Rising Sun, Brazenose Street, 2010. (c) Pubs of Manchester.
One of the oldest pubs in Manchester this. Seen as a Chef Brewers pub in 1990, below, it did briefly become a faux Irish pub for about a year, but went bust and quickly returned to its former self and became popular again. Will people never learn? Anyway, once again pleasing to find a selection of real ales and a friendly welcome from the landlord. Sky Sports was on also, but there is no pool table. As with its neighbour, the Old Nags Head, it straddles a block and has Queen Street and Brazenose Street entrances. It's well positioned for the restaurants of Deansgate, Cross Street and Albert Square and is part of a good crawl through the back streets of this part of Manchester.
Rising Sun, Queen Street, 1990. (c) deltrems at flickr.