Monday, July 04, 2011

Summer Open Neck Shirt 2011 at the Mark Addy

The Mark Addy, Salford

This summer's Open Neck Shirt will be convening at the Mark Addy, Salford on Friday 8th July at 1pm. 

Just across the border from sunny Manchester, the Mark Addy is now run by Head Chef Robert Owen Brown who has established a reputation for good quality food while also serving an excellent range of draught beers including some from local micro-breweries.

The Mark Addy was recently reviewed by Observer/Guardian critic Jay Rayner who gave the venue an excellent write-up. You can read the review here.  

The Mark Addy originally opened in 1981 (yes we were there soon after) is named after a local hero who died in 1890. He was famous for rescuing 51 people from the then treacherous waters of the River Irwell and he is the only civilian to have received the Albert Medal (Victoria Cross) from Queen Victoria. 

The site was originally a boat passengers waiting room for the new Bailey landing stage from where a regular packet boat service was in operation from 1807. 

After completion of extensive renovation the Mark Addy re-opened on the 28th October 2009.  The Spring of 2010 saw the addition of an extensive outdoor dining area, complete with a 10ft X 8ft steel barbecue and spit.

I'm looking forward to revisiting the Mark Addy, meeting old friends and sampling the food and drink on offer. I will report back with my findings in the near future.

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