It opens this weekend with 25-30 new full and part time jobs created on the back of the £750,000 refurbishment by new licensees Green & Salmon and HEINEKEN’s pub business, Star Pubs & Bars1.
Unlike anything else in the area, the dog friendly pub has retained its community focus whilst broadening its appeal to young professionals and the growing numbers of young families moving to the area.
The striking interior now has a fresh indoor-outdoor feel to it with a bark tree lit up with lights in the dining area, together with suspended lighting and foliage, botanical inspired shelving and timber clad walls and glazed timber screens. A brick wall with ghost writing, washed plank and flagstone flooring, and a mix of timber and metal tables and chairs and rustic bench seating complete the look.
Pub Owners David Salmon (Left) and Jason Green (Right)
The lounge bar has a similar laidback feel with exposed brick walls, wood clad ceiling, window seats with loose cushions, a retro leather and metal sofa and an open fire.
The rustic timber floor planks are carried through into the bar which has wall mounted benches with projecting metal lights and aged textured wall tiles as well as a timber wall with drinks shelf.
Outside Coal & Cotton has been given a complete overhaul, with the exterior frontage in brick with a khaki render on the side of the pub featuring a mural of a canary and cotton flowers. The external layout has also been reconfigured to create a fantastic beer garden with seating for 100 alfresco eating and drinking and jumbo outdoor games to entertain children. The garden now has circular tables and chairs and large timber benches as well as railway sleeper planting beds.
The pub’s menu is based on fresh home cooked British classics done well with some worldwide influences. Stone-baked pizzas are a speciality, made with the pub’s own dough, as well as its home-made pies and fish dishes like mussels and massaman curried cod and fantastic Sunday roast. Also available are barista style coffees and afternoon teas and a signature gin-based afternoon tea. Further down the line the pub will open for breakfast and brunch.
Local Councillor Bob Clarke was invited to cut the ribbon and declare the pub open for business.
In addition to a comprehensive selection of beers, craft ales and wines, there’s an innovative range of 15-20 cocktails made with premium spirits and fresh ingredients and stunning gins from the 50 litre copper still including Boothstown Gin – the house gooseberry based and botanical gin. And for those customers who would like to, there will be gin tasting and gin master classes in the New Year.
The pub is to have live bands playing on Friday nights starting on the 15th November and in time will host tablet-based quizzes.
“Living in the area I believe there is a demand for a great local pub like this, and so am personally and professionally thrilled with the arrival of Coal & Cotton. It looks fantastic and the food, drinks and service will match. We’ve been overwhelmed by the local reaction to our plans for the pub. Before we’ve even opened the doors, we have had well over 2000 bookings from people wanting to come and eat at the pub and already have interest from local and national retailers wanting to stock our Boothstown Gin.”
Charlie Gale, Star Pubs & Bars Regional Investment Manager says:
“Boothstown is growing in popularity – with a new fast bus route into the centre of Manchester and new housing estates being built, it has been crying out for a pub like Coal & Cotton. It’s a stunning pub now, unlike anything else in the area, and with an experienced team like Jason and David driving it forward and Jason in walking distance of his new local, I am sure it will be superbly run and a great success.”