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Royal Oak

114 Cross Lane
M18 8NZ

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Opening Times


Monday2.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday2.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday2.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday2.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday2.00 pm - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

About the Pub

Two-room former Boddington's Brewery house, each room having its own entrance and character. The left side is the lounge, comfortably decorated with images of old Manchester. The right-hand side is the vault with plenty of photos celebrating the successes of both the city's football teams; equally comfortable with much bric-a-brac on the beams and wood panelling. This room was once part of the adjacent cottage, this was bought by Boddington’s in the late 1970s to enlarge and enhance the premises. Outside is a beer yard. Televised sports are a big draw for the pub, and during the week most days have some form of entertainment laid on: Mon - ladies darts; Tue/Thu - mens darts; Wed - open-mic night (very popular); Fri - an artist; Sat - karaoke; Sun - singalong with club singers. The pub operates an over-21 policy, which suits the regulars just fine. Re-opened in June 2013 (following a period of open-and-close ping-pong), the pub is now free of tie from former owners, Punch. In the same ownership as the Strawberry Duck in nearby Clayton, the Oak is run by experienced couple Les Park and Lynn Crossthwaite who previous to this ran the Lord Nelson, Gorton for nine years. Stopped selling cask beer in 2022 due to dwindling demand, prior to that guest beers had included ales from Lancaster Brewery and others.

Historic Interest

A former Boddingtons Brewery house.

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  • Garden Garden
  • Events Events

    Mon - ladies darts; Tue/Thu - mens darts; Wed - open-mic night (very popular); Fri - an artist; Sat - karaoke; Sun - singalong with club singers.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

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Royal Oak

114 Cross Lane
M18 8NZ

Sat Nav Reference

53.463365, -2.166889


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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

53, 7, 172, 171, 205, 206, 207

Nearby Station (650m)


Closest Metro (1950m)

Edge Lane


Nr jct Chapman St

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Royal Oak - Gorton

Royal Oak

114 Cross Lane
M18 8NZ

Pub Features

  • No Real Ale
  • Garden
  • Events
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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