A pioneering venture

We are…

  • A little pub in Urmston that sells hand-pulled pints of real ale as well as prosecco;
  • An off-licence with a drinking parlour;
  • A quirky, independently-minded gathering place.

We’re the Prairie Schooner Taphouse, a micro(ish) pub and bottle shop in Urmston named after the wagons covered in sailcloth which crossed the American West in pioneer days.

Our speciality is real ale from local microbreweries on our four hand pumps as well as eight craft kegs. We also have a selection of traditional cider, fine wine, fizz, single malt whisky, small-batch gin, vodka and rum plus old-fashioned soft drinks which are all made by independent producers.

We have a large selection of American, Continental and local bottled beers on our shelves to take away, or you can take a relaxing tipple in our drinking parlour free from loud music and sports TV. See what’s on tap on Facebook or Twitter.

We have a growing calendar of events including a weekly quiz night, tutored tastings, live music nights, DJ sessions and Bring Your Own Vinyl.

‘One of Manchester’s Ten Great Beer Shops’ Manchester TimeOut

‘LocAle Pub of the Year 2016’  & ‘Pub of the Season, Autumn 2016’ Trafford & Hulme CAMRA

Awarded CAMRA’s LocAle accreditation