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Smithfield Hotel

37 Swan Street, Manchester, England
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No fewer than TWO refurbishments, since the previous owners ruined this iconic Manchester venue, has made a VAST improvement. Blackjack Taphouse and their well-selected hosts have turned The Smithfield Market Tavern into a 'proper pub' once again. I sampled three of the 16 beers on offer - and was NOT let down by either the quality or fantastic service (which... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my third visit to the newly Blackjacked Smithfield I began to realise why I like it so much. I was there on the opening night, feeling somewhat naked as one of the few men not sporting a floor length beard, and somewhat in awe of how trendy the Northern Quarter can be. Then, a couple of visits later, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

.. as this is now run by Blackjack ales. Much improved IMHO and whilst the last reviewer - the first for this essentially new bar - is correct in that it "only" has 6 handpumped cask ales, it also has around 12 keg ales which though pricier than cask - are worth trying. They even had a 9% Belgian triple... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What a transformation! I went in the 'old' Smithfield plenty of times (even stayed there once) and it was what it was. Not great. Now, it has a roomier feel to it and it clean and tidy. The toilets are not up and down an awkward step (I can only speak for the gents). The beer range is is down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Had some great beers in here, what a selection. Tastefully refurbished and extremely friendly and helpful staff. This place really is a hidden gem. Well worth a visit. If you're visiting Manchester it's a must and another great reason for luvingvin Mqnchester. We'll be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Stayed at the Smithfield this month! Can I just say you get what you pay for. Clean, comfy and quirky! The hotel is above a pub, which is very cheap, with two young and very outgoing bar maids which kept us entertained at all night, very good double act! It was clear they were refurbishments were going on but this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

A friend of mine has taken over The Smithfield Hotel so please excuse all the previous comments. They have spent the last few weeks sorting the place out and are trying really hard and many of the rooms have recently been refurbished in to en-suites - there should be new pictures on the website soon. In the meantime please visit... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

we were greeted on check in by a scruffy looking man who claimed to be the owner, who had clearly been drinking, and possibly even smoking mrajuana, as the whole bar area stank of it, we nearly walked out but given it was 7 pm on a saturday we probably would not of got a hotel anywhere else, we were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stayed here one night to see MUSE!! Thankfully it was just one night. Never again!!! Cash only and pay upfront. Given a code as could only get in through the back door later at night from the scruffy street. Wallpaper hanging off. Room smells of smoke. Peanuts all over the shared bathroom and hair in the sinks. The toilet in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I could not believe the reviews below, the owner has explained to me that, he has been sorting out the rooms one by one and was so proud and enthusiastic about what it was going to look like. One thing that was really clear was that the owner, who you see working on the place, knows the place needs a... More 

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