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Red Lion, Withington

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user reviews of the Red Lion, Withington

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Pretty decent pub to get some food in and watch the football or Rugby. It has quite a few ales on which have all been okay when I've had them. The prices are a bit over the top for what this place is though.
Wezzielad - 1 Dec 2016 02:33
came here hoping to take part in the free quiz night they run every monday, but we turned up too late for it.

other than that, my experience here was a good one. would easily come back again.
le_bint - 11 Feb 2009 00:44
Cracking pub, very large with a decent outside bit for the rare occasion when the sun's out! Well kept beer and normally fairly lively. Good for the football.
man_of_kent - 15 Jun 2008 17:02
I've never heard anyone ever say a bad word against The Red Lion, it's a great pub with a great atmosphere. Arguably the best pub in Manchester!
reallifeperson - 3 May 2008 12:39
Fantastic pub. Can get rammed when the footie's on but can still find enough room to stand and watch the game, even after arriving at half time. Nice food, good choice of beer, very chilled atmosphere and not overrun with students! Staff really friendly (and I have to agree with Mostin and Scootini83 - hot guy with dreads behind the bar = added bonus)!
gin_chick - 9 Apr 2007 18:28
I love the Red. After over 20 years, I still love talking nonsense in the vault.
yourebarred - 21 Sep 2006 11:59
nice pub to sit out all day and drink bitter.... ummmm
icky_sky - 13 Jul 2006 17:12
this place is excellent and is well worth a look just for the staff, they must be hiring from a dam modelling agency, o nice beer also.
scootini83 - 9 May 2006 21:50
the red lion is an enjoyable drinking session pub! i will happily sit in there all night and drink the pedigree which is crisp and well kept. The good beer plus lively atmosphere results i9n this being one of my favourites in manchester
mmmpktge - 26 Dec 2005 22:04
This is without doubt the best pub in Manchester, good mixed crowd, good beer, very fit bar maid, i think that the fact it is a 2 minute walk from my flat may also be a factor. QUALITY PLACE
Mostin - 10 Mar 2005 13:26
In the 80`s this was THE first port of call before clubbing in Manchester....always packed to the rafters,with guys n girls practising there comeonlooks for the night ahead...It went steeply downhill for a while...but now appears to be recovering lost ground...It was Marstons best selling pub for quite some time..It even used to have Owd Roger at various times(recently on sale at the Royal Oak, Didsbury)...
Theres been a couple of refurbs & lets hope it continues to climb back to where it was.
kierandinan - 19 Feb 2005 00:28
i love that irish bar guy stef
stef - 19 Sep 2004 21:34
best pub ever! used to work here a few years ago. would have stayed forever but had to go home to canada. still dreaming about the amazing staff and hilarious regulars. a bit scary in the vault when japanese footy is on though ;)
krissy - 15 Sep 2004 05:29
Best Pub in Manchester - agreed.
Great mix of people. I am 'not from these parts' but always made to feel welcome. The beer is lovely, as is the garden/bowling green and the newly refurbed front. It's even a good laugh in here when it's City vs Utd!! As i say, the best.
davedee - 19 Jul 2004 16:07
Tom! 100% agree on the barmaid, worth going for the view alone!
Rich P - 14 May 2004 15:27
most beautiful barmaid in the area.
Tom Stoppard - 3 Mar 2004 13:36
nice pub - good sports coverage. pity there are a few tracksuited troublemakers in there sometimes!
robbie g - 29 Jan 2004 11:27
Nice place. Best pub in Manchester for watching sport, and the food is surprisingly good. The quality of the pints has greatly improved since they got rid of the automatic pourers.
mdma - 6 Dec 2003 14:05
Best pub in South Manchester by a country mile.
Craig - 24 Nov 2003 13:26
Good pub to watch footy, show lots of matches and has good atmosphere
Neal Parry - 5 Feb 2003 12:18

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