Cosy Pubs In Manchester

Traditional boozers with decades of history and neighbourhood gems make up the backbone of this city's pubbing scene. Whether you're escaping the cold, snuggling up with someone special or just fancy an afternoon away from the pace of life, these cosy pubs in Manchester are boasting roaring open fires and charming interiors.

Last updated on 13th September 2022




Period features and a menu of hearty pub classics make The Woodstock Arms really stand out. Not only is the Sunday lunch to die for, but you'll be able to huddle together with family or friends in the beaut, traditional space.

The Sawyer Arms

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

The Old Wellington

413 user reviews 5

One of Manchester's best pubs for cosiness is The Welly, which is tucked away on Cathedral Approach. These gorgeous, traditional interiors need no introduction, being made up of exposed beams and brick, alongside wooden tables and leather booths. Plus, the real ales and whiskies could really do with a mention. 

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

The Oast House

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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 in the outside tipi, or you fancy a hearty Sunday roast indoors, this gastro haven is sure to impress.

The Marble Arch

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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; you've got yourself a winner.

The Ape & Apple

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The Ape and Apple is a must-try for those that want a cosy pub in Manchester's city centre - ideal when needing to unwind 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 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 nothing short of friendly - a great, cosy place to grab yourself a tipple or enjoy some live music. 

The Wharf is home to a great place for a pint come summer, but its warm interiors and toasty fireplaces make it a must in winter. Make your way to this cosy hideaway for light bites and a choice of six cask ales, 100 malts or over 50 wine bottles. 

The Angel

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

The Salutation

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

The Crown & Kettle

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