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!!