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Roast dinner and a pint at 11 Central in Mediacity Manchester.

11 Central

Salford Quays Bars

11 Central is another venture for Seven Bro7hers, only this time their Sis4ers are on board too so the bar...

Outside Holmes Mill in Clitheroe

Holmes Mill

Clitheroe Hotel

Located in the heart of Clitheroe, Holmes Mill is a bountiful food, drink and entertainment venue as well as a...

Seven Bro7hers Media City

Media City Restaurant - American

A stone's throw from their brewery and taproom, Salford alemeisters Seven Bro7hers have a beerhouse and kitchen with outside space...

Freight Island in spring / summer

Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Food hall meets music festival is how we’d describe Freight Island to anyone confused about what they’ll find at this...

Two pints of craft beer at Seven Bro7hers Manchester, also known as the Ancoats Beerhouse.

Seven Bro7hers Ancoats

Ancoats Restaurant - American

This bar on Cutting Room Square from the Seven Bro7hers Brewery clan is perfectly placed to cater for the craft...

Vegan food at Brewdog Doghouse Hotel

BrewDog Doghouse Manchester Hotel

Manchester City Centre Hotel

The BrewDog Doghouse is brought to you by international beer makers, BrewDog. Claiming to be Manchester’s first carbon-negative “beer hotel”,...

The Bells of Peover, a country pub in Cheshire, just south of Knutsford

The Bells of Peover

Knutsford Restaurant

There's a story behind the American and British flags that fly over the entrance to The Bells of Peover, a...

The terrace at Seven Brothers Middlewood Locks

Seven Bro7hers Middlewood Locks

Media City Restaurant - American

Seven Bro7hers in Salford at the Middlewood Locks development is the ideal place for some al fresco eating and drinking...

Bedroom at The Reach at Piccadilly, a hotel in Manchester

The Reach at Piccadilly

Piccadilly Hotel

The Reach at Piccadilly is owned by Marriott, but it's part of their Tribute Portfolio collection, so it looks more...

Sunday lunch at Peaky Blinders bar in Manchester

Peaky Blinders

Manchester City Centre Bars

Peaky Blinders is a cocktail bar and pub with food which pays homage to the hit TV series starring Cillian...

Bottomless brunch at Brewdog Doghouse in Manchester

Brewdog DogHouse Bar & Rooftop

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

There are two ways to eat at the Doghouse, at the ground floor BrewDog Bar or upstairs on the rooftop....

Sunday lunch at Diecast. Manchester City Centre.

Diecast

Piccadilly Music Venues

Diecast is a party venue and 'creative neighbourhood' five-minutes' walk from Manchester Piccadilly station.

Taps at Heaton Hops, a bar and bottle shop in Stockport

Heaton Hops

Heaton Moor Bars

Heaton Hops is a bar and bottle shop in Heaton Moor. The fridges are packed with bottles and cans from...

Inside Big Hands, a bar on Oxford Road, Manchester.

Big Hands

Oxford Road Bars

The original Manchester dive bar, Big Hands is a rock n roll institution and the site of many messy nights...

23Bundobust Manchester is best known for its vegetarian small plates and craft beers

Bundobust Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Bundobust is a huge beer hall serving craft ales in the heart of Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens. It also happened to...

Man holding two burgers from Slap and Pickle in Society, Manchester city centre

Society

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Located in between St Peter’s Square and The Bridgewater Hall, Society brings new life to the quiet yet elegant stretch...

Dog Bowl in Manchester has five full length ten pin bowling lanes, a bar and a restaurant.

Dog Bowl

Manchester City Centre Activities

Dog Bowl is a bar, restaurant and bowling alley with five full-length ten-pin bowling lanes. It's tucked under the arches...

All aboard for Liverpool's Brewery Bus Tours

Brewery Bus Tours

Liverpool City Centre Tours

Liverpool’s Brewery Bus Tours are a lively ride around the city’s coolest, off-the-beaten path breweries, with up to 12 craft...

The grand, gothic exterior of The Crown & Kettle on the border of the Northern Quarter and Ancoats

The Crown & Kettle

Ancoats Pubs

The Crown & Kettle is Manchester’s most beautiful pub. The landmark Gothic building on the corner of Oldham Road and...

Fridges and craft beer at The Epicurean West Didsbury

The Epicurean West Didsbury

West Didsbury Bottle Shop

The Epicurean West Didsbury is the brand’s original craft beer shop, bringing brightly coloured cans to Burton Road.

