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The Commercial Hotel, Castlefield - pub details

Commercial Hotel

Address: Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4JR [map] [gmap]

Nearest train stations Deansgate (0.3 miles), Salford Central (0.5 miles), Manchester Oxford Road (0.7 miles)

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user reviews of the Commercial Hotel, Castlefield

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Mostly agree with Carlurmston about this boozer. Popped in a few weeks back and was unimpressed. Shabby, lifeless interior with atmosphere to match and a less than enthusiastic publican behind the bar. When i asked if Holts was the only cask ale on offer, he replied in the affirmative but added that John Smiths was also available, by which point i had lost the will to live.

STAGE EXIT LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nokegthanks - 13 May 2010 18:01
Traditional street-corner pub on the edge of the city centre, and opposite the world's first railway station (Now part of the Museum of Science and Industry, well worth a visit). Unlike many pubs still carrying the 'Hotel' tag, the pub still functions as a cheap hotel and this is reflected somewhat by the interior.
It's relatively unspoilt although there has been some opening out. Etched windows show that the pub belonged to the now-defunct Wilson's brewery, and the pub sign too still reflects this.
Two front rooms to your left and right as you enter are partly separated from the main bar, but the doorways have been widened and the doors removed. These rooms are pleasantly traditional, with rustic brown upholstered wall-mounted seating and mid-century wallpaper. Traditional furnishings throughout. Potted plants dotted about are a pleasant touch.
There are quite a few concessions to modernity however, with a jukebox and several games machines, which seem at odds with the decor here.
The only punters here were in the main bar area watching cricket on the small TV and the pub was on the whole quiet.
Holt's Bitter was the only real ale available- it was well kept but never been one of my favourites.
On the whole, an unremarkable visit- you could try this one if in this part of town to see the reasonably well-preserved interior but on the whole there are better pubs nearby.
Carlurmston - 13 May 2010 17:15
Another great old fashioned pub, great ale and great atmosphere, nice to see a coal fire roaring away too in the back room. Seemed like a locals pub but was very welcoming.
stevenlufc - 11 Dec 2009 18:04

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