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.
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.
For a dog-friendly bar with a little interior sass, The Beagle in Chorlton is the perfect spot if you're looking for the best pub food in Manchester. Head here for some seriously impressive 12-inch pizzas topped with a wide variety of fresh ingredients.
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.
Not your average watering hole, Edinburgh Castle is a pub, restaurant and bar in Ancoats. Split between multiple levels, this low-key pick is home to classic pub dishes and elevated brunches on the ground floor, alongside more formal seasonal food in the restaurant upstairs.
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.
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.