On Monday 9th March, Steph and Claire from the team got their glad rags on and off they went to the Manchester Mercure Piccadilly Hotel ready for the Eat Drink Sleep Awards 2015. The girls were representing The Insurance Octopus as one of the sponsors of the event.


Celebrating the best restaurants, dining pubs and hotels Manchester has to offer, it was an honour to be there supporting an occasion which championed the city’s wonderful and varied offerings.


It was a pleasure to sponsor three of the awards at the prestigious ceremony – here are the nominees of the categories:

Best Dining Pub – South Manchester

  • The Metropolitan
  • The Church Inn
  • The Red Lion
  • The Bullshead
  • The Black Swan

Best Dining Pub – North Manchester

  • The White Hart
  • Worsley Old Hall
  • The Clarence
  • Eagle & Child Ramsbottom

Best Dining Pub – Central Manchester

  • The Wharf
  • Sam’s Chop House
  • Abel Heywood
  • The Oast House
  • Dukes 92
  • Mr Thomas’s Chop House

It certainly was a close call, but we’d like to say a huge well done to the winners of each category:

The Metropolitan won Best Dining Pub – South Manchester

best dining pub s manchester
The Clarence won Best Dining Pub – North Manchester

Sam’s Chop House won Best Dining Pub – Central Manchester


The girls had a fantastic night and even managed to take a few photos – you can check out the full gallery over on our Facebook page.



Presenting award

It will be interesting to see how Manchester’s restaurants, pubs and hotels continue to develop and improve over the year ahead; we’re lucky to be in a thriving city where we are spoilt for choice when it comes to venues and food places!