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Cloudwater Brewery To Take Over The Pilcrow Pub With An Incredible Beer Line-Up And Tons Of Bao Buns

Laura Rogan Laura Rogan - Editor of Secret Manchester

Cloudwater Brewery To Take Over The Pilcrow Pub With An Incredible Beer Line-Up And Tons Of Bao Buns

The Pilcrow is becoming Sadler’s Cat.

Following the sad news that Common&Co’s tenure at The Pilcrow site would be coming to an end after five years, Cloudwater Brew Co has announced that it’ll be taking the reigns, with a new concept called Sadler’s Cat.

Set to open as soon as July 30th, the brand new contemporary, community pub will feature a whole new look – with the Manc-born brewery investing in the refurbishment of the pub, which will provide capacity for 200 covers inside and out. Rejuvenated in collaboration with Standard Practice – the studio that helped to oversee the original construction of the site which was built by local volunteers – the refurb process will be holding public workshops as it develops, linking back to the pub’s community-orientated history.

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In true Cloudwater style, guests can expect an impressive array of beers behind the bar – as well as carefully curated natural wines and mixed drinks. If that wasn’t all, John Wallace of Wallace and Sons will be providing the street food-style menu, with a heavy focus on tasty bao buns and at least half of the dishes available boasting plant-based status.

Paul Jones, founder and managing director of Cloudwater, said: “The Pilcrow has been a much-loved feature of Manchester’s beer scene for a number of years and played a part in our own story too. So it’s exciting that things have come full circle and we’re picking up the mantle from our friends at Common&Co to ensure there continues to be a thriving community pub at the heart of the NOMA neighbourhood. Sadler’s Cat will bring the Cloudwater aesthetic to a city centre venue with wider scope than our existing tap rooms and we’re aiming to forge many more fond memories before the building finds another use within NOMA.”

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Stephen Bradley, director – investment management at Federated Hermes International, said: “The Pilcrow has been a key part of NOMA’s growth story. From its initial construction carried out by local volunteers to opening as a pub, the Pilcrow has helped bring the whole of Manchester into the neighbourhood and establish Sadler’s Yard as a social hub and destination in its own right.

“The Pilcrow has been such an important part of establishing NOMA as a destination and we are delighted that our agreement with Cloudwater means we can preserve the heritage of this wonderful venue under the new name of Sadler’s Cat.

“Cloudwater’s community focus makes them the perfect partner to carry on the Pilcrow’s legacy, and we believe they will be a great addition to the neighbourhood, which recently welcomed Deloitte and the Ministry of Justice as commercial occupiers.”

Sadler’s Cat will be open from Wednesday-Sunday every week, 4pm-10pm Wednesday-Thursday, 2pm-12pm Friday-Saturday and 12pm-8pm on Sundays.

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