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Top 10 pubs
John also edits the local CAMRA magazine Opening Times which can be found in many local pubs. He has a long experience of the local pub and beer scene and also takes a keen interest in the history of breweries both old and new. See full article in MCR10.
Top 10 pubs
Marble Arch 73 Rochdale Road, M4 4HY
Spectacular tiled interior, Marble Brewery beers and excellent food. Try the cheeseboard.
Port Street Beer House 39-41 Port Street, M1 2EQ
Huge range of craft beers from the UK and overseas. Frequent "Meet the Brewer" nights. Closed Mondays.
Circus Tavern 86 Portland Street, M1 4GX
The smallest pub in town - an incredible 19th century survival and listed Grade II. A must visit local institution.
Castle Hotel 66 Oldham Street, M4 1LE
The only Robinsons house in the city centre - superb restoration completed in 2010.
Knott Bar 374 Deansgate, M3 4LY
Converted railway arch near Deansgate station - superb range of beers and great food.
New Oxford 11 Bexley Square, Salford, M3 6DB
Superb multi-beer free house with up to 18 handpumps and huge range of Belgian beers.
Trackside Bolton Street Station, Bury, BL9 0EY
Railway buffet on Platform 3 of Bolton Street Station. Changing range of guest beers and house beer from local Outstanding Brewery.
Stalybridge Station Refreshment Rooms Rassbottom Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1RF
Possibly the most famous railway buffet in the country. Changing guest beers and traditional food. Try the black peas.
Arden Arms 23 Millgate, Stockport, SK1 2LX
Historic award-winning pub with superb unspoilt interior - check the snug hidden behind the bar. Robinsons beers and great food.
Oddest 414-416 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, M21 0SD
Part of a small locally owned chain. Quirky decor, a constantly changing range of guest beers and food served every day.