Pubs & Bars

The Briton’s Protection

The Briton’s Protection
50 Great Bridgewater St
M1 5LE
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Opening Hours
  • Mon - 11am - 11pm
  • Tue - 11am - 11pm
  • Wed - 11am - 11pm
  • Thu - 11am - 11pm
  • Fri - 11am - 12am
  • Sat - 11am - 12am
  • Sun - 11am - 11pm

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Standing on the corner of a junction opposite Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain. There are stories of regulars there having been prey to recruiters for the Napoleonic wars. Now, with a whisky list stretching to around 300 different varieties, as well as lagers, cider and guest ales, it’s a popular watering hole with the Bridgewater musicians.

One of Manchester’s truly iconic pubs and with a fantastic sun-trap of a beer garden.

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