THE NEW World Trading Company has announced it will be bringing The Botanist to Didsbury, after purchasing the site of former JD Wetherspoons The Milson Rhodes on School Lane.
The Milson Rhodes was one of 34 Wetherspoons put on the market last year
Expected to open in spring 2017, it will be the horticulture-themed venture’s twelfth opening - joining North West sites in Alderley Edge, Knutsford and Manchester Deansgate.
Guests can expect the usual mix of botanical cocktails, curated gins and beers and ales alongside food inspired by the deli, rotisserie and BBQ.
The 4500 sq ft. space, which will neighbour new bistro Hispi and burger bar Solita, also promises live music via ‘daily energetic evening gigs’ and lazy Sunday afternoon sessions with a ‘real home-from-home atmosphere’.
The Milson Rhodes was one of 34 Wetherspoons put on the market last year; including Wilmslow’s Bollin Fee, which is now microbrewery bar Brewhouse and Kitchen. Staff will be relocated to other Wetherspoons throughout Greater Manchester, but a closing date is yet to be decided.
Founded by Living Ventures’ boss Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts in 2012, The New World Trading Company was sold to private equity company Graphite Capital for £50m - which also has investments in Hawksmoor and London’s Corbin & King - in June this year. Its other brands include The Trading House, The Club House, The Smugglers Cove in Liverpool and The Oast House in Spinningfields.
Company CEO Chris Hill said “We are incredibly excited to bring The Botanist concept to Didsbury. We’ve had great success since our first opening in Alderley Edge back in 2012 and look forward to continuing this in our new location.”