Pubs in Manchester

Whether you’re looking to watch football or just unwind after a long day, Manchester is home to great pubs that serve both drinks and light meals.

Some of the top pubs in town include:

Tatton Arms

Located on Trenchard Drive, the Tatton Arms is just five minutes from Manchester airport and serves a variety of drinks and food. Plane enthusiasts will enjoy the views from the beer garden.

The pub is open for brunch, lunch, dinner and late night meals and drinks. Meals are fresh and taste homemade.

Tatton Arms offers a full bar, and is open until 11 pm most evenings. Free Wi-Fi is also available for guests to use.

Sam’s Chop House

Sam’s Chop House is a classic British pub, and was established in 1872 by Samuel Studd. One of the top pubs in Manchester, Sam’s serves a great selection of ale, spirits, wine and British food.

The bar has hosted several famous figures throughout its history, including LS Lowry.

The pub serves Sunday Roasts and classic British food with fresh ingredients. Sam’s still operates like a traditional chop house, serving hearty meals with fine ale and wine.

Stop in to Sam’s Chop House for a drink, or sit down for dinner with friends.

The Oast House

Located on Oast House Crown Square, the Oast House offers a great selection of ales, crafe beers, wine, champagne and food.

The pub’s menu is inspired by BBQ, deli and rotisserie. From the Pacific Pale Ale Cheese Fondue to the hanging kebabs, salads, rotisserie chicken and pies, there’s a dish for every taste at The Oast House.

Patrons can listen to live acoustic music every evening and partake in outdoor events – rain or shine.

If you’re looking for a pub that offers a relaxed atmosphere and a unique menu, The Oast House is a great choice.

The Metropolitan

The Metropolitan is a gastropub housed in the former Midland Hotel. The busiest pub in West Didsbury, the pub features a lofty dining area and outdoor drinking area with a bar. The outdoor area is lively in the summer.

While technically a pub, The Metropolitan focuses heavily on food, and patrons can dine just about anywhere.

The pub serves real ale, and both lunch and evening meals are available.

The Old Wellington

Housed in a Tudor-style building, the Old Wellington pub dates all the way back to 1552 and is just a short distance from the old market.

The pub is the only remaining timber framed building that was typical of Manchester in that time period.

The main bar is on the street level, while the restaurant operates on the upper two levels. The bar serves a number of changing beers, and three regular beers: St Austell Nicholson’s Pale Ale, Jennings Cumberland Ale, and Thwaites Lancaster Bomber.

Real ale is served in this quiet pub, which also offers a smoking area and pub garden.

To catch a glimpse of old Manchester, stop in to the Old Wellington.

Worsley Old Hall

The Worsley Old Hall pub operates out of a Tudor-style, Grade II listed building that dates back several hundreds of years. The bar and restaurant also features an outdoor garden where patrons can dine and drink.

The pub only recently reopened in 2013 after undergoing extensive renovations under its new owners. The efforts paid off, and the pub won the ‘Most Improved Pub of the Year’ award in 2014 from CAMRA North Manchester.

Two regular beers are sold here: Facer’s Brindley Blonde and Brunning & Price Original. The bar also serves up to four guest beers. Real ale and real cider are available at this quiet pub.

The Wharf

Located on Slate Wharf, The Wharf reopened its doors in 2012 after converting the previous pub, Jacksons Wharf. The pub’s location is one of its best assets: Castlefield Basin. The Wharf sits at the meeting point of the Bridgewater and Rochdale Canals.

The Wharf serves real ale and cider, and is LocAle accredited. The quiet pub also serves lunch and dinner.

Guests can enjoy live music on Fridays, play traditional pub games, and take advantage of free Wi-Fi during their stay.

The Marble Arch

Situated on Rochdale Road in the centre of Manchester, the Marble Arch is a well-known real ale pub and organic brewery. Built in 1888, this pub boasts impressive architecture, and an inviting interior.

The back room serves as a restaurant that serves delicious food. From here, patrons can catch a glimpse of the brewery.

This quiet pub serves real ale and cider, and is both dog- and family-friendly. Free Wi-Fi is available, and the on-site pub garden is a great place to relax on a warm day.