It’s becoming harder to recognise the Ancoats of old as the Ancoats of new takes over with plenty of glass fronted bars, restaurants and apartment buildings shooting up. That said – a blast from the distant past is set to be resurrected this week as The Edinburgh Castle Pub on the corner of Blossom Street and Henry Street reopens its doors on Thu 14 Nov. The pub dates back to 1811 and was most recently used as the setting for theatre company Anu’s immersive production Angel Meadows back in 2014. Cut to 2019 and you’ll find this historic venue serving up traditional pub grub between noon – 8pm, alongside traditional pub ales, brunch to see you through the weekend and a Sunday Roast that’s available until 8pm every Sunday afternoon. The pub, located at the entrance to Cutting Room Square, is operated by the owners behind the Northern Quarter’s Cottonopolis and will also feature a 36 cover restaurant above its ground floor. With The Shamrock lined up to be reopened next year, this means Ancoats will soon have not one but two pubs to give it the feeling of a proper neighbourhood.

The Edinburgh Castle Pub,
Corner of Blossom Street and Henry Street, Ancoats, Manchester City Centre, M4 5AN
Simon Bland
Published on:
Tue 12 Nov 2019