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The Bar

#1,049 of 1,829 Restaurants in Manchester}
$$ - $$$, British,
533 Wilbraham Road, Manchester M21 0UE, England
+44 161 861 7576
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
“cheese board” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
533 Wilbraham Road, Manchester M21 0UE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple as that really, been coming in a few times a week for the last three or four years and have never been disappointed (except the burgers disappearing from the menu!!) Great beers, and truly brilliant staff and management.

Thank Quantize P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to love this place 5-10 years ago. Nice traditional bar with warm lighting. A fire. Jukebox (quiet) old furniture and good beer. Polite young staff. Sadly it's been poor for years now and I have avoided .. along with all friends ...but recently...More

Thank Fussy_Jedi
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Not impressed Drink served in a sticky wrong shaped bitter glass which makes premium lager go flat on contact. On returning the dirty glass was made to feel awkward but a 4.40 a pint I'll have it right please. Also the new signage is abysmal....More

Thank whydothat
Reviewed July 15, 2017

The Bar is always what you think it's going to be, there's nothing more to say, it's good food, good drinks, good atmosphere, good value for money, it's a really good example of an independent place that knows what it is, knows what it wants...More

Thank crazycatlady1978
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

I didn't realise this bar had recently changed but I can see from other reviews. It didn't seem like a new bar when I was there. A bit dark and dingy inside but a small beer garden at the back which was ok. I thought...More

Thank rebeccalw21
Reviewed May 3, 2017

The Bar was my local, a fantastic bar with a decent selection of beers, decent(ish) food and giant sized coffees if you wanted to spend a Sunday afternoon watching the beards and beanies of Chorlton go about their day to day whilst enjoying a coffee....More

2  Thank Ryan O
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Had a great night again! at the new Chorlton Tap! Really welcoming by all staff, great music, great food and vibe. Really like the cheese plate, thanks for the re-make, we're coming back - and it seems like others are too now. Thanks for the...More

Thank Redig0
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

I had been going to give a fairly gently if critical review of this fave bar of many decades after our first visit since the revamp. However, having been again tonight and walked out, I'm not feeling so generous. The main reason for going back...More

4  Thank Ruth A
Reviewed December 30, 2016

I thinkThe Bar has changed hands as it now has a sign saying "Chorlton Tap" outside it and there seemed to be a few cosmetic changes. Where the real damage has been done is that there is a near enough "non menu". This came as...More

Thank remfan
Reviewed August 5, 2016

I do not often go in the bar as I have a very good bar near me, the 'Hilary Step'. I went in for a quick pint so ordered Krombacher, the barman was terse and seemed not to care about the customers. While he was...More

2  Thank NoizBoi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 533 Wilbraham Road, Manchester M21 0UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 861 7576
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