Plans for new wine bar and all-day eaterie uncorked at Kampus neighbourhood

Beeswing founders Anna Tutton and Joe Maddock

A new wine bar and kitchen is the latest indie operator set to open at Manchester’s Kampus garden neighbourhood.

Beeswing is a collaboration between wine expert Anna Tutton, the founder of wine bar Vin-yard, previously at Hatch, and Joe Maddock, of West Didsbury favourite Pinchos tapas bar fame, who have been working together on pop up supper clubs.

Named after the crust formed on old wines, which resembles the wing of a bee, Beeswing will serve a rotating list of wines from small producers across the world.

With all wines available by the glass, carafe or bottle, wine lovers will be able to try out some lesser-known wines, alongside old favourites, in a laid back environment.

For Kampus residents looking to grab a bottle on their way home, there’ll also be a wine shop.

Inspired by the neighbourhood bars seen on their travels, the duo will offer light bites and sharing plates throughout the day, all big on flavour and using fresh, local ingredients.

Opening for breakfast until late, Beeswing is set to open in March 2022.

Anna said: “We want Beeswing to be a real neighbourhood bar, a warm and inviting place where you can come and enjoy a glass , or two, of wine and an hour turns into several without you noticing.

“We’ll be serving simple but delicious food, all day long, with an ever changing menu using the best fresh local produce. Being alongside like-minded independent businesses in the amazing surroundings of the garden neighbourhood is what attracted us to Kampus and we can’t wait to be part of the community.”

Located above Nell’s, the New York Pizza and Bar which opened its doors this month, and overlooking the Kampus garden, Beeswing is set to join a growing community of independent operators at the neighbourhood being developed by Capital&Centric and HBD, with Manchester favourites Pollen bakery and General Stores also confirmed.

Adam Higgins, co-founder at Capital&Centric, said: “This isn’t going to be some stuffy wine bar with intimidating wine lists. In true Kampus style it’ll have a super relaxed vibe offering something a bit different to what you get elsewhere.

“It’ll also have Kampus’s very own wine shop where residents can come and grab a bottle on their doorstep. With Nell’s pizza and bar already open, Pollen and General Stores coming early next year and now Beeswing, we’ve already got a really nice mix of indie businesses in the Kampus neighbourhood – and we’ve lots more to come.”

Kampus, is a new neighbourhood built around a garden developed by Capital&Centric and HBD. Its collection of old and new buildings offers a melting pot of architectural styles and builds on a rich cultural heritage, making use of historic buildings that lay derelict for years, next to the famous Canal Street in Manchester’s Gay Village and just minutes from Piccadilly Station.