And so to celebrate this milestone age, the Spinningfields stalwart is throwing 10 parties with the aim of raising £10,000 each for 10 worthy local charities.
Starting out life all the way back in 2011, The Oast House originally opened its doors as a pop-up pub, but after Manchester locals and those further afield took it to their hearts, the owners decided to sign a long-term lease and cement its as a popular place in Manchester social scene.
The much-loved restaurant and eatery – which is known for its large suntrap beer garden – wants to look back at its favourite moments over the past decade as it counts to its 10th birthday on 29 October.
But why have just one “birthday bash” when you can have 10?
So, from this Friday 27 August, The Oast House is getting the party started with a bonus edition of Manchester’s favourite free Bank Holiday music festival SpinFest, featuring a takeover by The Family Gorgeous, before celebrating The Oast House’s two Guinness World Records for ‘World’s Largest Cider Tasting’ and ‘World’s Largest Beer Tasting’ on Friday 3 September.
A further eight celebratory events are to be announced in the coming weeks.
And it wouldn’t be a birthday party without present, which is why The Oast House is hoping to donate £10,000 to 10 local charities to help fill the gap in much-needed local funds.
The funds will be raised through the sale of £5 guaranteed entry and £10 tables tickets – where all the ticket cost will be donated to charity.
When you book a ticket for the ‘SpinFest Weekend’, your seat reservation, a pint of Goose Island, and a donation to HIV support, advice and advocacy charity George House Trust is included in the ticket price.
Your seat reservation, a pint of Aspall, and a donation to Ancoats’ independent community theatre Hope Mill Theatre is included in the ticket price for ‘Guinness World Records’.
You can find more information about The Oast House’s ‘Cheers To 10 Years’ here.
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Manchester steak restaurant finds itself homeless for SECOND time after shock closure of Canvas
A steak business in Manchester has found itself ‘homeless once again’ after yesterday’s sudden closure of Canvas.
Block Steak Shop was previously based in Hatch, which closed almost all of its site in September last year, leaving local food, drink and retail operators scrambling for new homes.
The street food business had already set up a second location at Canvas, just down Oxford Road at the new Circle Square development, which became its sole site.
Almost Famous is giving out FREE burgers to Mancs with a very rare birthday next week
Almost Famous is dishing out free burgers in Manchester next week… but it’s only to the people with the rarest birthday of them all.
Leap Day babies, here’s another one for you.
It’s estimated that only around 4.1 million people worldwide were born on 29 February – which, of course, is also known as a Leap Day birthday – and if you just so happen to be one of those unfortunate, or in this case fortunate, people here in Manchester, then you’ll probably want to get yourself down to Almost Famous next week to celebrate.
That’s because the legendary burger joint is commemorating the special day that only comes around every four years by giving away free burger next Thursday.
The catch, however, is that you have to have been born on 29 February to claim the freebie.
Merely days after Manchester’s popular street food hall and social hub, Society, announced that it would be pouring free pints for Leap Day babies on their birthday, now Almost Famous is getting in on the action too by doing what it does best – serving up some of the heartiest burgers in the whole of the city centre.
Rallying up all Leap Day babies on its official social media platforms this morning, Almost Famous wrote: “Calling all Leap Year babies – get a free burger on 29 February with a valid ID proving it’s your birthday. Sometimes the best things only come round every four years.”
Almost Famous’ burgers are known and loved all across the UK, especially here in Manchester, and now, Leap Day babies who’ve missed out on years of celebrating get to reap the birthday benefits.
Almost Famous is giving out free burgers to Mancs with a very rare birthday next week / Credit: Almost Famous | The Manc Group
So-called ‘leapers’ wanting to bag their bargain burger next Thursday will just need to head on down to one of Almost Famous’ two Manchester city centre restaurants – either the Northern Quarter, or the one inside Great Northern Warehouse – and show the staff a valid form of ID that proves they were, in fact, born on that day.
The deal is expected to run all day, from the moment both Almost Famous sites open right until they close, and, as far as we can tell, the free burger offer is redeemable across the whole menu, so there’s a wide choice to pick from.
But don’t forget, like we’ve already mentioned, it’s just for one day only.