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Address: Cateaton Street, Manchester M3 1SX, England
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Unique atmosphere, vibrant square

Ok, maybe we were extremely lucky because it was the first sunny and warm day of the year but this square was packed with people. The terrace was filled with people drinking and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Steven P
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Roeselare, Belgium
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Roeselare, Belgium
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Ok, maybe we were extremely lucky because it was the first sunny and warm day of the year but this square was packed with people. The terrace was filled with people drinking and there was a guy singing and playing guitar. We sat there for two hours enjoying the sun. Must to visit Manchester on a sunny day.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Shambles Square is a square in Manchester, England, created in 1999 to house the rebuilt Old Wellington Inn and Sinclair's Oyster Bar next to The Mitre Hotel."Shambles" was a name originally used for a street of butchers shops where meat was slaughtered and sold. The building that is now The Old Wellington Inn was built in 1552 next to Manchester's... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Cheap fresh beer never long waiting at the bar no matter how busy it is great location plenty of seating inside and out. Always looks like it needs a good clean, inside is very traditional, but it's nice to see an old boozer smack bang in the middle of town offering a good service.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is usually busy with a few pubs surrounding the area and a stones throw from Selfridges and Harvey Nics. Love a hot sunny day with a cool pint and taking in the atmosphere.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stumbled upon The Shambles as we searched for our hotel... and what a quaint gathering of pubs it is. We only drank in one, and i'm not sure about the others... but Sinclair Oyster Bar is a Sam Smiths establishment so we knew instantly we'd be happy. The bar extends over many floors and it's delightful to wander around... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tucked away just down from the shopping centre and not far from the print works. There are two very old (15th century) pubs there were built moved 300 meters back in 1999’ish due to the IRA bombings. They were moved beam by beam and rebuilt in the new area. One of them serves an array of ciders but doesn’t accept... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Even though it was a rainy day, this place was full of people. Old fashioned and traditional looking place. If you want to hang out with your old friends, it would be a good place tohave lunch or diner. Very close to various shops and other restaurants too.

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oxford england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The best pub in Manchester City centre and so so cheap serves Samuel smiths went in twice and always packed. Head upstairs there is another bar and more little nooks and crannies to sit only down is plastic glasses when served downstairs.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

The Shambles is made up of The Old Wellington Inn and Sinclair's Oyster Bar. They share the same outdoor courtyard seating. Pint at Sinclaires $3.40 u.s. Wellington is more expensive. Very popular place. The Wellington is the oldest building in Manchester cira 1552 when Edward VI was on the throne.

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Beautiful Pub, cheap drinks. Fantastic, relaxed atmosphere, right in the city centre of Manchester. Highly recommend this place. Very easy to get to. It's a must for anyone!

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