The Epicurean, a beer shop in Chorlton

The Epicurean Chorlton

Chorlton Bottle Shop

The Epicurean Chorlton is a friendly little beer shop. It may be smaller than its sister site in West Didsbury...

The Bookbinder

Lark Lane Restaurant - British

As a "neighbourhood pub, wine bar and eatery" The Bookbinder manages to straddle three quite different roles. You'll find well-kept...

A bowl of nachos from The Produce Hall in Stockport.

The Produce Hall

Stockport Town Centre Restaurant - Global

This 19th-century market building became a buzzy food hall and bar in 2019 as part of Stockport's transformation from 'crap...

Pub tables outside The Windmill, looking out on open countryside near Macclesfield

The Windmill

Whiteley Green Pubs

The Windmill is a country pub with beautiful views and traditional British food that is definitely on the gastro end...

King Pins Manchester Arndale has ten=pin bowling, shuffle board, pool and more.

King Pins Manchester Arndale

Manchester City Centre Activities

King Pins Manchester Arndale is ten-pin bowling royalty, and not just for the good customer service, clean, fresh decor and...

Flok Manchester, Northern Quarter, Bar, Tapas

Flok

Northern Quarter Bars

If it's a place in the sun you're after, look no further than the Northern Quarter's Flok, chilling out on...

Interior of Pray Tell, a cocktail bar in Sale M33

Pray Tell

Sale Bars

Pray Tell is a neighbourhood bar in Stanley Square, Sale. It’s the sort of place that all towns and suburbs...

Stretford Canteen

Stretford Restaurant - French

Stretford Canteen, on Chester Road at the front of Stretford Mall, is a beloved local restaurant known for its classic...

Exterior of The Epicurean, a beer shop in Heaton Moor

The Epicurean Heaton Moor

Heaton Moor Bottle Shop

The Epicurean Heaton Moor is the Stockport outpost of the self-proclaimed ‘Beer People’. They’re right though. The staff here are...

Colourful veggie and vegan small plates at Indian restaurant, Bundobust Leeds

Bundobust Brewery

Greater Manchester Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

A real Northern success story, the second location for Bundobust in Manchester and the fourth in the family of northern-based...

Enjoy an alfresco drink on Saison bar's pavement terrace on Burton Road in West Didsbury

Saison

Didsbury Restaurant - British

Sister of Chorlton favourite Dulcimer, Saison is a cosy bar offering a wide range of craft beer and spirits. They...

Sunny outdoor beer from Fell Brewery at Fell Bar Chorlton

Fell Bar Chorlton

Chorlton Bars

Manchester may pride itself on its Northern-ness but Fell Bar Chorlton is the southern outpost of the Cumbrian brewery and...

A dessert served at Trof, one of the best Northern Quarter bars.

Trof

Northern Quarter Bars

Longstanding Thomas Street bar Trof has got ‘top Manchester night out’ written all over its labyrinth three stories. But it's...

The Merchant, a bar in Liverpool city centre.

The Merchant

Ropewalks Bars

The Merchant is a lively hangout with great pizza. At the front, spilling onto the street, the outdoor tables under...

The Picturedrome, Macclesfield's food hall

The Picturedrome

Macclesfield Restaurant - Global

The Picturedrome is the Macclesfield spin-off of the popular food hall group behind Altrincham Market Hall, Market House Alty and...

Rain Bar

Manchester City Centre Bars

Rain Bar is a pub from JW Lees in an old umbrella factory. It’s a beautiful building and looks even...

The Denbigh Castle, an award-winning pub on Hackins Hey

The Denbigh Castle

Business District (Liverpool) Pubs

The Denbigh Castle is a characterful pub on Hawkins Hey, one of Liverpool’s most distinctive streets. Dating from 1815, the...

The terrace at Ramona Manchester

Ramona

Ancoats Restaurant - Italian

Predominantly a pizzeria, Ramona incorporates a bakery, margarita bar, coffee counter, stage and Firehouse restaurant, and is found in the...

Lymefield Farm Shop in Broadbottom, Hyde.

Lymefield Farm Shop

Hyde Farm Shop

Get on the Hadfield train from Piccadilly, disembark at the amusingly-named Broadbottom, and walk down the road to visit Lymefield...

Bundobust Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Bundobust Liverpool followed hot on the heels of its successful siblings in Leeds and then Manchester, bringing street food Indian...

Coffee and pastel de nata at the Old Fire Station, Salford.

The Old Fire Station

Salford Cafes

The Old Fire Station is a café, bar, bakery and brewery tap with a real community feel. It’s a part...

