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The Rain Bar, Castlefield - pub details

Rain Bar

Address: 80 Great Bridgewater Street, Castlefield, Manchester, M1 5JG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1128) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Manchester Oxford Road (0.2 miles), Deansgate (0.3 miles), Manchester Piccadilly (0.7 miles)

Brewery: JW Lees and Co (Brewers)

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General information: Lees' Northern showpub.

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> Current user rating: 6.2/10 (rated by 46 users)
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user reviews of the Rain Bar, Castlefield

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Visited last night. Had a pint of CyclHops IPA, which I think was 4.2% and £3.65. 4 pumps, all available. Not sure who makes the CyclHops, I'd guess it was J W Lees as all the other ales are from Lees, but it was not clear from the pump.
RealAleRobUK - 27 Jul 2016 16:57
A likeable pub, mainly notable for canalside drinking, but with a good pint of the MPA, which seemed to be selling well. Good standards of service and a mixed crowd.
mtaylor40 - 11 May 2015 23:05
Great for a sit outside on a sunny day! The only downside is that they serve drinks in plastic glasses, but this is understandable as people tend to spill out of the outdoor seating area and down to the canal when it's busy. A decent variety of real ales on offer, stayed for a couple and both pints were enjoyable, though would have been better in a proper glass.
RealAleRobUK - 16 Jul 2013 15:55
Only ever been in the Rain Bar during the afternoon but have always found it a pleasant enough place for a pint and a chat. They had Lee's Coronation Street Ale on the last time I was in which was in good form. The pub is well looked after and very clean, if lacking in real atmosphere.
It is a decent place to get some cheap food and is definitely a step up from a Wetherspoons. There are a lot of good pubs within close vicinity but I would chose to go into here for a relaxing drink and some grub.
DixieLand - 21 Mar 2013 20:02
Paid a swift visit to this JW Lees house yesterday afternoon. 5 of their beers were on - Bitter, The Governor, Brewer's Dark, John Willie's & Hopmeister. Seemed to be more popular with a younger crowd than some of the other nearby pubs. The interior is quite spacious and there is also a large terrace overlooking the canal at the rear. Ok, but there are better options in the vicinity.
blue_scrumpy - 25 Sep 2011 15:52

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