Owned by former Beautiful South and Housemartins lead singer Paul Heaton, this Salford institution has tapped into the gentrification of Chapel Street with a lovable mix of old and new styles. Some features date to Victorian times with lovely woodwork and tiled flooring as well as a carved wood, cathedral-esque performance space on the top floor.
Manchester has seen its fair share of gentrification over the last few years, which has brought the city some amazing bars and fancy world-class restaurants. But if you're looking for somewhere more traditional, where do you go?
The good news is that, despite the building work that dominates the Manchester skyline, there remains plenty of traditional pub.
The boozers on our list thrive because they're getting the basics so right. These destinations are knocking out quality food, working with the finest indie brewers and craft beer bars, and hosting top-notch comedy and music events. Whiling away an idle afternoon, book and beer in hand, must be among the best things to do in Manchester. Our list is here to help guide you to the coolest, most atmospheric pubs this city has to offer right now.
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