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The Old Wellington

$$ - $$$, British,
4 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
+44 161 839 5179
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (24 reviews)
“pastry” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
4 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
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1 - 10 of 544 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food, great drinks and great service. The selection of gins and the knowledge of the bar staff was the best i've ever seen, the food was very good quality and generous portions. Will definitely be returning next time in the city centreMore

Thank 1candre78
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Super! Glad to hear you enjoyed our gin selection most of all - you really won't find anywhere with such a great range at a particularly affordable price! Lovely to know that our guests are enjoying our food too... We're looking forward to your return!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner booked this venue for our 1yr anniversary on Boxing Day for dinner, he booked way in advance as a surprise for me as I had walked past so many times and never been. He received a call on 23rd saying, sorry were closing...More

Thank dmarston27
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, and thank you for your feedback. We can't help but feel that this review is extremely unfair. When your partner booked using our online system, we contacted him straight away to inform him that we would be closing early with it being Boxing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After sightseeing around Manchester we dropped in for a late lunch and were not disappointed. We both ordered the Steak and Ale ple along with a Cask ale and they were so fantastic we came back the following day to try the fish n chips....More

Thank JImmyGSki
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Fantastic review, we aim to please. Thanmkyou very much looking forward to your next visit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in The old Wellington pub/restaurant just before Christmas had a nice atmosphere downstairs went upstairs to the restaurant with 3 others for some food l ordered sirloin steak with NO BLOOD, steak appeared cut into the side and ate a piece l could not...More

Thank Caroline M
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Caroline, thank you for taking the time to leave us with some feedback. With all due respect, you did ask for your steak to be "medium well", which unfortunately means there will be some (albeit minimal) blood present. To label it "something from the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Christmas markets and this quaintbold place is packed as usual! However, the friendly barman took the time to discuss all the ales on and the boyfriend gets to taste most of them. Great little bar with a great atmosphere. A must when in Manchester.More

Thank vanessa d
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, Vanessa! It sounds as though you had a great time... maybe you should pop back in January when the crowds aren't so huge ;) Hopefully next time our lovely staff will have even more time to stop and chat..... and we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old Wellington is a great place to lunch. I had lamb hotpot and husband steak and ale pie ,both dishes were lovely and staff are friendly and helpful . Will deffinitely visit again 👍More

Thank Ethel1923
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, Ethel! Our pie house is extremely popular - as you will have noticed - so it is great to hear you enjoyed yours on your latest visit. If there is anything we can do to make your next time here just...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Saturday for a family Christmas meal. We all are from the set Christmas menu at all agreed it was one of the best we had tasted. The prawn cocktail starters were fab and there were plenty of prawns, I had the steak for...More

Thank Raquelb82
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much, Raquel! We love it when our guests enjoy themselves - especially the guests who have chosen to spend Christmas with us! I will pass your wonderful comments about the food onto our kitchen team, and make sure we get Abbie a cheeky...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

Such a lovely place that it would have been easy to have spent a good few hours here. Great atmosphere, lovely beer and good wine. Will definitely go back.

Thank Gary F
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed Gary your more than welcome to spend as long as you like, we have plenty of Ale,wine and gin to keep you amused. Look forward to welcoming you back soon

Reviewed 8 December 2017

been here several time foe a drink, lovely old pub near the cathedral, just a petty the staff can not be a bit more friendlier not that cheep but woth the visitMore

Thank dbdeano
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Hi, and thank you for your feedback. It is unfortunate that you believe we are only worth a 3 star review - we're absolutely better than that. We'd like to discuss further what you mean about the staff not being friendly if possible. Please email...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Went to this pub based on the reviews I’d read on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. This is a lovely place to either go for a drink or have food. When we arrived it was super busy but they got us a table...More

Thank suzanne g
OldWellington, Manager at The Old Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Wow! What an outstanding review! We're extremely happy that you had such a wonderful time with us - it's lovely to hear that your latest visit was top notch. I will definitely pass this comment on to our service team, and let the kitchen team...More

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Pam O
28 April 2017|
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Response from OldWellington | Property representative |
HI Its less than 5 minutes walk
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David V
10 January 2017|
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Response from Lee C | Reviewed this property |
City centre prices I'm afraid especially wine
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DollyD
12 October 2015|
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Response from Joanna H | Reviewed this property |
We didn't book when we went, there was only 2 of us and it was early tea time. With any where if it's the weekend or for a larger party I would always book. x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 839 5179
  • E-mail
Description
You will find The Old Wellington (est. 1552) in Manchester within a short stroll of Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Station and Exchange Square - however, you won't find another like it. Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served - as they should be - with a generous measure of famous British hospitality. The Old Wellington is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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