Manchester Gin Will Open A Bar In The Arches Under Manchester Central

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Manchester Gin Will Open A Bar In The Arches Under Manchester Central

Manchester Gin will open its first dedicated bar, complete with in-house distillery.

Manchester Gin started with a love story. Owners Seb and Jen met and fell in love over gin and a desire to open their own bar.


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Now, after three years distilling Manchester Gin, the duo is moving its distillery to Watson Street in Manchester City Centre and opening a bar, Three Little Words, in the adjoining Grade II* listed arches under Manchester Central.

The duo has lovingly restored the gorgeous arches, which have stood empty for more than a decade, and said the stunning red-brick architecture remains a defining feature of the arches. Only now they house something new. A place to spend an hour or an evening making memories over creative drinks and delicious food.

Guests will be able to sip the perfect cocktail under the watchful eye of Wonder Wend, Manchester Gin’s 1,000-litre copper in-house still, which will be the centrepiece of the bar. Better still, the distillery will be open to the public and guest will have the opportunity to take a tour of the distillery, make their own gin or just watch the distillers at work while they eat and drink.

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Seb and Jen said:

“Anyone who knows us knows how much we love a perfect cocktail. In Three Little Words, we’re bringing you a place to drink beautiful drinks, eat delicious food, and make memories in a gorgeous location.

“We want to celebrate Manchester’s gorgeous industrial heritage and architecture while bringing you something new and exciting. We invite you into the arches to enjoy a kitchen filled with fresh, bright, seasonal ingredients; a bar stocked with carefully selected spirits, wines and beers; and the Spirit of Manchester Distillery.”

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Thank you so much for your support so far! We open for our soft launch on the 6th September – you can join our newsletter to sign up for your invite at

Three Little Words will open on September 5. To celebrate, the bar will be hosting a one-week soft launch, during which guests will be able to enjoy food on the house, be the first to sample the exquisite cocktail menu, or just come for a nosy and a G&T. Click here to sign up 

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