Cosy Manchester Pubs

From traditional boozers steeped in history to modern watering holes that serve up mouthwatering bites, this city has got it all. Whether you're escaping the cold, snuggling up with someone special or just fancy an afternoon shacked up with your nearest and dearest, our pick of the most cosy pubs in Manchester will guide you through roaring open fires, plush sofas, charming interiors and much more.

Last updated on 25th February 2020




Rich colours, intimate corners and classic pub grub make up the bones of this Manchester favourite. Found on Wilmslow Road, The Stokers Arms is the perfect location to grab a pint, play a few board games and settle on in for the afternoon.

Standing at the end of Deansgate since 1806, The Briton's Protection is one of Manchester's best cosy pubs. With 2 rooms (out of 6) that are home to roaring log fires and classically dated boozer interiors, this pub is cosy, warm and ideal for a drink with friends after work. So snuggle up and simmer down, it's going to be a good one.

The Lost Dene

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A decked out pub in the heart of Deansgate, The Lost Dene is just the destination for a cosy drinking endeavour. From their slap-up selection of hearty pub meals coming in at more than affordable prices, to their varying lounge areas complete with kitsch wallpaper and chesterfield sofas, this is one charming pub in Manchester.

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.

The Ape & Apple

1 user review 4

A city centre gem, The Ape and Apple is a must-try for those that want a relaxed pub in Manchester without the hassle of the hustle and bustle. Promising a roof terrace and traditional interiors alongside a back bar of classic, draught beers, this is your ultimate British boozer in the city.

The Salutation

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

The Metropolitan

1 user review 4

Grand boozer meets traditional pub interiors? Check. Roaring fireplace? Check. Delicious beers and food? You bet that's a check. This cosy Manchester pub is housed in a former Victorian railway hotel, with a picturesque interior and a kitchen filled with warming British classics.

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, the Manchester's Northern Quarter pick has a downstairs bar area lined with local artwork which is ideal for drinks in a laid-back environment.

The Castle Hotel

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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... or three.

The Crown & Kettle

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This Grade II listed building in the Northern Quarter may pack heaps of history, but it's also the perfect spot to settle down for a cosy pint in Manchester. Expect to find beautiful ceilings and wonderfully cheap pints, as well as a warm atmosphere to boot.