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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 47
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Famous and crowded

I don't really like the place a lot, smells like beer and use to be full at all times. At least they have cheap beer and is a typical place in Manchester

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
diosananshe
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't really like the place a lot, smells like beer and use to be full at all times. At least they have cheap beer and is a typical place in Manchester

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great city centre pub with loads of character. A Samuel Smiths house with tremendous value beers. Enjoy.

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Thank lol732
Cheshire
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my son popped in for a spot of liquid refreshment to fortify us for the forthcoming trials of Christmas shopping .The pub has a cosy downstairs and further seating and a bar upstairs which is a lot less crowded.The beers are very good and extremely good value for a city centre pub.Well worth a visit if you are... More 

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Thank MrandMrsSid
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great, always try to hunt down a Smiths pub. Lots and lots of character, normal cheap smiths prices. Bar staff were swearing to each other behind bar, didn't really bother me but could see other people were offended by it. Will be back, great bar in the heart of the City.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bar was quite, we were chatting away and out of the blue was told to sush rudelyby the barman as he couldn't concentrate when he was having a discussion with someone. We finished are drinks very quietly and promptly left. Shocking behavior from the staff member.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Always come to Sinclair's with my family around Christmas time. We love the atmosphere of the pub and the price of the beer in unbelievable considering its location. This year was no different and the pub was busy as usual with a great christmasy buzz about the place. This however ended as I approached the bar and was served by... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Its a place that you can have a pint and a conversation, I call in at least once, every time that I am in Manchester, £2.12 for a pint of Lager this last Sunday, I can't find better value than that.

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Thank John R
Burnley, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Visited this pub and found the beer excellent -with a really good choice of ales.Pity about the plastic glass -even though we were drinking indoors!

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Thank binroaming
Rochdale
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant quirky upstairs, originally was a 1738 building that was moved following redevelopment after the IRA bomb. Sam Smith ales and one of the cheapest in Manchester, good beer and large outside area (but be prepared for a plastic glass outside - Manchester by laws). Well worth a visit

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Great evening , good place to have a few pints with old friends .Reasonable beer at excellent prices .What more can you want

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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: British, Pub, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?