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Since the Nicholson's brothers opened our first pub in 1873, Nicholson's pubs have continued to offer warm and inviting hospitality, proudly delivering quality food and drink, to create the typical British pub atmosphere.
Whether you're in search of pubs that offer the very best in British real ales, or looking to enjoy restaurant style service in one of our destination dining rooms, the Nicholson's collection of pubs are a perfect setting for every occasion.
The Bank is in one of the most culturally and historically important buildings in Manchester. Originally The Portico Library, it was conceived in 1803 by a group of businessmen and built in Runcorn stone and a neo-classical style. The library and newsroom opened three years later in 1806 and the Portico Library still survives upstairs.
Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.