Kennedy Street, Manchester
The City Arms is a welcome oasis in the city centre desert of decent real-ale pubs. It's one of the few old pubs that's managed to retain its identity, keep real ale and not become gimmicky. There's not tons of seating and it's (unsurprisingly) pretty popular - so don't expect a table. However, if you're in that part of town it's the only decent old style boozer and well worth a visit. A real gem and the best pub for quite a distance around it.