Smithfield Hotel (Blackjack)

3.9/5.0 26 reviews
37 Swan St
Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 5JZ

0161 839 4424
the-smithfield-hotel.co.uk
Tue-Thu, 4.30pm-11pm; Fri, 4.30pm-Midnight; Sat, Midday-Midnigth; Sun, Midday-11pm

Mayor: Nocturne (7) | Taps: 18 (7hp) | Bottles: 50+
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
undercurrent25  (163) Barnton, England | August 31, 2012
Traditional type boozer, lots of guest real ales on tap, staff was friendly and it has a pool table and great jukebox what more do you need?
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne  (16) , England | April 14, 2016
Since being taken over by Manchester’s own Blackjack brewery, the Smithfield has been revamped and now stands (in my view) as one of the best pubs in the city. Ten keg and six cask lines can be found at the bar pouring some excellent choices. Plenty of newspapers, books and board games dotted about as well as darts and a few other bar games available. Located a stone’s throw from Bar Fringe and Crown & Kettle so well worth a mini-crawl around those.
54
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Beermenace  (53) Belfast, Northern Ireland | August 28, 2015
Wow, talk about a basic pub, but not in a good way. Completely devoid of any atmosphere, this place really gives a new meaning to the word bare, if you like minimalism that is. Decided to have a pint of Blackjack and regretted it, tasted awful. Not tempted to sample any others, so I got up and left. Not my kind of boozer!
66
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham  (601) Halden, Norway | July 7, 2015
Not any fancy place. But absolutely a nice keg tap and bottle selection. Well wort a visit!
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis  (823) , England | July 5, 2015
Visited on Sunday evening in July 2015. Place has been extensively refurbished and all traces of the old pub have gone. Clean, bright interior and new home to Blackjack beers plus guests. Good cask and keg range. Well kept. Staff good and efficient. It used to be the place to visit in Manchester, it’s back on the list as worthy of a stop
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer  (1676) Hebden Bridge, England | December 9, 2014
This used to be a traditional pub with a high emphasis on real ales, however in late 2014 the pub underwent a transformation to give it an update. It no longer has the worn furniture that gave it a certain amount of charm, now sporting a somewhat sterile, but modern and fresh look, partly keeping the traditional pub style most will know this pub for. The real ales are still very much a part of this pub, although there’s a couple of hand pumps less than there used to be, however the selection is still pretty good with several guests on offer alongside the staple Facers ales which have been part of the fabric of this pub for a while.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
Brugmansia  (548) Jylland, Denmark | February 19, 2013
Have visited this pub several times, at my first visit to the NWAF, I stayed at this pub :-).. I have mixed feelings of this place, at first it was very good, then it was a bit down, but at my last visit ( january 2013 ) I think it has emproved a bit again. They have always quit a lot of beers on, during the time of NWAF, many from smaller micros in the north. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. ( My figures shows the revue from my 2013 visit. )
62
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Rune  (607) Tromsø, Norway | January 31, 2013
Retro styled pub in the northern quarter of central Manchester. Quite cozy place to stay for some decent cask ales. There are two house beers from Facers and some guest ales – a few from Welsh brewery Conwy were on at our stay. They had their own beer festival in late January. Medium sized with good music, football, pool table and polite service. Should not be missed on a pub crawl in in Manchester (visited, 21.01.2013).
60
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
deanso  (431) the Hague, Netherlands | October 19, 2012| Updated October 22, 2012
Better on the inside than the outside. Good tap selection.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
mike_77  (114) Breda, Netherlands | August 31, 2012
8 casks. Friendly staff. Good value - £2.50/pint. Nice easy going rock music on the jukebox and 50p for a game of pool. Nice.

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