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The Best Pubs in Manchester
Whilst fashion trends dictate some traditional pubs in Manchester close, there is still a huge number of real ale houses that are as popular as ever.
In Manchester you will find town-centre inns, canalside retreats, historic gems, exciting newcomers and reinvented pubs, together with classic country pubs on the outskirts of the city.
There are pubs in Manchester specializing in regional food, wine, malt whisky, or local beers like Joseph Holts, JW Lees, Marble, Robinsons and Bank Top.
Pride Of Manchester members and readers of have voted the following as the best pub in Manchester (vote below),
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The Top 15 Best Traditional Pubs in Manchester
best pubs as voted by readers of

key: real ale served= real ale, cocktail menu= cocktail menu, food served = food served, disco or club = disco, live music nights = live music, open after 2am = open after 2am
beer garden = beer garden, live football = NYE, pool table = pool table, Stag & Hen nights welcome = stag/hen parties welcome, gay friendly bar = gay bar
karaoke = karaoke , quiz nights = quiz nights, children welcome = children welcome, Manchester United bar = popular with united fans, Manchester City bar = popular with city fans
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real ale served food served live music nights beer garden quiz nights Manchester United bar
~ next to bridgewater hall ~
Pride Of Manchester Awards Winner...
~ Best Pub in Manchester 2009 & 2010 ~

Winner of 'The Best Pub in Manchester' title for the past 2 years, this tardis-like boozer next to The Bridgewater Hall boasts over 200 whiskeys, great ales, a beer garden, a function room and two roaring fires.

real ale served food served   live music nights pool table beer garden
~ near the town hall~
Pride Of Manchester Awards Winner...
~ Best Pub in Manchester 2008 ~

very popular hidden gem of a pub, dating back to the 1880's, which was used as the regular in the Cold Feet TV series. Boasting 4 pool tables, a video jukebox, a rooftop patio and a function room, this is one of the busiest pubs in Manchester.


3) Marble Arch


4) Sam's Chop House

real ale served food served beer garden
~ in the northern quarter ~

On the edge of the Northern Quarter and opposite the new-look Arndale Market, this large High Street boozer is, as the name suggests, the most 'English' of venues with leather sofas, bookshelves, prints on the walls and lots of dark wood setting the tone for you to sup the wide variety of traditional cask ales, extensive wine list and great British food.


6) Circus Tavern


7) Peveril Of The Peak


8) Mr Thomas's Chop House


9) Rain Bar


10) Moon Under Water


11) Sinclair's Oyster Bar

12) The Bay Horse

13) The City Arms


14) Lass O'Gowrie


15) The Ox

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