Churchills to re-open
It has been announced that one of the longest running pubs in Manchester’s gay village will continue trading albeit under new management.
After 32 years in the village and fresh off the back of Bar Pop's 7th Birthday; John Hamilton and Antonio Roman welcome a new member of the Bar Pop family. Churchills on Canal Street, one of the oldest LGBTQ+ venues in the Gay Village reopens this Friday at 3pm. With a fresh new look, new drinks offers and exciting new entertainment John and Antonio are excited to welcome you.
"We are extremely thankful to continue the brand that ourselves and our staff have worked so hard for over the past 7 years by continuing the legacy of Churchills and welcoming it to the Bar Pop family. We are also extremely grateful to all our customers who have supported us and can't wait to welcome everyone in the community through our doors this Friday at 3pm! We are either mad or clever, lets find out!" - John Hamilton
There will also be a fabulous opening weekend extra long happy hour with pints of fosters, john smiths and strongbow or a mainline spirit and mixer for just £2.80. Churchills is completely COVID compliant, as is Bar Pop. Join the membership scheme at barpop.co.uk/membership for speedy entrance, this number works for both Churchills and Bar Pop
The building itself, has operated as a pub since the 1850's and has seen several operators in it's more recent history with John Trotter taking the reigns in the late 90's, when he expanded (who remembers the former chippie next door) and refurbished an enlarged venue.
Another John, this time 'Parkinson', then operated the location for a number of years, establishing a popular karaoke based format that became an inital hit.
Laterally, there have been one or two shorter term management tenures which alas came to an end just last week citing the tighter current restrictions as the main reason.
Then earlier this week a third John, this time 'Hamilton' announced that he and life partner Antonio Roman, were to take the keys and after a short revamp, are planning to re-opens the doors this Friday 9th October.
All this in a week when Canal St neighbour Oscars made known their intention to close temporarily, again highlighting the curfew as the primary reason.
The building that Churchills occupies has operated as a pub since the 1850's, including as the Mechanic Arms (anyone remember that) in the 1970's and sits on Chorlton Street between Canal Street and Richmond Street.
A number of social media pages have been established and are;
Instagram To be announced.