• Schofield brothers to open new bar concept at Stock Exchange Hotel

Schofield brothers to open new bar concept at Stock Exchange Hotel

3 May 2022 by Deanna Thomas

Following the success of Schofield’s Bar and Atomeca at Deansgate Square, Joe and Daniel Schofield, together with leading wine expert James Brandwood, are to open a new venue at Manchester’s Stock Exchange Hotel.

Sterling, an exciting new cocktail bar, will take over the lower ground floor previously known as ‘The Vault’ and is set to open in the Summer. 

The team have unrivalled experience from across the globe winning International Bartender of the Year and working in some of the world’s most applauded bars, including Little Red Door, The American Bar at the Savoy, Singapore’s Tippling Club and Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney.

Image (L-R) – James Brandwood, Joe Schofield, Paola Mariotti and Daniel Schofield

They will be joined by Paola Mariotti as general manager, who has spent years working at some of the world’s most renowned five-star hotels including The American Bar at the Savoy and The Blue Bar at The Berkeley in London. 

“We have been planning this new concept for a long time and now it’s nearing completion,” says Joe Schofield. 

The Stock Exchange Hotel is a particularly meaningful venue for the Schofield brothers. “Our mother used to work at the Stock Exchange,” explains Joe.  “Our grandmother also learnt to swim in the old pool at the basement in our original location.  As we continue to evolve our operations in Manchester, it’s warming to have a connection to the past, as that very much reflects our approach to our offering.”

The partnership came about after the owner of Stock Exchange Hotel, ex-United player Gary Neville visited Schofield’s bar on Little Quay Street. “From the moment I walked into Schofield’s bar some eight or nine months ago and met Joe and Daniel I felt like I was walking into an international quality destination but with a local feel and an understanding of the spirit of Manchester,” he said.  “We spoke about how we had grown up in Bury and the times we had there!  I genuinely can’t wait now for Sterlin to open in Stock Exchange Hotel and develop this partnership with the Schofield brothers.”  

Schofield's Bar

Sterling will be housed in the 2,400 sq ft space on the lower ground floor and will have a capacity of just over 100 covers. It will be open five days a week. It will offer the classic cocktails that people have come to expect from this talented team along with a stellar wine list curated by James that fittingly reflects the history and glamour of this stunning building.

There will also be a bar snack menu developed by Lush by Tom Kerridge, the two-Michelin starred chef responsible for the Bull & Bear restaurant located in the former trading floor.

Jacqui Griffiths, General Manager of Stock Exchange Hotel added: “We are really looking forward to bringing Sterling to Stock Exchange Hotel. Joe, Daniel and James have a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry which will add to the current offering with three world-class brands housed under one roof.”

Sterling at Stock Exchange Hotel Manchester is set to open in the Summer of 2022.