Gastropubs in Manchester

What did people do before gastropubs? They ate soggy fish and chips or stodgy eel pies, and didn't know that traditional boozers could offer food that rivals the best restaurants in town. Pour over extensive menus that have unexpected dishes using local ingredients chosen by esteemed chefs, all from the comfort of deep sofas and armchairs. Explore the very best of them here with our guide to gastropubs in Manchester.

Last updated on 21st July 2021




The Woodstock Arms is a charming spot that serves up restaurant-quality dishes. Renowned for their bloody marys, this Didsbury local is well worth visiting for its boozy weekend brunches, sumptuous Sunday roasts and a hefty selection of mouthwatering burgers. 

The Old Wellington

143 user reviews 5

If you've got a hankering for good old fashioned British pub grub, this is the place for you. Offering a menu of elevated gastro goods, The Old Wellington will bring you interesting flavours, seasonal ingredients and some seriously tasty beets to wash everything down.

The Angel

3 user reviews 5

The Angel is a Northern Quarter gastropub featuring a cosy bar area downstairs and a dining room more akin to a restaurant. With log fires and local artwork lining the walls, this place will have you sipping on beer from independent breweries while enjoying European-style dishes.

The Oast House

167 user reviews 5

With cosy seating indoors and a great terrace available for summer drinks, The Oast House has a great setup for lazy afternoons. Food and drink are the crowning glory here, with ale and beer served alongside homemade pies, hanging kebabs, deli boards and droolworthy steaks.

The Horse and Jockey

1 user review 3

Local produce and a charming setting are the hallmarks of The Horse and Jockey, as all of their food is sourced locally to provide a menu of seasonal classics and tapas-style bites. Although only in Chorlton, a stone's throw from the city centre, this place cosy oozes village pub vibes.