First look inside newly reopened Deansgate pub in Manchester

The Deansgate is back. Here’s a sneak peek inside the newly-refurbished city centre pub.

An iconic Manchester pub is back in business after closing down during the pandemic.

The Deansgate, which dates back to the 19th century and is now owned by Greene King brewery, has reopened following a much-needed three-month refurbishment, making it bigger and more modern than before.

A third floor has been added, increasing the pub’s capacity to 312, and there have been extensive improvements to its two rooftop terraces, which now include in-built seating, lighting and heaters for use all year-round.

Despite the transformation, the pub says it has retained its historic charm with its hard-wood floors, brass fonts, glass back bar, as well original features like stained-glass windows, external frontage, ceilings, and woodwork. Long-time fans of the pub will also recognise the outdoor festoon lighting outside the pub.

The Deansgate pub has reopened after closing down during the pandemic. Photo: Phil Tragen

Jonathon Evans, general manager at The Deansgate, said: “The Deansgate has always been a Manchester staple, from when it was first opened back in the 19th Century and we’re so excited to be able to open its doors once more.

‘The transformation from an empty to space into a proper yet modern pub, with extensive food, drink and live sports offering has been months in the making and we’re looking forward to welcoming guests back to The Deansgate!”

The Deansgate’s new menu has all the pub classics, like roasts, steak and ale pie, fish and chips, and small plates and platters that include karaage chicken, crispy squid and Beyond Meat burger sliders. These small plates are on offer for three for £15 or five for £26.

The terraces at The Deansgate pub. Photo: Phil Tragen

There are 12 different beers and ales on tap, including those from local brewery Cloud Water, and a wide variety of spirits and cocktails on offer.

The new-look Deansgate will play host to all kinds of events and entertainment – from live music, comedy and quizzes to sports, which will be shown on one of seven screens across all floors equipped with BT and Sky Sports channels. There is also a private screening room available to book.

Table bookings are now open for World Cup matches. You can find out more about the pub and how to book via their website.

The bar at The Deansgate pub. Photo: Phil Tragen