With dozens of rooms that are perfectly sized for fireside chats, and enough types of Whiskey to never feel the cold ever again, The Briton's Protection is a homely pub that's made for drinking and chilling with friends away from the terrible weather outside. And make sure to get your fill of the tasty Winter ales too, it'll be Spring soon!
Winter Bars in Manchester
With the cold and ice comes the great excuse to drink some mulled wine and warm cider in one of the many Winter bars that pop-up throughout Manchester. We can guarantee that the best way to spend a night out in Manchester in the Winter season is with some hearty food and drink beside the fireplace in one of our picks for the Best Winter bars in Manchester.
One half ale lovers paradise and one half comfortable dining area, The Angel combines two cosy dining experiences into one homely night to be savoured. The Angel is an intimate pub that's just as ideal for quiet drinks after work with the fine selection of Winter ales as it is perfect for hearty meals next to the roaring fireplaces. The Angel is a true pub for all times of night, just make sure you're there for a cheeky Christmas song sing-along on the pub's piano!
Sam's Chop House always makes sure to really get in the spirit of things around the festive season, especially the old fella who seems to always be at the bar. With Christmas decorations around every wall and ornament, and a new Christmas menu for private bookings, Sam's Chop House is the perfect choice for a traditional Christmas of huge turkey's, wine, real ale and good friends.
The Wharf in Castlefield is one of the cosiest bars in all of Manchester, with a relaxing and laid-back atmosphere that comes from the picturesque location alongside the canal basin and it's barges that merrily chug along. And the best way to combat the Winter is with one of The Wharf's traditional British meals, such as the Northern classics of Lancashire Cheese and Chutney and the mighty Manchester Egg. A lovely pub, with enough snug alcoves of spaces to spend an intimate night away from the cold outside.
Not only is The Castle Hotel perfect for relaxed drinking session, with pints of rich Winter ales in-between the candles, it also puts on some fantastic Winter entertainment in the form of intimate acoustic gigs and cheesy Christmas song sessions on the Jukebox. And all of this can be enjoyed from the comfort of either the cosy upstairs room with a great view of the Northern Quarter, or the atmospheric fireside lit backroom.