We are a relaxed, community-focused, all day, dining kind of place, located on the bustling Chester Road at the front of Stretford Mall.
We serve a fantastic range of food and drinks (including full kids, gluten free and vegan dishes) in a really large, relaxed space. We have some lovely outdoor seats, perfect to watch the world go by, and we also do takeaway food and drinks.
Private events? We’ve got you covered.
From corporate events, to kids parties, birthdays, team building, we can cater for any occasion.
We care about making people happy and doing things the right way, and we endeavour to deliver exceptional experiences to our guests on a daily basis. You are guaranteed service with a smile here.
Above all else, we want you to have fun!
The Hive concept was founded by Andy Seale, Chris Herbert and Jamie Hoare.
Chris and Jamie are long time friends who met at university in Liverpool in 2003. After a brief spell apart to pursue their own careers, they reunited in 2010 to start a gaming machines business, providing machines such as table football, air hockey and boxer machines to pubs and bars across the UK.
Chris moved to Stretford in 2015 and it wasn’t long before he began to notice the potential of the area - Chris and Jamie originally wanted to do a hot yoga studio in the current Hive unit, but were unable to get the necessary funding.
Not long after they revisited the site, this time with the idea of a bar & restaurant in mind, they found Andy Seale looking at it at the same time. Andy is the owner at the Gorse Hill pub just down the road and has known Chris and Jamie since they started their gaming machines business after having a variety of their machines in his pub for years.
They decided to join forces, and then began on the arduous task of converting an old RBS bank into a bar & restaurant.
The Hive opened its doors in March 2020, for the shortest of short openings (two days) before being closed for the the first lockdown. 2020 was spent pretty much opening and closing, or under some form of restrictions, but 2021 will be the year the journey really begins!