A new manager has temporarily taken over one of the only village pubs in a part of Bromley Cross.

Dionne Blackshaw took over the Spread Eagle pub a few weeks ago, and says it is a “beautiful area” with fantastic people.

She was asked to take over the pub on a temporary basis by the pub management company Aspire Inns.

Dionne said: “It’s a really homely and cosy community pub, and it’s walking distance for everyone in the village.

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“Everyone in the village uses this pub as their local, where people come and meet their friends.

“It is the only pub round here.

“I really care about the place and the people.”

Dionne has been in the pub industry for 32 years and has run large number of pubs across Greater Manchester, including Jackson’s Boat in Sale, The Famous Crown in Didsbury, and more.

Dionne was running her first pub at just 16, and she says she has a bit of an "old fashion" approach to running pubs.

The Bolton News: The family-friendly pub has a regular pool and darts team, and also provides a selection of sports.

It boasts a large beer garden, which Dionne has recently cleaned and tidied up, as well as adding some lights and decorations.

Dionne added: “I love working with different people and I love running pubs.

“I love coming in and being able to transform places and clean them up.

“It looks even more lovely now.

“It can bring a different clientele in.”

The Bolton News: In the coming weeks the dog friendly pub will be putting on some more live music, and open mic nights.

Dionne is hoping that some new kitchen equipment can be installed so they can start serving food again.

Dionne says it is important that the pub remains at the heart of the community, because it is more than a pub to so many in the area.

This historic pub has stood on the site on Hough Lane for more than 100 years.

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