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The Swan With Two Necks, Pendleton

Really enjoyed my visit here. Beer quality excellent, with a good choice, and food equally so. Possibly a little old-fashioned for some tastes. Closes at 2-30 pm lunchtimes so after our walk we were too late for another pint. Would be happy to back any time.

6 Jun 2012 18:00

The Nont Sarah Hotel, Scammonden

Only one real ale, Theakstons Bitter, which was disappointing. However the food was good and extremely good value and the views are amazing. Ideal spot for lunch on a nice day.

2 Apr 2011 11:49

The Riverside Inn, Aymestrey

Lovely pub in a lovely setting. Food and beer both very good and a friendly landlord.

27 Jan 2011 14:49

Sinclairs Oyster Bar, Manchester

Sadly it has gone down hill, and the once excellent food is now below average. Amazingly it still seems busy, I can only think it's the cheap beer. If it's true they no longer do OBB I shan't be bothering again.

26 Jan 2011 17:22

Sawley Arms, Ripon

Old-fashioned pub that provides beautiful (but not cheap) food. Probably not one to appeal to the younger crowd. Sadly no real ale so had to sup red wine which was very nice indeed.

26 Jan 2011 16:46

Hare & Hounds, Ramsbottom

Beer well kept. Food is too ordinary for the high prices charged, needs either upgrade in food or reduction in price. Rather soulless and not a place one longs to return to for another visit.

26 Jan 2011 16:44

The Cartford Arms, Little Eccleston

When you get inside this place you find a maze of rooms and different levels, and, usually, lots of people. It can be confusing as it certainly isn't a small pub. Both beer and food are well worth having though, and prices aren't stupid. Definitely worth a visit.

26 Jan 2011 15:53

The Pack Horse Inn, Widdop

Nice out of the way pub, but check opening hours as these are restricted in winter. Coal fires make it a cosy location and the food, for what it is, is cheap. Beer usually in very good nick. No use asking for chips though as they don't do 'em! Dogs seem to be welcome as there's often one or two in.
Quite close to the Pennine Way and if you're feeling energetic there's a nice circular walk to Haworth or a shorter out and back to 'Wuthering Heights'

26 Jan 2011 15:24

The White House, Littleborough

While not dirt cheap the prices here are reasonable and value for money. Some of the (several) rooms are a bit bleak though and it's as well to arrive early and claim one of the premium tables. Moorland location that can be very chilly nine months in the year but spectacular if you like moorland scenery. Beer is usually well kept.

26 Jan 2011 15:19

The Crown Hotel, Horton in Ribblesdale

Overpriced beer, surly service, and the atmosphere of a disused railway station. If the other pub in the village isn't a better bet, then God help it.

26 Jan 2011 15:02

The Hark to Bounty, Slaidburn

I think the kindest thing I can say about this place is that it looks good from the outside. I actually think it has a lot of potential as well, if only. The location is great, it's an exceptional building and it's the only pub in the village.

The food and beer are at best indifferent. The service is 'dopey'. Very slow and somewhat confused, as though serving in a pub was a bit of a challenge. About as friendly as Al Capone. The interior is drab and dingy and yet somehow lacks even the character sometimes found in 'basic' boozers. Probably better to drive on to Settle, it's only 15 miles or so. Or if you're walking, try the cafe down the road. Much friendlier and more cosy.

26 Jan 2011 14:57

Horse Shoe, Radcliffe

Good food and beer and exceptionally good value for money.

Slightly hidden away, not many people know about this traditional pub, which caters mainly for the 40+ set.

26 Jan 2011 14:16

The Crown Inn, Stockport

Let's be positive. Really good choice of real ales. You really couldn't ask for more choice outside of a beer festival.
The interior is interesting and unspoilt.
One criticism. One day I presented myself at 12-15 pm only to be told to f*** off. Well, not literally, the actual words were 'We're not open yet' but in a f*** off tone which I did not appreciate. Apparently one is supposed to know the hours it deigns to open.

26 Jan 2011 14:04

Whitchaff Inn, Rawtenstall

Food is quite good here. In fact on a good day, it's very good and quite sensibly priced.

