The Hayhurst Arms Welcomes Its First Landlord


It was the birth of baby Noah that finally prompted Chris Beswick and his wife Louise to make the decision to move from managing the hugely successful Wharf in Manchester’s Castlefield, to seek out the green fields and village life of Bostock Green, becoming the first manager and landlord of Bostock Green’s new pub and restaurant, The Hayhurst Arms.

Chris will have his hands on the pumps at the village’s new hostelry, which over the past few months of renovation has evolved from the former Bostock Green Social Club, after Tatton Estate Management granted a 50-year lease to Brunning and Price to convert it into one of their bespoke and characterful country pubs.

The Beswick family will be moving to Bostock Green in December, to prepare the pub and restaurant for opening its doors on 5th February 2015.

“For us as a family it was not just about managing a pub”, explained Chris, “it was about gaining a quality family life and very much being part of the village.

“The fact that Tilly Tots Nursery had a place for Noah was a Godsend”, he continued, “Noah loves the company of other children and it’s perfect that it’s located just over the road from the pub.

“I have already met some of the people of Bostock Green and they’ve been really welcoming. I’m very much looking forward to becoming an active member of the community, and can’t wait for the end of a busy pub evening when I can come out from behind the bar and enjoy a nightcap with the locals.”

Brunning and Price place food as their number one selling feature and are very proud of the quality of the food they serve. Chris says he will be listening to the needs of his customers, and ensuring that their local menus are balanced with something to offer everyone, whether a quick sandwich lunch, or a fine dining experience.

“But it is still a local pub where you can pop in for a pint”, Chris said, “not just a restaurant. There will be swings and a tractor in the children’s play area, and dogs allowed in the bar, so somewhere for all the family to enjoy time together.

“I want people to come back time and again and feel welcome in The Hayhurst Arm’s comfortable surroundings whether in wellies, or in a shirt and tie. It’s designed to be a traditional pub after all!”

James McCain, Property Manager at the Tatton Estate said: “On behalf of everyone at TEM I like to welcome Chris and his family to Bostock Green and hope that they settle in quickly to the country way of life and that Noah enjoys Tilly Tots!

“It has been a pleasure to work with Brunning & Price on this fantastic project which we are sure will see The Hayhurst Arms become the heart and soul of the village.

All of the TEM team are really excited and can’t wait to meet Chris and his family and to see the finished project when it opens on the 5th February.”

This article featured in the Northwich Guardian and Middlewich Guardian on Thursday 11 December 2014.