Previously head brewer at Holland’s world-renowned Uiltje Brewery, Dan Hocking is head brewer at Bundobust and has been perfecting recipes in the state-of-the-art facility behind closed doors for the past year.
“Expect the familiar Bundobust vibe, and menu, with the bonus of being in a working brewery”
– Marko Husak, Bundobust co-founder
With high tables and stools, custom made by sustainable furniture outfit Woodmancote Retro, the design of Bundobust Brewery is influenced by US brewpubs, with a nod to German beerhall camaraderie. Each chair is made of 40 recycled plastic water bottles, while beer hall-style tables are repurposed school desks, complete with “So-and-so Woz ‘Ere” etchings.
Original features, from the space’s previous life as a car park, are maintained – lookout for vintage alarm bells, glazed bricks, and ‘Drive Slowly’ signage. A show-stopping feature of Bundobust’s new home is a giant glass atrium, that mirrors Bundobust Manchester Piccadilly’s glass apex.
“The opportunity to carve out an iconic Manchester building from scratch has been a massive undertaking and we’re excited to welcome people in.”
Mayur Patel, Bundobust co-founder
Whether you’re after a quick after-work drink, a comprehensive mid-week feast, or a weekend session, Bundobust Brewery looks to provide a new casual drinking and dining hotspot on Oxford Street, a stone’s throw from Oxford Road station.
“We’re looking forward to opening a unique space alongside theatres and gigs venues, Oxford Road station, and great pubs like The Peveril of the Peak.”
– Mayur Patel, Bundobust co-founder