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Beer garden reopening 12th April, open from 2pm mon-Fri, 12pm Sat-Sun.

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Britons Protection

50 Great Bridgewater Street
M1 5LE

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - 1.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 1.00 am
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2 Mon - Fri
No Service Sat & Sun

About the Pub

Now re-opened. Please book to avoid disappointment.

This Grade II-listed 200-year-old multi-roomed pub is listed on CAMRA’s National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors and famous for its highly ornate ceilings. Through it's sometimes unwelcoming appearing closed doors is a friendly pub bristing with history & character.

The long narrow public bar stretches the width of the front of the building complete. Along with many features of the pub, the bar counter, back bar and the bar's fixed seating dates from the 1930s when the pub was extensively refurbished. The moulded ceiling picked out in red and gold is another feature.

A tiled passageway from the left end of the public bar leads round to the rear of the servery where there are two further rooms, both equally steeped in history. These two rooms are served via a hatchway through to the bar, complete with leaded screens.

Both of the rear rooms have original fixed seating complete with bell pushes, classic 1930s fireplaces (although now gas fired) and a raft of other historic features.

As well as 5 cask ales their is an amazing selection of up to 350 whiskeys and bourbons.

The pub attracts ale fans at all times along with workers from nearby offices and refugees from the nearby Deansgate locks "party bars". Being situated directly opposite the Bridgewater Hall, it is popular with musicians from the resident Halle Orchestra and of course with visitors having pre or post concert drinks.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Beartown The Britons Protection Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 7 changing beers.

Two guest beers.

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Britons Protection, Manchester


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Nationally Important Historic Interior


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    12 - 2 Mon - Fri.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Furnished yard to rear.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Unitil 7pm.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Covered area in yard to rear.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Britons Protection

50 Great Bridgewater Street
M1 5LE

Sat Nav Reference

53.474991, -2.24728


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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

33, 63, 84, 105, 255, 256, X50

Nearby Station (350m)


Nearby Metro (300m)


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