Cental Pubs in Manchester


Manchester Public Houses

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  • The Old Nag’s Head

    17 Jackson’s Row (off Deansgate), Manchester M2 5WD. Tel: 0161-832
    Located on the site of an old 1704 coaching inn, the present building
    was rebuilt in 1880. A traditional inn with access from 2 sides
    (and 2 streets). Real ales on tap and weekly guest ales, as well
    as a selection of wines and spirits. Pub food available at lunchtimes,
    with highly recommended curries. Jukebox with Rock music. Sky sport
    on TV in the bar, 4 pool tables. Ceiling baseball cap collection
    which visitors may contribute to. Function room available to hire
    for up to 100 people.

  • Sinclair’s Oyster

    2 Cathedral Gates, (Shambles Square), Manchester M3 1SW. Tel: 0161-834
    One of the two surviving buildings of the original Shambles (the
    other being the Wellington Inn next door), it was almost demolished
    in the early 1970s to make way for the Arndale Centre redevelopment
    in central Manchester and then relocated again in the wake of the
    IRA Manchester bombing in 1996. The building was raised 15 feet
    and reopened by Samuel Smiths brewery in 1981. On the original site
    a pub or inn had stood since the 14th century. Specialising in oysters
    since the 1860s, fresh oysters are always available, as well as
    beef and oyster pie. Food is home-made and traditional. Sunday roasts,
    children’s dishes and vegetarian dishes available. Wheelchair access,
    no smoking areas, outside (in the Square) drinking, and Sky Sports

  • Jabez Clegg

    2 Portsmouth Street, Manchester M13 9GB. Tel: 0161-2772 8612.
    Another pub named after a character from “The Manchester Man”.
    Its proximity to the University makes this popular with students,
    and this pub claims to sell more beer a week than any other Manchester

  • Joshua Brooks
    106 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6NG. Tel: 0161-273 7336.
    A conversion of an older building to produce a 2 floor pub with
    stone flagged floors and seasoned wood, overlooking the River Medlock.
    Good beers and food at reasonable prices.

  • City Road Inn
    14 Albion Street, (Whitworth Street), Manchester M1 5NZ. Tel: 0161-236
    A large imposing Inn, built in 1898, with dark timber interior.
    Open all day with traditional home-cooked lunches and bar snacks
    all day. Real ale and guest ales. Bed & breakfast facilities. Games
    room with darts, pool table, and pin ball machine. Occasional live
    bands. Friday and Saturday DJ playing house and garage music. Claims
    to have Manchester’s loudest Jukebox (1500 watts!).

  • Jolly Angler
    Ducie Street (behind Piccadilly Rail Station) Manchester M1 2JW.
    Tel: 0161-236 5307.
    Real ales available, including Hydes Bitter and Dark Mild, plus
    other occasional brews. Absolutely unaffected by any trace of modernism,
    this traditional old city centre pub has a faithful local clientele,
    though welcomes newcomers with open arms.

  • B Lounge at Piccadilly
    97 Piccadilly Approach, Manchester M1 2DB. Tel: 0161-236 4161.
    An award-winning Manchester city centre pub, located adjacent to the
    Abode Hotel and opposite the Malmaison Hotel.

  • The Commercial
    125 Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4NQ. Tel: 0161-834

  • The Crown
    89 Fountain Street, Manchester M2 2EF. Tel. 0871 231 7781.

  • Ducie Arms
    52 Devas Street, Greenheys, Manchester M15 6HS. Tel: 0161-232 9834.
    A popular traditional pub located behind Manchester University and
    The Contact Theatre. Popular with students as you’d expect with its

  • Dukes ’92
    18–25 Castle Street, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4LZ. Tel: 0871
    230 3664.
    Located at the Dukes 92 Lock of the Rochdale canal it offers a bar,
    beer garden & restaurant. Very busy on holidays, festivals and
    sunny summer weekends.

  • Frog & Bucket
    102 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LJ. Tel: 0871
    977 4394.
    Began as a small city centre pub on Newton Street in 1993, and was
    the venue for one of Peter Kay’s first ever stand up gigs. Entertainments,
    and particularly comedy acts began to dominate this little pub which
    relocated a few hundred yards to the corner of Oldham street, formerly
    a Yate’s Wine Lodge, before a major makeover and re-branding as a
    main venue comedy club.

  • Grand Central
    80 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5NH. Tel: 0161-236 0890.
    This is an old pub, located opposite the Palace Hotel and Palace Theatre
    on Oxford Road. Draught Boddingtons and Guinness available, popular
    at weekends especially with early evening clubbers.

  • Grey Horse Inn
    80 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4QX. Tel: 0161-236 1874.
    Website: www.greyhorsepub.co.uk.
    One of Manchester’s smallest pubs and a traditional venue serving
    real ales.

  • The Oxford
    421-423 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WG. Tel: 0161-273 1490.
    Formerly known as the Hog’s Head, this large pub is located on
    Oxford Road close to the Academy, Manchester Royal Infirmary and the
    University with an inevitable mixed clientele of students and nurses.

  • The Piccadilly Tavern
    71-75 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2BS. Tel: 0161-236 9622.
    Now known simply as “The Piccadilly”, a popular pub with
    Manchester City Football Club supporters. Cask ales, beers, lagers
    and cider on offer. Bar menu offering simple pub food at reasonable

  • The Salisbury
    2 Wakefield Street, Manchester M1 5NE. Tel: 0161-236 5590.
    Located just adjacent to Oxford Road Station offering a range of cask
    ales and good food.

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