England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
leew72 (1) whitworth, England | May 2, 2013
26 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 3/20
roaring fire tempts you in here- always a white lion on and pictish- watch out for the strong beers hanging around- good friendly atmosphere well worth a visit- can be bust when city are at home-when the suns out the garden outside is handy- new german beer astra from hamburg on keg
sic1314 (297) Leiden, Netherlands | March 10, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not yet back to the glories of 10-15 years ago, but a huge improvement on recent years. Mainly local micros on display and seems to be reasonably busy.
wimpyjoe (1054) Hebden Bridge, England | March 9, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Freestanding pub surviving the regeneration around the Rochdale Road area of the city centre. Itís a white painted building and not a planned layout inside with a staircase dominating the central area that leads up to the restaurant. The pub part has a 20th century period charm to it with a mainly wooden decor and furniture throughout. As you enter their a piano and selection of guitars which you can use if the mood takes. Next to these are a set of modern patio doors that look out of place but also lead to the beer garden area that canít hide from the noise of the A-road that encircles the city centre. At the other side of the bar an open fire creates the cosiest part of the pub. They could probably do something to lessen the smell of the toilets. This is also a real ale pub, although the selection of lagers are well served too. Thereís at least six real ales, often more on offer at any one time.
Brugmansia (347) Jylland, Denmark | February 19, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Another pub worth visiting being in Manchester. Very close to Marble, a bit away from the street, but easy to see. Can at times be quit crowded, with not much space in the bar area. Great variaty in the beer range, and at most times in good condition. Friendly staff, often live music, they do food as well, but havenīt eaten here yet. A much better pub, than it looks from the outside :-)
jackl (318) Charlottesville, Virginia | December 10, 2012| Updated March 12, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
The Angelís in a very convenient location close to many of the other good bars in the north Manchester. The pub has about 8 cask options of mostly local beer. Thereís a few decent options on keg. The pubís decor is pokey and a bit tired, but welcoming. Nice character. The prices were unbelievably reasonable. The food menu looked quite nice too. Overall, this place is definitely worth a stop on a crawl.
Rune (360) TromsÝ, Norway | July 19, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
A real ale freehouse located in the northern part of Manchester. A relatively traditional pub serving beverages downstairs and food upstairs. 10 active hand pumps and some bottles of interest. Good food including home-made burgers and the one that I ordered; a Ploughmanís platter with cheese and liver pate. Uncomplicated and friendly atmosphere with a popular patio. Just a few minutes from Marble Arch (visited, 05.07.2012).
Boudicca (576) London, England | April 9, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
A pub-cum-restaurant (supposedly) with an interesting range of beers.
The Angel has a reputation as a gastropub but Iíve yet to see any food being served there. Perhaps the restaurant is upstairs, although Iím not sure as I once dragged a few work colleagues here for dinner and was told ďwe donít serve foodĒ. Odd.
It does have a good range of mainly local(ish) beers though, all served from the small, low ceilinged bar downstairs. This is accessed either from the side or via patio doors at the front and through a room with a grand piano that looks like an underused storage room. If I donít sound too enthusiastic about the Angel itís not that I donít want to like it Ė I do! It holds lots of promise but itís never delivered it for me and somehow seems a bit lacklustre. Having said that, I was quite entertained last time I was here when I overheard some CAMRA types bemoaning the fact that they couldnít get tickets to the Liverpool Beer Festival because they all went to local people so they could have a piss up. ďI mean,Ē said one of them indignantly, ďIs it a beer festival or is it a social event?Ē. Funny, I thought beer festivals were social events but perhaps I donít take them seriously enough. Anyway, Iíll try out the Angel again next time Iím in the area Ė that is if I can resist walking straight past and going a bit further up the road to the Marble Arch.
(Last visited 18 January 2012).
Fin (465) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | January 24, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
First time here on Sat 21st Jan 2012. Fin, Loz, Jude & Baz visited and it is one of those places Iíve often walked past but never ventured in. Beer selection ran to approx 6-7 with a varied and interesting choice with Mallinsons and Pictish amongst the offerings. There was a reasonable amount of people in here for a Saturday mid afternoon but somehow I still feel that this may have to offer a little something extra if it is to compete with the Marble Arch which is very close by. Beer in good nick, friendly pub, will return again.
mrgraybags (5) bacup, England | June 5, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
always like coming in here..the young man who mworks behind the bar couldnt be more helpful and enjoys selling his wares..always good to see..very enthusiastic...nice old piano in the bar
Svesse (205) Hšsselby, Sweden | October 9, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
How nice to see this classic place back in form again. Visited this pub (then callled the Beer House) several time around the turn of the century and it used to be a fantastic place, the best pub in Manchester. Then it started going in the wrong direction, and my last visits three or four years ago were quite disastrous. So it was with some fear I entered again in July 2009. But I was glad to see it back on its feet again. Well they didnít have 12 handpumps, but 4. But the beers were well kept and the turnover seemed to be quite good. Nice and cosy bar area with a few tables for seating. Friendly and efficient service. Quite calm atmosphere with some local customers. Didnít try the food, but it looked very nice. Since itís located right between Smithfield Hotel and Marble Arch, you might as well stop by for a pint or two before crawling the 200 meters to the next pub. Iíll be coming back, so you just keep up the good work.
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