History - Angel Pub Manchester

A short walk down memory lane

The Angel dates back to around 1807, and it’s rumoured that Marx and Engels may have talked over a pint here, but it was blown up during the Second World War blitz on Manchester.

It has changed its name a few times over the last 200 years and was a bit sad and empty when Kevin the current business owner chanced upon it in 2009. With a limited budget but a knowledge of and passion for great wines, food and real ales, he installed French windows onto the city garden and a vintage Broadwood grand piano, and after ripping out the smelly old carpets, he reopened the Angel in 2009 as a proper dining pub.

Within six months Kevin had refitted the kitchen which now serves a delicious choice of home cooked classics with our mismatched cutlery and crockery, and friendly no frills service.

Meanwhile, the bar has grown to include 14 hand pumps featuring an ever changing selection of real ales and ciders from small craft breweries and producers nationwide, and a handpicked selection of wines you won’t find elsewhere.

Whilst the Angel may have lost some of its Georgian style, it retains heaps of character and soul.