Nicholson's Pubs in North West

Since the Nicholson's brothers opened our first pub in 1873, Nicholson's pubs have always delivered a warm and inviting hospitality in each of our iconic, unique and historic locations, proudly delivering a wide selection of quality food and drink to each of our guests every single day.

From a rich selection of whiskies, gins and perfectly poured cask ales, right through to a range of delicious dishes that have been carefully crafted in each of our typically British pubs.

Take a look at our news page for the latest offers and information on our cask ales, whiskies, gins, wines and delicious food menus.

North West



Our pub is in one of the most culturally and historically important buildings in Manchester. Originally known as The Portico Library, it was conceived in 1803 by a group of businessmen and built-in Runcorn stone with a neo-classical style. The library and newsroom opened three years later in 1806 and the Portico Library still survives upstairs to this day.

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  Bookable spaces available

  Dining rooms

57 Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3FF



Dazzling and flamboyant, our pub has its own deserved place in history as 'the most ornate pub in England'. Known as 'The Phil', our magnificent hostelry takes its name from Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall, directly opposite us. Commissioned between 1898 and 1900, it’s a showpiece design, created in the style of a gentlemen's club. We have long been a favourite with concert-goers and performers alike.

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  Bookable spaces available

  Wheelchair accessible entrance

36 Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9BX



Built-in 1552, The Old Wellington is the oldest building of its kind in Manchester. Nicknamed ‘The Old Welly’, our pub became part of Draper’s Shop in 1554 and was the family home of the Byrom family. It was John Byrom, born here in 1692, who invented an early form of shorthand. Our half-timbered traditional building was moved 100m from its original site as part of a redevelopment programme in 1998.

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  Bookable spaces available

  Wheelchair accessible entrance, dining rooms

4 Cathedral Gates, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 1SW



You’ll find The Victoria Comet directly opposite Central Station. Our traditional pub is full of unique character and is revered for its eclectic range of real ales and quality pub food. From delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes and succulent burgers, there's something to suit every appetite.

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  Bookable spaces available

  Wheelchair accessible entrance, group bookings, live sport, live music

38 Neville Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 5DF



You’ll find The Sawyer's Arms in Manchester within a short stroll of Arndale Centre, The Lowry and Manchester Opera House. This Grade II-listed building has been a pub since the 1700s. In fact, it's said to be one of Manchester's oldest pubs, having first gained its licence in 1730.

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  Bookable spaces available

  Wheelchair accessible entrance, disabled toilets

138 Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 2RP