Visited later in the evening since this seem to be only decent place to have a pint after midnight in Manchester. Traditional interior, seems to be visited by students and younger population. Not sure if that's the case during the day. Selection is limited to Robinson's and some guests, good beer felt like a premium here. Some craft bottles as well, but just classic stuff. If you're not looking for place tick or a pint after midnight this one can be skipped.
Visited on 24th June 2017. Lovely old tiled pub on Oldham St and in the Northern Quarter. It’s got a couple of rooms, decor is nice and traditional and well looked after. Beer range is mostly cask beer with Robinson’s featuring heavily but still has some interesting guests. Service and prices decent enough. It’s one to visit if you’re a pub fan, but not an essential beer stop for the hardened ticker.
This traditional pub is open until 1 during the week so a great place to finish a night. Plenty of cask ales, mainly from Robinson’s Brewery. There are more rooms at the back that I believe play host to live music on other nights. Extra points for it’s amazing jukebox which I made the most of on this visit.
Visited this traditional boozer on 30th September 2016. A Friday evening, it was packed with friendly folk letting their hair down and supping the eight or so Robinsons ales available. Friendly staff, too. Worthy of a quick stop while crawling in the area.
A solid old-school boozer. The beer range emphasizes cask Robinson’s, not surprisingly. Some good guests on cask, too. Mostly macro on keg and in bottle. Small bar and a few tables out front, with more seating in back areas. Decent value, adequate service. Perhaps not a crucial stop in Manchester, but worthwhile if you are nearby.
Fin (1176) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 19, 2015
We visited the The Castle Hotel on Saturday 18th April 2015. I have to say we weren’t intending to go here it just happened to be en- route to somewhere else, however I am glad that we did stumble across this as it was an excellent pub. It is a Robinsons pub so their beers dominated the ten handpumps on offer, though Loz had a Mordue IPA, I had a ltd edition stout from Robinsons, both were in good nick. The pub is on Oldham Rd, just a hundred yards or so before it hits Great Ancoats St. As you enter you’ll be impressed by the wonderful glazed tiling around the bar, it looks stunning and the entrance also has some superb mosaic work on the floor. The front bar is quite snug with just a few tables near the window on offer the left. To the right of the bar runs a long corridor with a snug off to the left which sorts of sits behind the bar, and further along the corridor (which has some lovely floor tiling) is another room off to the left which appears to host small gigs, posters along this corridor show previous and future acts. At the far end of the corridor is the toilets and a small garden/patio. I liked this place, it was lively, down to earth and well supported with good beer in great nick.
I visited this great old boozer on a Sunday afternoon before a bank holiday, and it was packed full of friendly folks enjoying the well maintained Robinson’s range. A band was setting up in one of the back rooms, and I really wanted to stay, but couldn’t. I’m glad to see that places like this are treasured by locals