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The Old Wellington

€€ - €€€, British,
4 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
+44 161 839 5179
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (23 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here on a few occasions and never disappointed, great beer and food, the staff are friendly and helpful. The pies are superb especially the steak and Stilton yum. Great restaurant with wood beams. It’s a top place for food and drink. I can not...More

Thank leedj0nes
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited here with Family for lunch on a Friday Lunchtime. I had bangers and mash, and it was very nice. The real ales were very good also, if on the slightly expensive side.

Thank JakeYork
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to try somewhere new to eat in Manchester. What a lovely little place! The character and history of the building makes it stand out. The staff were all very friendly and when we wanted to eat an hour before our original booking it...More

Thank CleverPickle44
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much! We really appreciate such glowing reviews just as much as those who wish to help us to improve. We're glad to hear that you did have room for dessert in the end - we really do think they're some of the best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Shopping and wanted somewhere nice looking to eat. Found this place and first thing, proper hand pulled beer so a winner straight away. We had the pie and mixed grill, both absolutely lovely and satisfied the appetite. Staff were great, very helpful and polite so...More

Thank Ian M
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks very much for some great feedback, Ian! There's nothing quite like a proper hand-pulled beer; we must agree with you there. Our chefs will be happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals too, so I will pass your thoughts onto them. I see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in for supper a few days ago, it was the best meal we'd had on our short break holiday. Served quickly, food all hot, vegetables cooked to perfection, still firm not soggy, everything so tasty. Wish we had more time there to be...More

Thank mamuchiibiza
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for some wonderful feedback! I have passed this onto Kris, who is delighted to hear that you appreciated his friendly service. Of course you're always welcome to visit again! We're famous for our pies but you must try some of our other...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Wellington is nicely located next to Manchester Cathedral and in the City centre near the old corn exchange and Printworks. As I was in Manchester only for a few hours with my Father and Nephew, we thought it would be nice to stop...More

Thank Andyhud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a quick pint after wandering around the city centre. Discovered some lovely ales and loved the low cost. Sat outside which was really busy considering it was quite cold. Will visit again.More

Thank Neil A
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for your feedback, Neil! We're glad to hear your enjoyed our ale range. There aren't many times when we're not busy to be quite frank... But we have plenty of seating so it's always worth a quick stop by! Hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in what must be the most beautiful part of Manchester is this fantastic building. And inside is this fantastic restaurant. We stayed at next door Mitre Hotel and went out to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. The restaurant is upstairs and has a very...More

1  Thank Svend L
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much, Svend! We love to hear about it when our guests have a great time with us, so thank you for sending in your wonderful feedback! We'd love to see you return... maybe next year for your wife's 61st! There's nothing wrong...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Old Wellington today very impressed a lovely old traditional pub with restaurant upstairs.The menu for quite varied with speciality pies traditional fish and chips and various meats dishes. Myself and daughter both had sandwiches with chips I had steak and my daughter fish...More

Thank sandy480
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much, Sandy! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your sandwiches - both excellent choices. What do you think we could do to bump our rating up to 5 stars? We're always looking to improve so we'd love for you to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called here for a late lunch after shopping. We were directed to the third floor area where we found a table. Our order was taken and drinks arrived quickly. Our food took a while to arrive, it was very busy, but was worth the wait....More

Thank jayned2001
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, Jayne! It sounds as though you had a fabulous time dining in our historic top floor restaurant. We do apologise about the wait, but you're right in saying we can be busy sometimes... Our sausage are always...More

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Pam O
27 April 2017|
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Response from OldWellington | Property representative |
HI Its less than 5 minutes walk
David V
9 January 2017|
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Response from Lee C | Reviewed this property |
City centre prices I'm afraid especially wine
12 October 2015|
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Response from Joanna H | Reviewed this property |
We didn't book when we went, there was only 2 of us and it was early tea time. With any where if it's the weekend or for a larger party I would always book. x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 839 5179
  • E-mail
You will find The Old Wellington (est. 1552) in Manchester within a short stroll of Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Station and Exchange Square - however, you won't find another like it. Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served - as they should be - with a generous measure of famous British hospitality. The Old Wellington is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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