What we do

Four hand-pulled real ales. Usually local and ever-changing: we often have casks from Blackedge, Brightside, Cloudwater, Dunham Massey, Howard Town, Marble and many other local breweries from the burgeoning Manchester beer scene. You can find out what’s on tap through our updates on Facebook or Twitter.

Eight craft kegs on tap.  We’ve added to our keg offering recently to make room for two more taps. You can rely on us serving Hogan’s draught cider, local IPAs from the likes of Burton Road, Runaway, Seven Brothers, Shindigger etc plus whatever else takes our fancy. We have dedicated fonts for sours and fruity beers, with frequent Continental and American imports too. Outstanding Beers of Salford make a cracking German-style pilsner and Outstanding’s Stout is superb as well (‘better than the black stuff,’ we’ve been told by customers).

Bottled & canned beers from around the world & from around the corner. Although we work direct with as many local producers as possible, we also offer many fine Continental and American beers too like Augustiner, Dry & Bitter, Evil Twin and assorted Trappist brews. Select a few from our shelves to take home or crack open a cool one in our drinking parlour. We stock nearly 100 British beers and over 30 imports. Most of these are on our off-licence shelves, with about 30 more chilling in the fridge; you are welcome to ask for any of these to be opened for you to drink on the premises (a 50p corkage applies to bottles from the shelf). We welcome special orders plus offer vouchers and gift boxes.

Cider, perry & fruit ciders.  We have Hogan’s Ciders on draught and bottles from the likes of Dunkerton and Manchester’s own Moss Cider. All as traditional and natural as possible.

Wine & fizz. A small but choice selection, by the glass or by the bottle. The Argentinian malbec and Marlborough sauvignon blanc are particularly popular.

Whiskies. Only from true independents like Springbank, Kilchoman and Arran, mainly from distilleries we have personally visited ourselves.

Small-batch gin, rum and vodka.  We’re doing our best to stock gins from all the Manchester distilleries (Evolution, Faith  & Sons, Fenney Street, Three Rivers, Manchester, Meadows, Three Rivers & Zymurgorim). All are served in balloon glasses with Fever-Tree tonic as standard. Faith & Sons vodka, an aged white rum and Admiral J’s spiced rum round out our spirits selection. We sell all our spirits by the bottle to take home, POA. We sell all our wines and spirits by the bottle too, so if there’s anything on the menu you particularly like we can send you home with a bottle at our off-licence price or specially order a case for you at a 10% discount.

Gluten-free and low-alcohol beers. From Brew Dog, Jever and Estrella.

Soft drinks. We stock fizzy drinks by Fairtrade & organic producer Karma along with pure fruit juices, ginger ale, sugarfree cordials and sparkling spring water.

Nibbles. Traditional bar snacks including Fiddler’s crisps from Lancashire and as well as luxury mixed nuts, bombay mix  and sweets.

Free Wi-Fi.

Our ‘meet the brewer/distiller’ nights, brewery takeovers and other events are announced on Facebook and Twitter.