Welcome to The Old Wellington

Famous for housing the people behind the city's cotton industry and its first bank

You will find The Old Wellington in Manchester within a short stroll of Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street 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.


A Scheduled Ancient Monument, our pub was once home to some of the founders of Manchester commerce, the people behind its first bank, its first quay and the cotton industry. It was the family home of the Byroms, and it was John Byrom, born here in 1692, who invented an early form of shorthand. The building was moved 100m from its original site in a redevelopment programme in 1998.


The Old Wellington is one of many rare gems in theNicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

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