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.

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Torrside Brewing

We recently sorted out an agreement with New Mills brewers, Torrside Brewing to supply us with some of their excellent beers. As they’re a small-batch brewery the offerings will change fairly regularly but we aim to have at least an IPA and a Bitter from them.

Briefly here’s their story…

We’ve been brewing in New Mills since 2015, based at the Marina and opposite the famous Swizzels factory. Our name comes from the other major landmark of the town, the Torrs – a park set in the 70-foot-deep gorge cut by the Rivers Goyt & Sett, that the town stands above and around, where many of the town’s mills used to stand. 

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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

OPENING

We’re aiming to open on July 4th at 12 noon (until 11pm).

We obviously need to get all the correct safety measures in place as per government guidelines – which we should.

Space will be limited but we’ll be offering table service inside and outside – hopefully it’s a sunny weekend. We’re not taking table bookings at the moment so that we can welcome everyone who’s supported us.

Then we’ll be opening from Thursday July 9th. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday will be our normal opeing days for the moment. We’ll also have food available from Eat Homemade (menu tba).

So next week we’ll be suspending deliveries so that we can get the bar open and food onto the online shop too.

… Alan xx

Father’s Day

Well it’s been an interesting couple of days! The takeaway service has been going so well we ran out of flagons for the draught beer. I managed to source some more on Thursday – for delivery today (Saturday). But the supplier was expecting DPD Local to deliver – they don’t do Saturdays. Which meant I had to go up to the DPD depot at Denton this morning & hope they’d arrived!! Thankfully they were there – so panic over.

But… when I got back to the bar we found we had just enough draught beer to supply the orders for Father’s Day. If we received any more we’d be knackered! One of the great features of being a new bar – we don’t know how much we’re going to sell!!

It’s not easy to find a draught beer supplier on a Saturday. But, shout out to Chris at Torrside Brewing in New Mills for coming back to us so quickly. We now have 3 extra ales for home delivery (or pickup) on our online shop. Only had the chance to try the IPA properly – it’s very good – citrus flavours. The Amber and Bitter taste good but only had a sip of them – I’ll have a proper taste during the week.

Anyway, we’re all stocked up & raring to go for Father’s Day delivery – we don’t normally deliver on Sundays but we’ve made an exception for all you lovely sons & daughters who are buying for their Dads.

… Alan xx

Shop

You may have already seen that we’ve started selling online for local delivery – click here..

We’re only doing Thursday – Saturday at the moment but… this Sunday is Father’s Day… so we thought we’d do deliveries/pickup on Sunday too.

So, all you fathers out there… get buying :o)

Click SHOP to go to buy online

… Alan xx

End of May

An update of where we’re at now.

Obviously we still can’t open but we’re ready now, so when we get the nod :o)

… Alan xx

Progress

We were aiming to be open yesterday (March 21st 2020) for our Open Day – not an official Opening Night. There was going to be a market, “Make It Marple”, on the street outside the bar but this was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We’d got a Temporary Events Notice which allows us to open for one day only. We wanted to show everyone where we’ve got to with the bar.

And now, even if we get our Premises Licence in the next few weeks, we can’t open!

When we do open we’ll have food available through Dan at EatHomemade. We’re not cooking on the premises but it’ll be served up in small portions – the final menu hasn’t been decided yet – we’ve obviously got plenty of time for that now! Go have at look at what he’s doing at https://www.facebook.com/EatHomemade.Marple/

We’ve just got to wait & see what happens over the next month or so. Hopefully we’ll be able to open soon.

WATCH THIS SPACE !!!!!

… 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

Paella Night

It’s Spanish Night this Saturday 27th July 2019 at Aggie’s Bar because we’re having a Tapas and Paella night in conjunction with All Things Nice.


£25 per person for Tapas and mixed Paella booked through All Things Nice, places still available.


There will be smaller dishes for walk-ins subject to availability.


For the authentic taste of Spain we have Estrella Damm and Corona on offer at £10 for a bucket of four.


We also have a lovely Rioja for the wine lovers .


Call All Things Nice on 0161 427 2222 or call in to book a place or just come on the night if you fancy a smaller plate.


We look forward to seeing you

… Alan xx