Located on Oldham Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Gullivers is an iconic, lively and bustling bar with a long history dating all the way back to 1865.

Gullivers has had many different guises over the years. It was originally a Wilson’s house called The Albert Hotel, then The Grenadier before J.W. Lees brewery bought the pub in the 1970s. They renamed it Gullivers and it has existed in its current form to this day.

But there’s much more to Gullivers than just the busy bar; it also houses two distinct yet complementary live music and performance spaces; the upstairs Ballroom – a 110 capacity gig venue with a raised stage and the downstairs Lounge – an intimate, 35 capacity space ideal for stand up comedy and theatrical performances.

As well as working with established and longstanding promoters from Manchester and beyond, Gullivers 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.

Our Sister Venue

As a collective, Castle Hotel and Gullivers embody the ethos of traditional pubs focusing on good beer, community and creativity. Working with local breweries all three pubs have been updated while remaining true to our historical roots in appearance and atmosphere. All enhanced by our friendly staff and great jukeboxes.

In converting the various existing spaces we have extensively made use of original and character features as central to creating unique and beautiful venues to experience live music and performing arts with great, modern sound quality.

The Castle

The first of our pubs to open, The Castle has our widest selection of beers and a chapel-like music hall with double height vaulted roof.

Hiring Gullivers

Our two events spaces are available to hire for live music, theatre productions, film screenings, comedy and other events. In order to enquire about hiring the venue, please send an e-mail to our venue manager via cegeventsltd@gmail.com.