The English Lounge


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The English Lounge pub on the edge of the Northern Quarter in Manchester is, as the name suggests, a very British laid-back drinking hole! The exterior looks reassuringly familiar, and this comforting sense of tradition continues inside where there is casual seating throughout, as well as comfy sofas and larger tables for groups who often convene here before a night out. It’s also right opposite the Arndale Centre and some of the city’s other major shopping areas, making it popular with those looking to take the weight off their feet after a bit of retail therapy!

The pub has a reputation for being very female-friendly, and you will also often see families here at the weekend for Sunday lunches - the food is tasty and very good value, plus as the upstairs bar areas is available to hire, they have a couple of set buffet menus to cater for private events! Add to all of this bookshelves with British classics, a cracking beer selection (including a couple of guest ales on tap) and a wholly jovial atmosphere, and you have one very special old-school drinking establishment.


No door charge
Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter
18 after 6pm
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets


Day Open Close Notes
11:00 20:30
11:00 20:30
11:00 20:30
11:00 20:30
11:00 20:30
11:00 20:30
11:00 20:30


The English Lounge
64-66 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1EA

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.40
Bottle of House Wine £8.50

A word from the chef:
Proper British pub food as well as platters to share and lots of lighter bites for the lunch crowd - sandwiches, salads, wraps and jacket potatoes. Sunday lunch is popular, and there are good buffet menus for private events.

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Great good, staff, drinks and all round good service and value! Visited The English Lounge on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018

New Years Eve so reserved a table but it wasn't overly busy when we arrived. Staff really lovely and helpful. Both my partner and I had the steak and it was one of the best sirloins we've ever had, lean and extremely tasty. We had the chilli garlic bread and that was really good too. I would highly recommend the English lounge to anyone. The pinot was very nice too!!. We will definitely be back. Visited The English Lounge on 2017-12-31
by on January 3rd, 2018

Friendly and very efficient service Visited The English Lounge on 2017-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2018

Had a great time thank you. I have been before but my friends hadn't - they will be back! Food was great, we sat upstairs. Table nicely decorated (festive) Great gent and lady behind the bar. Helpful and witty 😃 Thank you Visited The English Lounge on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017

I've been going to English lounge every year for Christmas dinner with friends from uni in the last several years. Mainly because the food was amazing for its price! However, this year, the selection did not feel festive, and we are normally placed upstairs where it's quiet but we were places on the ground floor with loud music. I did not enjoy the food and ended up leaving most of my mains. When we went to pay, nobody seemed to know what was going on and tried to charge us extra Inc deposit I had already paid. They did give us 20 % off overall bill in the end but was not worth it. Unfortunately, I think I will be looking for other venues from next year. So sad! Visited The English Lounge on 2017-12-07
by on December 10th, 2017

Great food. Great music. Great night, Visited The English Lounge on 2017-12-08
by on December 10th, 2017

Even though we had booked a table for dinner when we went to order our food we were told they had run out if food during the day. Staff did try and offer us what was left in the kitchen! But we had to leave and go elsewhere. It would have been nice if they had let us know before we arrived or when we arrived not wait until we had all chosen food Visited The English Lounge on 2017-12-07
by on December 9th, 2017

The food was beautiful, we were so very well looked after on our visit and I would highly recommend the English Lounge for food any time Visited The English Lounge on 2017-12-01
by on December 6th, 2017

Just wanted to say we had a great night on Friday 20 October at the English Lounge. The staff were really helpful and made us feel very welcome. The food was amazing and plentiful. Well done to Luke and the bar staff - we will definitely return and would recommend for future events. Visited The English Lounge on 2017-10-20
by on October 23rd, 2017

Everything was Fine. WE had a Great Time. Visited The English Lounge on 2017-10-20
by on October 22nd, 2017

Great place for after work drinks - busy most weeknights but lots of nooks to sit in. Cushions included! Decent selection of Ales - both lights and dark
by on February 22nd, 2013

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