Following substantial investment, Robinsons are preparing to reopen a Macclesfield favourite this week.
Formally known as the Boar Hound, The Silk Trader will reopen its doors on Friday 19th September with a brand new look that takes inspiration from the local area’s industrial past.
Robinsons’ design team, hot off the heels of several high profile developments throughout the year, closed the Brook Street pub in May and have worked around the clock to transform the inside of the loved community hotspot.
Speaking on behalf of the design team, Neil Robinson-Stanier, Director of Robinsons Brewery said: “The pub itself had a very dated look when we first arrived. Any trace of the 1980’s interior has now vanished and in its place is a pub that embraces the ethos of the town’s historical silk industry.”
Upon entry, customers will be greeted by large open plan areas, decorated in a palette of heritage greens and greys. The rear lounge has been transformed into a striking seating area featuring a reclaimed cable reel table with unique bobbin pendant lighting above creating an immediate focal point.
The bar counter has been redesigned and rebuilt, a customer facing back fitment forged out of galvanized metal represents the perfect backdrop for wines, craft beers and the new premium spirit range. Boasting four new hand-pulls the rotating selection of Robinsons’ cask ales includes an exclusive brew to mark the opening – Bobbin Ale.
Throughout the pub, patrons will notice throwbacks to Macclesfield’s storied past with historical reclaimed bric-a-brac including historical trade adverts, vintage sewing machines and an installation of 100’s of old silk thread bobbins.
To the rear of the pub, the partially covered courtyard has been restored to its former glory.
With hand painted murals adorning the Cheshire brick walls and the creation of new seating areas, The Silk Trader is sure to become the perfect haunt whatever the weather.
The arrival of a brand new commercial kitchen also marks the first time that The Silk Trader will be able to serve freshly prepared food. Local Macclesfield pies, provided by the award-winning Treacle Town Pie Company, will take a prominent place on the new menu, which focuses on a selection of traditional British cuisine with a street food twist.
Susan Forbes, Business Development Manager for Robinsons said: “The Silk Trader is the continuation of Robinsons’ commitment to Macclesfield and marks the third high profile refurbishment that the Brewery has carried out locally during last twelve months. We are committed to the area and know that our pubs offer the very best to customers old and new. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back.”