The Robert Peel Pub in Bury has reopened its doors today but not trading as a Wetherspoons.

The freehold of the building was bought last Thursday and in the week, the pub shut the new owners cleaned the place up and made some changes.

Area manager Reece Kilcoyne said: “We’ve kept 80 percent of the team; the front of house team and kitchen team are all the same.

“The only people not here anymore are management, but everyone was offered a role with us.”

Reece said: “We’re a small pub company based in Farnworth, Bolton and we’ve got some pubs in Bolton and now in Bury, we have 13 in total, and we’re owned by just two guys on their own and I’m the area manager.

“There’s no company name or face, all 13 are separate businesses that have different styles and different concepts, we have things from community locals all the way up to a hotel.

The Robert Peel Wetherspoon pub in Bury closes down

“They all have their own personality, there’s no set brand over the business as they’re all separate. As all 13 are so different we didn’t want to make a brand out of it, we want them to have their own identity.”

The style of the pub and the prices are the same.

The reaction was mixed at the reopening today. Some were very positive that it is no longer a Wetherspoons however some people were worried that prices would go up.

Reece stressed: “As we are multi-site, we can get stuff we need at the prices we need to fulfil that offer.”

In a statement, Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “On occasion, Wetherspoon does close some of its pubs and this is the case here.

“We fully understand that customers and staff will be disappointed with the decision, and we thank them for their loyalty over the years.

“There will be no staff redundancies as a result of the closure with all staff offered jobs at other Wetherspoon pubs.

“Wetherspoon will continue to operate The Art Picture House pub in Haymarket Street, Bury.”