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(formerly Forgery & Firkin)

57 Mosley Street
M2 3FF

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sat noon - 9pm
Sun noon - 8pm


Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers)

About the Pub

This occupies a handsome Greek Revival building that is some 200 years old. Originally built to house the Portico Library (which still occupies the upper floor), the pub occupies the former newsroom. In the 1990s this was part of the Firkin brew-pub family, so was styled as the “Forgery & Firkin” (that said, it never brewed on the premises, instead being supplied by the Flea & Firkin across town). Now however, the Bank is part of the Nicholson’s chain and so has something of an emphasis on cask beers with the regular offerings being supplemented by guests from around the country – and often from unusual micros. The largely open-plan interior is neatly split up and retains many original features that give it an air of grandeur. In some respects it is evocative of a gentlemen’s club, with a quiet, solid and purposeful air. The pub may close early if it is very quiet at the last hour. The house beer Nicholson's Pale Ale is brewed by St Austell.

Regular ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • St Austell Nicholson's Pale Ale
  • Wainwright

Changing ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Upto 3 guest beers.

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  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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57 Mosley Street
M2 3FF

Sat Nav Reference

53.47971, -2.24052


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Metro Close to Metro

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

1, 3

Nearby Station (650m)

Manchester Oxford Road

Nearby Metro (250m)

Piccadilly Gardens


Jct Charlotte St

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57 Mosley Street
M2 3FF

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Pubs with Outstanding Conversions and Restorations
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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