Just months after being named one of the best cocktails bars in the UK, Schofield’s Bar has announced a luxurious new venture – this time, taking over an underground bank vault below the grand Stock Exchange Hotel. Owned by Gary Neville, the hotel is one of the city’s most opulent – not only housing a number of luxury rooms and suites, but the acclaimed Bull & Bear restaurant, too, run by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge.
Set to open this summer, Schofield’s will be bringing a whole new experience to the hotel, whipping up their sensational cocktails under the name Sterling downstairs in the hotel’s former bank vault.
Joe Schofield said: “We have been planning this new concept for a long time and now it’s nearing completion. Stock Exchange Hotel is a particularly meaningful venue for us as our mother used to work at the Stock Exchange.
“Our grandmother also learnt to swim in the old pool at the basement in our original Schofield’s Bar location. As we continue to evolve our operations in Manchester, it’s warming to have a connection to the past, as that very much reflects our approach to our offering.”
Gary Neville added: “From the moment I walked into Schofield’s Bar some 8 or 9 months ago and met Joe and Daniel I felt like I was walking into an international quality destination but with a local feel and an understanding of the spirit of Manchester. We spoke about how we had grown up in Bury and the times we had there!
“I genuinely can’t wait now for Sterling to open in Stock Exchange Hotel and develop this partnership with the Schofield brothers.”
The Schofield’s bar is well-loved for its art deco vibe, where guests can enjoy perfectly crafted classic cocktails while kicking back with friends or with a book.