Built in 1552, The Old Wellington is the oldest building of its kind in Manchester. Once home to some of the founders of Manchester commerce, the people behind the city’s first bank, and the cotton industry, it’s safe to say that our pub has witnessed Manchester’s fascinating history first hand.
Originally built next to the Market Square, in 1554 the building became part of a draper’s shop owned by the Byrom family. In the 17th century, a third storey was added, and in 1830, the building finally became a licensed public house. The rest, as they say, is history.
Did you know our building was moved in 1998? The half-timbered, Grade II listed building was completely dismantled and moved around 100m from its original site during a redevelopment programme.