About Us

Situated on the corner of Canal Street & Princess Street, in Manchester's Gay Village, the New Union is a friendly mixed bar.

The Union Hotel was built in 1865 & the name refers to the union of countries in the Commonwealth at that time.  The building's stained glass windows depict those countries including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India & New Foundland.

Research has shown the following proprietors of the Union Tavern: 1879 John Derbyshire; 1886 Joseph Travis; 1895 Josiah Worthington; 1903 Abel Ellison.

The name was changed to Union Hotel & it was a public telephone call office by 1909 when Mrs Sarah Maclean was at the helm.  By 1911 it had changed hands again to Harry Pollitt.

It has been a gay venue for as long as anyone can remember & in the 50s the owner went to prison for running a public house of ill repute.

The name was changed to the New Union in the 70s & the pub was extended in the mid 90s to cater for the increasing number of visitors to the Gay Village.

The current owners took the reigns in 2004.

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