The Ship & Mitre, a city centre pub in Liverpool

The Ship & Mitre

Liverpool City Centre Bars

The Ship & Mitre is an imposing pub with some lovely Art Deco touches both inside and out. There are...

Food and beer at The Church Inn, a country pub in Cheshire

The Church Inn

Mobberley Restaurant - British

The Church Inn is a gorgeous country pub with a big reputation. The food and drink lives up to its...

Love Lane Brewery

Baltic Triangle Restaurant - Global

The name Love Lane Brewery comes from the craft beer, first brewed in a converted railway arch at Liverpool’s Love...

Grape to Grain in Prestwich, a bar and bottle shop with barrels to enjoy an al fresco tipple

Grape to Grain

Prestwich Bottle Shop

Grape to Grain is a bar and bottle shop in Prestwich specialising in – as the name suggests – wine...

Nell's New York style pizza available at the Beagle, Chorlton

The Beagle

Chorlton Restaurant - American

The Beagle is a bustling, eclectic, neighbourhood boozer which has recently replaced its Tex-Mex trash food menu with NYC-style pizza...

Beef Wellington at The Higher Buck in Clitheroe

The Higher Buck

Clitheroe Restaurant - British

Reliably good dinners are served at The Higher Buck, a pub meets gastro eatery where respected local chef Michael Heathcote’s...

Beer at Track Taproom, a bar in Manchester

Track Brewing Co

Piccadilly Bars

Track Brewing Co may be a bit off the beaten track but it’s worth the trek for craft beer aficionados....

Doctor Duncan's - pub in Liverpool

Doctor Duncan’s

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Doctor Duncan’s is named after Britain’s first Medical Health Officer, William Henry Duncan, who was born and raised in Liverpool....

Band on the Wall - an iconic gig venue in Manchester

Band on the Wall

Northern Quarter Music Venues

So called because the performers used to play on a stage situated halfway up the wall, Band on the Wall...

Roast dinner at Groobarbs Wild Farm & Field Kitchen in Knutsford, Cheshire

Groobarb’s Wild Farm & Field Kitchen

Knutsford Restaurant - Modern British

Groobarbs Wild Farm & Field Kitchen comes from the brains behind Groobox; a Cheshire-based fruit and veg delivery box service....

Canteena Bar & Grill

Sale Restaurant - Modern British

Based in the unit of Stanley Square that was once home to Sale Food Hall, Canteena Bar & Grill is...

Bundobust Manchester is best known for its vegetarian small plates and craft beers

Bundobust Leeds

Leeds Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Bundobust Leeds is a veggie Bollywood blockbuster, best known for its small plates and beer.

The interior of the Britons Protection pub in Manchester.

The Britons Protection

Manchester City Centre Pubs

The Britons Protection pub has a place in the heart of many a Mancunian. It's been here since the early...

A craft stall at Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester City Centre Markets

You don't have to walk far in Manchester city centre to find one of the many Christmas markets that pop-up...

The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Forest of Bowland Restaurant - British

It was the TV series The Trip starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon that made The Inn at Whitewell a...

Food at the Molly House in the Gay Village, Manchester.

The Molly House

Gay Village Bars

With its pretty Tiffany lights and Victoriana decor, The Molly House pub is one of The Gay Village's best-looking venues....

The Firehouse

Ancoats Restaurant - Global

Found in the former E & A Auto Services garage depot on Swan Street, Firehouse is the sister restaurant to...

Is it a bar? Is it a pub? Port Street Beer House is the best of both worlds.

Port Street Beer House

Northern Quarter Bars

Port Street Beer House is the beer lover’s drinking spot. It’s somewhere between a pub and a bar, mixing a...

The Drunken Duck in the Lake District

The Drunken Duck Inn

Ambleside Pubs

The Drunken Duck Inn is a country pub in the heart of the Lake District but out of the way...

Al fresco eating at The Village restaurant in Blakemere Village.

Blakemere Village

Northwich Activities

Blakemere Village is the Cheshire one-stop for shopping, outdoor activities and family-friendly events.

King Pins Trafford Palazzo, a great place for bowling and more

King Pins Trafford Palazzo

Trafford Park Activities

King Pins Trafford Palazzo markets itself as ‘the crown jewels of bowling’, but to be honest, they’re selling themselves short....

Ethiopian food at Kargo MKT, a food hall at Salford Quays

Kargo MKT

Salford Quays Restaurant - Global

Kargo MKT is a huge food hall in Salford Quays where 20 different street food traders ply their trade. With...

