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Heroes at the Mark Addy

Gordo describes an event for Manchester Confidential heroes that turned into a proper party

Written by . Published on December 4th 2009.


Heroes at the Mark Addy

If you have been on Mars for three weeks, you can be forgiven for not knowing about the plans for membership at Mancon. Gordo wants to eat more Alba white truffles and drink a lot more first growth claret, so he is taxing the readership with a membership club called Heroes. (Marketing Department: Thanks for that really professional pitch for our new Heroes membership and the benefits thereof Gordo. You ****. Readers, if you want see why you will save fifty quid a month and get cool stuff, for less than a tenner a month, click here.)

In all fairness, whilst delighting in feathering his own nest, Gordo does give a bit back, so he invited the first bunch of heroes down to Rob Owen Brown’s restaurant pub, the Mark Addy for hotpot and as much booze as everyone could throw down their necks with a free bar as well. The agreement was that when we went past £2000, the bar would start charging, but Owen-Brown, being the financial genius he is, forgot, which saw a number of people being carried out to taxis after the do finished at eleven instead of nine.

Owen-Brown is sulking.

Gordo got a good selection of pictures as well, you can see these below. These don’t include any scenes from the daft quiz conducted by Jonathan Schofield, the Confidential editor, which had even dafter prizes. By that time Gordo was concentrating on interrupting the sixth former just to irritate him. By all accounts it worked.

Want to find out more about becoming a Confidential Friend or Hero? Click here.

BTW, Gordo is having his family Christmas lunch there on Xmas day, there are eight tables left, it will be good or Gordo will drown Owen-Brown in the Canal. For the menu/to book click here.

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10 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

The Great GratsbyDecember 4th 2009.

Kid who?

Kids mumDecember 4th 2009.

Kid was my guest (no sitter!) and helped to keep bar bill down by having only one Winter Berries J2O (which he declared was not up to usual J2O standards). Also refused hot pot (but fleeced me for big fat bratwurst on Christmas market afterwards instead!). He is, however, something of a young Gordo in the making having also fleeced the big man himself for 2 quid before he'd let him take his photo. That's my boy!

LisaDecember 4th 2009.

What a fabulous night.... It's pretty good this 'Hero' lark!

lucky-chrisDecember 4th 2009.

There's no way that kid pays his tenner a month!

Ray LangtonDecember 4th 2009.

Gordo, you would be throwing ROB in the Irwell, not the Manchester Ship Canal ....small point but big difference.

scoteeeDecember 4th 2009.

Bugga! My invite said 6-8pm and had to go for 8 grrrrr how many pints was that i missed?!?!?!

Ray's biggest fanDecember 4th 2009.

Once whilst drowning in the sea it really annoyed me whether it was the Pacific Ocean or the South China Sea I was swallowing; or whether indeed the South China Sea was merely a component part of the Pacific Ocean. Gordo hadn't thrown me though.

The Great GratsbyDecember 4th 2009.

(laughing) gotcha! How many pints did he have?

Garry Andrew Thomas-LowdeDecember 4th 2009.

Great night - thanks to all and looking forward to the next one!

Jonathan Schofield - editorDecember 4th 2009.

Sorry folks was messing about in the back office there, so to speak. And ditched the last two comments. Oops. Want to say it again?

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