Schofield brothers to launch hotel bar

Joe and Daniel Schofield are set to take over the lower ground floor at Manchester’s Stock Exchange Hotel.

Joe and Daniel Schofield are set to take over the lower ground floor at Manchester’s Stock Exchange Hotel, as the duo prepare to launch their latest bar. 

The new cocktail bar, named Sterling, will also feature a wine programme that reflects the history and glamour of the building, with the brothers partnering with wine expert James Brandwood on the project.

Set to open in the summer, Sterling is the next Manchester venture for the award-winning trio. The team have experience working in some of the world’s most applauded bars, including Little Red Door, The American Bar at the Savoy, Singapore’s Tippling Club and Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney.

The team have been a key addition the food and beverage scene in Manchester, with their current venues Schofield's Bar and Atomeca.

Paola Mariotti, formerly of The American Bar at the Savoy and The Blue Bar at The Berkeley, will come in as general manager of Sterling. 

“We have been planning this new concept for a long time and now it’s nearing completion," says Joe. "Stock Exchange Hotel is a particularly meaningful venue for us, as our mother used to work at the Stock Exchange. Our grandmother also learnt to swim in the old pool at the basement in our original Schofield's Bar location. As we continue to evolve our operations in Manchester, it’s warming to have a connection to the past, as that very much reflects our approach to our offering.”

There will be a bar snack menu developed by Lush by Tom Kerridge, the two-Michelin starred chef responsible for the Bull & Bear restaurant located in the former trading floor of the Stock Exchange Hotel. The hotel is owned by ex-Manchester United and England footballer Gary Neville. 

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