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Peveril of the Peak

Peveril of the Peak

Peveril of the Peak

Peveril of the Peak is one of the oldest surviving pubs in Manchester. It is said to date back to 1829. It is a grade II listed building which was named after a famous stagecoach which used to run from London to Manchester in the early 1800’s. The stagecoach in turn was named after The Peveril of the Peak: a novel by Sir Walter Scott published in 1823. the novel itself is Scott’s longest novel and is considered to be one of his English novels, together with his works; Ivanhoe, Woodstock and Kennilworth……

During 1995 the pub was used to film episodes of the TV detective series Cracker.

One of Manchester’s original drinking dens…… Allegedly amongst its past regulars have been; Eric Cantona, the ex Manchester United footballer, actors Robbie Coltrane, Christopher Ecclestone, Ian McShane, John Thaw and also world renowned architect Norman Foster……

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