Join our club...

Sunday 29th January seen our first cycle meet up & ride. Hosted by our staff, we rode from the pub to Lyme Park and back clocking up a nice 41km (actually 51km because we're useless at directions and got lost) in total.

Once back at the pub we finished off the evening with a few well deserved bevs.

Things we learned this time around.... Lyme Park cafe smashed out 50,000 brews in 2016, the historic plumping in the loos is temperamental and there is a lot of holes on Stockport's Roads.

We had so much fun we've decided to make this a regular thing! Our next ride is on Sunday 26th February with the event taking place every last Sunday of the month.  Check out event page to keep up to date on where we're going next.

So come get involved and we'll through in a free bev on your first visit.


Cloudwater Brew Co Tap Take Over


This months tap take over is a celebration of Manchester Piccadilly's Cloudwater Brew Co, and marks the turning point in our beer offering.

We are proud to announce that we will have a greater presence from Cloudwater Brew Co from here on in (with at least 4 lines devoted to their seasonal offerings).  To mark the occasion we will be hosting Cloudwater for our December tap take over, meet the brewery team, and for an introduction to their brand new season artwork by the ever wonderful John Powell-Jones.

We’re keeping the keg line up a surprise for now, but we’ll be pouring 12 beers from their Autumn/Winter range including beers that have not been poured in Manchester before, so pencil this in your diary.

The Cloudwater team and John Powell-Jones will be hanging out all evening, so come say hello!

Stayed tuned in to the event page and our twitter and Instagram feeds for updates and tap reveals closer to the event.

The soundtrack on the evening will come from Kevin Swindells who'll be spinning Latin/Jazz/Disco/Afro all evening, and turning an excellent beery evening into a right knees up.

On our walls..

If you've recently been to visit you'll notice we had some great additions to our walls, 6 pieces in fact. We commissioned Aliyah Hussain to add the initial much needed character to our blank canvas . Here's a taster but they look better in the flesh. 

Aliyah Hussain is a visual artist who works with collage, sculpture, drawing and sound in ways that reference and develop futuristic narratives, utopian ideals and alternative realities. She works with abstract forms as a way to try and make sense of complexities within human relationships and modes of communication. The collage works on show here at the Pilcrow form part of a wider project titled “Everybody needs good neighbours” which is an investigation into relationships and the co sharing of space.

She has exhibited and performed work both nationally and internationally, most recently at KK Outlet and 38b projects in London.

To purchase the artworks and find out more about the project visit