• The Deansgate Pub is to reopen after Greene King Pub Group takeover and refurbishment

The Deansgate Pub is to reopen after Greene King Pub Group takeover and refurbishment

12 October 2022 by Deanna Thomas

Popular city centre pub The Deansgate, is due to reopen later this month following a significant investment which will restore the venue to its former glory.

The historic pub started life in the 19th Century and occupies a prominent position at the end of Deansgate next to the Hilton Hotel and Deansgate Locks. It suddenly shut its doors back in March 2020 during the COVID lockdown and the site has remained closed until it was acquired by the Greene King Pub group earlier this year.

A three-month refurbishment project is currently underway, designed by leisure and hospitality specialists, Inventive Design Associates Limited.

The venue’s existing two floors and roof top terrace will undergo a complete refit with

the addition of a third floor and another terrace, providing a bookable drinking and dining space. The ongoing renovation will ensure the new look pub retains traditional features including the original stained glass windows, external frontage, ceilings, and woodwork.

New additions include a feature bar and bespoke brass fonts on the ground floor, built-in seating booths for social dining occasions and not one but two outdoor terraces.

Once opened, the new look pub will create 50 new jobs in the region, with recruitment currently underway for front of house and kitchen staff.

The Deansgate and was well-known for its traditional pub offering and easily recognisable for its twinkling lights which have festooned the exterior of the venue for more than a decade. The new owners have promised that the lights will be back.

Jonathon Evans, General Manager at The Deansgate, said, “The Deansgate is well-known and well-loved by the people of Manchester and we are looking forward to opening its doors once more and welcoming customers old and new.

“The new-look pub will pay homage to some of the venue’s original features and we also have some exciting new additions which we’re looking forward to unveiling.”

Further details on the new look pub will be announced over the coming weeks and information on The Deansgate can be found HERE.