The main, sometimes only cask ale is the rare Robinson's Ordinary Bitter, or whatever it's called these days. When you taste it you realise why it's rare.

Chiefly a locals' pub.

26 Jan 2011 13:52

The Pheasant Inn, Tattenhall

I like this place, though it's not the cheapest. Food and beer are both very good. The views are also worth a small premium. Not a pub to go to with your last 10, but on the other hand reasonable value for money.

Oner of my friends hates this place and much prefers the Dysart at Bunbury, just shows that tastes differ.

26 Jan 2011 13:44

The Rising Sun, Tarporley

Still fond of this pub, though I don't think it's quite what it was. But beer and food were value for money.

26 Jan 2011 13:39

The Dysart Arms, Bunbury

A friend introduced me to this pub, but I was underwhelmed. There's nothing actually wrong with either the beer or the food, but the prices charged, for what is was, were ridiculous. There is better value for money even in this area, and far better value in Lancashire.

26 Jan 2011 13:37

The Dressers Arms, Wheelton

I'm surprised by some of the comments on this pub. The service is very friendly and they also seem to regularly serve up a good pint, with a fair choice of ales.

As to the food, the portions are generous - usually I find starter + main is too much - and I've always enjoyed my meals. I'm a picky eater too, I won't just eat anything. The prices, though not dirt cheap, are not the dearest in the area and I think reasonable value for money.

By the way, i don't own this pub, I'm just a punter.

26 Jan 2011 13:33

The Royal Oak, Riley Green

Beer is decent here. The food is OK too, but highly priced for what it is, which is bog standard country pub food. The atmosphere is quiet if not slightly genteel.

To be fair they were perfectly happy (when asked) for us to leave the car in the car park while we had a hike, so some credit for positive customer service.

26 Jan 2011 13:13

The Three Fishes, Mitton

Not everyone will like this pub as the comments show. It is, mainly, a food outlet, and not a cheap one. I've always enjoyed the food, but the portions are modest and I suspect the menu won't suit all tastes. In fairness, I've not had a bad pint here and have had several excellent ones.

Not a place to go in your scruffs and probably not ideal just for a beer. But a nice venue for the right occasion, especially when you are flush.

26 Jan 2011 13:09

The Pack Horse Inn, Affetside

Used to be a nice traditional village pub. Sadly a few years back it decided to go upmarket without realising that there is more to going upmarket than increasing prices and serving poncy food. Now falls between two stools, neither a good plain pub nor an attractive upmarket gastro pub. It has lost my custom.

26 Jan 2011 12:56

The Trackside, Bury

Beer is usually good with a fair choice, and it's one of the rare pubs that you can watch steam engines from, if that's your bag. However I have to agree with the word 'soulless' in other reviews. That's what it is.

26 Jan 2011 12:53

The Grey Mare, Belthorn

Good pub. The food is very cheap and also good value. The beer is good nine times out of ten. It is the ONLY place I know currently where a guaranteed good pint of Thwaites Cask Mild can be obtained. (Most pubs only serve the vile 'smooth' version nowadays.)

26 Jan 2011 12:49

The Dog Inn, Belthorn

I like this pub, very much. Though it doesn't seem to open on certain lunch times for whatever reason. The food is excellent and good value for money. Nothing wrong with the beer either. Recommend a visit if you are in the area.

26 Jan 2011 12:47

The Bay Horse, Bury

You actually have to PAY to use the pub car park, although you can claim it back against your purchases. The beer (Holts) varies. On a good day it's good, but it can be indifferent. Quite a rough, scruffy pub considering its location in an affluent area. No food that I could discern, much to my disappointment - had to go across to a local shop to buy a butty.

26 Jan 2011 12:43

The Same Yet Inn, Preswich

Mainly a place to go for food. It's not the finest of dining pubs but the meals are perfectly acceptable and relatively cheap. The beer (Lees) is about as good as Lees gets. (It's not a favourite pint of mine.) Can be very quiet at lunch, but at least it opens unlike some.

26 Jan 2011 12:40

The Rose and Crown, Bury

Used to be a brilliant pub, but doesn't deign to open half the time these days.

