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relax and enjoy the view

great place to sit and enjoy your souroundings beautiful buildings a great place to just sit back... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Fantastic atmosphere

loads of outdoor seating and when the sun shines it's the place to be. Food is served and is to a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 23:00
Cateaton Street, Manchester M3 1SX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to sit and enjoy your souroundings beautiful buildings a great place to just sit back and enjoy a little bit of people watching

1  Thank georgetaxi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

loads of outdoor seating and when the sun shines it's the place to be. Food is served and is to a good standard.

Thank hayseyd43
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A very popular meeting / drinking place . However personally I found the use of old plastic glasses , and overcrowding totally off putting . We opted for inside where you can enjoy a drink in a glass ,and watch the masses clamber over each...More

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A lovely outdoor area (if weathers ok), to sit and watch the world go by. Nice atmosphere and surprisingly ok for a reasonably priced drink! Often wandered through this area as it's very close to shops, but it's managed top retain it's own charm.

Thank KaneyCumbria_England
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We passed by a few times, it looked ideal for a drink. Once after the shoppings, all tyred, we decided to get inside and have a drink. But it was a sunny day, so we all agreed that we would be better, and less noisy,...More

Thank cristinapenhacou2017
Reviewed 30 July 2017

we visited here but was unable to get a table but very nice if you could get a table. sitting in the sunshine drinking your refreshments whilst the other members are shopping

Thank Darren P
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Best pies ever at the Old Wellington, great beers and close to the Cathedral and canal. Couldn't fault the weather!

Thank Neill B
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Gorgeous spot to stop and have a quiet drink. Didnt try the food, but lots of atmosphere and character

Thank Sandy T
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We liked this area a lot. It's very picturesque, so take many pictures We found a GREAT teahouse named proper tea right behind the wellington pub ( Tudor style building) Many people were sitting and eating lunch or just people watching. Recommend

Thank Bornabrit
Reviewed 19 July 2017

lovely pub great beer cheap as well (always a bonus )food looked good loved the little rooms ,a definite for next time in Manchester

Thank nogbert
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