Roby 1844, a new terrace bar and restaurant with waterside seating, opened in Manchester last week underneath The Holiday Inn on Aytoun Street. The bar will also provide a handy stop for canal barges, with passengers able to moor and disembark for a drink in the sun.
Roby 1844 was named after the original Victorian Roby School building next door to the hotel. Situated on two levels along the canalside, Roby 1844 is a relaxing place to spend an hour or two, with festoon lighting and an outdoor bar. Live music will be a feature in the summer months. Initially, no pre-bookings are required, with walk-ins welcome.
Open daily from 12pm – 11pm, Roby 1844 will serve up a street food menu, including a selection of burgers, sandwiches, platters and a vegan menu including vegan dirty fries, corn ribs and pulled jackfruit baps. To see the full menu, click here.
The drinks menu includes a range of beers, spirits, wine and cocktails, featuring local suppliers Seven Bro7hers, Manchester Gin and Three Rivers Gin.
Steve Julian, Manager at The Holiday Inn, said; “We’ve got such a great space by the water and wanted to create a standalone destination, perfect for after work drinks, weekend socialising and get togethers. People are welcome to head down for a drink, a bite to eat or both – at the moment, no booking is necessary. It’s a great place to sit and watch the world go by, and enjoy spending time with people, especially after being apart for so long.”
Roby 1844, Holiday Inn, 25 Aytoun Street, Manchester, M1 3AE
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