26 Jan 2011 12:37

The Briton's Protection Hotel, Castlefield

Very nice, old-fashioned sort of pub with decent beer. Lunch time food is good too and it's reasonably quiet.

26 Jan 2011 12:35

The Hare and Hounds, Manchester

A relic from the past - no smoking apart, this is what pubs used to be like. If you like that, you will love it. If you prefer the trendy and modern please stay away and try one of the dozens of other pubs in that style.

A place for over 50s blokes to pass away the afternoons supping ale and discussing the racing pages.

26 Jan 2011 12:33

The Old Monkey, Manchester

The lunch time food is cheap, the beer is OKish. There are better choices in the area.

26 Jan 2011 12:30

The Dutton Hotel, Manchester

Very quiet at lunch time to put it mildly. In fact a good chance of having the place to yourself. Beer OK though - Hydes Bitter.

26 Jan 2011 12:27

The Castle Hotel, Manchester

Good range of beer but I have always found the quality variable, to put it politely. The back room is horribly scruffy - and I am quite a fun of 'penny plain' pubs.

26 Jan 2011 12:23

The Jolly Angler, Manchester

Been visiting this pub for many, many years, back to the days when the legendary Dave was the landlord and anything could happen. (Loved that guy!) Any road, it's still worth a visit for good Hydes beer. But a recent lunch time visit found the doors firmly locked. to my disappointment. Evenings only these days???

26 Jan 2011 12:21

The Grey Horse Inn, Manchester

I love this pub. Always seems to be busy with a good, mixed crowd. The beer is always good and there's usually a corner to relax in. Seems popular with the Irish, for whatever reason.

26 Jan 2011 12:18

The Circus Tavern, Manchester

I would be very sad if this pub closed as it is unique. They almost always insist on serving you at your seat, which is very rare in itself - never quite sure whether a tip is expected. The beer is a choice between Tetleys - which is very good by current Tetley standards and various fizzy stuff that I don't care for. No food as far as I know. Quite a busy place, and probably not best visited in a crowd. Have heard some very strange conversations in here - surprised that CID don't pick up on its potential for information. Hey, maybe they do! Really folks, it's so small there is no privacy at all so not a good place to discuss your private dealings.

26 Jan 2011 12:15

The Marble Arch, Manchester

I am a reasonably frequent visitor at lunch as my best mate likes it a lot. The food is -interesting. Sometimes I've really enjoyed it, other times when I've been in an awkward mood I've found the range a tad limited. Good choice of beer, and I don't recall a bad pint. There's quite a range of punters at lunch time from workmen in dirty overalls to rather posh 'professionals'. Whoever you are, you won't feel out of place. I advise arriving by 12-00 to be sure of a table though as it is busy and popular.

26 Jan 2011 12:09

Woolly Sheep Inn, Skipton

Pleasant country town pub. I quite often pop in for a quiet pint of the excellent Taylor's Golden Best while She Who Must Be Obeyed is shopping in the town/market. Beer always seems well kept, and the atmosphere, in the day anyway, is relaxed with an interesting range of punters from attractive young girls to unattractive old gits like me and everything in between. Not tried the food, but as far as one can tell from watching others it seems to be well received.

26 Jan 2011 12:04

The Pineapple, Stockport

Do not allow the scruffy exterior to put you off. Inside is a little gem with one of those rare landlords who actually appears to like his customers and welcomes you whether you are a regular or not. The Robinsons is above average (I have never had a bad pint) and the food is cheap and excellent, albeit unlikely to get into Egon Ronay any time soon.

One of the best pubs in Stockport.

22 Sep 2009 17:53

The Boar's Head, Stockport

The food is cheap. (You get what you pay for has never been more true.) It's better than a burger from a van.

The beer is also very cheap, and if you like Sam Smiths you will be OK. Personally I've never had a pint that made me think I'd have a second.

It's very busy (market day lunchtime anyway) and unfortunately many of the clientele apparently don't have a bath or shower. It could probably market itself as 'The Victorian Slum Pub Experience' if only they could get the punters to dress up.

To end on a positive note - probably the cheapest pub lunch and pint for 20 miles.

22 Sep 2009 17:46

Stockport Arms, Stockport

The best thing about this pub was the barmaid, who was courteous. The beer was indifferent.

22 Sep 2009 17:42

The Arden Arms, Stockport

I have mixed feelings about this pub. I remember it as it used to be, when it served the best pint of Robinsons bar none...

The beer is still pretty good, but the present management have gone for trendy and relatively expensive food, and I find the background music intrusive. Others will love these changes.

Still worth a visit, not least because most of its competitors have literally been demolished, and many of the survivors are pretty vile.

22 Sep 2009 17:36

The Fletcher Moss, Didsbury

Beer here is excellent - it's very quiet at lunch time, for good or ill.

22 Sep 2009 17:32

The Royal Oak Hotel, Didsbury

This is an ichabod pub - the glory hath departed.

I was a regular in the days of the legendary Arthur Gosling, when it was arguably the best pub in Manchester, and one that I should not have been ashamed to put up against any pub, anywhere. Don't get me wrong, it isn't a bad pub now, it's perfectly tolerable, but the management have a lot of work to do to bring back the glory days. The last few pints I have had here were OK, but nothing more.

22 Sep 2009 17:28

The Royal Oak Hotel, Didsbury

This is an ichabod pub - the glory hath departed.

I was a regular in the days of the legendary Arthur Gosling, when it was arguably the best pub in Manchester, and one that I should not have been ashamed to put up against any pub, anywhere. Don't get me wrong, it isn't a bad pub now, it's perfectly tolerable, but the management have a lot of work to do to bring back the glory days. The last few pints I have had here were OK, but nothing more.

22 Sep 2009 17:28

The Woodthorpe Hotel, Prestwich

The food here is the bog-standard Holts house menu, albeit better cooked here than in some of their locations. The beer is usually in reasonable condition or better, but newcomers should note that Holts Bitter (in particular) is an acquired taste, though well worth acquiring. Staff are young and polite, but not exceptional.

There are worse pubs in Manchester!

22 Sep 2009 17:22

The Calf's Head, Worston

Good choice of food at fairly sensible prices and usually at least two or three cask ales. Nice location, busy at lunchtime with quite a mixed trade including elderly and family groups, but also sometimes people who seem to come in parties from their workplace.
Staff are friendly - it is not ultra posh and no one will mind if you show up in your scruffs.

22 Sep 2009 17:17

Tempest Arms, Elslack

Excellent pub! The food is good, and there's an amazing choice. Even my picky vegetarian friend approved. (She is also something of a food expert and can spot a frozen meal at fifty paces.) Admittedly not dirt cheap, but value for money without doubt.

There are always three or four real ales on, I've never had a bad pint and although food is the 'big deal' here there's no obligation to eat. I've often called in just for a drink and I've never had a bad pint.

I've always found the staff friendly and pretty quick. If you don't like this place I don't know what you'd make of something really crap like the... (no names, no packdrill)

22 Sep 2009 17:08

Tempest Arms, Elslack

Excellent pub! The food is good, and there's an amazing choice. Even my picky vegetarian friend approved. (She is also something of a food expert and can spot a frozen meal at fifty paces.) Admittedly not dirt cheap, but value for money without doubt.

There are always three or four real ales on, I've never had a bad pint and although food is the 'big deal' here there's no obligation to eat. I've often called in just for a drink and I've never had a bad pint.

I've always found the staff friendly and pretty quick. If you don't like this place I don't know what you'd make of something really crap like the... (no names, no packdrill)

22 Sep 2009 17:08

The Lord Raglan, Nangreaves

The home-brewed beer is quite tasty, and the food is about average, with one or two items that I've tried rather better than that.

Service is slow. In fact, sometimes you wonder if the pub is actually open or not, or whether theres been a sort of 'Marie Celeste' event in Nangreaves. If the landlord serves you, there is a prize if you get more than three words out of him, and a jackpot if he cracks a smile. During the day the place is usually very quiet. Ideal if you want to read a book or something.

If you haven't tried this beer, it's well worth a visit. Nice views too. Just don't expect to receive much of a welcome!

22 Sep 2009 16:59

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