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Welcome to KRO

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Welcome to KRO
KRO is a Danish Village Pub – Manchester isn’t a Danish village but our bars have all the comforts of a KRO.
Find us on Oxford Road, in the heart of The University of Manchester.
In need of catering for an event or function? KRO Catering are on hand to help you out whatever the occasion.
We look forward to welcoming you at KRO

Kro, Sb.(En, -er) - Danish Public House

Kro! What’s that when it’s at home?


A Kro is a Danish village pub. Obviously Manchester isn’t a Danish village but we hope our bar will have the same qualities and comforts of a KRO; good food, good beer and a warm welcome.
The Ruby family, who run KRO, come from Jutland on the west coast of Denmark. The head of the family, Borge, trained to be a chef and during his national service was the chef for the King of Denmark, on the Royal Yacht. He then came over to work in the London Hilton as bar manager, which was followed by a time managing the Danish Food Centre, formally on Cross Street, Manchester.
The Danish Food Centre was the first place that served real coffee in Manchester. They had the largest cold buffet table outside of Scandinavia, and they boasted a cafeteria, a bar, a retail shop, a first class restaurant as well as a take away service.
Mark Ruby, Borge’s son, also trained to be a chef and worked in the Royal Hotel, Copenhagen and on the QE2 before establishing KRO in 1999.
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In 1999 we opened KRO Bar opposite the Manchester University Student Union in a delightful Grade II listed building. This popular cafe bar serves breakfast and lunch during the day and has regular band nights in the evening. A great place for a drink and something to eat. The perfect meeting place before or after lectures or whatever the excuse! Wherever you are on Oxford Road you are never too far from our welcoming and award winning bar and restaurant.
Such was the success of KRO Bar we opened KRO Heaton Moor, set in the heart of the leafy Stockport village. On the promiment corner of Heaton Moor Road and Shaw Road, this KRO is popular with families and local businesses. With a private function room, Heaton Moor is perfect for all types of events from parties to product launches and seminars to wine tastings.
KRO also has an outside catering business. KRO Catering are proud of its continuing growth in and around the city centre. For more details of our Catering business visit
We are a leading supplier of festival bars and festival cateringand have worked across the UK at many leading events.
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During the day you can relax in our grade II listed building or large decked beer garden. Whether it be a chat over coffee and cake, a few afternoon drinks or a great lunch chosen from our extensive menu. Free venue hire.

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KRO Catering

Kro Catering and Events is a part of the KRO group, one of Manchester's leading bar and restaurant companies.Our strength is being able to offer a complete service. So whatever catering needs you have, why not give us a try?

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Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy
Benjamin Franklin
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Beer is the Danish national drink, and the Danish national weakness is another beer.

Clementine Paddleford


325 Oxford Road, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester M13 9PG . T: 0161 274 3100 . E: