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Sinclair's Oyster Bar

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2 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
0161 834 0430
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cheap, busy and well located

One of the cheapest places to grab a pint in central Manchester! The quality of drinks is average-good and, despite its popularity, service is always quick. The outside seating is pretty much always full which can make finding a seat difficult. But once seated there is a good view and is a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A superb mix of excellent beers and oysters to die for!! Not many Sam Smiths pubs in the area and this one is definitely worth the visit. It's also rumoured to be haunted by 2 ghosts, molly and the dog warden. Bags of character and the pubs not bad either!

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The best fresh oysters in town no doubt. Great atmosphere and friendly locals, always a laugh in sinclairs. Just don't go to the loo alone for fear of bumping into the ghost of the old dog warden, they say you smell him before you can see him....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The bar is great, massive outside area, great in the summer, the bar is quaint and has a few hidden rooms. There is an old smell to it which just adds to atmosphere. I would spend many Friday nights here. If your in Manchester then this is a bar you need to visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

One of the cheapest places to grab a pint in central Manchester! The quality of drinks is average-good and, despite its popularity, service is always quick. The outside seating is pretty much always full which can make finding a seat difficult. But once seated there is a good view and is a great place for people watching. Excellent little pub,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This place has the worst service that i have EVER experience in the UK..... The food was so bad that we thought that it was a hidden camara show :-((( The first glass my wife had was covered in old lipstick and the staff behind the bar was so rude and had a terreble atitude. DONT GO THERE!!!!!!!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

I visited this bar on a sunny day in Manchester. The young man that served me behind the bar only gave me one of the two drinks I ordered and charged me twice. When I contested this he became extremely verbally abusive towards me and took my drink away and told me to get out (stronger words were used.) I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Nipped in to avoid the weather, it was raining cats and dogs. It literally smelt like it too as an old weird looking guy in the corner had a dog hair cardigan on that had gotten sodden. All I could smell was wet dog!! 💧🐕

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you like a pub with an authentic and comfortable vibe to it - this is it. it can get pretty packed and busy but everyone seems to be your friend here, The beer is cheap, too!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This used to be a great pub but Smiths decided in their wisdom to stop selling cask beer. It's a nightmare in good weather as the outside is full of drunks drinking the cheap ale.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I feel it is my duty to bring to your attention the seriously bad attitude of the manager in Sinclair's Shambles Manchester. Last Sunday 25th May we went to Sinclair's with a view to having a drink some and some food, there was nine adults and one child aged 9. Seven of us went into the bar whilst my daughter... More 

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Additional Information about Sinclair's Oyster Bar

Address: 2 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
Phone Number: 0161 834 0430
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20 to $30
Cuisine: Seafood, British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161 834 0430

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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