Mark Andrew Developments buys The Blue Pig

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MAD Ltd has added another site to its growing portfolio of restaurants and bars, with the acquisition of The Blue Pig in the Northern Quarter.

The group, which owns other Northern Quarter favourites Hula, Walrus and Tusk plus recently launched Ibiza-inspired mega bar, Lazy Lizard, will soft launch with a pop up event over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Pop Up Pig will be a 4 day party event, with DJs playing each night along with craft beers, wines and cocktails being served, before the bar officially re-opens in early April. 

The event will run from 4pm until 2am, Thursday to Sunday, over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend with full details available on the Facebook page.

From early April, The Blue Pig will officially open its doors and will continue to operate under its existing name. The venue will have a mini refurbishment and new menus, but bosses promise to bring back the much-loved Sunday roasts, local ales and craft beers.

Renowned for their original bar concepts and exciting cocktail menus, MAD’s creative team are currently putting the final touches on new menus, entertainment concepts and interiors for the venue. 

Mark Andrew, managing director at MAD Ltd says: “We are really excited about our latest addition to the MAD portfolio. The Blue Pig is a much-loved Northern Quarter staple with a loyal customer base and we’d like to thank Cleo and her team for their hard work to this point. 

“We don’t need to make much in the way of change but we want to add our signature MAD twist.  So we’ll be giving the interiors a refresh, but we are committed to honoring what The Blue Pig is all about, so you’ll still find a tasty food menu, exceptional Sunday roasts and a great drinks menu to include quality wines, local pale ales and craft beers.”

Jonathan Hawkins, director at MAD Ltd adds, “2018 is shaping up to be another very exciting year for the MAD group. We are currently looking at more venues in Manchester and its surrounding areas, so watch this space.”

To keep up to date with the launch of The Blue Pig, follow @PopUpPigMCR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram