Old Wellington

(53 Reviews)
4 Cathedral Gates, Manchester, M3 1SW
British
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Average

Main course: £12
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 23:00
Friday: 11:00 - 00:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

Set in a half-timbered building from 1552 –the oldest of its kind in Manchester – The Old Wellington is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Close to Manchester Cathedral and Exchange Square, the traditional pub serves classic British dishes in a friendly atmosphere.

Since Nicholson’s pubs were first established in 1873, these traditional British inns have become synonymous with warm hospitality, hearty pub food and a speciality range of ales. As well as always featuring British pub classics like beer-battered fish & chips and gammon & eggs, the Old Wellington menu is complemented by a rotating selection of pie, sausage & chop and fish specials for each season.

The Old Wellington bar is always stocked with exquisite gins, warming whiskies and fine wines to pair with favourite meals, and there’s always a superb range of seasonal and regional real ales on offer. A constant at the bar is the St Austell-brewed Nicholson’s Pale Ale, made with Cornish Maris Otter malts, and a hand-picked blend of English hops.

Old Wellington in Manchester is a 10-minute walk from Salford Central Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Old Wellington
4.3
(based on 53 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (3)
  • dinner (36)
  • large parties (7)
  • lunch (30)
  • private dining (10)
  • romantic (12)
  • trendy (4)
  • value (21)
  • views (13)
  • By Joe H from Manchester
    7 December 2019

    Food hot and well presented I have had better the fish is not cod it's haddock for the price I would have thought it should be cod. Well looked after by staff.

  • By Joe H from Manchester
    21 April 2019

    Sunday lunch lovely staff great pub good atmosphere.

  • By Ralf K from Hannover
    2 January 2019

    very ambient atmosphere, friendly staff and very good food (burger & ocean fish and chips)

  • By Julie C from Manchester
    17 November 2018

    We hadn’t been to the Old Wellington for some time, but it didn’t disappoint. Great oldie worldly atmosphere, tables no too close together. Plenty of choice on the menu, both went for a steak, which cooked to perfection. The sticky toffee pudding with custard is a must. The service was terrific, with our waitress being very happy and attentive, nothing too much trouble even thought they where very busy. All in all still a great experience, it definitely won’t be too only before we go back.

  • By Maureen C from St Helens
    24 October 2018

    Really enjoyed dining here. I was out with my husband We both had the same meal, scampi and then lemon tart for dessert. The menu isn't extensive but suited both of us, sometimes too much choice isn't a good thing! Service was very good but it wasn't busy when we were eating - 4.30pm

  • By Karen P from Manchester
    9 February 2018

    Excellent food, excellent wine, service brilliant, lovely building, fantastic atmosphere, I’ll keep bringing friends here, the standard is really consistent, thanks

  • By Karen M from Bury
    4 February 2018

    Nice food, friendly environment, as usual .

  • By Romano M from Manchester
    29 December 2017

    Location and staff are fabulous. Very good atmosphere. Personally I was a bit disappointed with the scampi, the meat dishes looked much better. I was also disappointed that craft ciders were mostly offered from a can. Overall, decent value for money, but could do much better

  • By Philip H from SWANSEA
    26 November 2017

    Nice food, excellent service.

  • By Carol M from Manchester
    5 November 2017

    Love this place and the staff. We dine sometimes on our own or with friends, always enjoy the food and the wines. Staff are very curious and friendly and give a very good service. Easy book on line as well. If changes occur when booked they have no problem changing it for you.

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Old Wellington
4 Cathedral Gates, Manchester, M3 1SW