Cosy Pubs In Manchester

Traditional boozers with decades of history, modern watering holes serving warming bites and quirky spots with live music all make up the city's pubbing scene. Whether you're escaping the cold, snuggling up with someone special or just fancy an afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of life, our pick of cosy pubs in Manchester will guide you through roaring open fires, plush sofas, charming interiors and more.

Last updated on 29th October 2021




The Sawyer Arms

33 user reviews 4

With its traditional furnishings and homely pub grub, there's no way you can miss out on this cosy pub in Manchester. Stop by The Sawyer Arms in Deansgate for the chance to kick back with a couple of pints and some lip-smacking dishes before facing chilly winter winds.

Standing at the end of Deansgate since 1806, The Briton's Protection is one of Manchester's cosiest pubs. With two rooms (out of six) that are home to roaring log fires and traditional interiors, this pub is the perfect place to hunker down on chillier evenings. 

The Angel

3 user reviews 5

A real ale lover's haven, The Angel has a dining area with a log fire and interiors that dazzle with pub charm and quiet bliss. On top of that, this cosy pub in the Northern Quarter pick has a downstairs bar area lined with local artwork which is ideal for drinks in a laid-back vibe.

The Castle Hotel

2 user reviews 4

Packed full of history, charm and character, The Castle Hotel is one of the city's most famous pubs. With different rooms, small tables and a chatty crowd, this Northern Quarter haunt is cosy, friendly and a great place to grab yourself a tipple and enjoy some live music. 

The Ape & Apple

1 user review 4

The Ape and Apple is a must-try for those that want a cosy pub in Manchester's city centre for unwinding with pints and comfort food. Promising a roof terrace and traditional interiors alongside a back bar of classic, draught beers, this is your ultimate British boozer for winter. 

The Marble Arch

1 user review 5

If you need a pub with a fireplace in Manchester, you can't go wrong with The Marble Arch. Boasting 11 hand-pull pumps and a range of beers from guest breweries, this is one to tingle the tastebuds. Add in a roaring log fire and hearty pub food and you've got yourself a winner.

Not only is The Wharf home to one of the best places for a pint in summer, but its warm interiors and toasty fireplaces make it a must in winter. Head to this cosy hideaway for light bites and a choice of six cask ales, 100 malts and over 50 bottles of wine. 

The Oast House

167 user reviews 5

Taking up residency in Spinningfields, The Oast House is a cosy pub for winter snuggling. Whether you're in the mood for chilling with mates over a hot bowl of fondue outside in the teepee or you fancy a hearty Sunday roast indoors, this gastro haven is sure to impress.

The Salutation

2 user reviews 3

A pub and hotel in one, The Salutation is modern yet still retains traditional elements we all have a hankering for in winter. A long bar and exposed beams give it a retro and homely feel, while home-cooked bar snacks make for a cosy place to drink in Manchester, day or night.