Hulme is a long-standing destination for independent and progressive thinkers and communities, going back to the days of the famous Hulme Crescents. The Old Abbey Taphouse is one of the products of this tradition – a community hub in a pub.
Under the management of STEAM Hubs and Pubs, a venture dedicated to creating great places by and for the community, The Old Abbey Taphouse provides a classic Victorian pub environment with the added innovations of a DIY beer garden, great food, and cultural events and community activism. Since the start of the Covid pandemic, the Old Abbey Taphouse has provided over 3,000 meals for the local community through the Taphouse TV Dinners initiative, and it’s also a great place to learn about projects you can get involved with.
Drinks on the menu range from classics like Peroni to innovations like Drygate Brewing Company’s West Coast IPA and several of Brewdog’s finest concoctions. There’s also a solid wine and cider selection to cover all tastes.
Food is based around burgers and pizzas of the fancy and wholesome kind, with Sunday roasts available too. And vegan and vegetarian bases are covered, naturally.
The events calendar is teeming with DJ nights and gigs of all kinds, ranging from the ever-popular Fleetwood Mac night through to up and coming artists from all over the world. It’s just the right size to create a bustling but intimate venue. The Old Abbey Taphouse is also keen to offer its function rooms and event spaces for whatever artistic, cultural, or social projects you may have in mind.
So, whether you’re cruising Hulme for a nice bite to eat, want to get together with some friends and drinks, or are simply looking for something socially-minded to get involved with, the Old Abbey Taphouse is bound to have something for you.