Mitre Hotel, Cateaton Street. (c) unknown at flickr.
Situated next to Sinclairs, the Wellington and the Crown & Anchor, this hotel-cum-pub is a bit of a strange one. Whilst it always had a non-residents bar, it has somewhat piggybacked on the back of its neighbours' success and has developed into a pub in its own right. On the plus side, it has a great location between the other pubs and with a quieter drinking area at the back overlooking the cathedral, which offers a pleasant respite from the crowds in the square. On the negative side is the lack of real ale, the fairly high prices (£17 for a round of five standard pints), and the disgusting garishly coloured interior which wouldn't be out of place in the campest of bars in the gay village. But each to their own, eh? It's difficult to make a case for going in here other than to use the toilets, when the beer is so much better next door.
Mitre Hotel, Cateaton Street, 1990. (c) deltrems at flickr.
Mitre Hotel, Manchester Cathedral to the rear, 2010. (c) Pubs of Manchester.