About the Owners
David Mooney, co-owner and Chef Patron at The New Moon Pub Company has a glilttering CV including an apprecticeship with Raymond Blanc and a stint as Commis Chef to Marco Pierre White! Previously Chef Patron of the Belle Epoque in Knutsford David is recognisable as a media star, with many appearances on television on radio under his belt. Notably, he was the resident chef on the region's Granada Tonight programme and made over 200 appearances, as well as hosting the 'Food Hunter' in which he travelled throughout the North West cooking up a culinary storm in various locations using locally sourced produce.
Paul Newman is a veteran front-of-house marketeer and operator with over 25 years' experience in the hospitality, fine dining and wine industries. A former Regional Brand Manager for Absolut Vodka UK, Paul was a founder member and shareholder in successful concern Living Ventures Ltd, renowned for setting up The Living Room restaurants and bars, Gusto Restaurants and The Blackhouse Grills. In 2007 Paul opened his own restaurant and cocktail bar, Residence in Nantwich and due to his sustained accomplishments, in 2009 he was named as one of the most influential people in the UK hospitality industry at the Theme Magazine awards.
At a time when Britain's pubs are closing at a rate of around two-per day, setting up a new concepts and persuading clientele to venture out of their usual social haunts isn't an easy task. Experience, a shared vision and an exciting marketing plan have all contributed to the first year success of The Lord Binning; the first location for The New Moon Pub Company, established by restaurant stalwarts, Paul Newman and David Mooney.
Business partners and experienced restaurateurs Paul and David have courted success throughout their respective careers. In August 2011, they teamed up to launch a venue to rival the highest quality eateries in Cheshire and across the UK; The Lord Binning Pub and Kitchen at Kelsall.
Paul and David have known each other for a number of years and held a mutual admiration for each others' businesses and work ethics. When David happened across a large vacant restaurant and public house in the picturesque village of Kelsall, Cheshire, he knew it could provide the business challenge he was looking for and he immediately got in contact with friend Paul.
Experience, a shared vision and an exciting marketing plan have all contributed to the success of their current venues, The Lord Binning in Kelsall, the Old Sessions House in Knutsford and The Hanging Gate in Weaverham, with The Montgomery in Eastham due to open next month!