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The UK’s perfect pint has been revealed – and it’s poured right here in Manchester


Once you develop a proper appreciation for a perfectly poured pint, it’s hard to go back.

From temperature to gas, to how clean your lines are, so many factors play a part.

But one Manchester pub that seems to know what it’s doing in this department is The Salisbury on Oxford Road.

It’s just scooped a top national award for its perfect pints, scoring ten out of ten across all the judge’s criteria. 

The renowned Manchester rock pub beat off stiff competition from 2,500 entrants to win the Best Pint in the UK gong. 

Bar Manager, Sam Rowlinson, and Bar Supervisor, Jordan Murray, accepted the award at a gala awards ceremony at Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire.

And from the quality of the serve and the fresh smell and taste of the beer to a range of brands on offer, staff friendliness and product knowledge, The Salisbury excelled across the board.

Located next to  Oxford Road train station, the pub is as renowned for its selection of beer and cask ales as it is for its rock jukebox and rock memorabilia.

Set back from the main road on one of the city centre’s last remaining cobbled streets, some of its regulars have been coming in for thirty years.

Popular with students and ageing rockers alike, don’t let its gruff charm fool you. The Salisbury might seem unpretentious on the surface, but it’s also excellently run – as this latest accolade attests.

Other award wins for the pub include a 2014 CAMRA Award for Best Cask Pub, a 2014 A Great British Pub Award for Best Cellar in the North West and a 2017 regional Star Award win for the Best Cask Pub.


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