Crown and Kettle | Manchester, Greater Manchester
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Crown and Kettle
Exceptional based on 17 ratings
Type: Bar

2, Oldham Street
Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 5FE [ print map ]
0161 236 2923



Hours: 11-11 every day I think!;


Mayor: wimpyjoe (6) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 0


Crown and Kettle

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Beer Available At Crown and Kettle (arranged by most recent)
Pennine Real Blonde 27, Pennine Amber Necker 31, Hop Studio Vindhya IPA , Hop Studio Obsidian 75, Hop Studio Zest! , Samuel Adams Boston Lager 66, Hofbräu München Dunkel 68, Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer 22, Vedett Extra Blond 16, Ossett Silver King 47,

Previously Available
Fernandes Great Northern 57, Heavy Industry 77 , Cottage Battle of the Blues , Kelham Island Zombies of the Stratosphere , Privateer Dark Revenge , First Chop DOC 60, Hart of Preston Oyster Stout 35, Rat Black Rat 73, Fernandes Irish Stout
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17 reviews for Crown and Kettle
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  70%
 Selection  66%
 Food  50%
 Value  73%
 Overall  68%
 Rating  73%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25  (145) Barnton, England | August 31, 2012
Nice architecture on the ceiling and arches which looked like it was crumbling. Cask beer selection was not bad, but the place felt empty and soulless
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Brugmansia  (380) Jylland, Denmark | June 23, 2013
Visited several times, and for sure worth a visit if you are in the Manchester area. They do from time to time do their own small pub festivals, which several of the pubs do around the winter ale festival. Large corner pub, can at time be a bit crowded. Large bar in the middle of the room.. Beers served most times in a good condition. I don´t think thedo food, but they do a few barsnacks. Friendly and serviceminded staff.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314  (353) Leiden, Netherlands | March 9, 2013
Strangely done up, fairly generic modern looking at floor level, but with a vaulted ceiling which they obviously ran out of money before it could get renovated. Reasonably interesting selection of cask.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Rune  (370) Tromsø, Norway | February 7, 2013
Street corner pub in the northern quarter of the city. With its magnificent ceiling it gives a beer hall impression added by a few smaller snugs. It’s a free house with an array of six cask ales, mainly from regional microbreweries. Casks from Rat, Pennine, Peerless and Blackedge, among others, were on during our visit. Soul and Tamla Motown music. Friendly, stylish and cool place (visited on our way back from the NWAF, 23.01.2013).
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe  (1211) Hebden Bridge, England | November 9, 2012
A mix of old and new in this bar cum pub. Look up for the historic architecture that still adorns the upper part of this establishment, which makes it a pleasant place to have a drink below. The bar always has a great selection of rotating ales and two smaller cosier rooms to drink them in if the main area is not to your liking. It also has big screen televisions for all the football matches it shows.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
deanso  (288) the Hague, Netherlands | October 19, 2012
Great looking ceiling. Nice atmosphere. Interesting tap selection.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77  (87) , Netherlands | August 31, 2012
Approx 6 casks. Beer quality was hit and miss. Friendly staff. Would try again.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (657) London, England | April 9, 2012| Updated June 16, 2013
A spectacular church-like pub with six regular hand pumps and, during the Winter Ales Festival, an excellent, ever-changing range of interesting, mainly local beers. According to a board in the Crown and Kettle, there has been a pub on this site since 1734. The current building is from the nineteenth century and it’s a monument to the Victorians’ penchant for magnificent Gothic stonework and soaring arches which wouldn’t be out of place in a cathedral. The ceiling in the main bar is crumbling badly and covered with a net, presumably to protect customers from being hit on the head by falling masonry. The “vault”, the room next door, has been restored to its former glory so that the ceiling looks even more impressive (as well as safe) and there are green leather benches like those in the House of Lords. Apparently, in World War Two it was the preferred drinking hole for black American GIs who were segregated (whether forcibly or by choice, I don’t know) from their white compatriots. I wonder what they made of it and their Mancunian hosts? (Last visited 23 January 2013).
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii  (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | January 22, 2012
We dropped in for their beer festival before heading to the NWAF. Choice of 6 beers across 2 rooms although I’m not sure how many are normally on. The building is worth a look with a nice old partly renovated sealing.
62
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse  (214) Hässelby, Sweden | October 9, 2009
A positive addition to the northern Manchester pub trail. Impressive gothic interior, with the ceiling in the lounge almost falling down (saved by the net). Six handpumps, they only had two beers on visit in July 2009. A couple of ciders were available as well. They were well kept. Friendly and efficient service. If you’re pub crawling in Manchester you’ll probably be passing by, so you might as well drop in for a couple of pints.

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