THE new team behind Ye Olde No 3, near Lymm, are urging people to give the pub another try after it reopened its doors.

Tenants Mark Anderson and Julie Hall have teamed up with managers Eunice and Paul Ogden to run the Lymm Road pub.

Ye Olde No 3, which is owned by Enterprise Inns, closed in January.

Mark and Julie got the keys about six weeks ago and started pulling pints at the beginning of July.

"It’s had a bad past and went downhill but if you look at the recent Tripadvisor reviews we’ve managed to turn it around," said Mark.

"The food is home cooked and all the staff are friendly and welcoming so it’s a fresh start.

"I know Ye Olde No 3 really well because I used to live in Altrincham. It brings back a lot of memories as I’ve had a lot of good times there.

"The pub is fantastic because of where it is on the canalside. It’s an olde worlde pub and we don’t have many of them left."

A £225,000 refurbishment project is also expected to start in October.

This will include bi-folding doors on the back wall, a decking area, new furniture and flooring, fencing and a new paint job inside and out.

Mark added: "We'll be keeping it in character but bringing it a bit more up-to-date.

"We’re going for traditional so that will be food and real ales. But it will also be family friendly and dog friendly. We want everyone to be welcome.

"Everything is homemade and the main dish is Ye Olde No 3 mixed grill which is absolutely massive."

Other signature dishes include sausage and mash, pies, curry and chilli.

Mark also runs a pub called the Garden Gate in Hunslet in Leeds.

"We find pubs that we think shouldn’t be shut and reopen them. We want to kick the trend," he said.

"We want to make Ye Olde No 3 the hub of the community. That’s what we do with our pubs.

"At the Garden Gate we’ve just got the most improved pub of the year award from the Leeds branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale)."

Ye Olde No 3 is also hosting a family fun day for Help For Heroes on Saturday, August 29, from noon. There is also live music every other Friday and karaoke on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Mark added: "Forget the bad experiences you’ve had before.

"Come in and have a look, try it out and we’ll prove to you a pub can be turned around."