Real Ale Manchester

Manchester's real ale deserves a lot of attention - whether that means enjoying the finer aspects of savouring that well crafted pint or keen to find a real sense of character in your drink, there are very laid back alternatives to nightlife in Manchester. So if the hustle and bustle of going out isn't for you, kick back and take a look at our comprehensive list of reviews and recommendations for the best real ale establishments located across the city.

Last updated on 20th July 2018


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The Grandaddy of Manchester's pubs. Since the 1800s The Briton's Protection has served great real ale and fostered one of Manchester's friendliest atmospheres. The pub continually has 4 real ales on tap from that range from local breweries such as Robinson and Hornbeam, to other ales from throughout the UK like Jenning's and Cottage Brewery, as well as the largest collection of whiskey and bourbon in Manchester to pick from for your traditional chaser. With a spacious beer garden and beautifully interior throughout it's main cosy rooms, The Briton's Protection is a staple of Manchester's pubs that everyone should experience.

Sandbar

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Don't take its unassuming exterior for granted. Inside Sandbar is the evolution of the classic Pub. As soon as you enter, you are greeted by a long, wide bar chocked full of cask ale pumps, with fridges full of craft beer behind them. The inviting atmosphere of the pub is created by the hand-me-down, and incredibly comfortable, chairs and tables, the piano open to be used by all patrons and the constant events happening all week long such as pub quizzes, comedy nights and life drawing classes.