The White Lion
43 Liverpool Road
(0161) 832 7373.
Open all day
The White Lion
This pub is across the road form the old CAMRA Winter beer festival site, so it's got to be good. It's also near Deansgate. You enter via the corner doors in to something akin to a Victorian boozer with iron pillars and dark wood everywhere.
There are tables and a fire/range (never lit) to the left, here there are pictures of the local area and people on the walls. The bar is straight ahead when you enter and curls round to the right. There is more seating here and a raised area at the rear.
Beer tends to be the staple Taylor's Landlord and then a selection from the Phoenix brewery with a couple of guests on top. So, well worth a visit for the beer alone.
If you are a Manchester United fan then this is your pub as they sail a barge to games at Old Trafford on match days. Naturally they show all major sporting events on a large screen.
Food is served all day from 12-9pm and range from snacks to main meals. All were cooked well and were home cooked. Friday/Saturday/Sunday there is a disco and we mean disco with music form the 60s/70s/80s.
Next door is the historic Castlefield Roman Fort.
Access for the disabled is possible.
Try to avoid in the early part of the week as they only had Pedigree and Bombardier on on Monday/Tuesday.
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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Selection of Phoenix beers
Liverpool Road, Castlefield
Manchester, M3 4JR
(0161) 832 7073
S: £55-81, D £66-90