This is not a (fire) drill: Old Fire Station set to open Tuesday 4 July

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The University of Salford's brewery and bakery will be open for business from Tuesday 4 July 2023

After months of construction, the Old Fire Station will be swinging open its iconic red shutters and offering an array of cakes, pastries, bread and beers, all made lovingly on site. 

The café and bakery will offer a range of eat-in or takeout options, including sandwiches on their baked in-house bread, grilled cheese and salads, plus of course their signature sourdough and croissants. 

Our Lark Hill brewery will use top-quality ingredients to brew, blend and age bold-tasting craft beers. Expect to see Hazy IPA, Cask Ale, Wheat Beer, Sour Beer, West Coast IPA and Imperial Stout. In the bar area customers can take their pick of eight keg taps and two cask ale taps, serving Lark Hill Brewery beers and carefully curated guest brews. 

The site is a key development for the £2.5bn Salford Crescent Masterplan which will engage, not only colleagues and students, but the wider Salford community from the Crescent, Chapel Street and beyond. 

You could say beer and baking was in our DNA. James Prescott Joule, a physicist, mathematician, and brewer, was based a few steps away from Lark Hill Brewery and the construction of Salford Technical College was funded to “distil wisdom out of whisky, genius out of gin, and capacity for business out of beer”. 

The Old Fire Station is open Tuesday-Saturday (Tuesday-Thursday 8am-9pm, Friday 8am-9.30pm and Saturday 9am-9.30pm),, with both indoor and outdoor seating available. 

In the future, customers can look forward to fun events like bread-baking, meet-the-brewer, coffee tastings and more.

Operations Manager Siobhan Youngs said: "After months of hard work from the team we’re delighted to finally be opening our doors at the start of July. I’m proud to say there’s something on offer for everyone, from great coffee to exciting indie beers, from lovingly baked sourdough to artisan cakes. We hope if you’re a local, student, or work at the University, this will quickly become your new favourite spot and we hope to see you all soon.”

Follow them on Instagram: @larkhillbrewery @oldfiresalford

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