Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
A history of Manchester's hundreds of lost pubs.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

014. Unicorn, Church Street

Unicorn, Church Street, 2010. (c) Pubs of Manchester.

Back street pub on the fringes of the Northern Quarter that has been unchanged for as long as I can remember. Once a favourite haunt for the nearby marketeers and barrow boys, those days are now long gone and theyve been replaced with a pub full of older folk (maybe former barrow boys and girls?) Usually been known to serve a good pint, unfortunately for us on our recent visit, all cask ales were off due to cellar problems(?). Guinness makes a good substitute for a one off, but hopefully normal service will be resumed at our next visit. The pub itself is split into two main rooms, though both tend to have the same sort of crowd. Very much a locals place, there was no problems with a few visitors, but it clearly surprised a few of the locals. Seen below 20 years ago as a Bass house, the first thing you notice on the bar as you walk in is a cracking '70s Bass Mild clip.
Unicorn, Church Street, 1990. (c) deltrems at flickr.



  1. Great pub and great staff..A real pub, not many of them left..

  2. A Manchester classic. Not at its best during our visit last year as the ale was off but look forward to another soon (still got a few stragglers left to include yet.... then we can start again)