Best Manchester Pubs
Manchester has always been known for its amazing range of traditional pubs, but the pub scene in the city is far more diverse and eclectic than just that. From dated dens where history reigns supreme and craft beer boozers, to haunts with kitsch running through their beer-laden veins; If you're looking somewhere to avoid the rambunctious clubbing crowd, or a spot to start your night take a look at our list of recommended venues and be prepared to find some great quirky places to enjoy a beer and a cheeky glass of vino in the city.
Last updated on 26th May 2016
A traditional pub at the end of Deansgate, The Briton's Protection has been standing proudly in its plot since 1806 and one the finest traditional haunts. With a whiskey collection that currently stands at over 300, this pub has serious pedigree. After a long day hunched over your desk or breaking a sweat, get down to this great little boozer and enjoy their beer and whiskey selections in action.
One of Manchester's most historical pubs and a massive player on the live music scene, The Castle Hotel is easily one of the finest and most iconic traditional Manchester pubs. With 10 rotating cask ales always available on tap and a dated aesthetic, The Castle Hotel surprisingly has a fairly young clientele, but not so surprising when you see that it is nestled comfortably into Manchester's trendy Northern Quarter district.
One of Salford's most prominent beer emporiums, Malt Dog is just the ticket for those that have a hankering for hops and far flung flavours. Boasting unique tipples and rare beers from the world over, Malt Dog promise one of the most unique selection of beers in Manchester, whether you're a Bavarian chap or Pilsner lass. Hearty, classic and crammed with craft beer, Malt Dog is one of the best pubs in Salford.
Gilded in emerald green, Mr Thomas' Chop House is one of the most handsome looking chaps in the city. A heralded venue from the Victorian Chop House collective, Mr Thomas' Chop House is a sprightly looking den where Victorian inspired interiors, lazy Sunday afternoon tipples, an internationally hand-picked wine menu and pub grub reigns supreme.
Hailed in the city, and known by their Chop House brand, Sam's is a name that more than fits the bill when it comes to being one of the best pubs in Manchester. Head on down for authentic interiors and high-end pub grub combined.
Established in 1804, this is another of the legendary traditional Manchester pubs. With 10 en-suite bedrooms for guests and an amazing premium spirit range behind the bar, The Ox is a comfortable and welcoming pub that the older crowd will instantly feel at home in. Great for lunch and dinner too, The Ox is a great place to eat and drink with friends or family.
You've genuinely never known so grandiose a beer menu, genuinely, never. A hearty beer laden institution in the heart of the Northern Quarter, you'll be able to sup a different drink on ever visit, and barely make it half way through this menu in its hundreds. From international tipples and local fare to cracking craft numbers, Port St Beer House has but one aim, to have ever taste, and every bottle catered for.
A Chorlton charmer, The Beagle is a savvy place to sup the day away in Manchester. Infamous for their grandiose selection of cask, keg and bottled beers, all your hop-laden requirements are catered for at The Beagle, where hearty bevvies are paired with a darling British menu. From their plush and contemporary gastro interiors down to their beer menu, get stuck in.
A Canal Street favourite that's known for its dated interiors and vintage charm, head on down to Molly House and enjoy one of the best Manchester pubs thanks to a roster of draught pints, retro prints and taxidermy aplenty.