Welcome to The Old Wellington in Manchester

The Old Wellington is conveniently located in Manchester city centre, only a three minute walk from Manchester Cathedral, Cathedral Gardens, Victoria Street Station, The Printworks, The Corn Exchange, Exchange Square, and a mere 4 minute walk from Manchester Victoria Train Station.

You’ll find a number of central Manchester’s attractions near you — including Manchester Cathedral, Manchester Arena, Royal Exchange Theatre, National Football Museum and Bridgewater Hall. Manchester United and Manchester City’s football stadiums Old Trafford and the Etihad are only tram or bus journey away.

A unique city centre pub with a rich history

Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Old Wellington is certainly no exception.

A scheduled ancient monument, The Old Wellington was once home to some of the founders of Manchester commerce, the people behind its first bank, its first quay and the cotton industry.

Built in 1552, The Old Wellington is the oldest building of its kind in Manchester. Originally built next to the Market Square on what is now Market Street, our half-timbered and traditional building was moved 100m from its original site in a redevelopment programme in 1998.

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 building half-timbered traditional building was moved 100m from its original site in a redevelopment programme in 1998.

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on any respectable, British pub menu, and so much more besides. Boasting an array of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes, and succulent burgers, there’s a selection to suit every appetite.

One of a kind

The Old Wellington is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of iconic and great British pubs — held in the highest of regards for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Plenty of outdoor seating

Grab a table and take a pew outside with friends or family at The Old Wellington. We have ample outdoor seating for you to enjoy a drink or a meal from our seasonal and classic range of pub dishes.

Where to find us

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10am-11:30pm
  • Tuesday 11am-Midnight
  • Wednesday 11am-Midnight
  • Thursday 11am-Midnight
  • Friday 11am-Midnight
  • Saturday 11am-1am
  • Sunday 10am-1am

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve 10am-11pm
  • Christmas Day Closed
  • Boxing Day Midday-8pm
  • Fri 27th Dec 11am-Midnight
  • Sat 28th Dec 11am-1am
  • Sun 29th Dec 10am-1am
  • Mon 30th Dec 10am-11:30pm
  • New Years Eve 10am-11pm
  • New Years Day Midday-11pm
  • Thu 2nd Jan 11am-11pm

Get in touch

Call The Old Wellington on 0161 839 5179.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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