Many feared the worst for iconic Manchester pub The Deansgate when it failed to reopen after lockdown restrictions were relaxed earlier this year.
Rumors were common that the bar might be a target for redevelopment in such an important downtown location.
Beginning life in the city in the 19th century as the Crown Inn, the pub was known for its traditional pub offering on the ground floor as well as a spacious function room on the first floor.
It has also been a popular destination on sunny days, thanks to its “hidden gem” outdoor roof terrace.
But this weekend, the good news for The Deansgate’s future has been confirmed – and it will re-OPEN as a pub.
There is no timeline yet for the reopening, but Manchester Evening News has received confirmation from pub giant Greene King that it has acquired The Deansgate for its “premium and urban managed pubs division”.
A spokesperson for Greene King said: “We are delighted to bring this iconic pub to our managed portfolio.
It is well known and loved by the people of Manchester and we look forward to welcoming our customers again in the future.”
Greene King has multiple brands within its hospitality group of more than 2,700 properties across the UK, including Farmhouse Inns, Chef & Brewer, Wacky Warehouse pubs and Hungry Horse.
announced earlier this year. Albert Square Joinery House in the city’s Albert Square, under the premium Metropolitan Pub Company brand as a new gastropub for the city.
The Grade II listed building will be renamed Fountain House after its renovation and will open to the public next month.
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