The Briton's Protection Hotel, Castlefield - pub details
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Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1127)
- Real ale
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|Simply one of the best pubs in Manchester. The sheer range of ales and whiskys makes this pub a must every time I am in Manchester. The front room can seem a little crowded, as it is very thin, but there is plenty of room in the back. The bar staff are very quick, knowledgeable and know how to pour a perfect pint. |
I have tried about 20 different beers in here over the past couple of years and have never had a bad one. A great pub 10/10.
DixieLand - 21 Mar 2013 20:08
|My favourite Manchester pub.|
I agree with the positive reviews below.
When I've eaten there I've found the food much better than most too.
The atmosphere in the front bar's generally very convivial and lively.
eddybeer - 7 Feb 2013 19:55
|Worth a visit for it's interior alone, great pub, lots of different rooms, roaring fire in the winter. Good, but small range of ale. Only criticism is the bar staff weren't the friendliest, appeared to be the sort that were on a shift from an agency, rather than anyone who actually had a tie to the pub and was interested in the customers. Still well worth a visit.|
Beer_in_the_morning - 5 Feb 2013 00:23
|Howard Town Wren’s Nest on top form last Friday|
juninhocrunch - 24 Sep 2012 22:55
|This historic listed building is greatly loved. A smaller front bar hides two tastefully decorated rear rooms. Well managed, quick & attentive staff put in a highly professional service. The clientele attracted tend to be discerning, often including musicians from the nearby Bridgewater Hall, promoting interesting chat in the cosy rear rooms.|
But this place can get very busy. Large groups hoping to find a table are expecting a lot.
A very large whisky range is a pleasant change, but if there is one problem with the Britons Protection, it's the Beer. A Robinsons pub, the standard offerings will do little for beer lovers. Two hand pumps given over to alternative breweries will often, but not always, offer something worth drinking. Recently, one of those has been assigned to a brew made in honour of Guy Garvey from Elbow, who loves this pub. Sadly, it's another mediocre Robinsons creation.
Beer choice for these 1 or 2 non-tied pumps seems poor. Whilst the strength (usually under 4.5% ABV) is wise, the taste is consistently a sweeter, caramel sort of taste, regardless of brewery. I can only assume this is the personal taste of whoever does the choosing, but in my experience, sharper citrus type beers are far more widely liked. A price of £3.30+ a pint does nothing to soften the blow of another dull pint.
So, a beautiful, well managed pub, but one which needs to carefully consider its real ale choices if it isn't going to vanish from the radars of beer connoisseurs.
Roy22 - 23 Jul 2012 19:05
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