The Shambles
The Shambles
4.5
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permia
Ireland61,423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
It’s a lovely area and full of atmosphere. All enhanced by the pleasantly warm and blue sky sunshine.

Historic buildings including fine dining choices are wonderfully conserved. Black and white timber framed frontages are gorgeous.
Written September 6, 2023
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Pittsburgh, PA118,693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
The Shambles is a area of just a few bars and buildings with old style buildings that resemble Chester and parts of France
Written November 22, 2019
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sept
Oldham, UK75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
a piece of history I enjoy viewing + passing when visiting Manchester very historical of a time past in design
Written July 4, 2019
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mark7242
Leeds, UK582 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Went to this venue on Saturday 4th July and there was no track and trace details asked for and we could only pay by cash. What a disappointment that this place can’t follow simple rules.
Written July 5, 2020
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Rachel
Northampton, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
A friend and I decided to visit the Shambles on our first trip to Manchester. It's a beautiful little area with stunning historic buildings. We visited on a Saturday night and the place was buzzing with people. A really great atmosphere. Highly recommend a visit
Written June 24, 2019
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ctbrowne
Kendal, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
We love old things and this area is a joy among the new. We enjoyed a lovely substantial roast at the pub which was built in tudor times.
Written February 23, 2019
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tony k
Frinton-On-Sea, UK135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
This small area has been popular with locals for more than sixty years. It has now been developed into a smart trendy tourist attraction and is even more attractive now. The drinks are cheap, the customers on the whole seem to be a better class of people than in some other pubs (polite and well-mannered, and no hooligans). Its worth a visit just to see the buildings and the outside seating on a sunny day makes for a pleasant and memorable experience. Not to be missed.
Written February 19, 2019
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MULCASTER2
Cumbria, UK4,362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Love this place to escape from the hustle of the shops. Great old pubs with loads of atmosphere do try the place, great vibrant place on a match day
Written May 5, 2016
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Daniel I
Bolton, UK1,254 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
If you arrive in Manchester at Victoria station it likely you will pass close to the Shambles area as you head towards Deansgate and the main shopping areas. The square gets very busy as the two pubs sharing the square burg have outside drinking areas. The shambles pub is a feat of heritage preservation as it was lifted from around 200 years a away and repositioned to enable a development in the 80s
Written April 29, 2019
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Gregory E
Lancashire, UK46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Always visit this historic pub when in Manchester and have always loved it but its not as good now. On our recent visit it was dog rough, the staff were scruffy and rough and not good at their jobs wanted to talk among themselves and whispering to each other all the time instead of looking after the customers.
Written April 3, 2019
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