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The Pen and Pencil

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Our back room is perfect cocktail parties, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, wedding receptions and Christmas parties.

We do not charge a hire fee but do charge a minimum spend.

The space comes with exclusive use of our private bar together with bartender. We have a special cocktail menu as well as a full range of cocktail, craft beers, wines and champagnes.

We have a number of different canape or slider packages available to suit all tastes and budgets.


  • Wifi
  • Wines & champagnes
  • 250 capacity
  • Bespoke canape and slider packages
  • Cocktails
  • Craft beers
  • DJs every Thursday/Friday/Saturday
  • Pre-order drinks packages available
  • Private back room capacity 65
  • Private bar available
  • Projector, screen and microphone available

 Food And Drink

  • Professional Kitchen


  • Licensed until 2am
  • TENs Available


  • 36 Dining
  • 65 Reception


  • Art Exhibitions
  • Promoters
  • Amplified Events
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 700ft2 (65m2)
  • Ceiling height 10ft (3.0m)
  • Disabled Access
  • 57 Hilton Street
  • Manchester
  • M1 2EJ

More about  The Pen and Pencil

The Pen and Pencil is a bar/eatery sitting on the corner of Tariff and Hilton Street in Manchester's buzzing Northern Quarter.

At The Pen and Pencil, we have a space that lends itself to any occasion. Whether it's a birthday party, business meeting, presentation or hen do, we can help. Our private room can host 65 guests or for a bigger event we also offer the full venue which accommodates up to 200 guests (full venue hire available Sun-Thursday.)

We have a number of food and drinks packages available, and we also offer bespoke drinks packages to suit you and your event.

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