England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
sic1314 (307) Leiden, Netherlands | March 9, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
A stylish, well restored old gem, but it does seem to be lacking a bit of the atmosphere it had 20 odd years ago. Probably me and not the place.
wimpyjoe (1105) Hebden Bridge, England | February 23, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
A bar with plenty of traditional character. As you walk in the ale pumps that define this bar offer a good selection with a preference for Robinsons given it is their pub. Lager is available but the pumps for these are only on the very short side of the bar. Behind the front room a second but larger room to drink in is comfortable, as is the upstairs up. Along the corridor on the ground floor is the back patio that is a smokers paradise during peak times. Expect a large young to middle aged crowd at the weekends. Not cheap.
Boudicca (617) London, England | September 2, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A comfortable, relaxed place with a studenty and local feel.
The Castle has an unassuming narrow tan-tiled frontage. Inside there’s an attractive old fashioned tiled front to the bar and the rest of the pub, which seems to stretch a long way back from the street, has some nice original décor too.
There are ten hand pumps, mainly Robinsons (but some of the less commonly seen ones) with a few guests alongside. There’s also a range of bottles.
The service was very friendly and welcoming as well as comically obliging. My eye was caught by a beer labelled “SWB Diabolo IPA” so I asked the rather camp (possibly French) barman where it was from. He rushed off to make enquiries and came back beaming happily. “It’s from Yorkshire” he said. What more could I want to know? I felt very at home there and, although it was quite busy for a Monday evening, I found a comfortable place to sit in a corner by the window from which to survey the scene.
(Visited 18 June 2012).
mike_77 (79) , Netherlands | August 31, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very pleasant interior with a cosy snug. Approx 8 casks with a good variety too. Also some imported US bottles. At £3.40/pint I found it to be a bit expensive.
Rune (360) Tromsø, Norway | July 15, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great central located pub. 10 hand-pulled cask ales, half of them from the Robinsons range, half guest ales. Very good choice of whisky as well. Divided into different rooms with live rock music at the rear. Retro styled décor and friendly, urban atmosphere. Polite service. Visited mostly by young people in the evenings. We came here first on a Wednesday eve, and went back the following Thursday and Friday (visited, 4-6th July 2012).
undercurrent25 (142) Barnton, England | May 11, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very traditional pub with a huge range of cask ales, must have been at least 8 together with bottled beer from Belgium, Germany and the USA. Its quite crowded at the bar, but there are plenty of little rooms down the corridor. I went on a thurs night and it was open till 1. The crowd is young and studenty and quite friendly
MiP (20) Sønderborg, Denmark | March 15, 2011| Updated March 29, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Now called Castle Hotel. A nice, dark interior, a short bar with eight handpumps of which one was a cider and seven were Robinson’s. The ale was in good condition and the service was adequate.
Svesse (205) Hässelby, Sweden | October 9, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Nice and friendly Robinson pub on the slightly worn down Oldham Street. Some years ago this pub was quite scruffy with a slightly worn down customer base, but on my recent visit in July 2009 it seemed freshened up (the clientele as well). A good range of Robinson beers on hand pump, if you’re lucky you’ll find some cask conditioned Old Tom. Friendly and efficient service. Open till midnight weekends, so it’s handy for a nightcap on the way back to the city center from the "Northern Manchester Pub Trail" (Rochdale Road - Swann Street).
EFC1878 (22) Manchester, England | November 29, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Only place in city centre Manchester owned by Robinsons. Lovely ramshackle tiny place with a superb atmosphere. Old Tom available on draught. It can be difficult to tell whether the place is open or not and seems to chose its own opening hours.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | August 26, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A superb, very small pub where you’re likely to find Old Tom from the cask. Obviously excellent Robinson’s outlet. I adored the atmosphere there with 3 locals outchatting the couple of tourists, including myself and their faces when they blasted the French for not liking the English and I told them I was French and adored them was priceless. A lovely time, but not the best beers around.
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