Laundry and Liquor.

On Saturday a merry band of five of us hopped on the train to Manchester , with the intention of braving the Christmas markets and going for a few cheeky drinks. Well it rained.And it rained a lot!  So the markets sort of took a back seat ( apart from a quick mug of warming gluhwein and a hog roast buttie) and the cheeky drinks commenced! Happily we had booked a slot at a secretishhhh Cocktail Bar in the Northern Quarter. Its called The Wash House. And its entrance is disguised as a Laundrette…



The mock laundrette comes complete with washing machines, a tumble dryer full of smalls and an old fashioned rotary dial phone. The phone is there to let the staff know you have arrived ( or want to pick up your service wash 🙂 ), and you are then buzzed through a washing machine door…… into a different world entirely.

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My photos are going to be a wee bit dark but The Wash House  has that rather illicit speekeasy vibe.  We were ushered to our booth by a friendly waitress and presented with menus packed full of cocktail choices. There were so many to choose from, it was hard to decide. But we did ok!

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Top Shelf Sour ~ Mancunian does Marrakech.
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Flump it Up. Rum based with chocolate liquor and marshmallow foam.
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The girls enjoyed their Let Them Eat Cakes complete with mini battenbergs.:)
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Plum Satay.
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Fifty Shades comes complete with a rose and cheeky handcuffs. 😉
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Matsuri Old Fashioned.

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As well as cocktails you can also order bottles of wine,champagne,spirits ,beers and soft drinks. In our allotted hour and a half we managed two cocktails each and the boys enjoyed a beer too. It was great to have table service though this was reflected in the bill! But hey we were out in the Big Smoke. And to us that’s a Special Occasion. 🙂

Remember its advisable to book. I can whisper you the telephone number, if you can’t find it….


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