Spacious and glamorous, set out like a country manor, The Woodstock Arms is a pub that serves up restaurant quality fare (even the bar snacks are amazing - fresh deep-fried whitebait and homemade scotch eggs). Renowned for their Bloody Marys, the bar is superb and turns The Woodstock Arms from an ordinary pub into a hot-spot for discerning foodies.
Gastro Pubs in Manchester
What did people do before gastro pubs? They ate soggy fish and chips or stodgy eel pies, and didn't know that pubs had the potential to offer food that rivalled the best restaurants in town. Pour over extensive menus that have unexpected flavoursome dishes using local ingredients chosen by esteemed chefs, all in the comfort of the deep sofas and armchairs of one of our top Manchester gastro-pub choices. No experience could be better than relaxing in one of Britain's most loved institutions while eating food that wouldn't be out of place on a fancy TV cookery show.
For a canine friendly beer house with a little interior sass, The Beagle in Chorlton is the perfect spot if you're looking for yummy food in Manchester. An extensive selection of cask, keg and bottled beers plus a great international menu make it the ideal location for a relaxing evening in the South of Manchester, all alongside a cool smattering of vintage inspired innards and gastro class.
Local produce and a lovely setting are the hallmarks of The Horse and Jockey; with all their food sourced locally they provide a seasonal menu of pub classics that keep the locals content all year round. Although only in Chorlton, a stone's throw from the city centre, The Horse and Jockey seems like a great village pub and is one of Manchester's finest gastro pub offerings.
With a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, The Didsbury is a great Manchester gastro pub attracting families and friends wanting a selection of meals to please all tastes. With front gardens stretching all around the pub, it's a popular spot during the Summer for filling up before venturing out. The delicious home-cooked food is a must try as the Didsbury serve traditional grub with a high-end edge.
The Angel is a top Northern Quarter gastro pub offering a fantastic selection of guest ales and beers. With a cosy bar area downstairs; upstairs they have a dining area more akin to a restaurant, serving up great dishes using locally sourced ingredients. With log fires and local artwork on the walls, The Angel is one of Manchester's premier gastro pubs.
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 downstairs, alongside more formal seasonal food in the restaurant upstairs.
A little gem round the corner from Deansgate, Mr Thomas's Chop House is one of Manchester's top gastro pubs. Serving up a classic British menu that has a few modern updates; Mr Thomas's Chop House has a top wine menu to match and provides a unique gastro pub dining experience in Manchester. A cosy Manchester bar and restaurant.