WHO WE ARE
A Kro is a Danish village pub. Obviously Manchester isn’t a Danish village but we hope our bar will have the same qualities and comforts of a KRO; good food, good beer and a warm welcome.
The Ruby family, who run KRO, come from Jutland on the west coast of Denmark. The head of the family, Borge, trained to be a chef and during his national service was the chef for the King of Denmark, on the Royal Yacht. He then came over to work in the London Hilton as bar manager, which was followed by a time managing the Danish Food Centre, formally on Cross Street, Manchester.
The Danish Food Centre was the first place that served real coffee in Manchester. They had the largest cold buffet table outside of Scandinavia, and they boasted a cafeteria, a bar, a retail shop, a first class restaurant as well as a take away service.
Mark Ruby, Borge’s son, also trained to be a chef and worked in the Royal Hotel, Copenhagen and on the QE2 before establishing KRO in 1999.
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