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Beer Available At Bar Fringe (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Holdens The Greatest Scrape , Wilson Potter Don’t Fall , Byatt’s American Brown Ale , Byatt’s Big Cat , Goddards Ale of Wight 38, Timmermans Peche Lambic 23,
Phoenix Blond 31, Clearwater Devon Dympsy 35, Wood Street Chokecherry , Bays Summer Ale , Cottage New Balls Please , Blackedge Pike Pale Ale , Mordue IPA 87, Three Bs Bee Happy , Moorhouses On Yer Bike , Bluestone Bedrock Blonde , Cottage Duchess 41
hopbomber (32) Manchester, England | May 20, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve drank in here a couple of times a year for over 10 years, good selection of Belgian and a few on keg. Beer area outside is good decor is quirky. Music/jukebox is always terrible, really terrible Bon jovi style rock guess the camra guys are responsible for that.
LandladyFringe (1) manchester, England | April 8, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
As landlady I am biased,but thank you to all the lovely people who wrote lovely reviews x We have just won North Mcr cider pub of the year. May 29th come in for free cider tasting x Thank you for all your support x
Brugmansia (396) Jylland, Denmark | February 20, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Another great pub to visit when I am in Manchester area. Modern pub, rather small place, so therefore often quit crowded. Funny, cosy deco, such as rats, bats, motorbikes, funny drawings etc. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere and at most times the beers are in a good condition.
wimpyjoe (1286) Hebden Bridge, England | November 9, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Has an interesting eclectic decor and is more of a ’bar’ than ’pub’. Generally a welcoming location and has friendly groups of drinkers on most nights, although don’t get on the wrong side of the bar staff as they’ll let you know if you do or say anything they disapprove of. Can get packed in the bar and in the quaint cobbled courtyard area to its rear. They’re also happy to have dogs in the courtyard area although given it gets full in the summer it’s better to bring them during the daytime. Their ale selection rotates and continental beers and fruit beers are available in bottles and on tap.
mike_77 (91) , Netherlands | August 31, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
6 casks. Beer was kept very well. Interior has lots of posters, signs, empty bottles, celebrating beers from around the region and the resat of the world. A bit pricey - £3.10/pint.
undercurrent25 (150) Barnton, England | August 31, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
I liked the way the bar looked inside full of beer posters and memorabilia. The music being played on the juke box was good. I went on a thurs afternoon so it was a bit quiet, nice selection of cask ales and decent bottle selection mainly Belgian
sic1314 (374) Leiden, Netherlands | May 28, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice laid back attempt at a continental bar, decent cask beers and a good, if not great selection of bottled beer.
Boudicca (694) London, England | April 9, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
A relaxed, laid back bar with five hand pumps and a reasonable selection of bottles.
The Bar Fringe doesn’t look too appealing from the outside, perhaps because it’s on the wrong side of the busy inner ring road, but inside it’s quite nice – relaxed, comfortable, cosy even. The decor’s interesting – there’s a comfy looking armchair and tables in a raised area by the window and high tables wrapped around narrow columns opposite the bar. I was warned before I went in that I’d see rats, and so I did. Fortunately, they were of the plastic variety. One was suspended in a cage at one end of the bar, staring out a witch hanging at the other end. This was also a model, not a real live witch of course. There’s also a cuckoo clock, lots of Belgian bottles and a few posters and metal plates sprinkled around.
We sat in a small alcove at the back where there are three gargoyle-like masks on the wall and clay pipes on the ceiling. Outside at the back there’s a cobbled alleyway where the barrels are stacked.
I didn’t think the barman was over-friendly but I saw him later at the Winter Ales Festival and he looked much happier having been released from work.
(Visited 18 January 2012).
Benjii (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | January 22, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great pub with a massive green man greeting you as you enter. The decor and staff are quirky and fun. A decent choice of cask ale and some Belgian bottles. Well worth stopping in for a laugh.
rosenbergh (446) Tampere, Finland | July 18, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Quite unnoticeable from the outside. 5 casks, 12 taps (couple of Lages, rest German and Belgian). Big Biergarten. Not that crowded on Friday night. Nice place.
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