The Crown & Kettle

Bars and pubs, Pubs Central Manchester
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
The Crown & Kettle, Manchester
The Crown & Kettle, Manchester
The Crown & Kettle, Manchester
The Crown & Kettle, Manchester
The Crown & Kettle, Manchester

Craft beer, televised sport and probably the best pub ceiling in the world.

If there’s a pub with a better ceiling in anywhere in the world, we haven’t been to it. The rest of the building isn’t bad, either; it’s Grade II listed and dates back to the early nineteenth century. But then you don’t go to a pub to stare up the entire time – you’d struggle to order a drink, for one.

Situated just on the cusp of the Northern Quarter, the Crown and Kettle is a neat hybrid of hipster scene pub and good-and-proper local. The beer is decidedly craft: local brewers Privateer, First Chop, Blackjack and Shindiggers are all regulars on cask and from further afield there’s guest lagers from the likes of Camden Town and Runaway breweries.

The bar itself is impressive, and not just because of the aforementioned ceiling; a main room leads to a snug, which leads to a third smaller room where you can watch sports on TV.

By: John Stansfield


Venue name: The Crown & Kettle
Address: 2
Oldham Road
M4 5FE
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The Crown and Kettle brings that old school 'local' pub feel to the outskirts of the Northern Quarter. This Grade II listed building houses an impressive interior, with a selection of your favourite crafts beers available on tap.


A pub that has been through the ages. The Crown and Kettle has one of the best ceiling you'll ever come across in a pub. They put a massive emphasis in supporting local breweries, so with each visit you may come across a new brew. There's plenty of options on offer, with knowable staff. 

A long with the beautiful ceiling, on offer is three rooms, the main room, a smaller snug type room and a third that occasionally shows sport - mainly football, rarely rugby.