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Sinclair's Oyster Bar

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2 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
0161 834 0430
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 62
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 11
    Poor
  • 41
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A strange but "quaint" pub

What impresses me most about this pub is its design. The only thing I can compare it to is "Bilbo Bagging" home out of Lord of the Rings. Unusual but pleasant beer at a very good price for Manchester City Center. Have not had the food, but have seen other people eat and I must say it looks and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
John R
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There are loads of choices to drink in the City Centre but the Staff at this place seem to think they are doing you a favour by actually serving you. On a quiet midweek lunchtime you don't want to listen to the whole of the bar staff throwing comments around between themselves regarding sexual diseases and ' Crabs 'etc, it's... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What impresses me most about this pub is its design. The only thing I can compare it to is "Bilbo Bagging" home out of Lord of the Rings. Unusual but pleasant beer at a very good price for Manchester City Center. Have not had the food, but have seen other people eat and I must say it looks and smells... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Not a huge selection of beers and ciders and the glasses were a tad dirty looking. However, the beers that were available were decent, very reasonably priced and there was lots of room to sit out in the sun. Worth a visit for a quick pint or two

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The worst and rude staff i ever seen, mediocre food, very nice place to take some picture...outside.. and go away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Firstly I'd like to draw attention to the fact that - despite the alluring title of this Public House - this particular establishment does not serve oysters. Or at least I doubt they do; my research is decidedly limited and almost wholly based on assumptions. The clientèle of Sinclair's Oyster Bar is....rustic. But not in a nice Victorian desk lamp... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

At £4.40 for 2 pints of course this Sam Smith's pub is going to be very busy. Unfortunately the staff are not adept at spotting who got there first and I saw a few people leave because they were ignored in their opinion. We sat outside in the large courtyard which serves a couple of places in the triangle. It... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

a nice pub with different ales from the usual, cheap and can get very busy and nice to sit outside in the sun

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If the Weather is OK then good place to visit.Sit outside the busy are and watch the World go by. Good chose of ales and other drinks.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have a soft spot for a good Sam Smith pint and i wasn't disappointed here, not much of a choice (only one cider), but the bitter was lovely, we were lucky the sun was out and managed to get a seat outside and the added bonus of an excellent singer in the street, everyone was friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

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 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?