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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 Railway Station (Manchester Oxford Road) and Bus Stop

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1293058

Listing Date: 1988

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This pub presents an amazing sight with its late Victorian green ceramic-faced exterior, sitting 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.

Peveril of the Peak, Manchester, City Centre
Lobby Bar