The dilapidated Ancoats pub Edinburgh Castle is being restored to its former glory

New to Cutting Room Square this Autumn - Edinburgh Castle from the people behind Cottonopolis

One of Manchester’s favourite cocktail spots, Cottonopolis, has recently announced that they are taking tenancy in the historic Edinburgh Castle pub which forms an anchor position in the rapidly developing Cutting Room Square Ancoats.

Dating back to 1811, the Edinburgh Castle Public House and the Cutting Room above, which would have been used for cutting cloth patterns produced in the nearby mills, will have its original features retained and restored to breath new life into the scheme.

The Cutting Room on the upper floor, which would have been used for cutting cloth patterns produced in the nearby mills, will be transformed into a 52 cover restaurant with an open kitchen offering home-cooked dishes using regional suppliers.

The Cottonopolis team promises to bring an ‘authentic local pub’ back to the nineteenth-century building and the area which is steeped in Manchester history when it opens in Autumn 2019.

The pub downstairs on the ground floor will be a ‘traditional pub’ serving up an authentic pub feel and a decent pint.  The concept and design will be revealed in the coming weeks – so watch this space!

With one of the most prolific bar operators in Manchester running the 3,400 sqft pub, this will add further kudos to the increasing popularity of Ancoats, the city’s new place to be.

The pub is planned to open in Autumn 2019. For more information visit www.cottonsquare.co.uk. 

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