Exhibitions. New writing. Concert commissions. Academic research. Public events, in venues and online. And at the core of everything, preserving and promoting our extensive Anthony Burgess archive.
Your donation to the Burgess Foundation supports our mission to promote the life and work of Anthony Burgess in so many ways.
The Burgess Bar is a fully-licensed bar set in the Victorian splendour of Chorlton Mill in Manchester, and is open especially for events at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.
When you hire the Burgess Foundation for your event, the bar will offer an excellent range of beers, wines, soft drinks and snacks. As well as a great hang-out space for your audience, the bar can operate as your box office or registration room, or a break-out space for workshops.
The Burgess Bar is home to a specially commissioned portrait of Anthony Burgess by the internationally-renowned illustrator Stanley Chow. We have A3 prints of this incredible artwork on sale exclusively in our bar for £12 each.
We also have a range of Anthony Burgess books for you to browse or buy, and an ongoing Burgess exhibition illuminating the life of Manchester’s best 20th century author.
The daytime café operation is now closed, but event hire is available at any time of the day. To hire the space, or to discuss drinks receptions or catering, get in touch via our Venue Hire page.
Scroll down this page to see our drinks offer.
The Burgess Foundation and Burgess Bar is wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets located on the ground floor. If you need to plan assistance for your visit, please get in touch.
This selection will vary as we try new beers
Ask us about setting up a bar tab for your event
White: Il Badalisc Pinot Grigio (13%)
White: Monte Schiavo Verdiccio (12.5%)
Red: Borsao Garnacha (13.5%)
Red: El Viejo del Valle Pinot Noir (13.5%)
Set a bottle limit for your wine reception: we’ll only charge for the bottles opened
A rotating selection of classic and local gins
Yes, we have decaf
Whole, almond and oat milk available