At I Love Manchester, we respect Britain’s national drink and one of our finest traditions.
According to research from Oxford University commissioned by Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) who campaign to save the Great British Pub from extinction, people who have a local pub are happier, have more friends and feel more engaged with their local communities. Many pubs help provide space for the local people to meet, tackle loneliness, and strengthen the local community.
Where to drink real ale in Manchester
To help you sample its delights, the CAMRA have helped us select the ten finest real ale pubs in Manchester where you’re guaranteed a great pint. Cheers!
The Crown & Kettle
Historic Grade II-listed pub, reopened in 2005 after a closure of 16 years. Up to four hand-pumps serve real ales from an ever-updated list of six beers from All Gates, Bank Top, Ossett, Phoenix and Dunham Massey among other breweries. Crown & Kettle Ale from Greenfield micro-brewery is a regular. Note the fine restored ceiling in the separate vault and a yet-to-be-restored ceiling in the main room. A fair-sized modern snug doubles as a lounge. Good value food is served.
2 Oldham Road, Ancoats, M4 5FE (corner of Oldham St & Great Ancoats St)
The Marble Arch
Spectacular heritage premier pub noted for its in-house micro-brewery and 11 hand-pumps with guest beers from all over the country and real cider, including Marble Pint, Manchester Bitter, JP Best Bitter, Lagonda IPA, Ginger Marble, seasonal beers, and guest beers. Ales can be found from Whim, Pictish, Dunham Massey, Phoenix and Hornbeam. An enthusiastic bar staff provides friendly service. The Marble brewery team can often be seen mixing with customers who come here from all walks of life and all over the world. Quality food is available from 12-9pm (8pm Sun).
73 Rochdale Road, M4 4HY
Port Street Beer House
39-41 Port St, Manchester M1 2EQ
29 Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4NQ
46-48 Kennedy St, Manchester M2 4BQ
The Angel Pub
6 Angel St, Manchester M4 4BQ
The Gas Lamp
50A Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BW
The Briton’s Protection
50 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester M1 5LE
2 Wakefield St, Manchester M1 5NE
Peveril Of The Peak
127 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester M1 5JQ
Sam’s Chop House
Back Pool Fold, Manchester M2 1HN