New Moon opening 5th venue in 3 years in Manchester

Operator New Moon Pub Company has announced that it will be launching its fifth site in three years. The firm will be opening its first venue in Manchester, known as 'Beef & Pudding', in March.

The business was founded in 2012 by north-west chef David Mooney and former Living Ventures director Paul Newman and has since opened four sites across the region: The Lord Binning in Cheshire, Old Sessions House in Knutsford, The Hanging Gate Inn in Weaverham and The Montgomery in Wirral.

The new site will be in the formerly-known The Crown on Booth Street, near St Peter's Square, with a prime focus on locally-sourced foods and ales. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of ales, cocktails and wines, while a full refurbishment of the interior will install a modern state-of-the-art kitchen. The site's name comes from the famous caricature of the Peterloo Massacre by George Cruikshank, when a soldier said: “Give them no quarter, they want to take our beef and pudding from us." It is hoped that between 20 and 30 hospitality jobs will be created for the venue's launch.

Paul Newman said: “Manchester is a thriving city, where quality is recognised and expected. We’re excited to bring our brand of dining experience to the area and we know it will meet the strict criteria for excellence demanded by city diners.”

David Mooney, who has spent over two decades working in the kitchen of Belle Epoque in Knutsford, added that this is a project close to his heart, as he was born at St Mary's Hospital, which is situated very close by. Mr mooney elaborated that the restaurant will be using high-quality goods and locally-sourced produce in order to promote local businesses.

Beef & Pudding will open in Manchester this March.

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