New Islington's NEW Waterside Natural Wine Bar & Shop from Higher Ground

Flawd Wines will be arriving in Ancoats in September...

By Manchester's Finest | 26 July 2021

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From the team behind Higher Ground, Flawd will focus on natural, low intervention wines and local beer. It will open in a permanent location in the burgeoning New Islington neighbourhood in September 2021.

With a spotlight on small-scale wine producers, Flawd will have a constantly changing wine list encouraging curiosity and enabling discovery. The aim is to make natural wine approachable to anyone and everyone and to centre the attention on bottles to share with friends.

Set in Manchester’s New Islington neighbourhood, Flawd is the ideal destination for an after work drink, an aperitivo before dinner, or a few drinks before a night out in surrounding neighbourhoods Ancoats or the Northern Quarter.

Flawd will have both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as functioning as a take-away bottle shop, making it the perfect addition to Manchester’s already booming natural wine scene.

Flawd will serve small plates of British cheese as well as charcuterie and ferments from the award-winning Curing Rebels based in Brighton.

The wine bar is the first permanent location from the team behind Higher Ground and Joseph Otway, former Head Chef at Stockport’s Where The Light Gets In.

Joseph said; “We really just want to open a neighbourhood wine bar for the growing New Islington community; to create a space for people to drink great wine, relax and have fun.”

Before September, Flawd will be taking over at New Islington staple Pollen every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening with their ‘Summer Wine Bar’ – featuring plenty of bread, cheese, charcuterie and, of course – natural wines.

There’ll be food, wine and weekly live DJ sessions starting from NOW – so for a taste of what’s the come in September – head on down.


Flawd’s wine bar and bottle shop will be open from Wednesday through Sunday:

Wine bar hours:
Wed / Thurs / Sun: 5pm-11pm
Fri / Sat: 5pm-11:30pm

Bottle shop hours:
Wed / Thurs / Sun: 12pm-11pm
Fri / Sat: 12pm-11:30pm

More Info

Flawd Wine, Unit 3, Mansion House, Marina Promenade, New Islington, M4 6JL