Popular bar in Manchester to close its doors

The Parlour

A popular bar in the upmarket area of Chorlton has been forced to close down due to increased competition.

The Parlour Bar in Beech Road announced its closure on Facebook.

The owners of the Manchester bar said the decision had been made with a very heavy heart.

Chorlton is one of the most popular suburbs in South Manchester and is packed with bars, cafes and restaurants.

The Parlour said it has been forced to close due to rising costs and the high level of competition in the area.

The announcement was made on Facebook over the weekend.

It read: “Good evening everyone, it is with a very heavy heart that we are officially announcing the closure of Parlour.

“This is not a decision that has been taken lightly, however due to a mixture of rising costs (rent, council tax, import costs that came in at the same time as Brexit, but some seem to think the two aren’t connected) and more competition spreading footfall thin we can no longer afford to keep trading.

“We want to thank everyone for being the amazing, wonderful people that have supported us at The Parlour. Please carry on supporting local businesses as much as you can!”

The owners also thanked the ‘wonderful team’ who had been the ‘beating heart’ of the pub.

The bar was on the site of the Marmalade Restaurant and was opened eight years ago by actor Rupert Hill and business partner Jonny Booth.

The original plan was to keep the spirit of the traditional British pub alive.