A new canalside terrace bar has opened in Manchester

Roby 1844’s name was inspired by the original Victorian Roby School building on Aytoun Street

A new canalside terrace bar and restaurant, named Roby 1844, has opened in Manchester.

Located underneath The Holiday Inn on Aytoun Street, Roby 1844’s name was inspired by the original Victorian Roby School building next door to the hotel. 

Situated on two levels along the canalside, the bar opened at the weekend and is open daily from 11am for food and drinks.

The food menu includes a selection of burgers, sandwiches, platters and a vegan menu, with dishes such as vegan dirty fries, corn ribs and pulled jackfruit baps.

There’s also grilled chicken with buffalo and blue cheese sauce, pork bites tossed in a sticky, spicy BBQ sauce, and buttermilk chicken wings.

Desserts includes classic apple pie with ice cream, salted caramel chocolate cake, and a selection of ice creams and sorbets.

The drinks menu includes a range of beers, spirits, wine and cocktails, with local suppliers such as Seven Brothers, Manchester Gin and Three Rivers Gin featuring on the menu.

Live music will be a feature of the bar in the summer months.

The bar will also provide a stop for canal barges, with passengers able to moor and disembark for a drink in the sun.

Initially, no pre-bookings are required, with walk-ins welcome.

“We’ve got such a great space by the water and wanted to create a standalone destination, perfect for after work drinks, weekend socialising and get togethers,” said Steve Julian, Manager at The Holiday Inn.

“People are welcome to head down for a drink, a bite to eat or both – at the moment, no booking is necessary.

“It’s a great place to sit and watch the world go by, and enjoy spending time with people, especially after being apart for so long.”

Roby 1844 is open now at 25 Aytoun Street, M1 3AE. It’s open daily from 11am – 10pm,. You can find out more here.


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