The Mount Inn, Chester

Hydes Brewery has relaunched popular Chester pub The Mount Inn in Boughton, with a new look following a full exterior and interior refurbishment.

Timed to be completed in time for the forthcoming summer of sport including the Euros and the Paris Olympics, the refurbishment of the popular local pub, acquired by Hydes in 2016, includes an extensive exterior redecoration to feature a tiered multi-level beer garden with new decking and a terrace overlooking the River Dee, complete with new garden furniture, benches, planters and garden features. The exterior makeover has more than doubled the previous capacity of the outside seating area.

Inside has seen a redecoration, completely new furniture, installation of state of the art TV screens including an 80” television plus toilets relocated to allow for a more spacious seating area which has increased the interior capacity of the pub by at least 30.

A refresh of the pub’s front exterior has also been carried out, further enhancing the establishment’s appeal.


Manager of The Mount Inn, James Gornall, who has over 20 years experience in the hospitality sector, has a full programme of live music and pub entertainment lined up now the refurbishment is complete including live music every Saturday and for the first time, barbecues during the summer.

Commented James: “I’ve been running The Mount Inn for around 16 months and I just love it. I love it even more now that Hydes delivered such a high quality refurbishment that has truly revitalised it. Many of the regular customers have been looking forward to the refurb and they’re over the moon with the new look and feel. The improvements are already paying off and we’re pulling in more and more customers every week. With our fantastic beer garden and terrace, I can’t wait for the weather to pick up so everyone can make the most of our hospitality and the surroundings.”

This latest refurbishment project forms part of an ongoing multi-million investment programme across the Hydes’ estate over the next few years. Hydes committed over £10m to refurbishments of pubs across its estate over the past two years and it plans to add to that investment throughout the remainder of 2024.

Managing director of Hydes Brewery, Adam Mayers said: “The Mount Inn is a friendly, local pub, rich with character and typical of a Hydes pub of today. It’s a great pub to relax and enjoy a memorable pint whilst enjoying the views of the River Dee or Welsh mountains, or alternatively watching a match or listening to live music. The reopening has been timed to coincide before the busy summer season kicks in so customers can enjoy both the weather and some of the big sporting events taking place.

“We’re delighted to see The Mount Inn revitalised with an inviting new look and feel, but still retaining its distinct sense of heritage, which is important to us and all of our customers. Offering the best in fine ales, world lagers, great wines and a warm welcome combined with weekly live entertainment and all the live sporting action, there’s even more reasons to visit The Mount Inn now.

“Hydes remains fully committed to all of the pubs across its estate and this refurb is the latest in our ongoing programme of planned redesigns and refurbishments. Providing our customers with a quality, memorable experience is a key consideration and we know they won’t be disappointed.”

Hydes, with its brewery in Media City, Salford, was formed in 1863 and supplies beers to wholesalers, pub companies and other brewers throughout the UK and a pub retailing estate of nearly 50 pubs across the North West of England and North Wales.