Legendary Manchester brewery Cloudwater is planning to launch a new flagship venue in the city centre. Terms have been agreed on a 3,798 sq.ft ground floor space at Minshull House, a former Victorian shipping warehouse at Kampus, the neighbourhood being developed by Capital&Centric and HBD.
Cloudwater began brewing their first beers on Valentine’s Day in 2015 and have since created hundreds of beers and seasonal specials gaining a loyal following. In 2020, they brewed the equivalent of over a million pints.
Plans for the new venue include a communal beer hall, a 3°c cold store and a beer tap wall. There’ll also be a full kitchen serving local and seasonal food as well as flexible spaces for private hire and events. In good weather, visitors will also be able to make use of the outdoor seating in the Kampus garden as well as the new square on Chorlton Street.
The new Cloudwater beer hall is planning to open in the spring. It is the latest big name to set up at Kampus which is fast becoming a haven for some of Manchester’s most-loved independent businesses with the likes of General Store, Beeswing, Great North Pie and Pollen also signed up. Nell’s New York Pizza and Bar was the first to open in November 2021.
The Cloudwater team is keeping their cards close to their chest on the exact details of what’s in store for the Kampus site, but have revealed that it will be a relaxed, all-day hangout. It will be the perfect place to catch up with a spot of remote working or enjoy a casual lunch. In the evening it will morph into a go-to social spot for dining, drinking, parties and events.
"We're looking forward to joining the community at Kampus, which already includes a number of outstanding independent operators who are a major credit to our city,” says Paul Jones, co-founder of Cloudwater. “Manchester means so much to us - far more than simply acting as our home city, it provides us with inspiration, feeds our creative energy and informs our values. So we're proud to be able to open another venue in the city, especially one neighbouring Canal Street, which has long been a vital part of the city's nightlife."
Adam Higgins at Capital&Centric, added; “Cloudwater are a perfect fit for us. It’s amazing that they’ve chosen Kampus for their biggest venture yet and we can’t wait to see what they will deliver. Every neighbourhood needs a good boozer and we just know it’ll be one of the friendliest, most inviting places in the city to kick back and enjoy a beer in the garden.”
Cloudwater at Kampus will become the brewery’ biggest location to date, complementing their existing tap room in London and the Sadler’s Cat pub (formerly The Pilcrow at NOMA) and Unit 9 tap room in Manchester.
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