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Gateway, East Didsbury

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Good, mixed atmosphere late on Friday with very good local beer at usual Spoons prices.
mtaylor40 - 1 Feb 2014 21:48
Wetherspoons have reduced the prices to a more reasonable level since the review from 2011 - now guest ales are a standard £2.15 a pint. Still has the standard Spoons characteristics, but as a conversion of an existing pub has more pub atmosphere than many of their outlets. Also, a rarity for a Spoons, has a small car park.
Heatonian - 27 Oct 2013 11:24
Did anyone go here in the 70's supposed to be a great night out. I am trying to trace a Patrick Bolger (Paddy) worked on the door with red hair.
gateway1 - 17 May 2012 21:42
This pub is now in the hands of wetherspoons. No bargain booze here though, top end prices a la Didsbury village some half a mile away. I tried this place four days after reopening. I opted for an afternoon fish and chip special only to be told they were out of fish. Settling for "simply steak and chips" I collected my condiments on my way back to my table. Well, most of them. They were out of vinegar! Around 70% of the dishes include chips and there is not one drop of vinegar in the place! Tesco didsbury is approx 200 yds along kingsway, by the way. I heard another customer asking for the manager only to be told "neither of them is in right now". { Maybe they had gone to tescos for vinegar?! } After a short wait my meal arrived. The Campaign for Plain English must have had a hand in the menu wording, for when my "simply steak and chips" arrived it was just that - one piece of steak, eleven chips and er well, nothing else. No dressing, no salad, no veg. I for one will not be rushing back here. I called at the chippy on the way home!
w1lls - 2 Aug 2011 00:18
Been in on Fri and Sat nights and was good experience.
Top singers on Sat night, had a laugh with locals, seem pretty friendly. Proper beer - cask (my b/f says??) I stuck to wine which was nice. All dancing on stage when singer was on. Def make reg visits at weekend. Not been in in week, so don't know about that. Staff seemed nice and helpful, prices for drinks ok considering all the entertainment.
newhere - 8 May 2008 05:05
I've been in a couple of times, it's a nice pub, good atmosphere, although it was on a Friday night and they have a disco and i usually don't really like them but it was a nice enough pub.
reallifeperson - 3 May 2008 19:23
Big pub, great friendly atmosphere, live entertainment every Saturday night and disco every Friday. I hired the Function room there, lovely ambience and nice staff too.
Massive 10ft screen in lounge and large one in vault for sports and music. Sells Hydes cask ales, has become my local over the last 6 months, regulars are really welcoming.
DizzyGirls - 18 Nov 2007 14:50
Large pub,usually quite empty during the day,which is surprising with its proximity to the entertainments at Parrs Wood.....Hydes beer normally on good form...Pub always looks well looked after.
kierandinan - 12 Feb 2005 15:24
Peculiar shape pub with a good range of alcoholic beverages on offer. This pub seems to be empty every time I visit (usually in the day) but the punters around seem friendly enough. Evil fruit machine. Ideal for a pint after watching a film I suppose
mac boswell - 17 Nov 2004 13:08
A large Pub situated at a busy jucnction between Kingsway and Manchester Road. Late bar to midnight Thusday, Friday and Saturdays with live entertainment Thursdays and Saturdays. A large screen is sited in the vault ideal for sporting events.
Though a large pub it has a friendly atmosphere and a large selection of beers, wines and spirits.
The pub is comfortable for people no matter what their Race, ethnicity or sexual oriention.
Gordon Booth - 4 Sep 2004 20:24

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