Alfred Waterhouse’s Knutsford Town Hall has been turned into a Victorian-inspired hideaway About Manchester took a look.

Alfred Waterhouse, the designer of Manchester’s Town Hall was financed by the Egerton family of Tatton Hall to build the now Grade II listed building on Princess Street.

Empty for the past five years, apart from hosting the Knutsford beer festival it has now been transformed into a Victorian hideaway, The Lost and Found, by the Revere pub Company

Revere are the premium arm of Marston’s, the Lost and Found is their third opening after Birmingham and Leeds, but the Knutsford venture is largest yet with a two-tiered 215-cover bar and restaurant, 88-cover terrace, 14-cover private dining room and a ‘secret bar’.

Colin Sadler, managing director of Revere, said on the announcement of its launch that the building:

“is at the heart of the Knutsford community, and we look forward to creating a beautiful space where old and new friends can enjoy great food and drink.”

The surroundings, Gothic doors, arches and dark wooden floorboards make it a wonderful place to enjoy the wood fired sourdough pizzas , josper-grilled steaks, craft beers and independent coffee while the impressive cocktail list will incorporating a range of ‘Found’ cocktails alongside signature ‘Lost’ cocktails, reviving and re-interpreting forgotten classics from the past

And then there are the butterflies, wallpapers  featuring scenes of nature and Lepidoptera, inspired by Emily B. Kingsley, a city-girl who moved to the country away from the bustle of Manchester’s metropolis, where she enjoyed  a gentrified and bohemian existence, free from the stresses of modern life. and while living around Tatton Park, found a love for all things outdoors,wandering the countryside collecting samples and recording her findings of the local flora and fauna from dawn to dusk.

We think Waterhouse would have been proud


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