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The Bowling Green

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Brookburn Road | Chorlton Cum Hardy, Manchester M21 9ES, England
+44 161 860 2800
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Lymm, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannot recommend more highly!!! Excellent quality food with exceptional service!!! We had an adults roast beef, a child's roast lamb and a roast lamb barm and all three meals were superb! The meat is the best quality, everything was served piping hot and plenty of it! Our toddler devoured his dinner!!! I haven't had a better pub lunch ever!!! Well... More 

1 Thank Catherine C
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had specific requests which Manager Mark Canny was more than happy to accomodate. Hot and cold food, some vegetarian to my budget of £250. I asked for a 'private' room as it was a wake and that I wanted to place money 'behind the bar' amd I also requested music and brought in my ipod. He was happy to... More 

Thank rahman64
Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Prior to going on elsewhere in Chorlton for a meal I visited with two friends at 6pm on a weekday evening so not surprisingly the pub was a little quiet but pleasant. I tried a pint of Timothy Taylor's which was excellent but at £4 a pint I thought a bit pricey. Bar service, the two staff members were in... More 

Thank Danflyers
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Been going to this pub since I was a teenager but have never eaten here. Went on Friday evening with my husband and sons 13 and 23 Had some fantastic value food. Home cooked, fresh, tasty and generous portions. All around £8 per head, fed the family for not much more than a Friday night burger takeaway, they even had... More 

Thank Lorraine1967
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Irish pub/ restaurant tucked away in Chorlton. Had food here and the veggie option (Halloumi sandwich) was sublime. It's organice home-cooked food (you can tell it's not just been popped in the microwave) and amazing value for money. For 3 people, multiple ales and a couple of diet cokes, it came to under £40!

1 Thank Kaz E
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went to this pub yesterday and Fab atmosphere.... The staff though behind the bar were not attentive... Two of the staff were avoiding serving people... Otherwise I will return hoping those staff are not working

1 Thank Kilnadeema
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Well managed, clean, good beer and food good for family's and pet owners , highly recommend never Disappoints

Thank sampage5
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We've just had the famous Sunday lunch and wow. The roast beef just melted in our mouths - clearly cooked differently but so succulent Came with good range of veg. Excellent value & brilliant service. Highly recommended

1 Thank murphy4u
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Excellent home cooked food in a friendly atmosphere. Nice venue for parties too! A cosy local with a great beer garden,

Thank Cannyange1
Manchester, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Okay, it's Christmas day but awful bar serving. Totally ignored me and a fella next to me. Unnecessary to have just two staff on the busiest day of year. Lots of pushing and shoving at the bar. People being served straight away or waiting for half an hour! Was my final visit here. I'll stay in next year or end... More 

1 Thank whydothat
MarkCanny, Owner at The Bowling Green, responded to this review

Apologies - for the poor service. We pride ourselves on our good customer service. I staffed the bar the same as the previous 10 years- 3 staff and me after mass from 1pm. We don't do food that day and thats normally adequate but I agree we got it wrong on this occasion; as it was unseasonably warm and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 17
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brookburn Road | Chorlton Cum Hardy, Manchester M21 9ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 860 2800
We are a warm and welcoming traditional pub that prides itself on providing great quality homemade food, sourced from local suppliers, such as the award winning 'Frost' the butchers of Chorlton. We are a family friendly pub showing all live sports, from the premiership football to the Irish GAA. Our recently refurbished Green Room is now dog friendly, providing a warm atmosphere to sit and have a drink after a long walk in the Chorlton Ees meadows just across the road. For those rare hot summer days, we have a large beer garden to sit and enjoy a cold drink and bowling green for a fun game of bowls with your friends. We have baby changing facilities in both the ladies and the mens toilets and a good sized car park to the rear of the pub. We offer free function room hire for a variety of occasions, from funerals to christenings, with no minimum number of guests required, nothing is too big or too small for us to cater for, just ask ! We look forward to seeing you soon. Mark,Jenny and all the team.

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