10 of the best craft beer bars in Manchester

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Skip to content Skip to menu Age Verification You must be of legal drinking age to enter this website. Are you really 18 or over? Find a pub Locate your nearest Robinsons pub. Pub Name Location Pub name: Radius 5 Miles 10 Miles 20 Miles 30 Miles. Unicorn Legendary Robinsons ale since Old Tom Ale Purrfectly brewed since Dizzy Blonde zesty ale with wild, aromatic, invigorating Amarillo hops.

Find a Pub Locate your nearest Robinsons pub. Subject to space available and at own risk. Owners Samuel Smith spent a fair amount of money and time some years ago restoring this pub to what it may have looked like several decades ago. It only serves one cask beer, Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Bitter, which come in large wooden barrels and is always in excellent condition. Have a look at what goes on in the cellar of a good working pub.

Saturday 22nd September The Arden has a distinctive curved, glazed bar, and a hidden snug which is accessed by going through the bar - this is said to be one of only four such snugs in the UK. Chandeliers and a grandfather clock help create a Victorian ambience.

The cellars retain body niches in the walls, testament to the building's former use as a mortuary. In February , a blue plaque was attached to the building to honour Elizabeth Raffald; her nephew built the Arden Arms and she is buried at the nearby St Mary's church. She was a tremendous innovator and produced the first town directory for Manchester and Salford in amongst other things.

These pubs are within a couple of minutes' walk of each other and are on the Ale Trail, so you can visit both, have a beer and get stickers too.

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It all goes downhill from there A full description here https: Poynton Meet The Brewer When: Sunday 23rd September — 4pm Where: They will describe the set up and the brewing process.

The Big Stockport Quiz When: Sunday 23rd September — 6pm Where: Free, but there will be a small charge to enter the quiz. This event is in association with Stockport County Supporters Co-operative.

Think you know about your local town? Why not prove it and win some beer to boot! All questions are about places, people and events connected with the town, and may cover areas such as Local Knowledge, History, Entertainment, Famous Stopfordians, Local Sport and possibly pubs! Even though this event is raising funds for the Stockport County Supporters' Co-operative, not all the sport questions will be about football!

SK Beer Festival When: Monday 24th September from 9am Where: Long-since demolished, Calvert's Court stood immediately behind this Wetherspoon pub. It was here that the Calvert family ran a cabinet-making firm and kept the Beehive Inn. According to a map of , the rear of this site straddles the gardens of William Wright's high-street mansion house. From to , the name of Calvert was linked with St Petersgate.

In , a Calvert's Court is listed, with occupied by Calvert's cabinet-makers. In a later life, appropriately, the building was a furniture showroom and the long deep interior can be likened to Doctor Who's Tardis, in that is much larger inside than it looks to be from the outside.

It is one very long room with the bar dominating the right hand side. For the remainder of the Beer Week, the Calvert's Court will feature a number of beers brewed in the SK Stockport postcode, so please go and try some of the excellent beers that are brewed locally. Monday 24th September at 7. This brand new bar opened on 16th August and is run by Mobberley Brewhouse.

Set in former retail premises opposite the imposing Victorian Market Hall, the conversion runs the full depth of the ground floor of the building. A rustic interior has been created with grey decor mixing with bare boards, and a liberal spreading of reclaimed planking to adorn walls and form the bar. High seating and an open space for vertical drinking at the front leads to the bar set to the left; there are three handpulls for cask prominently placed on the bar and a wall of 11 taps to dispense key-keg beers from Mobberley and other local breweries.

Food consists of pizzas only, although snacks, nuts etc are available from the bar. The unusual name is because both the bar and Mobberley Brewhouse lie just north of the 53rd degree line of latitude. Dogs are permitted at all times - children only until 7pm!

Come along and meet the Team, learn about the Brewery and hear about the evolution of Project Meet the Brewer - Torrside Brewing When: Tuesday 25th September from 8pm Where: New Mills is an old and sizeable town, but by historical fluke, it had missed out on having its own brewery.

That is until the summer of when Torrside commenced brewing by the marina on the canal. Since then, Torrside have rapidly gained a reputation for producing excellent beers in a number of styles, some of which have been barrel aged. They will be launching another in this series tonight; if you want to know what it is, you better come down, find out and be one of the first to try it.

They will also be launching a collaboration beer brewed with the team from the Petersgate Tap, so an exciting evening is in prospect. This Grade II listed pub is another sight to behold inside, with its spectacularly ornate ceiling and the Victorian fireplace in the snug.

Recently reinvigorated by Manchester brewery Blackjack, this Great Ancoats Street pub is a masterclass in how to bring an old-school boozer up to date without sacrificing any of its age-old charm. Classic ales and bar snacks pickled eggs, anyone? Compact and bijou, this cracking little NQ outpost of the Marble brewery can now pack in more beer lovers thanks to a recent refurb of the upstairs.

A cornucopia of great booze. Sticking two fingers up at mainstream breweries since , the maverick Scottish brewery is rapidly taking over the world, with bars in nearly every major UK city and even as far as Finland, Tokyo and Brazil. Watch out for its small-batch limited edition beers too, alongside guest ales from other boundary-pushing breweries from the world over.

Situated on the edge of the Northern Quarter, the beer list at this quirky drinking den is as eclectic as its decor the latter including cardboard cutouts of cult icons, from Sid Vicious to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a motorbike and a skeleton, to name but a few of the random knick-knacks decorating the place.

Its real ale selection has earned CAMRA commendations year after year, but its real speciality is European beers, with those from Belgium particularly well-represented. You'll be lucky to get a seat any day of the week in this bustling bar and bottle shop in Heaton Chapel.

It's so popular that it's nearly always standing room only - but you won't hear the regulars complaining when the beer is this good. You can even fill a flagon to take away. Just down the road, this Heaton Moor bar and bottle shop stocks a dizzying array of bottled beers that can be drunk in or taken away, along with a rotating selection of keg beers and a range of wines, spirits and cocktails.

Knowledgeable owner Corin Bland, pictured below, and his friendly staff always have a great recommendation or two if you can't quite put your finger on what you fancy. The Chorlton branch offers the widest choice, with eight cask ales, 16 kegged beers and more than bottled beers and ciders, but the offerings at the New Wakefield Street and Fallowfield venues are not to be sniffed at either.

Offering eight hand pulls, an ever-changing selection of craft kegs and bottles from all over the world, its range is one of the widest in Chorlton. A relative newcomer to West Didsbury's bustling Burton Road, this craft beer bar is the latest venture from the folks behind Chorlton's Dulcimer another top beer stop.

Its fridges are full to the brim with around 40 types of bottled beer from around the world, with a further 16 keg beers and four cask ales to choose from.

A rotating selection of locally-brewed real ales flow from three cask pumps at this dinky Didsbury bar, with a further seven draught beers and ciders including Brewdog, Flensberger and Brooklyn.