The Corn Exchange, home to Bar & Beef, stands on the site of an earlier structure originally built in 1837. The 1837 Bar, which serves over 60 gins, pays homage to this fact.

The Corn Exchange replaced the original building in the early 1900’s to meet the growing demands of of farmers and merchants to who traded cereal grains in the region. It was the venue for meetings of the Anti-Corn Law League, who opposed to the Corn Laws and campaigned to reduce taxes on imported grain in order make food more affordable for working people.

Due to the sensitivity of both the building, location and menu, there was a requirement to provide a hood which could deal with both high protein content and offer odour control. To meet the requirement, both were stopped at source by using UV-Turbo grease separators. Bar & Beef offers ‘Tweed Valley’ beef from the Scottish borders. For the best served steak in Manchester, Alston Bar & Beef is must.