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 6th November 2020




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.

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 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 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 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 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.

The Crown & Kettle

2 user reviews 4

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.

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.

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 the cosy pub in Manchester for light bites and a choice of six cask ales, 100 malts and over 50 bottles of wine.