It's all change for several Didsbury pubs this month.
Paul and Paula have been running The Didsbury for 7 years. One of, if not the best known pub in Didsbury. Sadly today (8th May 2011) is their last day at the helm, and from tomorrow new faces will be in charge. If you'd like to show your appreciation for what has been a great pub and restaurant over the last 7 years you can do so in the comments of this post. Paul has assured us that even though they are moving on to The Axe and Cleaver in Altrincham, we will be hearing more from him soon!
The Gateway in East Didsbury is being transformed into a Wetherspoons. Owners of The Milson Rhodes (previously The Pitcher and Piano) in the centre of Didsbury are now set to open a second location in East Didsbury. The Gateway which was previously owned by the
Joseph Holt's Hydes brewery has been around for decades and seems to have plodded along nicely in part thanks to the additional business the new Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre has brought it.
Loch Fyne who took over The Old Cock and turned it into a fish restaurant are throwing in the towel at their Didsbury Green location and have announced that from June The Old Cock (Ye Olde Cock Inn) will be reopened and keeping it's original and well known name. It will be repositioned back into the Didsbury Dozen and I'm sure many people will welcome another pub at that end of Didsbury.
So there you go. Lots going on. What do you reckon to that?