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Traditional Pub

Very old and traditional pub. Looks like it’s not changed at all for years. We only stayed for a... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2018
York, United Kingdom
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Old Fashioned boozer in the centre of town

Visited this bar for the first time last night. Its a wonderful old fashioned boozer in amongst so... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
Carl B
Hyde, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Very old and traditional pub. Looks like it’s not changed at all for years. We only stayed for a quick drink but it was friendly enough, I would suggest it’s more of a drinkers pub than say a family one, lots of smaller rooms rather...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

Visited this bar for the first time last night. Its a wonderful old fashioned boozer in amongst so much modern architecture. Proper Manchester pub, its only small with 3 main rooms so its not always possible to get a seat, but still worth it!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Small traditional boozer swamped by modern day developments. Decent beer, no room to swing a cat and a bit warm.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sleep007
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Lovely 3 room traditional boozer an absolute gem which needs to be visited to really appreciate it Great selection real ales (delicious Plum Porter was on tap when i visited in November) Great decor inside and out Pleasant staff Just great

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

Early Saturday evening visit and the place was rammed. We bought drinks and retreated to the tables outside in the bracing Manchester breeze! This gave an opportunity to look at the tiling on the outer walls. Really is a proper Victorian boozer and stands out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ste W
Reviewed 6 November 2018

If you like old school pubs, full of history and character, then do not skip this place by. Intriguing little rooms with wonderful aged decor. Combine the above with friendly, warm and welcoming staff & a great selection of real ales. Highly, Highly recommend

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old pub with lots of historic features. The tile work on the outside is stunning. Friendly atmosphere inside with separate snugs surrounding an island bar. Pint of Mancunian was lush. Proper gem.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

This was my third attempt to actually get inside this Manchester institution having been thwarted by the pubs erratic weekend opening hours on previous visits and have had to satisfy myself with just enjoying the classic green exterior tiling. I understand they have relaxed the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Such a nice traditional pub, it would be sad if we'd have come to Manchester and not had a pint here. We had one of the quaint little rooms to ourselves for a chat after a long day of working away from home, it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HiggyBristol
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Popped in with the wife on a rainy Weds night. We always try and pop in here whenever we are in town as its a traditional pub with loads of character. The service was good and the barman was was pleasant n chatty. Its my...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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David R
13 January 2018|
Response from Harveychant | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure they’ll be fine with that. It’s a really relaxed place - but why not phone them first?
16 February 2017|
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Response from 509Martin | Reviewed this property |
They were all very friendly - I was concentrating more on the beer selection than other drinks but I'm sure you'll find something to slake your thirst - as well as a a great welcome