Joe and Daniel Schofield, owners of Schofield’s Bar and Atomeca, have announced the launch of a new hotel bar in Manchester alongside wine expert James Brandwood.

Sterling will take over the ground floor of the Gary Neville-owned Stock Exchange Hotel, with the trio to be joined by The American Bar at the Savoy and The Blue Bar at The Berkeley alum, Paola Mariotti as general manager.

“We have been planning this new concept for a long time and now it’s nearing completion,” said Joe Schofield.

“Stock Exchange Hotel is a particularly meaningful venue for us as our mother used to work at the Stock Exchange. 

“Our grandmother also learnt to swim in the old pool in the basement in our original Schofield’s Bar location. 

“As we continue to evolve our operations in Manchester, it’s warming to have a connection to the past, as that very much reflects our approach to our offering.”

The 2,400 sq ft venue will have a capacity of over 100 covers and open five days a week with a list of classic cocktails and a wine list curated by Brandwood and a bar snack menu developed by Lush by Tom Kerridge.

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“From the moment I walked into Schofield’s Bar some eight or nine months ago and met Joe and Daniel I felt like I was walking into an international quality destination but with a local feel and an understanding of the spirit of Manchester,” said Gary Neville, owner of Stock Exchange Hotel.

Following globe-trotting careers that saw Joe and Daniel Schofield work in some of the world’s most celebrated bars, including Little Red Door, The American Bar at the Savoy, Singapore’s Tippling Club and Rockpool Bar & Grill in Sydney, the duo returned to Manchester and opened Schofield’s Bar in April 2021.

A month later, the pair teamed up with James Brandwood to open Atomeca.

Sterling is set to launch at the Stock Exchange Hotel on Manchester’s Norfolk Street this Summer.