Located in Salford, just a short walk away from Victoria station, is the Eagle Inn, a pub which is now surrounded by new developments and high-rises but dates back to the 19th century. The Eagle is a popular spot on the music and arts scene, with its 80-person capacity venue and a rehearsal room for local bands and musicians.  Credit: Google MapsLocated in Salford, just a short walk away from Victoria station, is the Eagle Inn, a pub which is now surrounded by new developments and high-rises but dates back to the 19th century. The Eagle is a popular spot on the music and arts scene, with its 80-person capacity venue and a rehearsal room for local bands and musicians.  Credit: Google Maps
Located in Salford, just a short walk away from Victoria station, is the Eagle Inn, a pub which is now surrounded by new developments and high-rises but dates back to the 19th century. The Eagle is a popular spot on the music and arts scene, with its 80-person capacity venue and a rehearsal room for local bands and musicians. Credit: Google Maps | Google Maps

11 of Manchester’s friendliest pubs where everyone is welcome - from Castle Hotel to Port Street beer house

If you’re visiting Manchester for the first or looking to try something new, here are some excellent pubs to check out.

Everyone has their favourite pub, whether it’s your local down the road or somewhere you pop into after an afternoon of city centre shopping. And because we can get quite territorial over our favourite watering holes, it’s sometimes daunting stepping into a new one for the first time.

But Manchester welcomes thousands of visitors each year and, by extension, so do its pubs. Therefore there are plenty of friendly places in the city if you’re looking for somewhere new to try or if you’re visiting from out of town. The only time we’d recommend caution is on match days, depending on which team you support and which part of the city you’re in!

In no particular order, here are some of our favourite pubs to check out – regardless of whether you’re blue or red, or from Oldham or Australia.

Related topics:

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.