England > Greater Manchester > Salford
hopbomber (32) Manchester, England | January 13, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great cask selection ; excellent Belgian bottle list, prices are good the place is clean and they show football : good crowd, beers served in correct glass/stemware.
wimpyjoe (1256) Hebden Bridge, England | April 23, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
In a small square set back from the main road and opposite the Magistrates Court. This pub has is distinctly modern in design and furniture, although sitll uses a traditional wooden decor. The real appeal is its selection with hand pumps galore including plenty of local brewers as well as an extensive bottle collection of ales. Lager drinkers are just as well catered for and the row of electric pumps are not the usual dross you find in most places.
Brugmansia (386) Jylland, Denmark | February 18, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited this place several times and I just love this place. Always friendly and helpfull staff, great variaty on the beers, and lots from smaller micros in the north, good condition on the beers. During the year they do their owm small beerfestivals in the pub, absolutely worth going for. This pub is a place both for the beer lover and the locals. A must visit pub, whenever I am in the Manchester area :-)
Rune (402) Tromsø, Norway | July 15, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good range of different cask ales from two sets of hand-pumps on each side of the bar, supported by an amazing range of Belgian bottled beers with names displayed on a board. Modern décor, satisfying service, and a little patio outside where we were served well made pub food (visited, 05.07.2012).
Boudicca (673) London, England | April 21, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
An appealing two room pub with a great selection of well kept beers.
The New Oxford is just off a rather dismal main road but in a pleasant little square bounded on one side by the old Salford Magistrates Court and on two sides by once elegant red brick houses. The bar of the pub straddles two rooms, with the main room entered from the corner. Apart from some attractive art deco stained glass panels, a few Lowry prints (this is Salford, after all!) and some old photos, it’s fairly plain inside but homely, comfortable and relaxed, with very friendly service.
To add to this, there’s an impressive selection of cask beers. When we were there during the Winter Ales Festival week there were 9 hand pumps on each side of the bar with additional beers straight from the cask brought up from the cellar on request. The turnover was very rapid so the beer list was constantly changing and tickers were in abundance. One couple were happily occupied in the corner decanting their pints into bottles via a plastic jug and stashing them in a rucksack.
The pub serves basic food and doorstep sandwiches at reasonable prices but I can only vouch for the chips, which were good.
(Visited 20 January 2012).
Svesse (214) Hässelby, Sweden | October 12, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Impressive pub close to Salford Cathedral, not far from Manchester city center. Two rooms with the bar in the middle. 18 handpumps with beers mainly from British micro breweries, another 14 taps with interesting beers from Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic and so on. Just 3 crap taps (which I usually don’t bother counting). Oh, and then they have an impressive selection of bottled beers, mainly from Belgium and Germany. Very good pub food. Very friendly and efficient staff with a good idea of what they’re serving. Mainly inhabited by friendly locals, some students and one or two beer hunters. Lovely place, a must visit when in Manchester.
Nightfall (39) Hamburg, Germany | August 21, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
[RBESG 2009]. One of the nice places in Manchester. Shiny and spacious place. Lots of casks and a nice bottle selection. Food was good too (even though in some cases we had to wait a bit longer, but then again almost 20 people ordered at once :D )
thewolf (142) Kolding, Denmark | July 29, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Now, this was a fine place. Open and light. Lots of casks, rare ciders and Phoenix Strawberry on tap! Service was a little rushed... I said "... then I’d like another one", when the barman showed me an Anker Bok. Then he proceeded and opened it for me... well, it’s a fine bock. Good selection of bottles as well, though the list wasn’t really updated. We has lunch, which was okay, but perhaps a bit too small. Definately going here again, just for the selection!
bierkoning (257) La Tropica, Netherlands | July 24, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited during RBESG. Spacious pub with a good selection of ales and ciders and bottled Belgian beers. Had a lovely Ploughmans. Affordable prizes. Slowish service. Worth a visit when in Manchester.
Borresteijn (180) Amsterdam, Netherlands | July 24, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited during RBESG 09. Pub with a great range of cask ales, taps (Czech lager and Belgians) and bottles, for fair prices. Interior is not exactly what I like, has a bit of a snackbar feel to it because of the brightness of the place, the pale wood used for the tables and the tiles on the floor, but that’s just a minor detail considering what you get in return for beer and food. Had a curry which was really nice, although it took them quite some time to make it. But hey, it was crowded with RB’ians, so no complaint there. Only thing that put me off was that the bartender said my infected Slaapmutske Dry Hopped Pils was meant to taste like that. Overall, had a nice time here. Worth a visit for beer scooping.
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