The Pilcrow – a pub built by hand in the NOMA neighbourhood in Manchester –
has appointed All Our Yesterdays as its operators.
All Our Yesterdays comes as a new partnership between owner of successful
local bars Common and Port Street Beer House, Jonathan Heyes, and cofounder
of Cloudwater Brew Co, Paul Jones.
Heyes and Jones will team up to run The Pilcrow Pub, a community project which
has been built throughout 2016 with the help of local volunteers in a series of
workshops across the city.
The pub sits in Sadler’s Yard, the city’s newest square at the heart of the NOMA
neighbourhood. Due to open in September, The Pilcrow will run a schedule of
regular events under the leadership of All Our Yesterdays.
The Pilcrow will offer a rotating list of seasonal beers from Cloudwater Brew Co,
alongside which the pub will also be serving up a tailor-made beer, brewed in a
barrel assembled by volunteers at the White Rose Cooperage in Yorkshire.
The interior of the pub has been built during a series of weekly masterclasses
since January that aim to teach skills often overlooked in modern society,
connecting the local community with the space. From basket weaving to beer
pump handle making, locals from Manchester have been learning traditional skills
to build every element of the city’s newest public house.
Ben Young at The Pilcrow said:
“It’s been a long run up to this and this is a significant moment for everyone
involved in The Pilcrow. We’ve worked closely with Jonny and Paul on everything
from the design of the bar to the beers on tap and the pub is going forward in the
safest hands imaginable.”
Jonathan Heyes, co-founder at All Our Yesterdays said:
“We’ve followed the development of The Pilcrow since planning was granted last
year, and it’s an exciting opportunity for us to start our new venture somewhere
with such a unique story.”
David Pringle, director of NOMA at The Co-op said:
“As the site of Manchester’s first ever steam mill it’s a fitting extension of NOMA’s
industrial heritage to create a pub built entirely by local hands, and we believe a
genuinely new, people-focused way of creating a community.”
All Our Yesterdays are an exciting new partnership that have proven knowledge
of both the Manchester bar and pub scene and craft brewing so locals can expect
exciting things from such a unique opportunity.