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castle street, Manchester, England
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting menu and spoiled for choice for beers and ciders. Quirky location underneath a railway bridge and plenty of cult classics on the jukebox. Excellent place for a social drink and a burger.

Thank Starling1984
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The barman at the Knott was very friendly and knowledgeable about the beers and ales and your canned and bottled range. He also let us try different beers before purchase which was lovely of hi. His name was Ravi and would love to shout his appraisal for doing a wonderful job.

Thank Joss L
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we popped in for a couple of real ale drinks - must admit the beer was very good and well kept - decided to stray and have dinner - again very good and good value - we opted for the Sunday dinners - really enjoyed our stay ended up staying a few hours - would recomend

Thank chrisx37
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We visited on a Friday evening and it was very busy but we managed to sit at the bar. We only had drinks so I can't comment on the food, but I am reliably informed by the two beer experts(!) I was with that the ale was very good. We liked the relaxed atmosphere also and found the staff very... More 

Thank dorsetchristine
Manchester UK
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Interesting bar situated in railway arches at the top of deansgate. Showing signs of its age now and a bit tatty but decent ambiance with a mixed crowd. Great selection of real ale...all well kept. Didn't try the food but it looked ok. With a visit.

Thank Chickent0wn
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Having worked for many years near Knott bar, it became a great local for a work event. Having moved premises it had been a few years since my last visit, but I can assure you it will not be as long before I am back. The bar has a great ambiance and constant buzz that always feels welcoming. We also... More 

Thank Paul K
London, United Kingdom
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328 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Came here for a drink with some mates. Nice terrace to sit out on during the summer, and some nice beers on offer - great selection to choose from as well. Nothing memorable though that sets it out from the "crowd".

Thank Nick B
Tarporley, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Place is always busy which is a good sign! Great range of real ales and foreign beers. Draft erdinger etc. Food reasonable for location, 10.50 for a decent fish and chips. Only drawback staff always slow and seem to spend most of time chatting to their student mates between slipping them free drinks. Takes an absolute age to get served.

Thank themeparkphobia
Manchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The service isn't anything to rave about, clientele is hit and miss, I'm gay and came here with my partner, did not feel welcome or comfortable , staff service was nothing to shout about, trying to be up market because of the deansgate location so to them over £1 is acceptable for a bag of crisps (air). However been there... More 

Thank Ant Q
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

An excellent choice of beers available in here which regularly change. The prices are listed on a blackboard and some beers can get expensive but there is a broad range available so customers have an honest choice. I always have a nice pint in here and recommend it when nearby.

Thank Chris W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $24
Bar, British, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: castle street, Manchester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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