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Address: 2 Chester St, Manchester M1 5SH, England
Phone Number:
+44 7980 593132

We are a friendly bar that welcomes students and locals alike. We are the...

We are a friendly bar that welcomes students and locals alike. We are the best priced bar in Manchester with cocktails from £2 and pints from £2.15. With one of the best outdoor spaces in the area which is partly covered so can be used all year round. We show all the football as well as have a great atmosphere on a night time where you choose the music from our jukebox.

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The Courtyard is a quality pub, it's ideal for students. All the cocktails are either £2 or £3 or a pitcher for £9, you can't beat it! I haven't tried the food but it looks solid... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Mitchel D
via mobile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to have some traditional English breakfast and I have to say that this was a massive disappointment- the sausages weren't exactly sausages: they had a weird mushy consistency and I was quite afraid of eating them. The eggs were not fresh and the bacon was literally swimming in oil. When the lady was serving the dishes she said... More 

Thank Athira E
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Just love this place .... and the Beer Garden !! Cocktails from £2 for the girls , and the food is good quality and value . Free pool tables also ! Great for large groups . A must visit if the sun is out. Or if it's raining for that matter.

Thank MJB187069
Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends, and had a great time !! Cocktails are great value !!!! Beer was top ! Nice friendly pub . Love the beer garden . Food was great . There is nothing to not like really . Well done to all !!!

Thank 1HAYDEN633
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here a few times over the last few years. During my last experience, it was underwhelming. The staff are disinterested and cold. The beer is cheap. The jukebox is ridiculous. Just someone who came in at 6pm and put on his whole metal back catalogue.

Thank Padraig Joseph G
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The Courtyard is a quality pub, it's ideal for students. All the cocktails are either £2 or £3 or a pitcher for £9, you can't beat it! I haven't tried the food but it looks solid. The staff are friendly but my only criticism is the dodgy bathrooms.

Thank Mitchel D
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Took the student here for a quick bite to lunch before she had to get back to her studies. Burger and pint £6, burger and a soft drink for 3 came in at around £20. Tasty burgers- recommended! Presentation good in enamel dishes, chips should be served hot not luke warm though ! Criticism would be the tables are sticky... More 

Thank Sara U
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner come here a lot. It's fabulous for cheap drinks and somewhere nice to drink them. Has loads of seating both inside and out and shows plenty of live sports and also does special promotions according to what's going on in/around Manchester. They have an amazing outdoor seating area with loads of bench-style seating with TV's outside... More 

Thank HungryTiger95
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

I've become a regular at this place. Great food, Cheap drinks and a really good atmosphere. It's especially great if you're in the mood for a few cocktails or beer before heading down to a nightclub. The staff are polite and a lot of fun too.

Thank Rapheal J
1 review
Reviewed 14 January 2017

So I come here a lot as its cheap ad the atmosphere is good. However, my 3 friends and I went tonight before we went out. 3 of us ordered mulled wines/ciders and all began feeling sick very quickly. My 4th friend wasn't drinking this but tried out drinks as an experiment and was throwing up within 5 minutes. To... More 

Thank Ella H
Nick S, Manager at The Courtyard Bar, responded to this review

Hi Ella, We apologise again for your bad experience here; please be assured that the cleanliness of our pub, including warm drinks, is of the upmost importance to us and I remain certain that the drink canisters are cleaned regularly. Thanks for your feedback, and we're glad that you accepted your money back for the drinks as way of apology.... More 

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best bars I've ever been to. So friendly, great prices, brilliant food and all round great atmosphere. I always have a good time here.

1 Thank Dave M

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