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The Metropolitan, Didsbury - pub details

Address: 2 Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2WS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6824) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Burnage (1.1 miles), Mauldeth Road (1.4 miles), East Didsbury (1.6 miles)

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A very large, grand looking pub on the outside and even bigger on the inside. You can eat anywhere but there is a specific restaurant bit within the pub, the outside bit also gets kitted out when sport is out (and even has a separate bar outside, pretty good really). The food is nice but expensive and the portions should be bigger for what you pay. Surprisingly 'safe' with its ale selection, with Taylor's landlord and Deuchars IPA and does do a couple changing beers. If youre looking to try some continental lagers then it's a better pub for that. Everething about the place is expensive, Landlord is about 3.80 a pint and the coffee is at least 50 p more than it should be. Okay for one and to admire the huge interior and the massive bar.
Wezzielad - 1 Dec 2016 13:15
Massive foody place. Ok choice of beer but very expensive. Food also on the pricey side but very good. Service was excellent. Would visit to eat again but not for a drink.
baxterfish - 4 Aug 2016 19:50
I recently went for lunch at this pub with a friend and was very disapointed.
First of all, the food and drink are very overpriced. I ordered a prawn starter for almost 7.00. It came with three prawns in a greasy sauce(said thermador sauce which ive had many times before - it did not resemble this!) my main was a pork dish was was increadably salty and very small, and my dessert, a baked apple in puff pastly was overly sweet with soggy pastry.Awful! For the price ,its just not acceaptable! The service was not much better, we had to get up and ask for menu's and then again to order as the waiting staff(all very young) seemed to congregate around the bar area giggling and seemed put out when I asked if we could order. I also went for lunch with my parents months ago(cant remember what we had) and was bad then but thought I;d give it another go. Never again. This is a beautiful pub and I think it relies on people frequenting it just on its looks but to charge food at the price it is, but at bad quality is just not acceptable. There are lots of other lovley places to eat on burton road. Go to one of them instead!
jackiec - 11 Jun 2012 16:35
We live in the West Didsbury area, but generally go for the more homely, and well, less-hip pubs.
This is mainly because we don't quite fit in with The Metropolitan crowd, and also the prices are SKY HIGH.
My partner in particular isn't keen on the place, but over the past month or so we have opted to go in with our family as we now have a little baby and noticed that the pub does cater for families. That is all fine as long as you don't want your daughter's bottle warmed up. The first time we went in they did give us a glass of water to heat the bottle, but just warm tap water.
Anyone with a baby will know you'll be waiting until closing time for a glass of tap water to warm a bottle of milk.
The second time my parents took our daughter in and again requested water to warm the bottle. This was met with disgruntled huffing from the barstaff, who again, offered a glass of tap water due to "health and safety" (I've been in many pubs with my daughter, and never before has this been an issue).
Highly unimpressed with this, my father decided to vacate the bar and on his way back to the table overheard the barstaff question "why people don't bring their own water to heat bottles". So much for convenience and service.
As my parents were about to pack up, the barstaff did eventually bring a container of boiling water over to heat my 4-month-old's bottle... but too late I'm afraid.

It's an absolutely beautiful building, and frankly wasted on the people who frequent the place. If you're looking for a nice atmosphere and good prices, try checking out The Railway across the road, or The Four in Hand and Old House at Home which are in the vicinity.
Tequila_Kitty - 26 Aug 2010 20:08
Very busy meat market housed in a magic building. The bit where meals are served is the best. It seems to be a bit of a pulling shop on a Friday and Saturday nights. Good location for pre-beers to a meal at the Great Kathmandu though.
Watto1 - 28 Jun 2009 20:08

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