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The Oast House’s popular winter tipi has returned ready for Christmas

The Curious Tipi never fails to be a massive hit, with thousands of people descending upon the venue each year.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 12th October 2021

The Oast House has already started getting into the Christmas spirit with the return of its famous winter tipi.

Arguably one of the most festive parts of the city centre each year and billed as a “winter escape in the heart of Spinningfields”, the Curious Tipi never fails to be a massive hit – with thousands of Mancunians and visitors to the city taking refuge from the cold and descending upon venue to enjoy a steaming mug of mulled wine and some good hearty grub next to an open fireplace.

And this year will be no exception.

After the much-loved event sadly had to be closed for a big chunk of the festive season last year, “Manchester’s original and most loved” tipi is back, and there’s plenty of exciting things lined up.

In case you didn’t already know, The Oast House is currently celebrating its 10th birthday, and has been throwing a series of special parties to celebrate this big milestone.


The venue is throwing 10 parties with the aim of raising £10,000 each for 10 worthy local charities.

The next party on the list is ‘Oastoberfest’ – the pub’s take on Oktoberfest, with Back Chat Brass, lots of bratwurst, and endless tankards of its signature lager, Budvar – which is happening this Friday 15 October, and then the week after that on 21 October, there’ll be a special ‘Hanging Kebabs Showcase’ the week.


To round off this month’s busy events schedule, there’ll be a party celebrating both old and new Oast House staff members on 29 October.

The Curious Tipi never fails to be a massive hit, with thousands of people descending upon the venue each year / Credit: Instagram (@theoasthousemcr)

Speaking on the events taking place over the next couple of weeks, The Oast House’s Matt Lewty said: “We’re super excited to bring back Manchester’s original – and most loved – Tipi [and] I’m looking forward to seeing old faces from days gone by for The Oast House staff celebration on October 29th.

“If you’ve ever done a shift behind the bar, hung a kebab, greeted guests, played the stage or ran around the floor helping customers, we’d love to see you.”


Throughout the winter, there will also be a number of Christmassy events taking place – including the iconic cinema nights, wreath making classes, and more.

The Curious Tipi will also be available to hire out for functions and staff Christmas throughout the festive period.

You can find more information about Christmas 2021 at The Oast House here.

Featured Image – The Oast House