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Re: The Spring Gardens
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2018, 10:05:25 PM »
I would say don't jump to conclusions without knowing the full story.   There could be allsorts of reasons for selling.  Perhaps they need the money for other investment for example.  Maybe they aren't able to commit enough time to make it reach its potential. Or maybe the owners just want to reduce their workload a little.

People sell businesses for all sorts of reasons.

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« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2018, 06:36:37 PM »
I suspect the Northumberland Arms reopening has been the last straw. It was never very busy but recent times I have been past/ in it has been really quiet. It seems to provoke some real hostility in some Compstall residents I know though I'm not sure why. I know in the early days there were some moans on this forum but other than some inconsistent beer standards in the Foolhardy offerings I've had no complaints

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« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2018, 06:09:51 PM »
I assume this means it's not worked out for Fool Hardy Ales at the Spring Gardens.

A real shame, have enjoyed our visits there, the beer has been great, wish it was closer to Marple town centre!

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-63771637.html
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« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2017, 05:40:26 PM »
Been to the Spring Gardens several times since it reopened last year and have really enjoyed the beer.

Got around to eating in there for the first time at lunchtime today with Mrs Admin, the food was excellent and the service was very good too.
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« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2016, 03:46:33 PM »
I received a flyer through the door the other day, which I've been happy to upload and reproduce below (I should probably add that I don't have any connection to The Spring Gardens, just an appreciation of their fine ales).




"Beer Emporium & Eatery" - For goodness sake - it's a pub serving food.
Don't look for the light at the end of the tunnel -  stomp along there and turn the bl**dy thing on yourself!

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Re: The Spring Gardens
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2016, 07:32:13 PM »
I received a flyer through the door the other day, which I've been happy to upload and reproduce below (I should probably add that I don't have any connection to The Spring Gardens, just an appreciation of their fine ales).





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« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2016, 06:43:05 PM »
Oh, and I meant to add, my very nice pint cost only £2.90!   :D :D

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« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2016, 05:50:03 PM »
Mrs barndoor and I called in the other evening as well.

We were mightily impressed with the revamped Spring Gardens, and although we'd previously heard a comment that the lighting was 'too bright', it wasn't as intrusive as I'd been led to believe it would be. That said, a dimmer switch at the front might help to create a more cosy atmosphere. The staff were very friendly: as soon as I walked in I was offered a 'taster', which is always a nice touch - a sort of 'try before you buy' - and as expected, the beer was high quality. My drinking partner (not Mrs bd) was raving about how good his beer was, so we were both in agreement there. Mrs bd was impressed by the range of wines that were available: she was able to choose from a selection that was more interesting than 'just Chardonnay' (which she has found to be the case in several of the local pubs).

I was struck by the number of people I recognised who are (were?) regulars in The Norfolk Arms. It will be interesting to see how The Norfolk deals with the challenge presented by the new kid on the block.

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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2016, 10:15:46 AM »
Popped in to the Springers yesterday for a pint while waiting to pick up a takeaway.  I think it's the first time I've set foot in that pub for about ten years.   

Anyway, what a surprise!  A major makeover, for a start, and a very different contemporary feel, with stripped floors and good lighting, and plenty of space.  Just as well, because it was very busy, and the person who served me said it's been like that ever since they opened.

A big selection of cask and keg beers, from breweries you've never heard of, plus so-called craft beers (not sure what they are), and plenty of exotic ales  from foreign  parts. Didn't try the food, and couldn't see a menu, but plenty of people seemed to be eating it.

In short, definitely worth a visit.  And although it's early days, and yes it was Saturday evening, and the novelty may wear off, but the level of business suggests that it is still possible to run a 'normal' (as opposed to micro) pub in Marple.   :)

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Re: The Spring Gardens
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2016, 11:37:56 AM »
Slightly odd food hours; Wednesday and Sunday only, but I'm sure they know what they are doing.

They do know @Condate, it's my typo, should be Wednesday to Saturday and Sunday! Corrected now  ::)
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Re: The Spring Gardens
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2016, 10:12:29 AM »
Pleased to have some updated information from Fool Hardy Ales for the Spring Gardens page in the Pub Guide:

http://www.marple-uk.com/pubguide/springers.htm

Interesting. Slightly odd food hours; Wednesday and Sunday only, but I'm sure they know what they are doing. I normally visit pubs for a meal and have a drink while I'm there, but I know that for a great many people it's the beer that's the main attraction and why not? I'll probably try it on a Sunday afternoon, as I am at work on Wednesdays.

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Re: The Spring Gardens
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2016, 07:01:45 AM »
Pleased to have some updated information from Fool Hardy Ales for the Spring Gardens page in the Pub Guide:

http://www.marple-uk.com/pubguide/springers.htm
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Re: The Spring Gardens
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2016, 06:34:54 PM »
Opening has been delayed until next Wednesday 16th March from 12 noon.
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Re: The Spring Gardens
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2016, 07:00:48 AM »
According to Fool Hardy Ales on Twitter the official opening is Wednesday 9th March.
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« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2016, 06:01:10 AM »
I've changed the title of this thread to The Spring Gardens as that's now much more relevant than Tennessee Jacks.

On Twitter they say that they've brewed the first new ale for the launch of the pub Rude Vagablond 4.2%.

When I last asked they expected to open late February but that could be slipping I guess.

Here's a picture of the new bar:

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