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The Old Wellington (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Woodforde's - TundraExcellent1
Brains - Café PhoenixExcellent1
Sharp's - Cornish StoutExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - AshfordExcellent1
BrewDog - Alice PorterExcellent1
Dorset Brewing Company - Jurassic Citrus MaximusGood1
Morrissey Fox - Aussie IPAGood1
Thwaites - Original BitterNot Tried0
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Priory MildNot Tried0
Jennings - Sneck LifterNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Jennings - Cumberland AleNot Tried0
Triple fff - Alton's PrideNot Tried0
Moor - Northern StarNot Tried0
Hop Back - Winter LightningNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Purity - Pure UBUNot Tried0
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale AleNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Brains - PhonicsNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild HollyNot Tried0
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale AleNot Tried0
TicketyBrew - Session IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Old Wellington, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Picture 2. The Old Wellington, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Visits Details

10 Dec 2016 (ChrisE)
Late morning and starting to get very busy. Beer was served in rigid plastic containers. Beer list as already supplied by Jason.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - Café Phoenix4.40ExcellentDark with toffee and coffe/chocolate flavours, very nice indeed.
10 Dec 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Lunchtime and already very busy. Again we were served beer in plastic cups.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Woodforde's - Tundra4.60Excellent
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Holly4.80Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
TicketyBrew - Session IPA3.50Not Tried
Brains - Café Phoenix4.40Not Tried
16 Mar 2016 (Andrew)
The Duke of Wellington sits right next to the Oyster Bar pub and they kind of share a yard. Because the match was on the yard was full and they weren't letting anyone else in. Turns out, like me, most people hadn't realised that the yard was split and there was a side entrance to the Old Wellington's bit that wasn't that full at all. Anyway, we eventually sat outside and bumped into an old mate of Mikes, James, who then came round on our tour. The Old Wellington is not bad at all.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dorset Brewing Company - Jurassic Citrus Maximus4.00Goodvery refreshing clitrus hoppy beer
Hop Back - Winter Lightning5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
Brains - Phonics4.10Not Tried(badged as Stereophonics Phonics)
26 Jul 2011 (Mick)
Heaving tonight, we stood by the window and did a bit of people watching.
BeerABVScoreNotes
BrewDog - Alice Porter6.20ExcellentEverything a porter should be, super,
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)4.40Not Tried
Moor - Northern Star4.10Not Tried
10 May 2011 (Mick)
Busy pub tonight, we sat by the window and watched the students drinking outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Ashford4.20ExcellentLovely stuff, rich and brown with a clean finish.
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)4.40Not Tried
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
Triple fff - Alton's Pride3.80Not Tried
19 Feb 2011 (Blair)
Beautiful pub in a beautiful little square, right close to the cathedral and big wheel. Really popular pub and it's not surprising given the building and the beer line-up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Cornish Stout4.30ExcellentReally good dry stout.
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
13 Jul 2010 (pavorossi)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Morrissey Fox - Aussie IPA5.00Good
Thwaites - Original Bitter3.60Not Tried
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)4.40Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Priory Mild3.50Not Tried

About The Old Wellington

The pub sign. The Old Wellington, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good2
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 1SW.

In Cathedral Gates a pub that has been "on the move". It dates back to 1552 when it was close to the old market which was the centre of the town at that time. It is the only remaining timber framed building typical of Manchester at that time. Along with Sinclairs Oyster Bar it was raised on a concrete raft in a 1970s redevelopment of the old Shambles to make way for an underground access road. Both pubs moved again after the IRA bombing of 1996, this time about 120 yards to their current location and reopened in 1999.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: M3 1SW