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If you can only visit one authentic English pub in your life.

Fantastic beer, hospitality, atmosphere, welcome, ………… I'm a brit and have visited too many pubs to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Proper pub.

A pub.....yay, quite rare these days. Very well kept real ales, bargain prices Monday’s. Great to... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2019
Brian M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Welcome to the most Quaint, traditional cask ale pub in the Heart of Manchester, with its friendly cosy atmosphere, serving a Great selection of Hydes fine cask ales plus various guest ales also Lagers, ciders, bottled beers, wine, spirits...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
80 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4QX, England
+44 161 228 2595
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic beer, hospitality, atmosphere, welcome, ………… I'm a brit and have visited too many pubs to remember. But if I was asked to recommend just one so that you'd understand what is unique and splendid about an English pub, I'd send you here.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

A pub.....yay, quite rare these days. Very well kept real ales, bargain prices Monday’s. Great to have such a good pub near to my hotel.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Brian M
Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

Love this pub, pop in whenever I'm in town Really friendly manager, interesting local crowd and quality pints!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019

We were visiting Manchester for a couple of days and wanting a pre meal drink of good quality real ale, we were passing by and thought that this place might be a good place for a decent pint and were right to think that. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

I recently visited Manchester and after wandering aimlessly around City Centre Manchester I found this little gem of a pub. Not the biggest pub in the world but full of character and characters. I love to people watch and you can always guarantee that a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank lonerchaz
Reviewed May 30, 2019

Well, what can I say. This is a fantastic little pub which I now use when in Manchester if I am at a gig. The landlord is a fantastic bloke and the bar staff are really friendly. If you are unsure about where to drink...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank TheDodgeMeister
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

I have just come back to the Grand Republic of Mancunia from my intensely successful appearance at the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival. I therefore have glitter makeup and false eyelashes on with jean and ordinary shoes. Normally I would have gone straight to the village...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank jonathanmG576XD
Reviewed May 1, 2019

Ended up here when we escaped from a conference at a nearby hotel. It was after 11pm on a Saturday evening - we were keen to find somewhere that would be open long enough for a relaxing drink and a break from the conference. This...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank S17London
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

The tall ginger Barman was very pleasant and made us feel welcome, the carlsberg gold was a top pint ( and I don’t normally drink carlsberg) The clientele were very diverse, met a lovely transvestite who told us a few stories ( could of shaved...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

I always enjoy it in here. It's only small but the staff are friendly the beers is good and you can buy a nice meat pie plus your crisps and peanuts. TV with the Cheltenham Festival was on which was nice to watch. Thumbs up...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank NolaWarrington
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November 21, 2017|
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Response from alan_uk1953 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice if they had any cider on, sorry