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Briton's Protection

50 Great Bridgewater Street


M1 5LE

0161 236 5895

Established in 1801, this corner pub is handy for the Bridgewater Hall, so you’ll find bassoonists in penguin suits necking back the Jennings Cumberland Ale before nipping back for a bit of Beethoven. Hugely popular, its six-roomed interior is peppered with a 'Rogues’ Gallery’ of famous faces who’ve frequented it (such as Guy Garvey in our image above). There’s also a large mural of the Peterloo Massacre, which took place nearby. Simple, hearty food (check out the pies) and a terrific malt whisky selection adds to the allure.

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