An iconic building

History of the building

Our building is the most ambitious Freemasons’ Hall to survive in the North West of England with a lavish interior designed by Percy Scott Worthington. He was strongly influenced by the early 20th century classical revival, designing a confident imposing building in the stripped, classical style that was widely fashionable in the 1920s. Worthington was the architect for Manchester Cathedral; and also Manchester Grammar School, which he designed with Francis Jones.

We have transformed the former Freemasons’ Hall to give it a modern twist, while retaining all its original and Grade II listed features. Many of our imposing rooms retain elements of their Freemasons past; including the Goulborn which has a plasterwork all-seeing eye on the ceiling and chequerboard floor. Virtually untouched before our sensitive refurbishment, Manchester Hall occupies one of the most iconic buildings in the City.

In the press

Masons Restaurant offers refined dishes in what might be Manchester’s most comfortable restaurant

I Love Manchester

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Mason’s two new menus: wow and wow again

Confidentials Manchester

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How Manchester’s most secretive building has been transformed into a food and drink destination

Manchester Evening News

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Manchester restaurant deals and drinks offers for March 2019 – from £5 burgers to £50 steak dinners

Manchester Evening News

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Brand New Late-Night Bar And Club, Vanitas, To Open In Manchester Hall

Manchester Evening News

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Real Housewives of Cheshire stars reunite as Dawn Ward struts her stuff on the catwalk

Manchester Evening News

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Manchester Hall’s new restaurant is retro but reliable – with plenty of nods to the Brotherhood

Manchester Evening News

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Manchester’s food and drink scene is the fastest-growing in the country

Manchester Evening News

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Manchester’s old Freemason’s Hall has a huge new bar and club – with a dark inspiration behind it

Manchester Evening News

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