A PUB has reopened with a name harking back to its heyday when Victorian railway workers would flock there for a pint after work.
After many months of standing derelict and empty, The Wolverton Arms in West at Crewe has been relaunched with a traditional new look.
It dates back almost 150 years when rail-waymen transferred from Wolverton with their families and most settled in that part of Crewe.
It became nicknamed The Monkey, some say because one landlord kept a chimpanzee, and others because Crewe men felt the Wolverton newcomers took better paid jobs and pinched work 'like a load of monkeys'.
It took on the name officially in the 1990s but one landlord after another failed to make a go of the business.
New owner, Mainland Taverns has installed Staffordshire man Tony Harrison at the helm after a major refurbishment of the premises inside and out.
Mr Harrison, 47, who previously ran the Jovial Forresters in Hanley, said: 'The pub has had something of a chequered history but we are doing well so far.
'It's in a great location, with lots of shops and housing estates around as well as Crewe Works which brings in a great deal of trade as it has down the decades.
'It has been kitted out in traditional style with an open fire and wood and stone floors. We have CCTV inside and out, covering the beer garden.'
Names are now being taken to relaunch the Wolverton darts and dominoes teams. To join, call in to see the landlord or barman Ste Whelan.
Do you know why it's nicknamed The Monkey?
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