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“Great beer and friendly service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joshua Brooks

Joshua Brooks
Ranked #1,108 of 2,185 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
Dining options: Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating
WEST YORKS
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959 reviews
645 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Great beer and friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

We came here and enjoyed a couple of superb beers. There is a fantastic selection of real ales both local and from all over Britain. There is a also a good selection of craft beers and lagers and if you work your way through these then the bottle selection is also good.
Food includes some very interesting pies including a vegetarian selection and there are good cakes including a Guinness cake !
Sport on large TV's but it does not take over the pub and here are some comfortable seating areas.
Worth the 10 minute walk from Piccadilly.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ANDY K
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beer could be better,otherwise great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

I like Joshua Brooks. It's a safe bet for a coffee,a drink with friends, to watch sports or go to on a night out. There are often real ales on offer,however I've found these to be pretty strong and not my favourites. I'm sure they change these regularly though, plus there's a great selection of lagers and spirits. Great nibbles too...I love pistachios. Must mention the friendly bar man from Ormskirk who we had a chat with. Cool with a funky Deaf Institute vibe ( ladies toilets are wallpapered with girls comics from the 1970s!) Would definitely recommend :)

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank rosielou85
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Have never seen staff work so hard for so little”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Staff here are proper little troopers - they go to training on their days off and work very late hours for minimum wage and nothing but cordial and soda water. And most of the nights are wicked.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Kieron S
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Shocking attitude towards wheelchair users”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Tried to get in today at half-time during the Man City vs Man Utd game (22nd September 2013).

I was turned away by the bouncers - no room.

I wonder how many non-wheelchair users they turned away for that reason? None I'll bet. I'm not a tank, a car or anything like that, I just have a bog-standard wheelchair and I thought this kind of treatment had ended a couple of decades ago. Sadly not.

I trust management will read this, and act. I also hope other readers of this will read this and act as their conscience informs them when considering to visit, or actually visit, this pub.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank 339Rich
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