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Real Ale Pubs in Manchester

If you like your pint to have character and a back story, these are the pubs for you.

  • Ashton Arms

    Ashton Arms

    Pubs & BarsReal ale pub in Oldham with up to 7 guest ales on a regular basis and food service.

  • Bakerie

    Bakerie £

    RestaurantEnjoy delicious food with an eclectic wine selection, great real ales and continental lagers.

  • Bar Fringe

    Bar Fringe

    Pubs & BarsA Belgian inspired bar that offers a wide range of local brews.

  • Black Lion

    Black Lion

    Pubs & BarsA boozer with 130 years history has been given a new lease of life in the 21st century.

  • Britons Protection

    Britons Protection

    Pubs & BarsEstablished in 1811, the Britons Protection is home to over 300 whiskies.

  • Carrion Crow

    Carrion Crow

    Pubs & BarsThe Carrion Crow built in 1796, the Carrion Crow is a busy, thriving local public house.

  • Cask


    Real AleThe beer list is one of the most comprehensive in the city.

  • Church Inn

    Church Inn £

    RestaurantEnjoy good food and fine views from high up on the moors down the valley. A real favourite with locals and visitors alike.

  • Cord Bar

    Cord Bar

    Pubs & BarsA social haven in the Northern Quarter.

  • Costello's Bar

    Costello's Bar

    Pubs & BarsOwned and operated by a father and son team, Costello's has been set up to sell their locally brewed beer and a new lager.

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  • Eagle and Child

    Eagle and Child £

    Pubs & BarsAward winning pub serving Lancashire pub-grub, cask ales specialising in local suppliers and seasonal produce.

  • Horse & Jockey

    Horse & Jockey ££

    Pubs & BarsA landmark pub in the South Manchester suburb of Chorlton with great food, great beer, great wine and a relaxed, laid-back-almost-horizontal atmosphere.

  • Irwell Works Brewery

    Irwell Works Brewery

    Pubs & BarsSmall craft brewery with brewery tap above retailing own beers on draught and bottles.

  • Jacksons Boat

    Jacksons Boat £

    Pubs & BarsAlongside the River Mersey and a short walk from Sale Water Park.