Sixes Cricket Batting Experience Opening in Manchester

SIXES Cricket Club is a social play concept that brings family fun to a visit to the pub. Sixes places cricket themed, cutting-edge, elite sports simulation into beautiful, traditional English gastro pubs, creating that exquisite mix of fine food, drink and opportunities to play.

On the 29th August, Sixes will be opening their third site at the Corn Exchange on Cathedral Street in Manchester.

Sixes utilises the same Batfast simulation technology used by the English cricket team, which thankfully can be adjusted to accommodate the full range of skills, meaning the games are challenging for cricket professionals whilst being fun and accessible for complete beginners and children.  At the new Manchester venue there are three nets available for booking.

As well as a champagne bar and a 70-seater bar and dining area, there is an open kitchen! The robata grill will be serving British barbeque-inspired dishes including whiskey glazed shortrib, cider steamed mussels, vegan BBQ burger, coronation bubble & squeak pakoras and the Sixes Feast. Sounds amazing doesn’t it! Well, wait to you hear their dessert options … bread and butter pudding, vegan pavlova, Eton mess or warm cookie dough served with milk ice cream -yes, please.

Founders Calum Mackinnon and Andy Waugh are all about quality. Their venues are gorgeous, the cricket is state-of-the-art, the food is superb and their drinks menu is equally exquisite. Offering draft beer and cider, wine, fizz and an expansive cocktail menu. Personally, I’m quite tempted by the Bramble 75 (Johnnie Walker Black whisky, cardamom, crème de mure, lemon and Veuve Clicquot).

Mackinnon said: “The opening of a clubhouse in Manchester – a vibrant city famous for its love of sport – is the perfect next step. Cricket has a rare, unifying quality, capable of connecting people from all backgrounds. We’re combining our love of sport with a passion for quality food and drink.”

Sixes also operate successful venues in Fulham and Fitzrovia in London.  The Manchester opening is part of the company’s broader expansion plans having secured over £1 million of investment earlier this year, from Promethean Investments and professional cricketers including Sir Andrew Strauss. As well as the Manchester site Sixes plan to open a location in Oxford and also have their sights set on the US.

Strauss spoke to the Evening Standard, saying “Sixes is an incredibly exciting project to be a part of. From inception in 2020 we have moved rapidly, establishing Sixes as a groundbreaking social entertainment venture.

Head over to the Sixes website to get yourself booked in for food, batting or (ideally) both.

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