First look inside Northern Quarter’s Abel Heywood pub after £200,000 full renovation

The hugely popular boozer was shut for a period while the work was done.
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A landmark Manchester city centre pub has undergone a huge refurbishment this March.

The Abel Heywood in the Northern Quarter had a £200,000 full interior renovation and refresh, almost a decade after Salford-based brewery Hydes first opened it as a pub in 2015.

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The improvements include new booth seating, a fresh update of the existing Victorian-style decor, new external signage, lighting and a full revamp of the bar areas.

The investment is part of a wider multi-million-pound programme planned for other key sites in Hydes’ pub estate including The Boat House at Parkgate on the Wirral, The Nursery Inn at Heaton Norris, Stockport and The Mount Inn at Chester.

The Abel Heywood is the first pub in Hydes estate to benefit this year from the investment fund.

General manager Alex Allan said: “The investment is very welcome and should give the Abel Heywood a renewed lease of life. We’ve come through some very tough trading conditions in the past few years but we’ve remained an important part of the city centre’s social scene, helping to celebrate what Manchester has to offer."

We went down to check out the new features at the popular pub for our video report.