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user reviews of test 16, Manchester

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A very good real ale pub, with reasonable choice, made much better by the smoking ban.
trapperjohn - 24 Aug 2007 13:37
Nice little old fashioned pub in a narrow side street with well kept ales.
Rich66 - 23 Jul 2007 21:37
Recently changed hands. Being cleaned up but none of the atmosphere being changed. Good landlord and excellent beer. As good as they come
anonymous - 10 Jul 2007 13:37
Great pub, just recently moved back to Mcr after a few years in Sheffield and was welcomed by this gem.
BigJapp2 - 9 Jul 2007 11:03
Great favourite. Bar staff friendly, you always feel relaxed and welcomed here. Usually have about 6 beers on. I always seem to stick with the Tetleys though(always on), at around 2 a pint, can often be the only one less thab 4%.
the_amsterdam_man - 30 May 2007 21:45
Recently spent a fine afternoon in the City Arms; made to feel very welcome, especially as I had a newspaper crossword none of those standing at the bar had done yet. Great selection of beer. Only found the place by (happy)accident. A city centre 'must visit'.
yer_barred - 12 Apr 2007 23:10
Ex-Tetley festival ale house attracting office workers from the nearby financial heart of the city centre. Around six or seven ales, and they offer a very quick lunchtime food service.
fairport79 - 16 Feb 2007 00:31
Verey busy and very good pub, with well-kept ales and always a mild available.
wobblybob - 27 Dec 2006 03:18
Lovely pub. It's always packed which tells you a couple of things - a) the beer's great and b) it's f'king tiny. It's standing room only with a dozen people present. Probably.
EFC1878 - 3 Dec 2006 11:42
A very decent pub with good quality ale.Always found there to be a great crowd in here as well.One problem - if theres more than 5 people in here it seems to get impossibly cramped.Nevertheless one of the better city centre pubs.
Rameses - 30 Jul 2006 15:40
Good pub, always welcoming. cosy atmosphere with a good selection of beers.
sn00piuk - 30 Jul 2006 14:10
This pub is areal oasis of a great real ale pub in a barren area, apart from the ajoining Vine,this is really a keg area.Great choice of beers real pub atmosphere also decent people.
phil cotton - 27 Jul 2006 15:40
Decent traditional boozer, but disappointingly closes Sunday! Good variety of real ales, good atmosphere, can get a bit smoky though!
AlRobis - 29 May 2006 21:33
Good traditional pub.
Nowt special,but always worth a stop off.
Never seen gangs of knobheads in there,even at weekends,which is worth a mention for a city centre pub.
JohnZ - 3 Feb 2006 22:03
The most reliable, cosy little pub in the centre of Manchester. Consistently good quality and variety of beers. I've been going here for 15 yrs and always found a traditional and welcoming atmosphere.
NellySays - 29 Dec 2005 14:37
Good place for a lunchtime pint. Whilst the girlies are queuing up to order food at the McDonalds like Wetherspoons next door the serious drinkers will be sampling the excellent ales on offer in the City Arms.

Millay - 16 Sep 2005 20:59
Some decent ales available but the food and service were terrible when we went in. There are better real ale pubs in Manchester.
anonymous - 3 Aug 2005 11:29
Decent selection of real ales for such a small pub,but can be worth having halves till you find your tipple......Mainly suits during the day...Can be quieter in the evenings...atmospheric 2 room pub.Lotsa wood & etched windows.
kierandinan - 12 Feb 2005 14:38
Is this pub still open? We went on Sunday but it was shut.
Nige - 19 Oct 2004 20:46
I've been going here for 4 years and various manager changes, the beer quality has always remaind.
mark sanderson - 14 Oct 2004 14:17
A nice little pub in the town centre. Dead busy in the evenings.
Nige - 31 Mar 2004 17:38
Wow, a real pub,rather than a lager warehouse,a real relief in the centre of town, so usually pretty busy, good selection of real ales, open fire is a bonus in the winter
Bernard - 13 Feb 2004 15:57

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