There’s a bottomless pancake brunch happening in Manchester on Shrove Tuesday and it sounds absolutely brilliant.
Priced at just £12.50 for 90 minutes of unlimited pancakes and another £15 for non-stop drinks, if you think you can manage to eat your body weight in pancakes then this might just be for you.
Taking place at The Shack in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, pancakes will come loaded with everything from bacon and maple syrup to strawberries and cream, whilst drinks choices will include the likes of prosecco, mimosas, numerous beers, and a couple of different ciders.
Beer and cider drinkers can get stuck into a choice of Coors, Corona, Redstripe, Aspall or Shack fruit cider, and there’s also a cocktail upgrade option for those who want to go all-out.
Priced at £25 for the cocktail option, this will give you an hour and a half of bottomless pornstar martinis, frozen strawberry daiquiris, and your choice of house spirit mixers.
Further pancake topping choices include carmelised banana with caramel and Nutella, Lotus Biscoff and berries, or ‘OG pancakes with the option to add on buttermilk fried chicken for another £2.50.
Available at The Shack all day from 12-11pm or whilst pancakes last, you’ll need to book in advance in order to guarantee a seat there on the day.
An independent sports bar a the corner of High Street, when it’s not slinging gout pancakes The Shack is known for its live sports screenings, massive burgers and games – like pool tables, ping pong, beer pong and darts.
Split over three floors, it is open from 10am daily and typically serves its brunch until 1pm (pancake day being an exception).
On the ground floor, it’s all about casual dining, booth seating and private screens showing all the live sport you could desire.
Then downstairs in the basement, the sports bar and club space typically has residents playing tunes every weekend to bring the party vibes.
To make a booking for the bottomless pancake brunch at The Shack, click here.
Feature image – The Shack MCR
‘Significant risk’ of UK gas shortages this winter, regulator warns
Energy regulator Ofgem has warned that the UK faces a ‘significant risk’ of gas shortages this winter.
According to reports in The Times, the regulator has unveiled concerns that the country could face blackouts over the coming months thanks to an undersupply of gas to Europe caused by Russia’s war with Ukraine.
Warning that a “gas supply emergency” could be looming ahead, the energy regulator has said that some gas-fired power plants could see their supplies cut off, which in turn would stop generators from producing electricity.
The alert comes just days before an expected update from the National Grid on the likelihood of countrywide power cuts this winter.
Responsing to arequest from SSE, which owns several gas power stations, Ofgem outlined what is set to be a huge issue of concern given that the UK relies on large gas plants to produce the biggest share of its electricity supply.
The regulator also pointed to rules that could see power plants penalised as a result of shortages, warning of a worst-case scenario that would see the “potential insolvency of gas-fired generators” caused by rules that require plants to pay huge charges if they fail to deliver on promised quotas.
Adding that the issue must be addressed to prevent a “significant impact on the safety and security of the electricity and/or gas systems”, the regulator echoed concerns now widespread in Europe as its comments followed a similar statement made by the International Energy Agency (IEA) this morning.
Europeans are already being told they must lower their thermostats and boilers in preparation in case gas supplies are cut off, with Paris-based agency IEA warning today that the EU must focus on getting underground gas reserve levels to 90% of capacity in case of a complete Russian supply shut-off.
Preparation are already being made in Europe with the German government having approved a set of energy-saving measures for the winter to limit use in public buildings. In France, meanwhile, companies have already been warned they may face energy rationing this winter.
Whilst the UK government is yet to announce any energey saving measures, Ofgem has said that it expect s“this winter to be more challenging than last year” and that it is taking “reasonable regulatory steps to mitigate and reduce the risks”.