Manchester’s best pubs according to CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2022

4,500 pubs are surveyed across the nation for the annual guide.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 12th November 2021

Pubs across Greater Manchester have been celebrated today as CAMRA releases its latest edition of the Good Beer Guide.

The 2022 edition will once again champion the best pubs to find a great pint in the UK, with dozens of local businesses making the list.

4,500 pubs are surveyed across the nation for the guide, which is considered the ultimate beer drinker’s guide to pints and is released today.

Notable pubs that made the list this year include Cask in Ancoats, Reasons to be Cheerful in Burnage, and the Swan with Two Necks.

The Lass O’ Gowrie is in the CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2022 / Credit: Lass O’ Gowrie

For Oldham, businesses including The Cob & Coal Tap in Tommyfield Market made the list, while in Rochdale the pub/curry house hybrid Bombay Brew was praised for its unique conSeveral Salford stalwarts are included in this year’s guide, including the Eagle Inn and the New Oxford.


In Stockport, Blossoms – the pub that gave the band their name – was celebrated for its landmark architecture, joined by neighbouring businesses Bakers Vaults, Magnet, and Project 53.

Manchester city centre shone particularly brightly though, with almost 20 pubs in the heart of the region praised by CAMRA.


In the Northern Quarter, Beatnikz Republic’s house bar, Port Street Beer House, and the Smithfield Market Tavern are all in the guide.

The City Arms is in the Good Beer Guide 2022 / Credit: The City Arms

Then historic pubs like the Angel, the Marble Arch, the Peveril of the Peak and the City Arms have retained their position as some of the greatest boozers in the UK.

CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona said: “After the struggles of the past 18 months for the industry, it is great that The Good Beer Guide figures are showing the resilience of pubs and brewers in the face of strife – an increase in brewery numbers after they dipped last year for the first time, as well as over 500 new pub entries.


“This is great to see, especially coupled with the news from the Government’s latest Budget, including the announcement of a new, lower rate of duty for draught beer and cider.

“However, the industry is still vulnerable in the aftermath of COVID-19 lockdowns.

“Breweries still face issues around costs of goods, lack of business rate relief and silence from the Government on Small Brewers’ Relief reform.

“We are calling on the Government to make sure the new draught duty rate applies to containers 20L and up so that all our small and independent brewers can benefit.”

The full list of Manchester city centre pubs in CAMRA’s 2022 Good Beer Guide

The Marble Arch on Rochdale Road / Credit: Facebook, The Marble Arch
  • Angel, Green Quarter
  • Beatnikz Republic Bar, Northern Quarter
  • Cafe Beermoth, Spring Gardens
  • Cask, Liverpool Road
  • City Arms, city centre
  • Gas Lamp, Bridge Street
  • Grey Horse, Portland Street
  • Hare & Hounds, Shudehill
  • Jack in the Box, Eagle Street
  • Lass o’ Gowrie, Charles Street
  • Marble Arch, Rochdale Road
  • Peveril of the Peak, Great Bridgewater Street
  • Port Street Beer House, Port Street
  • Salisbury Ale House, Wakefield Street
  • Smithfield Market Tavern, Swan Street
  • Waterhouse, Princess Street

Featured Image – Adam Pester