Bakerie and Pie & Ale in Northern Quarter closed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’

The shutters have come down on two more Manchester bars with the apparent closure of Bakerie and Pie & Ale.

The Northern Quarter venues, run by the same outfit, were locked up and deserted during their normal opening hours on Friday – and the phones were ringing out at both.

Notices on the doors said they were closed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’, but there is no indication if or when they will reopen.

Customers have also reported having bookings cancelled in the last 24 hours.

The sign up at Pie & Ale
(Image: Manchester Evening News)

Nigel Littleford tweeted a screenshot of an email he had received, adding: “@bakeriemcr had a reservation for Sunday booked for nearly two weeks and you’ve cancelled it today. Why?”

Reservations system Quandoo shows no tables available when trying to make a booking at either bar.

Nothing has been posted on the bars’ social media accounts to explain the closures – or whether they are temporary or permanent.

Inside Bakerie in the Northern Quarter
(Image: FRee)

Bakerie was opened by husband and wife team David Cook and Allyson Doocey on Lever Street in 2011, specialising in wine and bread.

The couple opened sister site Pie & Ale, serving pies and cask beer, around the corner in 2013.

The M.E.N. has tried to contact the couple for a comment.

The food at Pie & Ale
(Image: Free to men)

The Northern Quarter has already said goodbye to Thomas Street institution Odd this year, along with its sister bar The Blue Pig, on High Street.

Odd is to be reborn as Folk & Soul later this year, a vegan restaurant and music venue from the founders of Matt & Phreds and Stage & Radio.

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