A NEW pub in Penrith is becoming the talk of the town having welcomed over 1,000 people within its first week of opening. 

The Loose Moose, formerly The General Wolfe Inn, in Little Dockeray, opened for punters on November 21 after a successful trial run for a private party. 

Stuart Adam, operations manager, said the first week has been 'absolutely chaotic' with the venue being packed 'wall to wall'. 

"The thing with Penrith, locals will see you once and if it is not perfect they won't see you again - so we had to make sure everything was a-okay.

"So far, people absolutely love it. The ratings have been really good online," he said. 

For new owners, Bettina Bush and Jason Elliott, this is their first venture into the pub game. 

The pub's unique features, such as a pulpit from a church for the DJ and pews contribute to a distinctive charm, only added to with the addition of a flashing dancefloor and brand-new pool table. 

"We're just trying to get the right aesthetic and go for something a bit different, whilst finding our own specialty. 

"We even brought a mixologist up from Birmingham. We've seen a gap in the market in terms of offering cocktails whilst offering a classic pub aesthetic. 

"I don't think we're stepping on any toes in Penrith because we're unique in that way," Stuart said. 

Management is also looking to offer a unique dining experience with a build-your-own style finger food menu in the not-to-distant future. 

The pub's beverage selection includes popular choices like Amstel, Fosters, Birra Moretti, Beavertown Neck Oil, Fosters, and cider. 

The Loose Moose is also on the lookout for bar staff to get in touch and join the team. 

The pub is open to all, seven days a week 12 till 11 pm throughout the week, and to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.