We always welcome a new pub here in Manchester, and now we’ve had some more details on an imminent new arrival coming to Victoria train station. Victoria Tap will hopefully be opening in the old M&S Food space at the corner of Manchester Victoria station in the coming weeks, with sister pub Euston Tap sharing updates on social media.
If you’re already a fan of Piccadilly Tap at the other Manchester train station, you’ll love this railway and heritage themed watering hole, looking out over the trains and trams coming in and out of the city, complete with a ‘massive’ all weather beer garden… just what we need in this rainy city!
Victoria Tap has been years in the making, having originally been thought up and proposed even before we were in the chokehold of Covid lockdowns. The pub will take the space that previously housed M&S Food in Victoria station, with the beer garden overlooking the iconic Metrolink trams coming and going through the station just across the concourse corridor, so you’ll never forget where you are.
The pub is aiming to pay homage to the old and new of Manchester and its industrial culture, working with Manchester Locomotive Society to display photos of the old station, as well as creating replicas of cast iron signs harking back to the original station, and restoring and reworking old steel train tracks to use as the rear keg dispense.
What’s more, Euston Tap made the significant, and pretty witty, promise of ‘No more £7 pints at Vic station‘ on social media, so unlike perhaps some other watering holes in the area, you might actually get change from a tenner. The Tap will host both local and nationally brewed options, focusing on craft beers spanning the gamut of blondes to bitters, so you can bet there’ll be something new to try on each visit.
We’re awaiting a definite opening date for Victoria Tap, so keep your eyes peeled on their social media for more updates on the Manchester launch – and we’ll see you there!