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The Circus Tavern, Manchester - pub details

Circus Tavern
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Address: 86 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4GX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6956) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Manchester Oxford Road (0.3 miles), Manchester Piccadilly (0.5 miles), Deansgate (0.5 miles)

Pub facilities/features:

General information: Not so much a bar as a walk in drinks cabinet, the place is tiny!

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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 92 users)
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user reviews of the Circus Tavern, Manchester

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We were fortunate enough to get a seat in the front room as soon as we arrived and the Tetley's Cask was very good. Didn't try the Dizzy Blonde. The handpainted modern canvases for sale don't quite sit with the open coal fires and the nationally-important historic interior. Because it is such a small place, drinks are brought to your table and it is quite easy to get into conversation with other drinkers. Horse racing and football on the prominent TVs yesterday lunchtime. Liked it here.
paul_d102 - 8 Feb 2015 20:23
A bit spruced up since I first visited this tiny pub, walls stripped of the old photos & painted white. Perhaps the photos are in storage for when the painting is finished? Only a couple in, so plenty of room, actually one room each. A pint of Tetley's, 3.10, not flash, but I have the taste buds of a goat, & will drink any beer at least once. That was my second Tetley's of the journey & probably the last. In summary, not the pub I remembered, beer was mediocre, but the bar person was pleasant.
Queenslander - 5 Sep 2014 23:25
Tiny bar. Decent amount of seating if you get there early enough, a real struggle if you don't get a seat to have a comfortable drink. Lots of character in the pub, friendly staff, limited range of beers.
Beer_in_the_morning - 24 Oct 2013 13:36
Tiny pub with a big welcome. When we arrived, both rooms appeared full, but after a polite request from the barmaid, everyone shifted up a bit to allow us to sit down. Had a couple of pints of Dizzy Blonde and all in all a very pleasant evening.
copnorsteve - 9 Oct 2013 20:29
Entered with some trepidation, but we were made to feel welcome, our drinks orders were taken at the bar and then we were shown to some free seats round the back and our drinks brought out to us. Can't remember what the ale selection was but I had a nice pint in here and despite being very compact didn't feel uncomfortable at all, even when the seats around us filled up. Definitely worth a visit.
RealAleRobUK - 16 Jul 2013 16:45

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