Manchester’s Historical Pub Tour

Booking Details

Duration: 3 Hours

Location: Manchester Northern Quarter

Adult Price

£ 50

Tour Description

On this early evening tour, we’ll visit some of the city’s more unique drinking dens. From an early 19th century pub sill going today to a once underground toilet which is now home to one of the cities best duke boxes.

Great for:

  • Those looking to start the night off in a different way
  • People new to Manchester who want to experience some of our less touristy bars
  • Lovers of historical buildings

** Please note, this is not a pub crawl. This is a historical tour that focuses on the pubs of Manchester. Any rude or offensive behaviour will not be tolerated**

What you will enjoy?

  • Five drink stops at unique Mancunian drinking dens (0.5 pints per stop, 2 bar snacks)
  • Plenty of fascinating and fun stories about the areas and the pubs history along the route
  • Tour led by a local guide who can point you in the right direction to carry on your evening
  • A small tour group of 6 or less meaning you will have a more personalised, relaxed experience.

What you need to know

  • Tour starts at 5 pm every Friday and Saturday
  • Advanced bookings are a must
  • Tour lasts about 3 hours
  • All food and drink is included you only need to bring money for extra purchases and a tip
  • Wear comfortable shoes, be prepared for rain

If you have any more questions please email or check out our FAQs below.


We think the best time for a tour is about 3 hours. We will be there or thereabouts. If you would like a more in depth Manchester food tour please email us We can tailor-make a specific tour to suit your needs.

Once your booking is confirmed we send you an email with useful information. This includes the tour start point and time. Don’t worry our starting points are easy to find.

You will also have the details of your guide including a phone number if you get lost.

All of the food and drinks in the itinerary are included. Enough for a big lunch or dinner. You only need to bring your camera and an empty stomach.

Tips for your friendly guides are not included and at your discretion.

We’ll be walking from stop to stop so please wear comfortable shoes.

Also, this is Manchester. Be prepared for rain. Apart from that bring your camera and of course an empty stomach. We’re going to eat, eat, eat.

Our tours are rain or shine events. If it rains we try and alter the route so you are covered as much as possible.

This is Manchester though, it does rain. Please arrive prepared for rain even if it looks like a lovely day.

Did you know that Manchester invented vegetarianism?

Yes, vegetarians can be catered for. Please make sure you let us know at the time of booking.

We will do our best to accommodate other dietary needs however we cannot promise that every stop will be able to meet these needs. Vegetarians are fine though.

If you have a serious food allergy our food tours probably aren’t for you. We have had a few people come along with the rest of their group and still have a great time though.

Our guides will do their best to accommodate you with some alternative bites. You will still get to enjoy all of the cool stories and tales of Manchester.

For less serious allergies please inform us at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Yes for groups of 4 – 10 on our join in tours we only charge £40 per person. For larger groups please send an email to

Yes we do. Please send an email to Post Covid-19 we are only charging an extra £5 per person for a private tour. We need a minimum of 2 people.

Yes we do. We have hosted tours for the likes of Google and Allianz as well as University groups from overseas. send us an email and we can help your group out

You can cancel anytime 24 hours prior to the tour start and receive a full refund. Any cancellations less than 24 hours can’t be refunded as we need to pay guides and suppliers. We will do our best to move you to another date or time slot if need be.