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Wed, 6/16
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$7 - $21
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Bar, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic customer service, food was amazing, Bar service and managent was excellent, will definately be going bk. Treated like royality they couldn't do enough for us, Thankyou

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is mega; great tunes, good drinks and really friendly staff. Had a good chat with a few of the staff. Ended up making our way through the whole cocktail menu. Brilliant night.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn’t recommend it enough - 50% off whole food menu on the Mondays, ate it too quick to take any pictures but tasted amazing and big portions. 2 starters, 2 mains, a large wine + pint for £29!! No complaints. Service was lovely too xxx

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a peanut and nut allergy and this thing place smashed it with taking it seriously. The food was delicious and will definitely go again!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in on Monday by chance to see if they had a table ready. They happily sanitised and sat one up which was so nice. The staff were so lovely and friendly. The food was delicious and the portions were very generous. I will...definitely go back and recommend this to all my friends.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you James and Taylor for serving us tonight we had a great first time at P&P and a fab introduction to Manchester. They couldn’t have been more helpful when it came to picking drinks and the cocktails are perfect twist on classic favourites. Would...definitely recommend and will be back once we visit Manchester again!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

James was fantastic, really friendly and welcoming . Would definitely come back again. Highly recommended

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10* ilias (may have spelt wrong sorry) was great kept the brunch flowing with great service with a smile ;)

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing. Staff could not do more for us, the food was great, drinks were unreal.... Overall a great experience. Could not recommend this more, for £40 for 3 hours of great food, drinks and ambience, not really any question! Come. Here. Now.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for drinks and the app to order drinks was not working properly. This is understandable because so many people were using 4G in the area but after 20 minutes of trying to order using the App, we asked a server if we could...order in person instead to avoid any more waiting time and the server was sarcastic, irritated and visibly did not want to take our order. The people on surrounding tables also warned us that they had waited long times for drinks and the waiting staff were not attentive. We ordered Pornstar Martinis and when they came out, they did not have a shot of Prosecco with them; one waiter suggested to the other that they should have a shot of Prosecco with them but the other waiter insisted he had already poured the shot in, which isn’t how they’re meant to be served but we weren’t too bothered, however when we tasted them they definitely didn’t have a shot of Prosecco in. When we tried to pay the card machine wasn’t working which we thought was a signal issue but the waiter quite rudely accused me of it being my card being declined, pointing at me and making sarcastic comments. He took the card machine inside (obviously to reconnect it to the network) then came back out and refused to try my card a second time. We used my friends card and it worked and he made a point of insisting that the first issue was my card being declined. I think he was just stressed and trying to make a joke but it was actually really rude and embarrassing especially when he took it upon himself to share with the surrounding tables that he couldn’t take their order because my card wasn’t going through. We felt like we weren’t taken seriously and were patronised by the waiting staff which is a shame because it is a lovely bar with a great menu. Definitely wouldn’t visit whilst they’re using the App and COVID-19 restrictions are still in placeMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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The Pen and Pencil is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4