Located on Oldham Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, The Castle Hotel is a prestigious, lively and popular bar with a long history dating all the way back to 1776.
Over the course of a century the pub changed name several times, trading first as The Crown and Sceptre, then The Crown and Anchor and later The Clock Face. In the late nineteenth century, the pub was acquired by Kay’s Atlas Brewery and started a new chapter as The Castle Hotel and then, in the early 1930s, Frederic Robinson took over Kay’s Atlas Brewery and, consequently, The Castle Hotel.
But there’s much more to The Castle than just a lively city centre pub; in 2010 the music hall was unveiled – an 80 capacity live music venue and performance space which has since firmly cemented The Castle Hotel as one of the cornerstones of Manchester’s live music scene.
As well as working with established and longstanding promoters from Manchester and beyond, The Castle prides itself on being a welcoming, supportive space and a creative hub for the city’s grassroots artistic communities; with many now successful bands, artists, performers and promoters cutting their teeth within its walls.
This rare combination of heritage, location and ethos sees The Castle boast a packed calendar of live music, spoken word, comedy, theatre, film screenings, exhibitions and much more on almost every night of the week.