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Sawyers Arms

138 Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester  M3 2RP View Map.

General Manager:

Stuart Burke.

Contact us

Tel. 0161 834 2133


pub opening times breakfast times main menu times
Sunday - Thursday 10am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 1am
Daily 10am - 12noon Daily 12noon - 10pm

Whats New & Forthcoming Events

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What is new & forthcoming in 2016

What's New & Forthcoming

Summer Gin Festival 2016:

Running from Thursday 7th July to Saturday 20th August 2016.
A world of rich flavours and aromas await. Take your taste buds on a botanical expedition at our pub - home of the original Gin Palace.

Visit the official website.

Summer of Sport:

Watch football, tennis and athletics live here this Summer. Catch all the action as we will be televising all the biggest sporting events.

Why not book a table now to watch the football and tennis to avoid fighting through the crowds? This gives you an excellent chance to enjoy our superb choice of Summer ales and other rather spiffing drinks. Fancy a bite to eat, we have a tasty menu, too.

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25% Off Your Next Visit:

Sign up to become a friend of Nicholson's and we will give you 25% off your food bill when you visit in the next 28 days. As well we will give you a special treat every year on your birthday.

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Refurbishment & Re-branding 2014:

Refurbished & re-branded in Winter 2014, the Sawyers Arms re-opened as a Nicholson's Pub on the 4th December 2014.

About Us

Sawyers Arms is a city centre pub steeped in history, located on Deansgate -... Read more

About our venue

Sawyers Arms is a city centre pub steeped in history, located on Deansgate - the busiest road in the city. The Sawyers has the only unbroken consecutive licence to trade in the city dating back to 1734. Since our refurbishment and rebrand in Winter 2014 we reopening having been transformed into a Nicholson's pub. You'd be hard pushed to find a finer real ale pub in Manchester. In fact, we believe The Sawyer's Arms is unrivalled in its choice of quality cask-conditioned beer and carefully compiled menu of British pub dishes. We have an upstairs which is our restaurant area which is also available for private hire. Our clientele are a great mix of shoppers, workers and business people during the day when they come to enjoy lunch or a refreshing drink with friend and colleagues. Come and visit our friendly pub soon, the team will make you very welcome.


Our Food & Menus

The best of British Pub Food is served from a selection of menus. Offering c... Read more

Nicholson's food & menus

The best of British Pub Food is served from a selection of menus. Offering classic pub favourites as well as new seasonal dishes our seasonally changing menus have something for everyone.

Breakfast Times

Daily 10am - 12noon

Main Menu Times

Daily 12noon - 10pm


Our menus.

Food Promotions:

Beer & a Burger:

Available all day every day.

Enjoy a burger & a drink from a selection from £8.00.

Lunch Deal:

Available Monday - Saturday 12noon - 5pm.

Enjoy a sanwich or meal & a drink from a selection from £7.00.


Have a Party Here

We can cater for private parties up to 100 people in the upstairs area of th... Read more

Have a Party

Private Parties

We can cater for private parties up to 100 people in the upstairs area of the bar and buffets can be provided. Please ring to discuss your requirements.

Our Drinks

We have an excellent selection of the best drinks on draught, wines & sp... Read more

Our Drinks

Drinks on Draught

Becks Vier, Carling, Peroni, Pilsner Urquell, St Austell Korev, Stella Artois, Greene King IPA Smooth, Guinness Extra Cold & Weston's Mortimers Cider

Real Ale

Nicholson's Pale Ale (4.0% ABV), Sharp's Doom Bar (4.0% ABV) & 6 Regularly changing Guest ales

Other Drinks

Good Range of Wines, Hot Chocolate, Fruit Infusions, Twinnings Tea, Herbal Tea & Range of Coffee

We are cask marque accredited for the quality of our ales.

Drinks Promotions:

Hops Circle app:

Cask ale 25p off a pint.
Nicholson's ale - first pint only £1.00.

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Come in and watch some sport whilst enjoying a drink and meal.... Read more

Our Entertainment

1st Friday of Month

Live Band.

Sky Sports

2 TV Screens.


  • Local Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Children Welcome until 8pm
  • Coach Parties Welcome by appointment however we do not have a car park
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted