A nice pub with traditional traditional tiling and a small terrace overlooking the river (actually more of a brook here). There are about eight hand pumps but several were off when we visited.
(Visited 13 May 2015).
It’s tiled front that looked onto the side of the former Oxford Road BBC building hides a pub that is predominantly wood furnished throughout, although the very small central snug area has cosy soft furnishings and a fire which everyone is forced to cluster around given the space available. There’s low lighting throughout making it suitably atmospheric. There bar stocks a choice of craft ales and there’s a DJ area at the other end. If the weather is nice the balcony overlooking the shallow river Medlock is a fine place to sit.
Less than 15 minutes to walk from Piccadilly Station along the city canal to this pub, located in the part of Manchester called Oxford Road. A traditional, friendly pub with a cozy snug where I sat down and enjoyed three halves, well-kept ales from Outstanding and Conwy breweries. Attentive barmaid who gave me samples of the three cask ales before buying. In addition to the cask ales the pub stocks some bottles of interest. The right kind of music, that is from the Oasis, was played during my stay and helped to make me feel comfortable here. Very relaxing before noon on a Saturday in early July. Would love to return (visited, 07.07.2012).
I really have fond recollections of this place having popped in during 2 hugely fun trips to Manchester. Nice decor, a good couple of real ales on tap and generally very convivial. I’d love to go back.
Nice pub not far from Oxford Road Station. Used to be a brewpub, but the brewery closed years ago. On my visit in July 2009 they had 5 or 6 real ales, tried one from Bragdy Conwy and one Bank Top Mild, they were nice and well kept. Friendly and nice service. It was a quite lively quizz night with a lot of students from the nearby University area. Nice and friendly place, well worth a visit.
Classic old pub in the University area, with a warren of rooms. As Gazza says you can be lucky, or not so lucky, with rare scoops but there is often something of interest amongst the half dozen or so ales on offer. Can get very busy. Although they no longer brew here, last time I was in Lass Ale was still on the bar but I have no idea who brews it these days.
This place has improved out of all recognition from a few years back when it was producing its own beers using Whitbread ingredients - they were terrible. Excellent range of beers and spirits, good atmosphere and nicely laid out. The food is excellent and good value. Busy with staff from the nearby BBC.
A nice, old building into which a small, but very popular room got very filled while I was there during a football game. A nice selection of ales, certainly not amongst the city’s best, but probably the best in its area. I’d love to stay longer if seating were more available.
Lovely old pub in a part of town where there aren’t too many real ale outlets. Used to brew it’s own beer some time back but still offers a good range of ales. Ideal if you’re catching the train to or from Oxford Road station.