City Arms

Greater Manchester - Manchester

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: II

46-48 Kennedy Street
M2 4BQ

Tel: (0161) 236 4610


Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Oxford Road (Manchester)

Station Distance: 750m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Oxford Road (Manchester)) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

The layout of this late 18th-century pub derives from a refurbishment around 1900 but some fittings are inter-war whilst designation as a ‘Tetley Festival Ale House’ in the 1970s introduced further changes such as the bar-back and panelling in the public bar (front). Through the left-hand door is a passage with tiled floor and attractive dado tiling. Halfway down, a hatch still offers service from the back of the servery. Inside are two small rooms on different levels with a widish gap between them. As noted, the public bar with its bare wood floor and fixed seating, has seen post-war changes. Much of the rear saloon décor is from the 1930s: an Art Deco fireplace with bevelled mirror in the mantelpiece, dado panelling, baffles and (probably) the ‘ladies’ stained glass panel. Another wooden floor here but the fixed seating seems quite recent.

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