Time warp pub with a brilliant Victorian tiled decor seemingly unchanged since it opened. This is Marble brewery’s flagship bar which is slightly out from the city centre (but still walkable) so random trade which exemplifies the city centre is low here, nevertheless it can get full at peak times. Excellent for a relaxing drink.
The Marble Arch Inn has a great balance between traditional pub and contemporary beer selection. At the front is a well-kept traditional bar area, then there is a more contemporary dining room past the bar and a decent-sized patio at the back. When we visited they had a rather impressive selection of Marble and some guests (such as Emelisse and Raw) on cask, keg and bottle. There was also a lot of interesting collab brews on with Magic Rock, Quantum and Emelisse. Draft beers are available to take away in cartons. Prices seemed pretty cheap and staff were friendly and knowledgeable. A great place all-round!
A friendly, medium sized brewpub with stylish Victorian exterior and interior. Good range of their own beers on cask and bottles, including vintage bottled ales to take away. Service minded and knowledgeable barmaids. Laidback mood. A must-visit pub, but maybe slightly overrated (visited, 05.07.2012).
pretty nice place. Specially if its a good weather and you can sit outside. most of the beers are marble beers, however the most interesting marble beers are warm and just to buy and take home. they have some good belgian beers.. like orval, saison dupont, catillon and more..
A great pub just a short walk up from Shudhill tram stop, amazing tiled floor that slopes down to the bar where there is always a great range of Marble beers on. Good food and one of the best selections of cheese I’ve seen for a long time to complement the fantastic beer!
A wonderful pub, the flagship of the Marble Brewery and a must visit place for both the building and the beers.
I’m a big fan of Marble beers. They make some really excellent stuff on a par with the best and, in keeping with this, they have a fantastic brewpub to serve it in. The Marble Arch is a short walk out of town in the wasteland around Rochdale Road but it’s well worth a visit and shouldn’t be missed. Inside, the pub is tiled from floor to ceiling (including the ceiling) in golden coloured glazed brick and there’s a lovely frieze with a grape and vine motif intertwined with words proclaiming the wares of yesteryear - gin, rum, wines, brandies, whiskies, ale, porter and cordials.
It can get rather crowded but can be forgiven this (and you can always decant to the less picturesque room at the back, which may be quieter). Overall, they get a lot right here – about eleven taps, including a couple of guests, excellent gourmet food to go with it (although it’s by no means predominantly an eating place) and good service.
(Last visited 20 January 2012).
Excellent must see pub in Manchester. A large range of Marble beers on cask and a couple of guests. Also nice selection of 75cl special edition bottles, etc. Food was very tasty, the staff know their stuff and the brewery is excellent! Highly recommended.
fabulous, a feast for the senses!
the interior has huge vaulted ceilings with a tiled mosaic running around walls and floor. functional furniture. brilliant atmosphere and the beer is cracking! loads of choice all great and plenty to take home.
maybe slightly on the pricey side, but probably worth it.
go and go now!