Litecraft City Guide: Manchester - The Oast House
The Oast House
Nestled in the heart of Manchester’s Business District, you’ll find this stunning piece of home-made architecture sitting comfortably but distinctly in-between the high rise glass offices and concrete Crown Court building of Spinningfield’s Crown Square.
We absolutely love this building, showcasing original Kentish Oast House design the 16th Century Tudor Style Building was transferred brick by brick from Kent to Manchester in 2011, originally installed as a temporary ‘pop up’ bar this beautiful structure has now become a permanent feature.
As you make your way through The Avenue and down into the Courtyard you’re greeted with a large outdoor seating area, wooden benches and oversized parasols are dotted around, fairy lights hang above from pillars entwined with bunting. To the left is an outdoor deli counter and barbecue, open all year round, the first in Manchester since the Romans it’s rumoured. The Oast House offers Bohemian style cuisine, hot smoked food and rustic meat selections. The whole outdoor space gives a wholesome down to earth impression, think Barbecues, outdoor socialising, an overall friendly atmosphere. The exterior design of the house is like something from a storybook, Heidi’s Alpine Swiss Chalet or Red Riding hood’s cottage maybe, either way there is definitely a whimsical enchantment about the place. Consisting of aged slate and red brick with a mixture of timber shingles and corrugated metal, the house has a rustic feel as if it’s been around for many many years.
Step inside and the fairytale feel amplifies, authentic looking wood benches line the walls of the interior, a selection of tall breakfast bar style tables are available for a cosier more intimate dine at the bar area, sheepskin draped leather chairs sit cosily in the corners, cow hides are slung over the ‘upstairs’ area and the contrast of wood flooring against wood furniture keeps the rustic barn feel alive.
The ambience inside The Oast House is completed with a selection of subtly dimmed lighting; restored cream pendants line the wooded bench area whilst industrial style lanterns hang over the bar. The main focal point comes from the spectacular chandelier that takes centre stage opposite the bar, the structure consists of around 30 reclaimed lantern pendants ranging from rustic metal outdoor lanterns to faceted crystal effect glass pendants, this whimsical installation is quintessentially English, right out of a storybook. Check out their online gallery here.
The Oast House, The Avenue Courtyard, Spinningfields,Crown Square,Manchester,M3 3AY
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