On a back street just off Trinity Way and down the road from Elbow sanctuary Blueprint Studios, The Eagle Inn is a relic, dating back to 1848, lovingly brought back to life and infused with a youthful exuberance from those who restored it. The live-music programme is totally at odds with the Victorian setting, and we love it that way.
Manchester is a city that strikes that perfect balance between tradition and innovation. You only have to stroll through Ancoats or the Northern Quarter to see first hand this city’s marvellous mix of the old and new – especially when it comes to places to eat and drink.
The contrast is perhaps most pronounced when it comes to the city’s fancy resturants versus its beloved boozers. Both, of course, have merit in their own right. But there’s just something about a pub that fosters a warm sense of community. That’s why Manchester’s public houses, many dating back to the nineteenth century, continue to thrive.
What’s a good atmosphere without good drinks, we hear you ask? Well, we can confirm that the pubs on this list boast great beer and many actively support local breweries. You’ll also find fantastic wine, cocktails and food. So without further ado, here’s our guide to the very best pubs in Manchester right now.
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