All Our Yesterdays appointed as operator for The Pilcrow Pub

All Our Yesterdays appointed as operator for The Pilcrow Pub


All Our Yesterdays has been appointed as the operator for The Pilcrow Pub at NOMA in Manchester.

All Our Yesterdays is a new partnership between Jonathan Heyes, owner of successful local bars Common and Port Street Beer House and veteran brewer and co-founder of Cloudwater Brew Co, Paul Jones.

Heyes and Jones will team up to run The Pilcrow Pub, which is a community project built with the help of local volunteers in a series of workshops across the city. It is due to open in September.

The pub will sit in the city centre at Sadler’s Yard, Manchester’s newest square at the heart of the NOMA neighbourhood. Upon opening, The Pilcrow Pub will run a schedule of regular events under the leadership of All Our Yesterdays.

The pub will offer a rotating list of seasonal beers from Cloudwater Brew Co which is based at the original site of the Ancoats Goods Depot. The depot was a major distribution hub supplying goods to market workers and retailers up until 1972. 

Alongside Cloudwater Brew Co’s beers, the pub will also be serving a tailor-made beer brewed by volunteers at the White Rose Cooperage in Yorkshire, in a barrel built by volunteers.

The Pilcrow Pub is being built during a series of weekly masterclasses that aims to teach skills overlooked in modern society. From basket weaving, to beer pump handle making, locals from Manchester have been learning traditional skills to build every element of the city’s newest public house.

Last December, NOMA partnered with international architects, Hello Wood to build a 14 meter Christmas tree in Sadler’s Yard. The pub began construction in January this year using reclaimed wood from the tree.

Ben Young at The Pilcrow said:
“It’s been a long run up to this point and appointing an operator is a significant moment for everyone involved in The Pilcrow Pub. We’ve worked closely with Jonny and Paul on everything from the design of the bar to the beers on tap and the pub is going forward in the safest hands imaginable.”

Jonathan Heyes, co-founder at All Our Yesterdays said:
“We’ve followed the development of The Pilcrow Pub since planning was granted last year. It’s an exciting opportunity for us and a chance to start our new venture somewhere with such a unique story.”

Ed Sellick, asset manager at Hermes Investment Management said:
“This is the first time a major regeneration project has commissioned a hand built pub. For a project as ambitious as NOMA, our number one priority is to engage those living and working in the area, ensuring they feel part of the changing community.

“The creation of The Pilcrow Pub brings a true sense of animation, which goes far beyond physical buildings or architecture.”

David Pringle, director of NOMA at The Co-op said:
“As the site of Manchester’s first ever steam mill it’s a fitting extension of NOMA’s industrial heritage to create a pub built entirely by local hands, and we believe a genuinely new, people-focused way of creating a community.

“All Our Yesterdays is an exciting new partnership that has proven knowledge of both the Manchester bar and pub scene and craft brewing. We are now entering into a different stage in the development of The Pilcrow Pub. Now that we have All Our Yesterdays on board, the project is moving ever closer to completion.”

For details of The Pilcrow’s upcoming launch, visit www.thepilcrowpub.com or follow on twitter @thepilcrowpub.