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Pub Awards: Best Managed finalist - Abel Heywood, Manchester


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Pub Awards: Best Managed finalist - Abel Heywood, Manchester

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Trade is booming at Hydes Brewery’s Abel Heywood in Manchester’s lively Northern Quarter.

The classy pub, designed to mirror both a traditional London pub and pay tribute to the building’s rich history, boasts an excellent range of beers and gins, and has contemporary accommodation, which is often at 100% occupancy.

The venue provides outstanding food throughout the day, from gourmet breakfasts to a mix of pub classics and dishes worthy of a fine-dining restaurant.

The pub’s unique branding is evident throughout and features on menus and promotions, such as a beer passport used to encourage customers to benefit from the wide range of interesting beers.

The pub seems to have an expert employee in every field; be it beer, gin, cocktails or coffee, they share expertise with each other and take ownership of the pub to offer an undeniably welcoming, friendly environment.


Staff are valued and in control of the venue, and are trained thoroughly, providing genuine career opportunities.

The rustic décor is a nod to the building’s history as a Victorian warehouse, and although the venue has only recently become a pub, it screams history and
class throughout.

A majestic, open building with high ceilings and grand staircases, it is complemented by a cosy separate dining area with bar, which is used for events and wedding receptions.

The Abel Heywood is always seeking new ways to drive trade, and features unique, popular quizzes among a huge range of events.

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