6 historic Manchester city centre pubs celebrated in new walking route just in time for Christmas

The route takes in some of the most iconic pubs in Manchester

Christmas time is often a chance to catch up with friends and family, and enjoy a drink or two. In Manchester, pub seekers are pretty much spoilt for choice, and it can sometimes be tricky to make a decision.

Your festive watering hole choice might have been made easier this year. This comes as Historic England have published a Manchester city centre historic pub route, with six iconic establishments. 

Ahead of the festive season, we’ve rounded up the pubs which Historic England have highlighted. The route includes pubs around Princess Street and Portland Street in the city centre. 

Marie Smallwood, Head of Advice North at Historic England, said: “Manchester’s historic pubs have been part of the fabric of our great city’s life, and at the heart of communities, for generations. Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to discover and explore some of the remarkable listed public houses in your local area, where seasonal greetings carry down the centuries. We’d love to see your experiences of the beautiful buildings on these heritage trails and to hear your memories of your favourite historic pub.”

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