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“Beer menu!”
Review of The Marble Arch

The Marble Arch
Ranked #126 of 2,344 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Brew Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Anywhere that has a beer menu clearly has to be onto a winner. Lots of interesting beers, lots of which are brewed on site on sale here. Never eaten here, usually get far too distracted by the beers. Interesting pub too with the traditional sloping floor to help swill out the pub in Victorian times, gets packed with bright orange jackets when the shift changes at the sorting office.

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Go regularly and never dissapointed - the beer, the food and the atmosphere all excellent. I even go on match days and the home and away fans mix with no issues. Plenty of choice in both the beer and the food.

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Thank Mike51215
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

It's a bit of a trek from the city centre, and as we walked up the Rochdale Road we started to worry about what to expect. However, we were so pleased we had kept on walking. Fantastic range of their own brews, we sampled a few each; the wheat beer, the Pint, the summer, the IPA and the ginger. All thoroughly delicious. We ate in the bar and shared a stunning ploughmans, which more than satisfied. The sublime scotch egg would be worth walking back for, and we're home 200 miles away now! Thoroughly recommended!

Thank TJTemple
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

On walking through the door you could easily assume you were in a typical ‘old mans pub’, however, it doesn’t take long to realise that you are in a gem of a pub and its not just the beautiful tiled interior and the sloping floor that make it special.
We arrived on a hideously wet Friday night and despite the weather it was busy. With a good mix of clientele, mostly drinkers but a few diners, the atmosphere was buzzing and despite the constant queue at the bar the smiling staff had time to chat and make us feel like we were in our own local.
There's no doubt the beer is the star attraction with a wide selection of their own real ales as well as a couple of ciders. Along with the bottled beers, there is a drink to suit everyone and with such an extensive range you could spend all night here without having the same beer twice.

The big disappointment was the food. We had expectations of finding another ‘Sams Chop House’. Unfortunately, despite very similar prices, the quality and quantity were both significantly worse. The belly pork served with a handful of noodles at £14, although tasty and well cooked, wasn’t served with anything else. The lamb burgers and falafels were dry after being overcooked, which could have been the reason for the lack of flavour. Both suffered from a portion size that meant they were only sufficient for anyone who was planning to eat elsewhere and was looking for little more than a snack.
The dining experience is also severely limited by the space available. This is not a big pub and you either have to squeeze onto a small table in the ‘restaurant’ (in reality little more than a corridor) or sit in the main bar and fight for space with the drinkers.

If you stick to the beer and avoid the food, you cant go wrong.

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Thank SidFiddler
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

I have been going here on and off for about 28 years and it has never disappointed. It is home to the Marble Brewery and it serves a good range of their beers (Lagonda IPA, Pint and Bitter are my favourites). Regular guest beers and a good selection of bottles means you are spoilt for choice. The food is consistently good and the kitchen is open for all to see at the rear. There is also a basic beer garden at the rear - sadly not much a view.

It was built in 1888 and because of its gothic features and tiling, is a grade two listed building, and features on the CAMRA Heritage Pub website.

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Thank Andy H
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