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Britons Protection Manchester
The Briton's Protection Manchester
Address50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5LE

Phone0161 236 5895

HoursMon - Thur: 12:00 - 00:00 |Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 01:00
Sun: 12:00 - 23:00

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Britons Protection Manchester
Briton's Protection Manchester

The Briton's Protection has stood proudly on the corner of Great Bridgewater Street and Lower Moseley Street since 1806. Famed for its enormous whisky collection - there's over 200 hundred to choose from.

The Briton's Protection is a must visit for whisky connoisseurs and real ale fans as Not only are they famed for the Whisky selection, Including the UK's biggest JD collection which  features the specially selected Manchester cask single barrel range.

They also house 8 rotating  hand pull cask ales, featuring local breweries along with 5 lagers and 2 craft beers including Lagunitas and Malt Smiths Pilsner.

Being located opposite the Bridgewater Hall, The Briton's is popular with musicians from both The Halle and BBC Philharmonic orchestras as well as theatre goers alike.

The Palace Theatre and Manchester Central, with its International Conference Centre, are also only a stone's throw away whilst the tram stop at G-Mex is just across the road and connects Old Trafford and The Lowry in just 5 minutes.

The Britons Protection is the first port of call for many tourists looking for a real taste of Manchester life.
Britons Protection Manchester

The homely tardis-like interior boasts six inviting rooms, two of which offer roaring fireplaces which add to the ambience during Manchester's harsh winters.

A large mural of the Peterloo Massacre stands proudly on the walls - the only place in Manchester to commemorate the 1819 protest for parliamentary reform which took place just outside the Briton's front door, in which 15 demonstrators were killed and 700 more injured by the sabre-wielding cavalry who charged the 80,000 strong crowd.

The small bar area at the front of the building deceptively hides the size of the pub whilst at the same time offers a great place to meet new friends and admire the huge whisky collection.

Two separate larger rooms at the back of the pub offer comfy seating arranged around the warmth of the real fires. A large beer garden is hidden to the rear of the pub and remains open all year round to allow smokers to catch their fix if not the Manchester sun.

Upstairs you will find 2 function rooms available for hire, which cater for upto 100 people and also play host to society meetings and frequent music and comedy gigs
Britons Protection Manchester

Homemade pub grub is available between 11:30am and 2pm Monday to Friday with delicious options like Wild Boar & Pheasant Pie, Venison & Mushroom or the delightfully named Grunt, Gobble, Zoom & Coo Pie which contains wild boar, turkey, hare and pigeon in a brandy sauce.

Talking about brandy, there's also a great selection of the tipple joining the whiskey on the menu. Additionally, there are 19 wines and Champagnes to choose from with the house Diamond Bay also available by the glass

Alongside Guinness, cask ales include Tetley's, Robinson's, Jenning's and there's also at least one guest beer on draught each month from breweries like Allgates, Rossendale, Coach House, Howard Town, Cottage Brewery, Free B's, Moorhouse's and Hornbeam.

It's not hard to see why The Briton's Protection has been voted Manchester's Best Pub two years on a trot in the Pride Of Manchester Awards
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The Briton's Protection Special Offers & Events
Britons Protection Manchester


Whisky Collection


With over 200 bottles of Whisky to choose from and knowledgeable staff the Britons Protection is the place to improve your Whisky knowledge.


HoursAvailable Daily


NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting

Britons Protection Manchester

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