A winter of wonders

November is here so it’s becoming goodbye autumn and hello winter. We’re embracing everything we love about the beginning of winter with all things warm and fuzzy, candle lit drinks, winter woollies, dinner with friends, and random acts of kindness… let us take you on a whistle-stop tour of some of the excitements going on for the winter season.

A plethora of pop ups

Winter Forest
Broadgate Estates are moving away from years of ice rinks and turning Exchange Square into a Winter Forest this winter, and boy does it look good. Think tipi cinema, cosy wooden logs and a full on forest of twinkling lights and snow – you won’t get more festive than this, trust us.

The best bit? C&B Exchange Square is in pride of place right next door and ready to keep you cosy long before and after you’ve had a trip to a festive movie and gorged on Yorkshire roast wraps! To mark the occasion, we’ve got two fabulous fondues: first up is cider & cheddar fondue with sourdough, cornichons, grapes and apples to dip – you can even add Morteau sausage on too if you want to go the whole hog (‘scuse the pun); for seconds you’ve got gorgeously indulgent chocolate fondue accompanied by homemade mint marshmallows, waffles, strawberries & fudge because who doesn’t want to treat themselves every now and again? Wash it all down with one of our gorgeous winter warmers – check them out here.For our full menu click here. Sold already? Email us to book your spot.

Veuve Clicquot Le Chalet 
Yep, you can’t have winter without a quick (virtual) trip to the alps really can you? Well we’ve been all dressed up (literally) at The Parlour by Veuve Clicquot so head on over for ski jackets, boots and deckchairs where you can sit back, relax and pretend you’re on the slopes. To top it all off, we’re offering a complimentary charcuterie platter, complete with roasted garlic, artichoke and a selection of meats, for every bottle or magnum of Veuve bought. Book yourselves in now.  

Though they only appeared for the first time last year, we’ve all seen ’em, we all love ’em, and now we’re happy to say we’ve got ’em at The Sipping Room! 6 glorious igloos laden with blankets, hot water bottles and heaters for you to cosy up in over the next few months. Holding 8 people it’s the perfect after work xmas drinks or evening out with the gals. Enjoy canapés & cocktails and get fully festive. Want to take the experience to ultimate heights? Two of our igloos have been decked and dressed by Copper Dog and have their own bespoke menus of whisky cocktails and toddies and grilled delights. You can even have a full copper dog experience – for full details click here.

Even more fun news? The igloos are coming to Manchester people! Yep, they will have two of their own from next week. Email info@refineryspinningfields.co.uk to enquire.

Winter warmers & festive food & drink
Not the only benefit of course, but one of our fav things about Christmas is the yearly resurfacing of hot (or not) spiced (also not necessarily) drinks, and we like to think of ourselves as masters at that game. We’ve got a special winter warmers menu featuring classic mulled wine alongside white mulled wine, a spiced whisky delight and hot buttered rum – and of course our non-alcoholic ‘hug in a mug’. They’re all quite delicious especially at this time of year so we’ve already started drinking them…. and you can too at all our bars and restaurants. See the menu here.

We’ve also got 3 fabulously festive special Christmas cocktails which you can also enjoy at all our bars. See that menu here. The other drink that pops up more than usual, Champagne of course – and don’t you worry, we’ve got that in abundance!

Feeling festive? Book your festive gathering now whether it’s casual drinks after work, a cosy evening in one of our pop ups or a full on Christmas party.

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