The Deansgate pub to reopen next month following an extensive refurbishment

Having closed its doors back in March 2020 during the COVID lockdown, the site remained closed until being acquired earlier this year.

By Emma Davidson | 18 October 2022

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Iconic Manchester pub, The Deansgate is due to reopen next month following a significant investment which will restore the venue to its former glory. 

The historic pub occupies a prominent position at the end of Deansgate next to the Hilton Hotel and Deansgate Locks, and 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 additional terrace space providing a bookable drinking and dining area.

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 started life in the city in the 19th Century and was well-known for its traditional pub offering.

The ongoing renovation will ensure the new look pub retains some of the venue’s more traditional features, including the original stained glass windows, external frontage, ceilings, and woodwork with plans to re-install the well-known outdoor lighting. 

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. 

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.”