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The Shambles

Address: Cateaton Street, Manchester M3 1SX, England
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Ranked #105 of 323 things to do in Manchester
Type: Architectural buildings, Bars & clubs, Nightlife, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural buildings, Bars & clubs, Nightlife, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The Shambles is an amazing sight to see, amongst designer shops and bars here lies an old world pub. The decor outside and in does not disappoint and it adds to the atmosphere. Good prices for drinks, 2 pints was just over £5, very decent for location i think. The beer garden is very big and even on a cold... More 

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lancs
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

It's a great place to visit,, especially on a hot summers day,, chill,,chat and a few cold drinks with friends ,, love it!

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110 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Interesting part of Manchester. Located behind a number of top shops. The area contains a number of bars, pubs and restaurants. Something for everybody. Well worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

lovely .............. welcoming....... great atmosphere...................................... plenty to look at with christmas market stalls plenty of food an drink flowing

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
10 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Shambles has been around for 200 plus years, has been subject to bombing on more than one occasion and still stands - it’s a Manchester Icon. However having said all of that the Shambles is a PUB and should not be expected to be anything more. The ecstatic appearance is exceptional and you cannot help but to be drawn into... More 

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