The iconic Manchester pub, The Deansgate, has officially reopened to the public following a significant investment which restored the venue to its former glory and features a few new touches. Having closed its doors back in March 2020 during the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the site remained closed until being acquired earlier this year.
The historic pub occupies a prominent position at the end of Deansgate next to the Hilton Hotel and Deansgate Locks and a three-month refurbishment project has now been completed. The venue’s existing two floors and roof top terrace have undergone a complete refit and refurb, with the addition of a third floor and additional terrace space, which will provide a bookable drinking and dining space for the city’s bar lovers to enjoy.
The Deansgate started life in the city in the 19th Century and was well-known for its traditional pub offering. In a nod to the history of the pub, the refurbishment has been careful to retain some of its original features including the stained-glass windows, external frontage, ceilings, and woodwork whilst also giving the venue a modern, on-trend feel.
New features include green décor and solid wood flooring and bar areas, which create a proper pub feel and the introduction of booth style seating on all floors. The ground floor also includes a feature bar area in a half moon shape, made from solid wood in the venue’s signature green colour, with bespoke brass fonts and a glass back bar.
What’s more the refurbishment will also see the return of The Deansgate’s much-loved festoon lighting, which had previously adorned the venue for decades – helping bring a little sparkle back to Deansgate. The exterior of The Deansgate, still retains the venue’s traditional look, with the restoration of the front door signage, new planters and a new look hanging pub sign, giving it a subtle lift.
As well as a whole new look, guests will also be able to enjoy a new food menu which features a mix of pub classics as well as sharing plates and platters. Traditional dishes include Steak and Ale Pie and Beer Battered Cod and Chips, as well as classic Sunday Roasts, with a range of meat options or Nut Roast Wellington, served with all the trimmings.
The menu also offers a range of small plates including Karaage Chicken, Crispy Squid and Beyond Meat Burger Sliders to name a few. Guests can get their hands on these at three for £15 or five for £26. The Deansgate’s drinks menu offers a range of 12 premium beers on tap, including regional favourite the Fuzzy Hazy Pale Ale from Manchester’s number one rated beer company, Cloud Water.
To accommodate the city’s sports fans, the venue boasts seven TV screens showing live sports on BT and Sky on every floor, including a bookable private screening space on both the ground and third floor, perfect for private viewings. All of which, make it a great spot for the upcoming winter football tournament, with table bookings now being taken for every match.
Find The Deansgate at 321 Deansgate, M3 4LQ.