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Perfect old school bar

Dropped in for a quick pint whilst in Manchester. Friendly Landlady, great choice of (well kept... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andy B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Very Good bar

I stopped for a few beers whilst in Manchester the pub was very clean and well presented and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Welcome to the most Quaint, traditional cask ale pub in the Heart of Manchester, with its friendly cosy atmosphere, serving a Great selection of Hydes fine cask ales plus various guest ales also Lagers, ciders, bottled beers, wine, spirits...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
80 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4QX, England
+44 161 228 2595
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for a quick pint whilst in Manchester. Friendly Landlady, great choice of (well kept) beers and pork pies to buy behind the bar. It reminds me of how the pubs used to be in my youth around Manchester and Oldham - and as...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped for a few beers whilst in Manchester the pub was very clean and well presented and the staff friendly and polite the pub is located in the main area of Manchester so easy to find

Thank Eddie020173
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this fantastic place for the 1st time since 1995. It is only a small pub, but what a fantastic place this is. The bar has a very friendly feel about it, and I will now make this my main watering hole when in Manchester...More

1  Thank TheDodgeMeister
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A not very spacious bar, but what an atmosphere! Nice landlady, good ale and wonderful music. Just passed by and walked in, and does not regret that. This is a place with a soul!

1  Thank tiroleva
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick pint in this little pub. Alec, the bartender, was a blast though has very little ability to explain the rules of cricket! Open until 12am (on a Wednesday unlike most of the other pubs that close at 11pm) so great...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Love calling in here when out and about. Another good Manchester pub that has something going for it. Does get very busy at times and there is not a lot of seating,so if you get a seat hang on to it.

Thank keith w
Reviewed July 1, 2018

A proper traditional pub with a good selection of beers with friendly staff. Called in on Friday evening and soon got talking to a couple down from Barrow for the weekend. TV if you like to watch the sport. If you like a real pub...More

1  Thank johngettings2017
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

A very small but beautiful traditional pub, came on a. Sunday afternoon and it was quiet and had a really nice relaxed atmosphere. The beers were good. Several real ales on offer and also free bar snacks! When was the last time you saw those?!...More

Thank Howard F
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a pub to watch the World Cup and got caught here. Great atmosphere, great people, a very nice owner... best pub in town!

1  Thank DonCollione
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Nice staff, gregarious atmosphere, great craic, customers herald from near and far and every walk of life

1  Thank jim_freeman
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November 21, 2017|
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Response from alan_uk1953 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice if they had any cider on, sorry