Bar at North Taproom: Circle Square in Manchester

North Taproom: Circle Square

Oxford Road Bars

North Taproom: Circle Square is the Manchester outpost of the beloved North Bar in Leeds. It specialises in craft beer...

Taps at Pelican, a craft beer bar in Manchester

Pelican

Northern Quarter Bars

Pelican is a bar from the team behind Squawk Brewing Company, they of the beautiful ornithological cans of craft ale....

The Rembrandt

Gay Village Bars

One of the originals of The Village, The Rembrandt, or Rem Bar, has been welcoming in Manchester's gay community since...

Exterior of Juice Box Didsbury, a bar and bottle shop

Juicebox Didsbury

Didsbury Bars

Juicebox is an independent wine bar and bottle shop in Didsbury (there’s another one in Manchester city centre). It’s a...

Outside The White Horse at Churton, which features in the Good Food Guide 2023

The White Horse in Churton

Churton Restaurant - European

Thought it's only been open a short while (since March 2023 to be exact), The White Horse in Churton is...

Haigh Woodland Park

Wigan Parks & Gardens

Haigh Woodland Park is a good mix of cultivated prettiness and ancient woodland with plenty of things to do.

Interior of The Rat & Pigeon, formerly Mother Macs

The Rat & Pigeon

Piccadilly Pubs

The Rat & Pigeon may be Manchester’s newest pub, but it’s an oldie too. The team behind the much-loved Crown...

Common Northern Quarter

Common

Northern Quarter Bars

One of the Northern Quarter's original hipster hangouts, Common – bar, eatery, coffee spot – has been at its Edge...

The Green Man

Lark Lane Bars

The Green Man pub opened on Lark Lane in December 2022, just in time for Christmas (and the World Cup)....

Cocktails at GRUB in the Green Quarter, Manchester

GRUB

Cheetham Hill Restaurant

Housed in a disused building at The Red Bank Project, GRUB is two floors of street food, bars and event...

The Goose, a pub in the Gay Village, Manchester.

The Goose

Gay Village Bars

Hidden away behind the main Canal Street drag on Bloom Street, The Goose is like a local village pub with...

The Marble Arch pub in Manchester's Northern Quarter

The Marble Arch

Manchester City Centre Pubs

George Orwell may have named his ideal (and imaginary) pub The Moon Under Water but Wetherspoons on Deansgate was not...

Bar Area at Unit 9 Cloudwater Taproom in Manchester

Unit 9 Cloudwater Taproom

Piccadilly Bars

Unit 9 Cloudwater Taproom is right next to the brewery which, incidentally, takes up units seven and eight. Despite the...

Bagel with smoked salmon from the Cheshire Smokehouse make a great brunch at Smoke in Wilmslow

Smoke

Wilmslow Restaurant - Modern British

Smoke is a modern restaurant that’s a mix of cool design, wine bar and relaxed cafe-style menu of small plates...

Inside Via - a bar and club on Canal Street, Manchester

Via Manchester

Gay Village Bars

Formerly Via Fossa, generally know as just ‘Via’, this is probably the most long-standing go-to bar on the main strip...

A bowl of soup at Jackalope, a cafe bar in Sale

Jackalope

Sale Cafes

The Jackalope may be a mythical beast but fortunately a top-notch brunch at Sale’s relaxed café bar is reassuringly real.

Cocktails at Disorder bar, Manchester.

Disorder

Northern Quarter Bars

Even if you're a massive Joy Division fan, a themed bar sounds a bit naff. Fortunately, Disorder takes itself too...

Seasonal Italian food at La Locanda in the Ribble Valley

La Locanda

Clitheroe Restaurant - Italian

La Locanda in Gisburn just outside Clitheroe is a fantastic restaurant that transports you to Italy. The award-winning spot is...

Greens Vegetarian Sale

Sale Restaurant - Vegetarian

TV chef Simon Rimmer's famous non-meatery Greens has been going strong in Didsbury since 1990. In summer 2022, he branched...

The Hong Kong-inspired food at Harcourts pub in Altrincham.

Harcourt

Altrincham Pubs

Harcourt is a Hong Kong-inspired pub on Altrincham's main drag, Stamford Road.

Cakes on display on the counter at Nordie Bar in Levenshulme.

Nordie Bar

Levenshulme Restaurant - European

Nordie Bar is a dog-friendly neighbourhood bar with a focus on coffee, craft beer and cocktails.

The doorway to Libero in Altrincham - a bar that's big on football and craft ales

Libero

Greater Manchester Restaurant - European

Starting life as a fun little pop-up, Libero is a football-themed craft ale bar which encourages its customers to don...

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