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John Clarke's Top 5

CAMRA's John Clarke shares his Top 5 things to do in Manchester


East Lancashire Railway

Take a trip from Bury Bolton Street Station and stop off at the village of Ramsbottom to sample the local breweries and brew pubs. Or simply sit at the Trackside Freehouse and watch the steam trains roll past.


Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar

A fantastic old fashioned buffet bar which offers a great range of beers and food. Ask for the 'Black Peas' a traditional northern dish.


The Mark Addy

Why not visit one of Manchester's fantastic Gastro pubs to taste great beer and great food.


Britons Protection

Why not visit an old fashioned heritage pub. This survivor from the Victorian era offers a glimpse into an age of growth and prosperity for the city.


Robinsons Brewery Visitor Centre

Located in Stockport this is the only one of the four family breweries to have such a facility. It offers a great experience and of course a beer and bite to eat as well.