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Robinsons Re-Open Community Favourite


Robinsons Brewery have recently completed a full refurbishment of the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub, situated in Longnor, just outside of Buxton. The well-loved pub has now been given a new lease of life.


Externally, the front terrace has been refreshed with new planting and wooden furniture. Across the road, previously a car park, a newly formed external seating area has increased the outdoor seating capacity further. These welcoming outdoor spaces now provide an inviting setting for customers to relax and enjoy their favourite food and drink outdoors.

Stepping inside, the pub boasts four distinct areas which have all had full makeovers, each room displaying its own individual character. The colour palette, featuring muted reds, rich greens and browns, fit perfectly with its rustic countryside setting.

In the cooler months, guests can enjoy the warmth of a log-burning stove, with brand-new stoves installed in each of the four rooms, adding to the new cosy atmosphere of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese.

Unexpected discoveries were made by the building team during the refurbishment process, including a beautifully preserved stone floor, which has been cleaned and restored to its former glory. In the rear dining area, charming quarry tiles and natural stone walls were uncovered, contributing to the pub’s character and natural charm.

The newly built bar extends across two interconnected rooms, ‘the vault’ and the adjacent lounge room area, offering an extensive drinks range and increased bar seating. The food offering is set to be very popular here, with the kitchen space having also undergone a renovation. The result is an upgraded catering facility that can accommodate a wider and more diverse menu.


Robert Lester, Robinsons business partner and licensee of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese said: “The refurbishment from Robinsons has completely transformed the pub. Since re-opening last Thursday, trade has been crazy! It’s great to see the pub busy, the food offering is really popular amongst locals and I’m really proud to run such a hub for the community of Longnor.”

In addition to its aesthetic and functional improvements, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese hosts four newly refurbished bedrooms. With new beds, furniture, carpets and decorations, the en-suite bedrooms are now refreshed and offer a comfortable space for visitors who wish to extend their stay and experience the Derbyshire village’s charm.


As the only pub in the village, the re-opening of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is well anticipated by the community as it holds a special place in the hearts of many locals and visitors alike.


Nestled in the heart of the Peak District National Park, its appeal as a tourist destination is enhanced by its welcoming atmosphere, where muddy boots and dogs are very much embraced.

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