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The Famous Crown recently reopened its doors following a stunning £470k investment from independent pub operators Punch Pubs & Co with new Management Partner Dionne Blackshaw already playing a prominent role within the community, ensuring the pub is at its very heart.

Punch’s investment has transformed the pub back to its best, delivering an all-important classic pub back to the Didsbury high street. Internally the pub has received a luxurious refurbishment to inject an infectious ambience around its standout central bar area with ample Chesterfield-style booths and bench seating perfect for socialising and sipping a tasty tipple or two.

The new look has enhanced the visiting guests dining experience, together with the launch of a new menu featuring many delights and delicacies that can be devoured on any night of the week. From the quintessential British classics like a finely finished beef and ale pie to the showstopping and succulent Sunday Roast, that can be enjoyed in one of the pub’s new snug spots.

Management Partner Dionne has a rich history in pubs and is focused on building a strong reputation and reconnecting with the community. Beginning with a fabulous festive sing-along with food in aid of Didsbury Good Neighbours (DGN), who provide befriending opportunities and events for older members of the community. Speaking ahead of the event, she said, “It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to host the DGN choir at the pub and help to raise awareness of their great work. I can’t wait to bring everyone together, sing carols and share festive cheer across Didsbury high street.”

Senior Operations Manager at Punch Pubs & Co. Jannine Leadbetter commented, “We’re delighted to have been able to invest in providing the village with such a fabulous traditional pub. Dionne has amazing visions for its future and we can’t wait to support her in bringing it all to life in the community”.

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