An oasthouse: a kiln for drying hops. Not quite what you’d expect in the centre of Manchester, but it was purposely built as a restaurant / pub to resemble the rustic feel of a traditional Oast House. This gives it the sense of what a proper British pub should be- cosy and homely with good quality food and drink. Admittedly there isn’t much space indoors amongst the chunky wooden tables so it can get somewhat congested, but this just adds to the cosy feel. And now that Summer is almost upon us, it’s time to embrace the huge outdoor space which is complete with a stage which is regularly occupied by singers or bands providing afternoon and evening entertainment.
My favourite part is the outdoor BBQ which is a permanent feature and from which you can buy hanging kebabs. The residents of Manchester seem to have developed a slight addiction to these hanging kebabs judging from the Oasthouse’s recent competition to guess the number of chicken kebabs sold in June and July. The answer: a whopping 3854! So if you want to join in with the locals get down to the Oasthouse and order yourself a hanging kebab!