June 21st

Well it came as no surprise that June 21st reopening has been postponed!

We’re carrying on as normal – or as normal as it gets in the UK now – for the moment, with seats outside & a few seats inside. Looking to get more tables & chairs for outside – especially because the sunny weather is here now.

It’s rumoured that we’ll be open properly in early July – we can only hope.

… Alan xx

New Opening Times

Here’s our new opening times:

  • Monday: 1pm – 10pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 1pm – 10pm
  • Friday: 1pm – 10pm
  • Saturday: 12 noon – 10pm
  • Sunday: 12 noon – 4pm

NOTE: Because of the current COVID-19 restrictions we will be calling “last orders” at 9:15pm. This is to give us sufficient time to serve final drinks and for customers to drink them in time for us to get everyone out & the place closed for 10pm.

Calvors Brewery

We are pleased to announce that as of today we will be selling Calvors Helles Lager. we tried it a few weeks ago and got an amazing response. So we thought we’d set up an agreement with them to secure a regular supply.

We’re very excited to become only their second national outlet.

The guys have kindly sent us samples of their other beers, so it may be that we decide to do some more with them.

Briefly here’s their story…

Struggling to find any unique, genuine lagers locally that he liked, Calvors founder, Alec Williamson identified a significant opportunity in the UK drinks industry for quality English craft lager.

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Alec established the brewery in 2008 on his family farm in Coddenham Green, Suffolk. Test brewing began early the same year and by September the first Calvors beer had been perfected – Calvors Premium Pilsner was ready for the market in bottled form. With this, Calvors became one of just three lager breweries in England and their flagship Pilsner would go on to win two SIBA Gold Awards and the SIBA National Keg Silver Award!

You can find out more about the brewery here.

Marble Beers

We recently sorted out an agreement with Manchester brewers, Marble Beers to supply us with Manchester Bitter and American Pilsner.

Briefly here’s their story…

Since 1997, we’ve been brewing forward-thinking and genre-defining beer in Manchester, UK. From the more traditional cask beers first brewed in the back room of the grand Victorian pub in Ancoats that serves as our spiritual home, to the contemporary craft beers currently being produced in our new, state-of-the-art brewery in Salford, we’ve long championed innovative, flavour-forward brewing.

See more here

Saturday July 4th

Well we did it… we opened… it was a bit strange as we were restricted in what we & the customers could & couldn’t do. But we got through it and saw lots & lots of people.

So, a big thanks to all who came to see us.

We’ve learned a few things from the first night, so we’ll be putting them into practise starting Thursday.

For example, we realised that taking orders and serving tables at the same time is too slow and restrictive. So from Thursday you’ll be able to go to the bar – strictly one at a time & socially distancing – to order drinks. If it’s a small order then you can wait and take it to your table. If it’s a bigger order (or if it’s busy) then we’ll ask you to go back to your table and we’ll bring it over when it’s ready.

There are a few more ideas we’ll be doing to help speed things along.

Hope you’ll join us again or for the first time.

… Alan xx

OPEN DAY

Saturday March 21st 2020 is the first Make It Marple market on Market Street.

We are open for one day only. We have a Temporary Event Notice so come in, buy a drink, look around & see what we’re up to.

… Alan xx