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Small, traditional local with a couple of cask ales and an older clientele. Surprisingly they don't accept cards, which is a nuisance when it's £5.10 for 2 pints!
alexw - 13 Apr 2019 20:07
Not sure when but this pub has been taken over by the craft union pub company. It had two ales on, doom bar and TT landlord. I didn't try either so I can't comment on how they were kept but landlord was 2.25 a pint, very well priced. Worthington was 1.95 a pint. Seemed to have a good down to earth atmosphere with people having a laugh and not taking things too seriously. Only problem with it is it isn't that big so I can imagine it would get quite rammed pretty easily. But if it isn't too busy then it's deffo worth a look in.
Wezzielad - 2 Nov 2017 12:29
Good selection of beer and generally a good crack, though can't help feel that some of the previous posters are over-egging the humble working man bit.........Probably suffered a bit with the smoking ban and the Saturday night karaoke is noisy and popular. Overall though good value and a decent pint of Cumberland usually available.
Howellsey - 15 Apr 2009 19:21
Good, unpretentious pub. Plenty of racing chat from people nipping in from the bet shop next door. Used to be thick with smoke, but no more.
LucyAnne - 26 Feb 2008 23:08
Agree with Fuller. lots of banter about Racing and Footie and made to feel very welcome by regulars. Certainly looking forward to the next visit
RisingCross - 11 Jan 2007 12:34
Use it when staying at Britannia. Great boozer for racing and footy.Locals are sound, even talk to southerners.

'whip it'! as they say in the Nelson.
FULLER - 9 Jan 2007 16:44
Decent local boozer...the only one in didsbury village where the punters may have calloused hands...
But bring back the Holts` bitter.....It was one of the best kept pints in south Manchester
kierandinan - 12 Feb 2005 13:44
Nice, cosy, unpretentious boozer. Very small though.
Nige - 7 Feb 2005 13:07
Good cheap working mans boozer. Good for watching the football. Always friendly banter, a great place to get away from her indoors.
johnrhynie1 - 11 Dec 2004 18:57
Yes, agree with Mr Boswell. Salt of the earth clientele, superb ale and no toffs, trendies, or neds.
robert - 17 Nov 2004 14:13
Superb pint of Holt's, great price, no toffs, no students, live football and even a decent jukebox. Look no further for a cracking pint at the right price.
mac boswell - 11 Nov 2004 14:15
best juke box in town (the smiths), good beer, top landlord (Andy),a bit small but alway`s get`s me in the spirit !
sideshow - 25 Jun 2003 13:31

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