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Manchester Public Houses, Inns & Bars

Manchester’s pubs, inns, wine bars and
cafés are as diverse as they are numerous – most now offer
lunchtime and evening meals or at least light bar snacks. Look out
for local beers and ales like Boddingtons, but also independent
brewers like Robinsons, Lees, Holts and Hydes.

The City Pub, ManchesterMoon Under Water Pub, ManchesterThe Bull's Head, Manchester PubPeveril of the Peak, Manchester pub

The City Pub
133 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LN. Tel: 0161-834 2954.
The City Pub has been serving quality ales and hospitality to the
community for over 200 years. Favoured by locals, fairly original
and unaltered – a traditional pub.

The Sawyers Arms
138 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2PP. Tel: 0161-834 2133.
The Sawyers Arms boasts having been Manchester’s first licenced premises.
A spacious airy interior, with real ales on tap and frequent promotions
of “guest” ales. Traditional pub food menus served from lunchtime
through to early evening. Children not permitted. Karaoke night every
Thursday, and occasional live music. Available for private functions.

Peveril of the Peak
127 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5JQ. Tel: 0161-236 6364.

The Peveril of the Peak is a famous traditional Manchester pub dating
from about 1829 and named after the stagecoach which made the run
to London. Distinctive green ceramic tiles adorn its exterior, and
as a Grade II Listed Building, it is fortunate to survive the new
building taking place around it (the Bridgewater Concert Hall is immediately
next door). The interior has 3 rooms around a central bar displaying
more ceramic tiles, mahogany and leaded stained glass. It is a friendly
pub of some character, and offers lunches between 12noon and 2.30pm,
and serves Real Ales, with one or two guest ales. Traditional Irish
and Scottish music and dancing every Tuesday night. Games Room, bar
football, and darts. Claimed to be haunted by a local ghost.

The Marble Arch
79 Rochdale Road, Manchester M4 4HY. Tel: 0161 832 5914
Marstons, Oak, Green King Abbott, Moorhouse, and other quaint and
interesting beers. Extremely over-the-top ornate interiors, with decorative
tiles and floor mosaics. Well stocked bar. Back room food and live

The Moon Under Water
68-74 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2FN. Tel: 0161-834 5882.
Part of the Wetherspoon’s chain, this is a large classy pub in a former
cinema, with 8,000 square feet of floor space. There are no smoking
areas and a wide selection of ales on offer. Food available. Good
disabled access.

Queens Arms
6 Honey Street, Red Bank, Manchester M8 8RG. Tel: 0161-834 4239.
Usually this pub has a variety of real ales on offer, including Timothy
Taylors and Bantam Bitter, as well as a wide range of quality bottled
beers from around the world, especially Belgian. Food available. Garden
with play facilities for children. Saturday and Sunday roasts are
worth a visit at very inexpensive prices.

Ape & Apple
28-30 John Dalton Street, Manchester M2 6HQ. Tel: 0161-839-9624.
A former City Life Pub of the Year, it serves good quality beer, including
Real Ales, Holts Bitter and Mild, with traditional pub food available
at lunchtime from Monday to Saturday. A warm plush environment. Inexpensive
and unpretentious value for money

Yates’s Wine Lodge
Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LD. Tel: 0161-228 0162.
Specialities include Boddingtons Bitter, John Smith, and its famous
“blob” drink. Hefty Beef Sandwiches available. Originally converted
in the 1960s from a former banking hall.

Bull’s Head
84 London Road, Manchester M1 2PN. Tel: 0161-236-1724.
Beers include cask ales, Burtonwood Bitter & Mild, Buccaneers, Forshaws,
Top Hat, as well as guest beers. Popular pub with UMIST staff and
students. Refurbished in 1996 but retaining its stained glass. Food
available, including their “famous Sunday roasts” – vegetarian
dishes available here. Tuesday night is Quiz Night and other regular
entertainments are frequently available.
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