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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Horse and Jockey

Horse and Jockey
9 The Green, Manchester, England
44161 860 7794
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Ranked #1,022 of 1,764 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

We are frequent visitors to the lovely area of Chorlton Green. We usually eat in one of the many cafés or bistros but decided to try the Horse & Jockey instead as it always looks so appealing front the outside. From the inside however it's actually quite depressing. The bar staff were miserable, the menu uninspiring & there was no friendly or warm atmosphere that you would usually expect from this type of pub.

We ordered at the bar and waited ages for our food despite there not being many tables left in. My husbands chicken burger was ok but for the price you would expect a lot more and my crayfish bloomer was all bloomer and no crayfish. If the waitress would have bothered to come over and ask if everything was ok I would haves said no but she just left us to it. In fact about 3 different members of staff including what looked like the chef walked past and not one even tried to make eye contact.

When we paid the bill again no one bothered to ask if we had enjoyed our lunch. Overall we spent about £30 on a very disappointing lunch and we would not return or recommend to anyone. We'll be sticking to the smaller places in future who welcome and value your custom.

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Slow service ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

First time visit, a grate old pub over looking the green. Called in for a coffee with a friend and the place was empty, the member was not that enthusiastic about serving us so we took a seat and had a chat for 30 mins before we had are drink. Place did fill up but it looked like everyone was waiting to be serviced.

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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“pleasant food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The food was basic but nice, what you expect from 'pub grub'.
Slightly over priced but varied menu and would eat here again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
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“Good service but awful food ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The service was very friendly and good but the food was dried out rubbish I had the chicken Kiev so hard I couldn't cut it and some potato/parsnip combination that was just tasteless and over cooked the food does not reflect the look and feel of the place which is lovely for a drink but I would sack the chef and start again!

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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice pub in Chorlton, a bit expensive though”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I had a lovely afternoon having some amazing pints at Horse and Jockey, the atmosphere is great, especially if you sit at one of the outside tables facing the square nearby, prices are not that good. There was also really good live music.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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