Hotels Division and will be run under direct management by JW Lees.
The pub offers an impressive bar lined up with JW Lees cask ales; Manchester Pale Ale and Bitter, lagers including local favourites Manchester Craft Lager and Original and Boilerhouse limited edition beers. The surrounding space provides sophisticated and comfortable drinking and dining areas for over 240 covers, through to the bright restaurant looking out onto a vast and stunning beer garden. The beautifully maintained garden can host up to 200 guests with a choice of seating areas with cover and heaters.
The new menus bring freshly prepared pub favourites as well as dishes perfectly tuned to the season and hand stretched pizzas, and the Sunday roasts now come with bottomless Yorkshire puddings and gravy.
William Lees-Jones of JW Lees said, ‘We are delighted to have purchased The Pointing Dog off Marston’s plc and to welcome new colleagues to the JW Lees Team. We were disappointed not to have bought it in 2017 when it was bought by Marston’s Revere Pub Company since we have always liked the site and are keen to grow our footprint in the North West, as we continue to build our 195-year old six generation family business. It’s the first pub that we have bought since Lockdown and ironically the last pub that we bought in 2019 was also from Marston’s plc which was The Red Lion in Withington, also in South Manchester, which has been a great addition to our managed estate, with its now-famous Wednesday night quiz hosted by BBC Radio Manchester’s Joe McGrath. We’ve closed off our year to 31 March 2023 and it’s been a record year with turnover up 16% at £87.5m. It’s good to be back in the habit of buying new pubs again and we look forward to buying some more pubs in the not too distant future.’