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Top 10 pubs

John Clarke, Chairman of Stockport & South Manchester CAMRA - the Campaign for Real Ale - provides MCR magazine with his top 10 pubs from across our region.

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.

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