ManVsBeer (1597) Hebden Bridge, England | December 7, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Located in the newest building in Piccadilly Gardens, built upon an area that used to be the garden before its transformation this is a popular ground floor bar in the vibrant heart of the city. Part of a local chain of bars it caters to a younger hipper clientele in search of the more expensive imported lagers from around the world, and its range is good. For a more local traditional brew it does have a row of 5 ales on pumps, although this does seem to clash with the decor. Its look is very sterile, with white plastic chairs, tables of the same colour and a bar with similar materials and style, although the design by no means looks cheap or tacky and is part of a uniform look across its other outlets. Food is served at the back and like the bar area can prove popular, especially at peak times. Its small terrace is next to the open square which is the best and only side of the building to sit outside of and has heat lamps for colder days.