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The Old Abbey Inn – A hub in a pub in the Science Park launched

After a two month refurbishment The Old Abbey within Manchester Science Partnership has relaunched as a STEAM-focused – that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths – hub and event space with an ethical kitchen and on-site micro-brewery.

The hub is run by creative duo Craig and Rachele, a PhD researcher and alumni of UoM respectively. Their aim is to connect the local community with the institutions around them and to support local musicians and artists. To that end, they are creating a multi-functional space both indoors and outdoors, with rehearsal and recording spaces, meeting rooms, wellbeing room and a set of shipping containers for science and arts projects.

The Old Abbey is now open for business, serving lunch Tuesday-Friday and dinner Wednesday – Saturday with sandwiches, onepots and pizzas. The bar stocks craft ales from Brinkburn St brewery and is open late. There are a range of events every week: Lithuanian Pub Quiz, Blues Dancing and live bands, with new ones being added all the time.

Come down for a drink or to one of the all-you-can-eat Friday lunchtime buffets to find out more about the project. There are meeting and workshop spaces available for hire, and new ideas for projects and collaborations are always welcome.

More information: www.theoldabbeytaphouse.co.uk

Contact: theoldabbeytaphouse@gmail.com

Posted on behalf of Jana Wendler (email: jana.wendler@manchester.ac.uk)

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