IT may be small but it is perfectly formed and down at the Dysarts Arms new landlady Amy Barnie is determined to show size is not everything.There is definitely nothing little about the portions available on a new menu introduced by Amy since taking over at the Huddersfield Road hostelry on October 21.
Regulars have already toasted her arrival with the Dysarts’ excellent ales and acclaimed Guinness.
But the former manager at both the Royal George and Clarence in Greenfield is keen to spread word of a pub straddling the Mossley-Saddleworth border.
That starts with a warm welcome seven days a week from 12noon until late and good food and extensive menu, is served Monday to Sunday from 12 noon until 9pm.
Starters, including halloumi fries and spicy fried chicken, range from £4.25 to £5.95. Main courses, supplemented by wide-ranging side dishes, are available largely for under £10.
There are also hot and cold sandwich options, a kids’ menu plus Sunday roast with beef, lamb or gammon.
There will be a festive menu (two courses £12.95, three courses £14.95) available at the start of next month running through until the end of December.
Supplementing its food and drink with twice weekly quizzes, Sky and BT Sports plus the introduction of possible folk nights, the Robinsons owned pub offers plenty of reasons to pay a visit.
And Amy is determined to offer stability to a pub that has seen a number of personnel changes in the past six months.
So, when her former boss Jason Worthington recently left the Dysarts after a short tenure, she stepped in.
“I managed the Clarence for Jason and worked for him at the Royal George,” explained Amy.
“When he said he was leaving the Dysarts I thought I would go for it and run it myself.
“I also managed the Kings Arms at Grains Bar so I have plenty of experience in the pub trade,” said Amy.
“The Dysarts has got a lot of potential. It is only small but it does alright.
“We have a good set of locals and I just want to let more people know about us.”
Supported by partner James Strong and chefs Chris Johnson and David Spencer, both formerly of the Royal George, Amy is excited about the future.
She said: “The brewery has already changed the look of the pub on the outside with new signage and we are hoping, if everything goes well, for an interior refurb in about 18 months.
“I am really excited by the opportunity to run my own pub after all this time.
“Hopefully, customers, old and new, will come and support us.”