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Venue Hire & 1837 Bar

Alston Bar & Beef Manchester has several different event spaces that can be used for all kinds of occasions and parties including our bar 1837. From full venue hire to an intimate meal in our Private Dining Room, we guarantee a high standard of service to ensure you have the perfect event. Projector & screen are available too.

The Beef

At Alston, we only serve the top 1% of beef on the market. Choose from one of our 35 day dry-aged steaks sourced by John Gilmour, a third generation family butcher from the Scottish Borders. We’re pretty sure they’re the best in Manchester.

The Gin

With over 60 gins on offer, as well as our 14 unique flavours infused onsite, you won’t be short of choice when selecting your tipple. Our expert bartenders will advise on the best tonics and garnishes to add to ensure your drink is perfection.
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Gin Bar

This is where our gin lives. Named after the construction date of Manchester’s original Corn Exchange building, our prohibition-style bar is the perfect place to sample our selection.

The History

The original Alston Bar & Beef is located underneath Glasgow Central Station, and is named after the long forgotten main street of Grahamston Village, which was demolished to make way for the station in the mid-1870s.

Mancunians, like Glaswegians, are spoilt for choice when it comes to great places to eat. Our Scottish heritage is still at the heart of what we do: our Tweed Valley beef comes from accredited farms in the Scottish Borders, each renowned for producing quality beef that is full of flavour & tenderness. The beef used by Alston is selected from the top 1% of the Scottish suckler herd.

Manchester’s Corn Exchange, home to our restaurant, is also steeped in history. The building was a key trading centre for farmers and merchants in the early 20th century, and saw meetings of the ‘Anti-Corn Law League’, who campaigned for more affordable food for the working classes.

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