The real ‘Earl of Derby’ has written a letter to a Bury pub that has renamed itself after the noble gent with historic links to the town, following a £150,000 makeover.

The Mayor of Bury and his consort launched the ‘Earl of Derby’ pub (previously known as Molloys) on Silver Street, and received the letter at the launch last Friday 10th March. Popular local band ‘The Call Out’ were the first to play under the pub’s new title, and Robinson’s brewery were on hand to talk all things real ale.

The ‘Earl of Derby’ is a nod to the pub’s renowned status as ‘Bury’s local pub’, rooting its namesake in the traditions and history of the town.

The Earl’s letter is now being reproduced in large scale to take pride of place in the pub which has been enhanced with hi-tech sports viewing facilities; an expanded real ale range; daily food offers including man vs food challenge; and great space for hosting local live bands.

Manager of four years Callum Gaffney said: “We’ve kept all the reasons we’re loved but made the whole place look a lot better, giving customers a day to night offer.”

Sport will continue to play a major part in the pub with bookable booths, big screen, and six hi-tech HD screens: the perfect home for sport enthusiasts with 5-dish Saturday Sharers and table service during big games.

From the reopening, breakfast will be served from 10am. Kids menu has been added and fourteen dishes offer choice and value in the 2-4-1 meals at £7.99 range. There’s a different offer every day and all day offers such as Burger andamp; a Pint at £4.99.

The drinks range has been extended not only with five cask ales on rotation at any time, but with the 2-4-1 all day every day cocktails, extended soft drinks and wine.

“Bury is a great town, especially since the regeneration. We’ve got students, the market, Bury football club, families, shoppers and a great weekend night out – we’re offering something for every element of the community,” added Callum.

The pub has also added a reason to visit every day of the week including Monday quiz night; Wednesday Battle of the Buskers; Friday bands and the Great British pub must have, the traditional Sunday lunch.

Three additional team members have also been recruited.

14-16 silver Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0EX, 0161 7637572

Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-11.30pm; Fri 10am-1pm; Sun 12am-12pm