Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mother Mac's



I was in Manchester yesterday afternoon on business, and that invariably includes a pint being in a very sociable kind of business. I couldn't resist a trip down memory lane and had to pop into Mother Mac's on Back Piccadilly, a pub I first frequented as a cocky youth some time in the late '70s and, thankfully, it hasn't changed.

If you don't know Manchester very well, and stick to the main roads when you visit, you won't know of the existence of this superb hostelry. It is a real pub that hasn't been savaged in the name of modernity and has a real friendly local feel in the City Centre. Most of the clientele are probably from Ancoats or Ardwick with the odd smattering of office workers en route to the suburbs via Piccadilly Station. Next time you're in Manchester treat yourself. Don't let the Manchester City FC paraphernalia put you off.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

We were in Manchester in February (Manchester City - Liverpool)and were in the pub. Didn’t look very inviting at the beginning, but we stayed there for 7 hours at last. Had great fun and met nice people (Supporters from different clubs and different nationalities) ...
I would recommend everyone visiting the pub...
Karlheinz and 9 friends from Austria

Gregg Beaman said...

Glad you found it. A legendary place, might see you in there some time.