Crown and Kettle

Mayor: ManVsBeer (24) | Taps: 18 (9HP) | Bottles: 0
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Beers At Crown and Kettle

NameABVEntered
Gwynt y Ddraig Mole Catcher5%7/15/2017
Gwynt y Ddraig Happy Daze (Draught)4.5%7/15/2017
First Chop POP5.4%7/15/2017
Rat Ratmas Pudding5.5%5/1/2017
Arbor Boomtown Brown5.3%4/9/2017
Tryst Rabs the Man4.2%4/3/2017
BAD Elf Juice 5.1%3/7/2017
Thornbridge Hark4.8%3/2/2017
Wild Weather Peach of a Weekend 25.6%3/1/2017
Mighty Medicine Madchester Cream4.2%2/27/2017
The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout London 185610.1%2/26/2017
Shipyard American Pale Ale4.5%2/26/2017
Bad Seed White Stout5%2/19/2017
Track Santiam IPA6.2%2/19/2017
Hop Studio Barolo3.8%2/16/2017
Tryst Raj India Pale Ale5.5%2/13/2017
Wiper and True Stout Milk Shake4.8%2/13/2017
Tryst Chocolate & Coconut Porter5%2/13/2017
Wychwood King Star4.8%2/13/2017
Totally Brewed Passion Fruit In The Face4.8%2/13/2017
Skinners Porthleven4.8%2/13/2017
Drygate Pale Duke4%2/6/2017
Vocation Life & Death6.5%2/5/2017
Roosters Riwaka4.3%2/2/2017
Tryst Carronade IPA 4.2%1/30/2017
Track Going to the Sun IPA7%1/23/2017
Wild Weather Shepherds Warning5.6%1/23/2017
Rat Dirty Rat3.5%1/16/2017
Tweed Winter Tweed4.1%1/15/2017
Hawkshead Great White4.8%1/15/2017
Hop Studio Humbug!5%1/2/2017
Sonnet 43 Aurora4.4%11/27/2016
Brass Castle Comet4.3%11/27/2016
BAD Slow Rider2.8%11/26/2016
Tryst Marshmallow Porter4.4%9/27/2016
First Chop / Shindigger PIP6.3%8/5/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
deanso  (557) Chiang Mai, Thailand | October 19, 2012
Great looking ceiling. Nice atmosphere. Interesting tap selection.
62
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
mike_77  (114) Breda, Netherlands | August 31, 2012
Approx 6 casks. Beer quality was hit and miss. Friendly staff. Would try again.
64
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25  (170) Barnton, England | August 31, 2012
Nice architecture on the ceiling and arches which looked like it was crumbling. Cask beer selection was not bad, but the place felt empty and soulless
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (1231) London, England | April 9, 2012| Updated June 16, 2013
A spectacular church-like pub with six regular hand pumps and, during the Winter Ales Festival, an excellent, ever-changing range of interesting, mainly local beers. According to a board in the Crown and Kettle, there has been a pub on this site since 1734. The current building is from the nineteenth century and it’s a monument to the Victorians’ penchant for magnificent Gothic stonework and soaring arches which wouldn’t be out of place in a cathedral. The ceiling in the main bar is crumbling badly and covered with a net, presumably to protect customers from being hit on the head by falling masonry. The “vault”, the room next door, has been restored to its former glory so that the ceiling looks even more impressive (as well as safe) and there are green leather benches like those in the House of Lords. Apparently, in World War Two it was the preferred drinking hole for black American GIs who were segregated (whether forcibly or by choice, I don’t know) from their white compatriots. I wonder what they made of it and their Mancunian hosts? (Last visited 23 January 2013).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Benjii  (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | January 22, 2012
We dropped in for their beer festival before heading to the NWAF. Choice of 6 beers across 2 rooms although I’m not sure how many are normally on. The building is worth a look with a nice old partly renovated sealing.
62
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
Svesse  (276) Hässelby, Sweden | October 9, 2009
A positive addition to the northern Manchester pub trail. Impressive gothic interior, with the ceiling in the lounge almost falling down (saved by the net). Six handpumps, they only had two beers on visit in July 2009. A couple of ciders were available as well. They were well kept. Friendly and efficient service. If you’re pub crawling in Manchester you’ll probably be passing by, so you might as well drop in for a couple of pints.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
thewolf  (145) Kolding, Denmark | July 30, 2009
Very short stop at RBESG. There were a few casks available, all fair quality. The cider was probably off, but they still served it. Didn’t order anything myself, as Tom took care of that. (thanks Tom). A bit crowded, yet spacious, when we were there. Cool ceiling, yeah!
62
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
downender  (454) Bristol, England | June 21, 2009
Visited 10/06/09. I would echo the comments about the interior - the ceiling is unique. A decent range of ales was available, the service was efficient and the locals were friendly. Well worth visiting if in the area.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
EFC1878  (22) Manchester, England | November 29, 2008
I can only echo what I wrote on beerintheevening.com: This is an object lesson in how to renovate a pub. I only went once before the fire all those years ago but this is such an improvement I’m astonished. Fascinating architecture and you can still see the remnants of the fire when you look at the arched ceiling. Whenever I’ve visited the beer has always been in top nick with an adventurous choice of guests. Gets rammed when City are at home and they post security on the door on match days. Amazingly, they are always polite and professional. This is a great addition to the already strong Ancoats area.
64
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
chriso  (715) London, England | April 18, 2008| Updated January 7, 2009
Amazing architecture. They have a net over the ornate ceiling, presumably to protect customers in case bits fall off. However, for a pub that was only renovated a couple of years back, the furniture and interior is getting a bit scruffy. Almost deserted on a Wednesday evening. Four beers on handpump but only one was a scoop for me - that’s assuming that the house beer from Greenfield is not a rebadge. If you’re in Manchester to drink, you are going to be in that area anyway so it’s a must-visit but, beer-wise it is probably the most dispensable of the Northern Quarter stalwarts.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere  (702) Montreal, Quebec | August 26, 2007
An absolute must stop, an architectural delight by Manchester’s pub standard. Solid selection of beers from varying breweries, many of which I had not seen previously. No-nonsense service, direct and effective. Comfortable and warm feel despite the building’s cold lines.

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