Our mission at The Manchester Arms Public House in College Park is to create a community gathering place reminiscent of a British-style pub. We converted this historic College Park residence in 2001 and designed the interior carefully. You can see the British influence on our décor below, but the vibe at the Manchester Arms is pure Southern. In addition to pub fare, we offer the finest in smoked and BBQ’d meat–all done on site.
The Manchester Arms Public House Design
The emblem of the Manchester Arms, the red rose, comes from the coat of arms of the House of Lancaster, one of England ’s oldest families. Our monument sign was hand-painted in South Georgia, the red rose’s form adapted from the stained glass window in a church in England.
Our bar top is made from timbers reclaimed from boxcars of the Western and Atlantic Railroad and the lead-light windows above the bar were made in 1896 and originally installed in a home in West End, a historic district in Atlanta. The doors that form the front panels of the bar were taken from an antebellum home near Newnan, Georgia.
The British Flag hanging in our Great Room is a naval Union Jack and is over 100 years old. It was also flown for many years over the town hall of Salcombe in Devon, in the south of England.
During construction of the front garden area a horseshoe was unearthed believed to be a hundred years old. It is hung inside, above the front door in homage to the heritage of the city of College Park.