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A neighbourhood guide to new city centre development Stubbs Mews

The New islington neighbourhood is packed with local gems - from the city’s best bakery to an award-winning brewery, a top chippy, and even a spa

One of the latest developments undertaken by House by Urban Splash, Stubbs Mews offers city centre living with a difference. 

It’s a small development of 18 homes in New Islington, named one of the ’20 hippest places to live in Britain’ by The Sunday Times, all with elevated garden terraces overlooking the tranquil waters of Ashton Canal.

As well as the idyllic waterside location, Stubbs Mews is perfectly located in walking distance to the city, but without all the hustle and bustle. 

And living here means you get to discover some new local gems, too.

From your new local bakery and spa to your new neighbourhood brewery and chippy, here’s a guide to the New Islington neighbourhood.

Your new friendly coffee shop

The Ancoats Coffee & Co. roastery cafe is the local hub for all coffee lovers, offering great shared experiences centred around wholesome food and fantastic coffee.

Pick up a brew, grab a freshly baked pastry, and have a natter with your new neighbours while you’re there.

Your new favourite local brewery

Take a short walk from Stubbs Mews, and you’ll stumble across the award-winning Cloudwater Brewery over on the Piccadilly Trading Estate, recently voted the UK’s best indie brewery.

The talented team behind Cloudwater – the Willy Wonkas of Manchester’s beer scene – produce hundreds of different, consistently high quality beers in styles old and new, including a number of IPAs as well as a chocolatier-inspired Stout, with coffee, cacao and ancho chilli.  And it’s right on your doorstep.

An authentic Southern Italian restaurant

Tucked away on Blossom Street, Sugo Pasta Kitchen’s popular menu features an array of modern Italian dishes – but fresh pasta is what the place specialises in.

Stop by for a plate of fresh Southern Italian pasta by the De Leonardis family in Altamura, Puglia – and definitely don’t miss the hearty House Sugo, which combines orecchiette pasta with a slow cooked beef shin, pork shoulder and nduja ragu.

Your Friday night chippy tea

Every neighbourhood needs a decent chippy – so for your Friday night fix, head over and see Tony at Tony’s Chippy Ancoats on Piercy Street.

This chippy proudly uses the finest ingredients around, including Maris Piper potatoes for the all-important chips, and the fish – from a sustainable source –  is cooked to order.

The best local bakery

To locals, Pollen needs no introduction. It’s largely considered to be Manchester’s finest bakery – and you’ll find it just round the corner from Stubbs Mews at Cotton Field Wharf.

Expect freshly baked sourdough, giant sandwiches, and elegant cruffins (croissant muffin hybrids). Just follow your nose and get ready to say goodbye to your diet.

Your local spa

Need to unwind? Just call into your local spa and health club Float Level on Lampwick Lane and discover the North West’s only dedicated float centre.

Climb into a state-of-the-art pod of body temperature salt water and float for an hour-long session, and you’ll find one of the easiest and yet most rewarding tools for achieving deep relaxation.

A top soul food takeaway

For unmissable, mouth-watering soul food, get to know Trap Kitchen Manchester on Hillkirk Street.

Its menu includes seasoned lobster tail, king prawns, salmon, and Cajun chicken, with sides such as creamy mac n cheese. For pudding? Don’t miss the Oreo topped waffles.

A neighbourhood theatre

Photo: Pamela Raith

If you make Stubbs Mews your new home, you’ll have an award-winning theatre just a four-minute walk away from your house.

Support the local performing arts scene and watch a performance at Hope Mill Theatre on Pollard Street.

There are currently a selection of Town House homes available to buy at Stubbs Mews, New Islington. Click below to find out more.


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