Get the Beeswing's doors to!

by The Beeswing wine bar + kitchen in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

We did it
On 29th April 2022 we successfully raised £9,865 with 122 supporters in 41 days

We’re so excited to launch the Beeswing at Kampus – an inviting neighbourhood hangout. We need to raise £25,000 to finish our dream project.

by The Beeswing wine bar + kitchen in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Hello and thank you for visiting our Crowdfunder.

We are Joe Maddock and Anna Tutton.  We’ve gained a loyal following in Manchester for over a decade through our previous ventures, the joyous wine bar and shop vin-yard at Hatch, and the neighbourhood-favourite tapas bar Pinchjo's in West Didsbury. After being forced into closing during the pandemic, we are now teaming up for The Beeswing, an eclectic bar-restaurant with innovative small plates and curated wines in KAMPUS - an open space haven surrounded by stunning residences in the heart of the city. And we need your help to make it a reality! 

Needless to say, it has been a testing time for everyone in hospitality. From pandemic rules to new council regulations, increased inflation, and rising prices of raw materials, our opening costs have increased dramatically.  Despite raising £135,000 on our own, our initial budget has been squeezed beyond any imaginable forecast and we are now short of £25,000 to launch y(our) new neighbourhood sanctuary. 

Our vision for Beeswing is above all a community space where friends, families, and colleagues can spend quality time together, make real connections, and bond over food, wine, and warm conversations. We are inspired by our travels across the globe, stumbling into intimate neighbourhood bars and restaurants offering lesser-known independent wines, locally-sourced dishes, light bites for snacking, and sharing plates throughout the day. We go big on flavour - seasonal comfort food with globe-trotting elements and perfectly paired wines all in a beautifully laid-back environment.

We are through and through Mancunian. We have a big-hearted ‘everybody is welcome’ attitude where an hour can spin into several without anyone noticing. Come on your own, or with friends. Share a bottle (or two), order a plate or three, or just breeze in for an early morning espresso. We will also have a few vibrant wine shelves if you want to grab a bottle and head home. 

Your contributions will help us complete essential works in the kitchen and bar, including ventilation and climate control which is essential in a post-Covid world.

We can't thank you enough for taking the time to read our Crowdfunder. We have crafted a series of redemptions against various levels of contributions that we hope you'll find valuable. If we secure the additional funding we are aiming to open our doors in early May 2022.

A special + HUGE thanks to the very talented Cosmic Joke team for doing our video!!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£2,500 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Whole venue hire!

Take up the whole place including our terrace, for your celebrations / work event / party. With FIZZ on arrival and huge selection of hot and cold Pinchos + more PLUS 3 drinks p/p inc wine / beer / G+T's / softs / tea or coffee. Seats up to 45 people for up to 4 hr duration Available Mon to Sun - A Saturday booking must be finished before 5pm. Contact us directly to discuss more numbers + cost can be adjusted for this. *must be used by end Nov

£25 or more

12 of 36 claimed

Help Shape our Menu

12 places at 3 separate sittings on 3 dates tbc in April. Taste some of Joe's dishes and provide feedback to help shape our menu offerings. Wine also included!

£50 or more

74 of 100 claimed

Food + Wine for 2 in The Beeswing

Pinchos, 4 share plates and a wine flight each in our shiny new venue! *booking required before end of October 2022

£150 or more

9 of 35 claimed

Dinner + wine delivered to your home

A ready made feast for up to 6 people delivered to your door. Chose from a vegan, vegetarian or mixed share plates with meat menus. Includes a bottle of fizz and 2 bottles of wine. *Must be within 15 miles radius of Kampus *Must be used before end June 2022

£600 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Afternoon work party

Our team will deliver a treat directly to your office! Delicious Mediterranean inspired food and plenty of wine for up to 20 people any day Monday to Saturday up to 7pm! Contact us directly if you want to discuss times or details

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