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Hidden Manchester Pub Walk

Next tour: no public dates yet. Meet: Briton’s Protection, Great Bridgewater Street, 6pm. Far from the madding crowds are the back-street boozers, twilight alehouses and tucked-away taverns where serious thinking and occasional drinking set Manchester to rights. The Sir Ralph Abercrombie fits the bill for all three descriptions, but we will also find a couple more …
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Football Pub Walk – Booze, Brawls, Babes and Pints of Best

Next tour: No dates yet. Private tour: Ideal for the discerning fan(s)! Meet: time tbc at the Malmaison Hotel, 3 Piccadilly (the former Imperial Hotel, where the PFA was founded a hundred years ago). Football is a thirsty business, which is probably why some of the greatest players to grace the game liked to drink…to …
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Coronation Street Pub Walk

Next tour: To be announced. Private Tours: Get in touch. Codename: Gloria Todd. Guide: Willie Eckerslike. Meet: HOME arts centre. Locations visited: The Old Grapes (formerly Liz Dawn’s pub) which has now shut bah; Cropper’s Corner, Castlefield (where Tony Gordon tried to drown the redoubtable Roy); the Ralph Abercrombie, where Coronation Street got its name; St John’s …
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Cakes & Ale – The Eccles Pub Walk

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Art Nouveau Pubs of Manchester

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Along The Canal Pub Walk – In And Out Of The Drink

Next tour: No public dates yet. Meet: outside Malmaison Hotel, No. 3 Piccadilly, 6pm. By the water’s edge Manchester is brighter and livelier. There’s a gleam on the water and a glint in the barmaid’s eye. And of course nothing whips up a thirst quicker than a good walk by some eye-catching sights with a …
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The Manchester Literary Pub Tour

Next tour: No public dates yet. Private Tours: We await your thirsty literary-tuned customers. Start: Midland Hotel steps, time tbc. Booking: with eventbrite, when we get dates. “It was the best of pints; it was the the worst of pints.” So begins Charles Dickens’s classic drinking novel, An Ale of Two Cities. Indeed the ghosts of …
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