High running costs to see The Wonder Inn close

Manchester’s creative public house, The Wonder Inn, is set to close due to financial difficulty.

The popular venue on Shudehill in the Northern Quarter was reopened three years ago, with the Grade II listed building undergoing a transformation in look and purpose. Its doors will close once more on 31 October, with a closing party due to be announced.

Speaking about the news, the mastermind behind the Wonder Inn Kirsty Almeida said:

“As many of you know, it has become increasingly difficult to financially honour and heat the project and its wonderfully huge building and we have decided to return its keys. This decision has taken incredible consideration and is absolutely made with the twinkle of where and how we may co-create The Wonder Inn in the future.

“We are very thankful and honoured to have had such wonderful premises in which to create our conscious programme and creative offering and we thank you all for your support, creativity, brilliance, trust and love."

Kirsty has plans to resurrect The Wonder Inn as a centre for wellness and eccentric events elsewhere in the city. She has called on regulars to keep the dream alive together.

“Thank you for supporting us and for believing in magic. We are certain that many of you will have incredible ideas of how The Wonder Inn can co-create its next existence so please feel inspired to write to us and please join us in the coming weeks to enjoy our goodbyes to this special space.”

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant