Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Mariners, Old Bank Street

Mariners, Old Bank Street. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image [1].

This odd looking place, the Mariners, was hidden away down Old Bank Street, off Cross Street, close to the closed Rat & Parrot.  Shown here in the 1970s which its distinctive mermaid statue outside, the fact it has a 'Grillroom' menu outside is suggestive of more of a restaurant than pub, however, folks who went in the Mariners in the '70s have confirmed it as a decent, rather plush bar.



  1. Man jaw's on the floor seeing that mermaid again! Got taken here for a birthday treat in the 1970s...I thought it was the height of luxury living and was probably surprised that the Queen wasn't sat at the next table to us.

  2. I liked this bar, often took my girlfriend there and started off many a great night there before heading on down to the Nag's Head near Bootle Street cop shop, Tommy Ducks and the Peveril of the Peak. This was back in the mid-later 70s when I was a sixth former at St Bede's College. Long live Manchester, great city!