The Knott Bar
0161 839 9229.
Mon-Thu 12-11, Fri/Sat12-1am, Sun 12-11
The Knott Bar
One of the better bars in Manchester, not far from the Castlefields area in the South West of the city. Built into the arches of the railway above and across the road from Deansgate station, this pub has a large glass frontage.
You can see the beer garden as you approach as it is upstairs above the bar and is an open aired platform with a canopy roof. As you enter from the front there are nice comfy sofas with coffee tables to lounge at. The bar is a little further on on your right. It is a dark wood affair as is the wood floor.
On the bar you will find five hand pumps with usually two Marble beers (they own the bar) and two to three guest ales. All were served well and at a decent price, with or without the sparkler. Also on the bar were pumps for draught Belgian beers (and cider). These were complimented by more bottles in the fridge. The seating by the bar is at small and large 'kitchen' tables with stools, there is also a large settle beside the bar.
Food is served here 12-8pm every day. The food is very much gastro pub, all made in the open kitchen which you can see form the bar. The choices suit all tastes including vegetarians and prices are keen for a big city. Service was efficient and the food was very tastey.
Well worth seeking out.
Not as well stocked with guest beers in the early part of the week. (Nov 06)
The Font, New Wakefield Street - guest ales & bottles.
The Cask, Liverpool Street - several hand pumps & foreign beer.
The Crown & Kettle, Oldham Road - 3 guests.
The Castle Hotel, Oldham Road - 11 Robinsons Ales.
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Marble Manchester Bitter
Marble Ginger Marble
(0161) 834 1930.
Prices: from £52 for B&B.