Very attractive interior, wiith mosaic floor and tiles walls and ceiling. Itís clear this place has been a bar since itís birth. Randomly met with Phil & Kath whom I had seen earlier at Cloudwater. Told Phil a tall tale about dacshunds. Beer was tasty and they had their own and some guests. Didnít try the food but I would return to do so.
Time warp pub with a brilliant Victorian tiled decor seemingly unchanged since it opened. This is Marble breweryís flagship bar which is slightly out from the city centre (but still walkable) so random trade which exemplifies the city centre is low here, nevertheless it can get full at peak times. Excellent for a relaxing drink.
A wonderful pub, the flagship of the Marble Brewery and a must visit place for both the building and the beers.
Iím a big fan of Marble beers. They make some really excellent stuff on a par with the best and, in keeping with this, they have a fantastic brewpub to serve it in. The Marble Arch is a short walk out of town in the wasteland around Rochdale Road but itís well worth a visit and shouldnít be missed. Inside, the pub is tiled from floor to ceiling (including the ceiling) in golden coloured glazed brick and thereís a lovely frieze with a grape and vine motif intertwined with words proclaiming the wares of yesteryear - gin, rum, wines, brandies, whiskies, ale, porter and cordials.
It can get rather crowded but can be forgiven this (and you can always decant to the less picturesque room at the back, which may be quieter). Overall, they get a lot right here Ė about eleven taps, including a couple of guests, excellent gourmet food to go with it (although itís by no means predominantly an eating place) and good service.
(Last visited 20 January 2012).
Love it. As soon as I entered I knew this place woulld live up to the name. Not much more I can add that the other reviewers havenít already said. Great beers in absolutely perfect form...insanely sessionable. The food is excellent, a touch on the pricey side but honestly worth it. Staff were extremely friendly on out two visits and everyone drinking here was happy. Crackiní pub. Wish it was my local.
Lovely tiled pub in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. Beer range is predominantly Marble with a couple of guests.
Been here a few times. The food is good, the beer is always in good condition.
Itís worth the stroll out to, thereís plenty of places to take refreshments on the way or the return too.
Great place. Warm and low-key. Good range of Marble on offer across cask, keg and bottle, covering most of their core beers supplemented by one-offs and collaborations. Pretty good value on the taps, although the bottles are a bit dear. Friendly service.
This place is located a little bit outside the city centre, but itís an easy walk and if you are visiting Manchester you should check out this classic pub.
Fin (941) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | January 22, 2008
Tried to get here earlier in the day before the National Winter Beer Festival opened but unfortunately it didnít open itself until 12:00 noon on a Saturday. Finally managed to get here early evening and stayed for a couple of hours. This pub has got just about everything the beer selection approxí 6-8 handpumps with about 5 from their own brewery and then some beers from microís Salopian and Leyden were amongst the others on show when I visited, both were very good, the Marble Ginger was an absolute cracker. The interior of this pub is worth a visit in itself, stunning tilework on the walls and ceiling along with some amazing mosiac work on the floor. This pub has got to be amongst my favourite pubs now, loved it! Even the food which I never had (but Craig and family did) looked and was fantastic so Iím told. This pub is a classic.
jackl (675) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 10, 2012| Updated December 11, 2012
The Marble Arch may have one of the most brilliant pub interiors Iíve ever seen. The tiling in the front room has been wonderfully restored to itís original splendor, the bar is very pretty too. On my visit, the selection of Marble beers on offer wasnít particularly strong. They had 4 on cask plus another on keg. I understand they often have more of their own stuff available. Guest beers included stuff from De Molen. The bottle list was decent. The food is very tasty, and of good value. Overall, this place is worth checking out. Not only do Marble make solid beers, but the restoration work of the pub itself is worth a look too.
An excellent pub in Manchesterís best beer hunting zone. Large selection with lots of beers I had never heard of and a few interesting bottles. The best way to get Marble beers also. A winning combination really, good location, solid staffing, remarkable selection.