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David Mooney, Co-owner The New Moon Pub company Limited

At a time when Britain's pubs are closing at a rate of around two-per day, setting up a new concept 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 success of The Lord Binning; the first location for The New Moon Pub Company, established by restaurant stalwarts, Paul Newman and David Mooney and the subsequent success of the Old Sessions House and The Hanging Gate which were opened in the second half of 2012. In June this year their fourth venture The Montgomery in Eastham Village opened and they have plans for a fifth venue in the New Year.

David Mooney, co-owner and Chef Patron at The New Moon Pub Company has an impressive CV including an apprenticeship with Raymond Blanc and a stint as Commis Chef to Marco Pierre White.

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