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A pub with a nationally important historic interior
A pub with a nationally important historic interior, the result of CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect and promote the most important historic pub interiors in the country.
MANCHESTER, GREATER - Manchester, City Centre, Peveril of the Peak
An historic pub interior of national importance
127 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5JQ
Tel: (0161) 236 6364
Opening Hours: 12-11 Mon-Wed; 12-11.30 Thu; 12-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-10.30 Sun
Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale
Public Transport: Near Bus Stop
Listed Status: Grade II
List Entry Number: 1293058
Listing Date: 1988
This pub presents an amazing sight with its late Victorian green ceramic-faced exterior, sittings incongruously amid so much later high-rise development, but the interior is very special too. A dog-leg corridor serves as a drinking lobby, lined with a dado of green and cream tiles and defined on the west side by a glazed screen forming the back of the servery. The most impressive room is that facing Great Bridgewater Street. It has baffles by the door, fixed seating, bell-pushes, a Victorian fireplace and a bar counter with fielded panels and pilasters. The stained glass screen over the counter only dates from 1982 but was skillfully crafted to match the panels in the lobby. The rear lounge and smoke room have fixed seating and bell-pushes, the latter also having an elaborate Victorian marble fire surround. The pub was saved from demolition for a road scheme after campaigning by CAMRA and others in the 1980s.