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The Thirsty Scholar, Manchester - pub details

Thirsty Scholar

Address: 50 New Wakefield Street, Manchester, M1 5NP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1208) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Manchester Oxford Road (0 miles), Deansgate (0.4 miles), Manchester Piccadilly (0.6 miles)

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Paid another visit recently, this time on a Saturday night. Pretty popular with the student crowd, plus a few older couples and older unaccompanied men. It made me feel quite old amongst all the youngsters.

At the bar, I had Urban Fox by Bootleg Brewing Co, but unfortunately I made the mistake or resting my half empty glass on the bar for a minute and when I turned round it had been swiped and the contents disposed of by the over zealous barman. Attempts to get his attention failed due to the volume of the music.

Toilets are a bit unpleasant, graffiti all over the doors.
RealAleRobUK - 27 Jan 2017 15:33
Bootleg Lawless, bootleg Urban Fox 2.90 decent pint, Joseph Holt Golden Ale, Robinsons Trooper, Rosies Pig (Cider).  A few decent looking keg beers on (including bootleg IPA), Friels cider, and Crystal Gold.  Quite a few beers in the fridge from 'around the world).  Happy hour on 2-8 monday- friday.  The place itself is actually smaller than I thought.  It's still a reasonably big room of a place. The layout of tables is also a bit strange and chaotic almost.  Has beer mats taped above the bar, not the most interesting of interiors.  A bit more of a studenty place. Not as dark or dingy as I thought it might be.  Has a pringle machine incase you get hungry.  Quite relaxing music playing in the background when I was in, can also feel the vibrations from the train tracks above.  Probably nit bad for a reasonably priced pint during happy hour, don't think I'd hang around though.  Also has a 'vegan drinks list'

I walk past this place quite a lot but this is the first time I have been in. My first impression was that it wasn't as big or dark as I was expecting it to be. It's still a reasonably big room of a place, the layout of the tables and seats was a bit odd though. When I was in they had- Bootleg Lawless, Bootleg Urban Fox, Joseph Holt Golden Ale, Robinsons Trooper as the ales and Rosies Pig as a cider. There's some interesting keg beers including Friels Cider, Bootleg IPA and Crystal Gold lager from Joseph Holt. I went for the Bootleg Urban Fox which was a pretty decent drink and well kept and cost 2.90 so was an alright price. They have a happy hour on from Monday- Friday at 2-8pm on those days. The music they were playing was quite relaxing when I was in. This is a bit more of a studenty place but I would say it's worth a visit for a reasonably priced pint.
Wezzielad - 24 Jan 2017 17:32
Been many years since I have set foot inside the Thirsty Scholar - and a recent wait for a train seemed like the ideal opportunity to put that right.

Available on the hand pumps - Greene King IPA, Robinsons Trooper, Black Coral Stout (Hornbeam), Rosie's Pig Cider, and one pump was off.

I had a pint of the Black Coral Stout at £2.85, service was quick, the pint was good. A handful of other customers in at the time of my weekday visit (around 5:30pm) and had no issue finding a seat.

Was surprised how pleasant the experience was - I would recommend this pub.
RealAleRobUK - 4 Feb 2016 18:15
Enjoyed going into this pub and had a few nice pints of Old Rosie cider. A dark but quirky little pub which was serving a vegan menu when I went (not sure if this is all the time) but I didn't eat in here.
Would go back again. Good pub.
DixieLand - 21 Mar 2013 20:10
Tucked under a viaduct, this cool little joint has a lot going for it. There are live bands and there are DJs not playing the usual rubbish, but things which are somewhat different- there was a ska night on when we were there and it wasn't overpowering- there is a little paved area outside where you can relax and drink and the place is open until 3am with no hassles from over-zealous bouncers.....beers are varied- prices astronomical.
alezilla - 7 May 2012 15:57

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