The quirkiest pub in
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The Castle Hotel

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Why locals love it

It's small, it's characterful and it pulls in a creative crowd. In The Castle, history meets modern day arts and music, fusty becomes fashionable and the atmosphere seduces like a Philippa Gregory novel. It's one of Manchester's oldest pubs, chopped up into little Victorian-tiled rooms with a jukebox and proper old-school snacks and ales.

Why you should visit it

To have a pint in the olde-worlde tiny bar, put some Fleetwood Mac on the old-fashioned jukebox or enjoy one of the many off-beat music and poetry events in the also tiny, yet grandly titled, Music Hall and Theatre (capacity no more than 50, I reckon). Have a chat with the landlord too, dandyishly dapper in his tweeds and twirly-curly moustache.

Special tip

Have a pint of Build a Rocket Boys ale – named after an album by one of Manchester's finest bands, Elbow.

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4 Comments

Great pub with excellent juke box, loads of well kept real ales and live music in the back.
Martin
Local
September 10, 2018
Proper Manchester. Good crowd. Music
Dave
Local
November 16, 2017
Great live music venue supporting local bands
Ali
Local
November 15, 2017
Great traditional pub given a makeover and extremely popular with locals, very busy at all times!
Hayley
Local
February 19, 2017
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