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Northern Quarter’s Edinburgh Castle – a New Craft Beer Destination?

Reports are surfacing that another well-known cask and craft beer outlet could be coming to Manchester’s Northern Quarter next year. As posted to the Fount of All Beery Knowledge (a.k.a. the ScoopGen Yahoo! Group) by Chris Waldken:

Following discussion on some of the local CAMRA boards about the Piccadilly Tap, Graham Donning (organiser of MBCF at the Velodrome) has added some more info as follows.

“Whilst the Tap is an initiative of Jamie Hawksworth (Pivovar) and his business partner, it is not the full story.

Jamie is opening up an old pub in Ancoats – the Edinburgh Castle, Blossom Street – with £0.5m set aside for the interior refurb and as the deal has been done Jamie is now happy for people to know. Work starts in February with an April opening expected.”

Bearing in mind what Pivovar do, it’s likely to be yet another place to visit in N/4 – about 3 minutes from the Port St Beer House.

Details of the location and current, distinctly dilapidated state of the pub can be seen on CAMRA’s WhatPub directory.

More info will be posted as and when it becomes clear.


  1. Jennifer Fretwell says:

    I would love this pub to reopen as my Father and Mother in law both ran this thriving pub back in the dayGeorge and Margaret Fretwell

  2. Denise says:

    Have been researching my partners “descendants”. His great grandparents were John Surtees and Mary Surtees (McManus) who lived and worked at the “Edinburgh Castle” during the 1880’s. It appears Mary’s brother James McManus was the publican (victualler). This is recorded on the 1881 census, but also found reference to this on a website about this old Hotel. John and Mary Surtees later became Publicans in Liverpool. My partner came from Manchester (Salford) but migrated to Australia. We had a trip over a few years ago, however I hadn’t started my partners family research then. If ever we get back, we will have to come and have a drink. Cheers.

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