Historic Manchester bank transformed into new pub and restaurant by team behind Cottonopolis

The listed building’s new guise is set to open in August.

The team behind Cottonopolis and Ancoats’ Ediburgh Castle have transformed a listed former bank in Manchester into a new bar and restaurant.

Libertine, in a former bank in Withington, is due to open on Friday 12 August after a major revamp.

Bosses have said the Grade II listed bank, with vaulted ceilings and a carved frieze, has been sympathetically restored with some of the original features in place, plus rustic decor.

The venue has promised a restaurant, bar and music space that ‘shifts with the seasons’. The food menu will feature everything from brunches to small plates and Sunday roast, with some wood-fired cooking.

Vaulted ceilings have been restored inside Libertine

The drinks offer will include 20 keg beer lines and four cask ales, plus cocktails.

Nick Muir, director of Libertine, added: “Myself, Hayley and the team hope to be a welcome addition to Withington. Libertine is a prominent building in the village, much-loved by the locals.

“With considerate attention to detail, we hope to have done justice to this beautiful building. In creating a warm and welcoming space for all to enjoy, we will bring both quality and comfort, with a stylish twist on a traditional setting and exceptional standards.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this neighbourhood and look forward to opening our doors in August. “

Libertine will be open 12pm – 11pm daily.