Spinningfields unveils huge winter teepee with roaring firepits and loaded pies

Plus Yorkshire pudding wraps, fresh tank beer and cosy fur throws to snuggle in

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 12th October 2022

Every year The Oast House becomes Spinningfields go-to winter hub as the venue rolls out its signature festive teepees. This year, it’s given things a serious upgrade as the venue celebrates ten years in the city.

Complete with roaring fires, twinkling fairy lights and cosy faux fur throws to snuggle up in, 2022 sees the festive destination’s set-up reimagined.

With three tents joined together by a huge open hub, allowing guests to see into the main bar and soak up the party atmosphere, the teepee feels roomier than ever. 

Image: The Manc Eats
Image: The Manc Eats

A festive utopia of firepits and live music, the new lodge is open from now right the way through to January.

Inside, you can enjoy chunky pork and apple pies loaded with Bury black pudding scotch eggs, Hendersons gravy, mustard mash and piccalilli – and that’s just for starters.


As part of the new pie menu, launched especially for winter, there’s a tempting-sounding chicken madras pie topped with pilau mash, onion bhaji, mint raita, mango chutney and toasted almonds, and a steak and ale version loaded with roast mushroom, roast tomato, onion ring and peppercorn sauce.

The Oast House kitchen will also be cooking up everyone’s favourite festive snack, the Yorkshire pudding wrap: each filled with your choice of chicken, beef, or vegetarian meatballs, hot stuffing, triple-cooked potatoes, roasted vegetables and homemade gravy.


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The steak and ale pie. / Image: The Manc Eats
The pork and apple pie. / Image: The Manc Eats

Another menu newcomer is the buffalo chicken macaroni cheese topped with crispy chicken fillets, tossed in Frank’s hot sauce and served with a blue cheese dressing. 

As for drinks, alongside big steins of beer and all the usual favourites, from next month you’ll find steaming mugs of mulled wine and a selection of show-stopping seasonal cocktails throughout the season.


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Open from now through to January with a packed roster of live musicians playing everything from pop to rock to funk and soul in the evenings, we have a feeling it’s going to be a popular hideaway during the colder months. 

Feature image – The Manc Eats