What’s more satisfying than finding a pub with a wide range of beers on tap, an eclectic cocktail menu, and a sprawling garden where hours can be spent soaking in the welcoming atmosphere? Well, all of the above, plus the addition of a kitchen that serves delicious meals.
From British pub classics to modern gastropub delights, here’s our selection of ten locations where you can find the best pub food in Manchester.
The Oast House
One of the most uniquely stylised pubs in Manchester, The Oast House is part Hobbit house, part Kew Gardens. Thankfully, it isn’t style over substance, as it provides a menu offering small and big plates, including incredible street food. From katsu chicken fries to show stopping hanging kebabs, there’s plenty to get those taste buds tingling.
Mr Thomas’s Chop House
A family business since the mid-19th century, Mr Thomas’s Chop House was once a venue for important business people to make important business decisions. Now, it retains that high-class charm and serves a range of incredible dishes. Including sandwiches, chop house classics like corned beef hash, and Sunday roasts, it also boasts that it has the city’s most beautiful beer garden.
Worsley Old Hall
Worsley Old Hall is a picturesque grade II listed Tudor manor with a grand interior that calls back to those times, but with modern touches. It has a wide offering of food available, including light bites and rich, filling mains. For pudding, why not try one of the many locally made ice creams?
"From British pub classics to modern gastropub delights, here’s our selection of ten locations where you can find the best pub food in Manchester."
The Swan with Two Nicks
Not just a pub, but a TV set thanks to appearances in shows such as Corrie and Cold Feet, The Swan with Two Nicks is a traditional country pub out in the sticks. However, it’s worth making the extra effort to visit, with a huge range of old-fashioned pub grub mains including fish and chips, pies, burgers, and even a good old ploughman’s.
Edinburgh Castle pub is split into several parts, each with its own unique offerings over different floors. Including traditional offerings with a small but refined menu of pub classics, as well as brunch and Sunday roasts, there’s enough to keep you coming back again and again.
The Marble Arch
Known for its incredible range of beer, The Marble Arch also has a menu offering tasty meals which shouldn’t be overlooked. Including unique small plates such as beer rarebit and a selection of mouthwatering burgers, treat your taste buds with a visit to The Marble Arch.
The Old Wellington
A traditional English boozer with a trendy menu filled with gastropub grub, The Old Wellington can be found in the city centre just a short walk from Manchester Victoria. It offers various scrummy food, including platters and burgers, and more traditional dishes such as ham, egg and chips. But what The Old Wellington is really known for is its incredible pies, including wild boar and chorizo, and lamb shank shepherd’s pie.
The Hare & Hounds
A little outside the city, The Hare & Hounds is set in a quaint countryside location and has a selection of menus including brunch and Sunday lunch offerings. As well as the classics there are juicy steaks, light bites, and pancakes. In fact, the menu is so huge you might struggle to choose.
The Bakers Vaults
In nearby Stockport, The Bakers Vaults is part modern, part traditional, but full of Victorian charm, atmosphere and, of course, good food. Grub includes gourmet dogs, light bites and twists on pub classics.
On the banks of Sale Water Park, Jackson’s Boat is a proper family pub that doesn’t just have a people menu - it has a dog menu too. Including pub classics and pizzas (for people) and bones and chew sticks (for dogs) every member of the family can enjoy a meal at Jackson’s Boat.
The Horse and Jockey
A local pub that features its own microbrewery, The Horse and Jockey has a bright and welcoming terrace to sit and enjoy a few drinks and a good meal. With a selection of traditional pub classics, plus a dedicated pizza menu, you’re sure to find something to get stuck into. We recommend the unique black pudding pizza for something a little different.
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