The Village Pub Walk
Next tour: No dates yet, but we do have plenty of other pub walks. Meet: Malmaison, 3 Piccadilly, 6pm. For decades it was a red-light district and a land of rotting textile workshops by a dirty old canal. In the 1980s it was transformed into Manchester’s grand parade ground – the Gay Village – and all …
The Victorian Pubs of Manchester
Next tour: No public dates yet. Meet: Midland Hotel, Peter Street. 6pm
Victoria Park Pub Walk
Since the wonderful Welcome pub closed down, we have decided not to run the Victoria Park pub walk, but just do the daytime general Victoria Park walk. Please see elsewhere on website.
Swingin’ Sixties Pub Walk
The pub walk has been turned into a day time walk for now. The ’60s were invented in Manchester when George Best arrived at Exchange Station as a raw 15-year-old in July 1961, never having left Northern Ireland before. He requested the taxi driver outside the station to take him to Old Trafford but he …
Reds, Revolutionaries & Real Ale
Next tour: No public dates yet. Meet: to be decided. What ever happened to Leon Trotsky? Well he never came to Manchester, but Marx and Engels did, and so too did “Orator” Hunt, Richard Cobden and the Pankhursts. So let’s drink to the comrades, the communards, the carbonari and compadres. As for Marx and Engels, they …
Historic Pubs of Manchester: Intellectual Pub Tour
Next tour: To be decided. Meet: Outside the HOME arts centre by 5.30pm. Booking: These are the pubs that time forgot, where Manchester floats on a sea of mild and bitter, and gastro means Holt’s rather than haute cuisine. The Intellectual Pub Tour of Manchester walk harks back to the days when a pub was …
Interesting Salford Pub Tour
Next tour: To be decided. Meet: Victoria Station wallmap, 5.30pm. Booking: Bring: Money for a few pints. Beware: Keg beers. End: Standing upright still, perhaps, in the New Oxford. Where shall we go? The Round O’ Beef: gone. The Tripedressers’ Arms: shut. The Quiet Woman: closed down by the PC police. The Crescent, downhome and demesne, …
Music Pub Walk – Punks, Pints and Prima Donnas
Next tours: No dates set as yet. Private tour: Contact us! Meet: Midland Hotel steps, Peter Street. Wine and song; it goes together. Sometimes there’s a woman in between, but there might just as well be a man. Like Muddy Waters who once famously smashed a whisky bottle in two and used the neck to …
Lost of Pubs of Manchester – Time, Gentlemen Please!
Okay, so we can’t sup a pint in the Rovers Return on Shudehill; the Seven Stars, Withy Grove; the Gaping Goose, Shudehill; the Castle & Falcon, Bradshaw Street; or the original Wellington in the Shambles, let alone Tommy Duck’s. But what stories we have to tell of old ales, pulled-down pubs, banished breweries and past-time …
Historic Pubs of Manchester
No dates as yet. Meeting place: to be confirmed Description: to follow.