One of Manchester’s oldest pubs could soon have guest rooms for an overnight stay

The grade II-listed building, which dates back to 1734, was recently put up for sale with a price tag of almost £1.5m.
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As the iconic building that houses one of Manchester’s oldest pubs - The Crown and Kettle - goes up for sale - plans are being made to hopefully create six or seven hotel rooms on the first floor.

The grade II-listed building, which dates back to 1734, was recently put up for sale with a price tag of almost £1.5m.

Bosses at the popular Ancoats boozer intend to keep it as a pub and now hope to create six or seven hotel rooms on the first floor.

There are also plans to extend into the next door building on Oldham Road, giving the much loved pub the space for about 40-60 more customers.

The Crown and Kettle Pub is expanding  The Crown and Kettle Pub is expanding
The Crown and Kettle Pub is expanding

The Crown & Kettle sits on the corner of Great Ancoats Street at its junction with Oldham Road between Ancoats and the Northern Quarter. A former courthouse it became a pub in the early 19th century.

The pub was recently named as a county winner in the 2023 National Pub & Bar Awards -being recognised as one of the best pubs in the North West.

Its previous awards include CAMRA regional Pub of the Year 2015 and Central Manchester Pub of the Year 2019.

It’s hoped a planning application will be submitted in the next four weeks. Any sale of the building will not affect the continuation of the pub as a long-term lease is in place.

2 Oldham Rd, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5FE, United Kingdom