A former Pitcher and Piano area manager has secured his first pub. Stephen Boyd, who was most recently general manager of London operator Antic’s East Dulwich Tavern in East Dulwich, has taken an Enterprise Inns lease of the Alma in Crystal Palace. Davis Coffer Lyons handled the assignment from Bombay Micks, a family-run business that had run the pub since 2007. Boyd was an area manager for 11 Pitcher and Pianos before moving to Antic. He also previously managed the Hyatt in Colorado. The Alma is set to re-open on 24 November following an internal and external refurbishment, with the middle floor transformed into a function room and a permanent barbecue added outside. Boyd said: “Our food offering will be the best of British and European styles with an emphasis on quality, ethically and locally sourced produce at great value.”