Popping up in Spinningfields every single winter without fail, the tipi at The Oast House has become an institution in itself… An annual highlight, one might say. Marking the beginning of the festive period, the beloved pop-up is a warming retreat from the Manchester rain – and this year, it’s back bigger and better.
Complete with three roaring fires, twinkling fairy lights and faux fur throws, a mouth-watering street food menu and limited-edition winter-warmer cocktails, the winter tipi is set to land in Spinningfields next month. The Oast House has revealed an artist’s impression of how its ‘Curious TeePee’ will look like this year in celebration of its 10-year anniversary – and we have a feeling it’s going to be a popular hideaway for Mancs during the colder months.
Reopening on Friday 7th October at 5pm, the tipi at The Oast House but has been completely reimagined for 2022 – boasting three tents joined together with a huge open hub, allowing guests to see into the main bar and soak up the party atmosphere. The Oast House’s snug retreat will also feature firepits and live music alongside winter cocktails, hot chocolate, mulled wine and tempting street food, just in time for the chilly weather.
Inside the new lodge guests can expect to dine on some seriously good grub from the venue’s new menu including Loaded Pies (yes, you read that right) filled with either Chicken Madras and topped with pilau mash, onion bhaji, mint raita, mango chutney and toasted almonds; Steak and Ale which comes topped with roast mushroom, roast tomato, onion ring and peppercorn sauce; or Pulled Pork and Apple, with wholegrain mustard mash, Hendersons gravy, piccalilli and a Bury black pudding scotch egg piled up on top.
Yorkshire Pudding Wraps will also be coming to the winter social hub, filled with a choice of chicken, beef or vegetarian meatballs with hot stuffing, triple cooked potatoes, roasted vegetables and home-made gravy. Another menu newcomer is the buffalo chicken macaroni cheese topped with crispy chicken fillets, tossed in Frank’s hot sauce and served with a blue cheese dressing. A selection of show-stopping seasonal cocktails and festive tipples will also be on offer to wash it all down with.
A huge launch party for The Curious TeePee will take place on Friday 7th October from 5pm to mark the opening of the space, with live musicians and DJs playing throughout the evening. It’s free to attend on a walk-in basis so we recommend getting there early for after-work celebrations to avoid queues.
The Oast House tipi will be open every day from 12noon until late throughout the winter and will continue hosting a roster of live musicians covering a range of genres from pop to rock to funk and soul. The heated venue is open for walk-ins, but you can also book a limited number of tables each day via The Oast House’s website and areas can be booked out for Christmas parties and gatherings.
Find The Curious TeePee at The Oast House, The Avenue Courtyard, Spinningfields, Crown Square, M3 3AY.