At I Love Manchester, we respect Britain’s national drink and one of our finest traditions. To help you sample its delights, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) have helped us select the two finest Real Ale pubs in Manchester where you’re guaranteed a great pint. Cheers…
2 Oldham Road, Ancoats, M4 5FE (corner of Oldham St & Great Ancoats St) 11-11 (midnight Fri & Sat); 12-10.30 Sun (0161) 236 2923 – crownandkettle.com
Ale: Range varies
Historic Grade II-listed pub, reopened in 2005 after a closure of 16 years. Up to four handpumps serve real ales from an ever-updated list of six beers from All Gates, Bank Top, Ossett, Phoenix and Dunham Massey among other breweries. Crown & Kettle Ale from Greenfield micro-brewery is a regular. Note the fine restored ceiling in the separate vault and a yet-to-be-restored ceiling in the main room. A fair-sized modern snug doubles as a lounge. Good value food is served.
73 Rochdale Road, M4 4HY (on A664 200m from A665 jct) 12-11 (midnight Fri & Sat) (0161) 832 5914 marblebeers.co.uk
Ales: Marble Pint, Manchester Bitter, JP Best Bitter, Lagonda IPA, Ginger Marble, seasonal beers; guest beers
Spectacular heritage premier pub noted for its in-house micro-brewery and 11 handpumps with guest beers from all over the country and real cider. Ales can be found from Whim, Pictish, Dunham Massey, Phoenix and Hornbeam. An enthusiastic bar staff provides friendly service. The Marble brewery team can often be seen mixing with customers who come here from all walks of life and all over the world. Quality food is available from 12-9pm (8pm Sun).
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