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knott bar

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Bar, British, Pub, European
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castle street, Manchester, England
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a Friday evening for a retirement do. Busy pub, plenty of atmosphere, local camra pub of the year 2015. Menu changes regularly, good choice, reasonably priced and tasty but only served from 12-8pm every day. Plenty of beers to choose from (some expensive some reasonable) to keep you going till closing time!! Don't fall into the canal... More 

Thank NickJCarey
Salford, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this bar on a number of occasions with friends from work. Its definitely low end, The service is quick. The choice of drink is mediocre. Its not anywhere you would go to impress lol. Its convenient, cheap and cheerful. Its location is good for the Metro. It is what it is with no frills.

Thank Jaygee02
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good atmosphere, decor and the staff are friendly and polite. There is a good choice of beer. The food is tasty. However......my friend and I ordered the Sunday roast. Advertised to come with a Yorkshire pudding. They looked amazing. We ordered several minutes before another group of people who entered and sat on the next table. We were told that... More 

Thank m0nkey74
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239 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this pub on Deansgate recently and had a great time... The pub offers a modern, continental, and welcoming feel, with interesting decor... it is well known in the area for it's cask real ales, foreign lagers and bottled beers... There are about six or seven handpumps for real ale lovers, plus real cider too... craft beers, fruit beers,... More 

Thank Phil07Manchester
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this place and glad we did. Just stopped for one drink but was a great atmosphere and plenty of choice for ales.

Thank L2581
Manchester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I love this pub. It's a real spit and sawdust pub like they used to make. It serves real ale and has pub grub. Perfect place to go before or after a gig. Great service and brilliant for veggies, vegans or fish lovers. Why? Because they have themed food nights. Great pub, faultless.

Thank MancTeacher
Bolton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Friendly pub with good food and service. The beer is very good, especially if you like real ale. I was also quite surprised at the variety of breweries involved and how many high gravity beers were on offer! A sample of the 7.8 a.b.v. was tried and tasted super - almost like whisky.

Thank andyj0849
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a real ale bar tucked away under a railway viaduct. Excellent choice of beer at not unreasonable prices for the centre of Manchester. Pleasant atmosphere.

Thank mollymalone11
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The beer goes without saying. A fantastic variety, of local brews. Top Notch. Also had Sunday lunch there [12 Feb]. I had Lamb and my Wife had Chicken, both with Veg and Yorkshire Puddings. It was Absolutely Brilliant, no complaints at all. We will definitely be returning.

Thank Lids11
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Was the best independent bar in Manchester but had now dunked the variety to push its own brand which now dominates the bar and is very average at best. What a shame I loved this bar

Thank Sirrhysjones

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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
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Bar, British, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: castle street, Manchester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161-839-9229

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?