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Cosy Pubs in Manchester

Fed up of not knowing what to do in the constant cold? How about settling down for the evening in a cosy armchair pushed up against the crackling log fire sipping a drink or two and maybe treating yourself to a bite to eat!
Manchester offer plenty of these snug pubs for you to put your feet up and relax on those chilly Sunday afternoons’, so take a look at our guide!

The Bay Horse Tavern

The Bay Horse Tavern

Cosy Rating – 9/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – Alongside priding themselves on a delicious menu and an impressive list of ales and drinks, The Bay Horse boasts a huge, comforting fire to sit next to on a comfy sofa in the corner of the pub for all to enjoy, providing you with the perfect cosy pub experience.

Food – Offering 4 menus you to choose from including breakfast, dinner, Sunday lunch and bottomless brunch, you’ll never run out of options!

Address – The Bay Horse Tavern, 35-37 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA

Telephone – 0161 669 5799

The Wharf

The Wharf

Cosy Rating – 8/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – The wharf is situated on the beautiful canal side, providing all visitors with a scenic view, also being the perfect place to sit, back and relax in front of their 2 huge, roaring fireplaces in their small alcoves!

Food – With 9 chefs, they never fail in cracking the delicious seasonal menus which change frequently. Their menus include, lunch, dinner, Sunday lunch, children’s and a dedicated gluten free menu for those with intolerances!

Address – The Wharf, 6 Slate Wharf, Manchester M15 4ST

Telephone – 0161 507 4240

The Crown & Kettle

The Crown & Kettle

Cosy Rating – 5/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – Voted as one of the best pubs in the country, The Crown & Kettle is decorated with stunning, intricately detailed ceilings and a vast Victorian fireplace for you to sit next to, keeping warm and enjoying delicious drinks and food!

Food – This pub is more for drinks rather than food however the food has proven to be delicious and reasonably priced.

Address – Crown & Kettle, 2 Oldham Rd, Manchester M4 5FE

Telephone – 0161 235 0978

Albert's Schloss

Albert's Schloss

Cosy Rating – 6/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – This pub offers more of a contemporary feel of cosy with a huge fireplace on top of one of the tables and another being situated in the corner of the pub accompanied by comfy armchairs and sofas for you to chill out and relax in with a drink or two on a cold Sunday afternoon!

Food – Their food is rustic and simple yet deliciously, freshly cooked with 5 menus including breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday lunch and dessert!

Address – Albert’s Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR

Telephone – 0161 833 4040

20 Stories

20 Stories

Cosy Rating – 8/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – This establishment is cosy yet for different reasons. More of an end of the evening summer pub to take a trip to when the evenings are still light yet are getting colder. They offer huge firepits plus chunky blankets to wrap round, in their outdoor roof garden!

Food – They offer brunch, lunch, a-la-carte, afternoon tea for you to enjoy high above Manchester!

Address – 20 Stories, No. 1 Spinningfields 1 Hardman Square, Manchester M3 3EB

Telephone – 0161 204 3333

The Didsbury

The Didsbury

Cosy Rating – 9/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – These unique country-style pubs are set in beautiful locations across the country. A retired coach house renovated into a cute, cosy pub with a huge open fireplace to curl up next to on a comfy sofa and enjoy some classic pub food and a few ales.

Food – Delicious food including some of their favourite, stand out dishes like a slow cooked lamb gourmet pie or just a simple newly improved, pub classic!

Address – The Didsbury, 852 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 2SG

Telephone – 0161 445 5389

The Molly House

The Molly House

Cosy Rating – 9/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – Situated a couple of streets back from the canal this is a proper little cosy pub, quintessentially English with real ales, beers and wines yet considered perhaps more eccentric than the usual pub. warm up next to a toasty fire!

Food – Not your usual pub food. They serve fresh and authentic pan-Mediterranean tapas dishes in the heart of Manchester.  All are freshly made on the spot & they’re delicious!

Address – The Molly House, 26 Richmond St, Manchester M1 3NB

Telephone – 0161 237 9329

The Horse & Jockey

The Horse & Jockey

Cosy Rating – 8/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – Located in Chorlton, a traditional, family friendly pub, the Horse and Jockey is the place to enjoy delicious craft ales from the onsite brewery with your feet up, next to a roaring fire on a cold Sunday afternoon after a long walk.

Food – With 3 top menus which are a hit throughout the pub, the winter, buffet and pizza menu always delight each and every customer that walks through the door!

Address – Horse & Jockey, 9 Chorlton Green, Manchester M21 9HS

Telephone – 0161 860 7794

The Briton's Protection

The Briton's Protection

Cosy Rating – 8/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – Not only do they supply a crackling fire to warm you up, but they specialise in over 300 whiskies which could also be classed as the best medicine in warming you up!  

Food – Serving up delicious, traditional pub dishes throughout the day while enjoying a range of drinks they offer!

Address – The Briton’s Protection, 50 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester M1 5LE

Telephone – 0161 236 5895

The Metropolitan

The Metropolitan

Cosy Rating – 9/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – This West Didsbury pub is always full to the brim with locals and passing visitors due to its inviting and welcoming atmosphere and its spacious interior with cosy fireplaces dotted all around! Always serving quality food and drink every day.

Food – Whether its for a quick bite to eat or for a relaxing meal they have created a menu ideal for any appetite.

Address – The Metropolitan, 2 Lapwing Ln, Manchester M20 2WS

Telephone – 0161 445 8666

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