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The Bar

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$$ - $$$
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533 Wilbraham Road, Manchester M21 0UE, England
+44 161 861 7576
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great night again! at the new Chorlton Tap! Really welcoming by all staff, great music, great food and vibe. Really like the cheese plate, thanks for the re-make, we're coming back - and it seems like others are too now. Thanks for the regeneration.

Thank Redig0
Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I had been going to give a fairly gently if critical review of this fave bar of many decades after our first visit since the revamp. However, having been again tonight and walked out, I'm not feeling so generous. The main reason for going back tonight was for another glass of the gorgeous Malbec I had last Sunday. Guess what.... More 

Thank Ruth A
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I thinkThe Bar has changed hands as it now has a sign saying "Chorlton Tap" outside it and there seemed to be a few cosmetic changes. Where the real damage has been done is that there is a near enough "non menu". This came as a bit of a shock to us as although we hadn't been for a while... More 

Thank remfan
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I do not often go in the bar as I have a very good bar near me, the 'Hilary Step'. I went in for a quick pint so ordered Krombacher, the barman was terse and seemed not to care about the customers. While he was pouring my pint I looked around for the tariff board but could not see one... More 

2 Thank NoizBoi
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Saturday night visit for dinner. The Bar is a friendly, welcoming place and has a very good range of real ales and ciders. The beers I had were very good, well kept hand pulled IPAs. Food - there is s good range of pies on the menu. I had the Beef pie, with chips and mushy peas. Very tasty. Top... More 

Thank MoleCatcher J
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156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We stopped going to the Bar for food after a highly disappointing lunch experience last year. We returned last week for dinner and were absolutely amazed by the improvements. Our food was great.Fantastic soup with warm home made bread; great pie, great chips. All my friends enjoyed their food. The service was attentive and efficient (when it was so bad... More 

Thank Crumpet2009
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169 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Once again visited The Bar whilst visiting family in the area. Lovely porter on tap and tasty wholesome food. If you like real ales this is definitely worth a visit.Be aware that they only serve food till 8.30pm on Sundays.

Thank UkBritAbroad
Stretford, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

First time at this bar I was looking forward to a home cooked Sunday dinner with all the trimmings. I had read reviews previously and was eager to try. Me and my family love nothing more than a reasonably priced venue that does a delicious non microwaved Sunday dinner and boy did the bar not disappoint it was everything I... More 

Thank Katie Cake A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Always rely on a good beer and nice glass of wine, great crisps . Food is ok and often slow, think it needs to up its game. Good staff.

Thank Carmel D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

This is a great place to go to enjoy company with friends. There is a great selection of ales, all at good value. The staff are friendly. It is right next to the tram station, and if you want somewhere to go to be able to talk with friends as opposed to somewhere with loud music then this place is... More 

Thank Clarky148

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 533 Wilbraham Road, Manchester M21 0UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 861 7576

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?