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We are currently spending a few days in Manchester Castlefield watching the rain and getting rather attached to "The Wharf" that opened only the day before we got here.

After seeing so many closed pubs on the way up here its rather nice to see a new one opening.

The Wharf is a big "trendy" canalside pub and restaurant but its very nicely done and friendly.

However what I rather liked was the 11 real ales that they had on last night.

Also they not only let the dog in but gave here a bowl of water and a bonio.

 

A look at their website suggests that they took over the building despite many attemps by Peel holdings to knock it down and build some very ugly flats (sorry apartments). This is rather worrying as we also learned that Peel holdings (who now own the Bridgewater canal) are also trying to demolish the wonderful Thorn Marine.

 

link to Wharf History

 

(I have no financial connection with this pub other than giving them money in exchange for food and beer.)

 

.............Dave

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build some very ugly flats (sorry apartments).

 

.............Dave

 

:clapping: Luv that bit. We are of a similar age and I too hate all the modern snobbery phrases precisely as you have just stated. We also now suffer " Housing Developement " instead of housing estate, we also suffer " Attached " house instead of good old Semi detached, the list is endless................Oh and not to forget " Town houses " instead of terraced :banghead:

 

Tim

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Moored there several times and seen the planning applications pinned to the doors. Glad to see that some planners have sense. Looking forward to sampling some of those real ales but will have to get away from this flooding first.

 

Regards

Pete

 

Sitting in the lock at Thurmaston on the Soar having seen the river rise by about 2 feet today!

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We had a lovely meal in 'the Wharf' the day after it opened whilst we were in Castlefields. Upstairs is the same menu but with waiter/waitress service for the same price and as OP has already said a great range of beers. It is good to see a new pub, but we did notice that one of the bars that was in Castlefields last time we were there seems to have closed. :cheers:

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Peel Holdings have been owners of the Bridgewater Canal for quite a few years now. The area in Manchester is called Castlefield, without a final "s". Castlefields is in Dudley! :)

 

:clapping: Luv that bit. We are of a similar age and I too hate all the modern snobbery phrases precisely as you have just stated. We also now suffer " Housing Developement " instead of housing estate,

 

I think you may have tripped yourself up with that one, Tim! "Estate" was itself a fancy word brought in as a posher term for a housing development. The word "estate" had historically been used as the name for the land attached to grand country houses!

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We are currently spending a few days in Manchester Castlefield watching the rain and getting rather attached to "The Wharf" that opened only the day before we got here.

After seeing so many closed pubs on the way up here its rather nice to see a new one opening.

The Wharf is a big "trendy" canalside pub and restaurant but its very nicely done and friendly.

However what I rather liked was the 11 real ales that they had on last night.

Also they not only let the dog in but gave here a bowl of water and a bonio.

 

A look at their website suggests that they took over the building despite many attemps by Peel holdings to knock it down and build some very ugly flats (sorry apartments). This is rather worrying as we also learned that Peel holdings (who now own the Bridgewater canal) are also trying to demolish the wonderful Thorn Marine.

 

link to Wharf History

 

(I have no financial connection with this pub other than giving them money in exchange for food and beer.)

 

.............Dave

 

It's a Brunning & Price pub; they also have the Dysart Arms at Bunbury and the Corn Mill at Langollen, both equally good and also convenient for boaters.

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It's a Brunning & Price pub; they also have the Dysart Arms at Bunbury and the Corn Mill at Langollen, both equally good and also convenient for boaters.

 

and at the other end of the canal system, the Rowbarge at Woolhampton.

I am always suspiscious of the big new "PubCos" and think they are partly to blame for some of the recent closures.

However this one appears to be specialising in canalside pubs and doing a decent job of it.

The Timothy Taylor Landlord was £4 per pint but the other beers were more reasonable for a city centre type pub.

Also at least the Pubs are all a bit different rather than sticking to a standard corporate design.

I remember the bad old days when some breweries tried to make every pub that they owned almost identical.

 

...........Dave

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and at the other end of the canal system, the Rowbarge at Woolhampton.

I am always suspiscious of the big new "PubCos" and think they are partly to blame for some of the recent closures.

However this one appears to be specialising in canalside pubs and doing a decent job of it.

The Timothy Taylor Landlord was £4 per pint but the other beers were more reasonable for a city centre type pub.

Also at least the Pubs are all a bit different rather than sticking to a standard corporate design.

I remember the bad old days when some breweries tried to make every pub that they owned almost identical.

 

...........Dave

 

£4 for a pint of Timothy Taylor Landlord!!!!!!

Bloody hell! I thought it was dear at the Wharfside here in Wakefield at £3.

Good beer but but that is extortionate.

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and at the other end of the canal system, the Rowbarge at Woolhampton.

I am always suspiscious of the big new "PubCos" and think they are partly to blame for some of the recent closures.

However this one appears to be specialising in canalside pubs and doing a decent job of it.

The Timothy Taylor Landlord was £4 per pint but the other beers were more reasonable for a city centre type pub.

Also at least the Pubs are all a bit different rather than sticking to a standard corporate design.

I remember the bad old days when some breweries tried to make every pub that they owned almost identical............Dave

 

Aah that will be Samuel Smiths then. Currently £1.80p in Manchester.

 

My local has Landlord on at £2.90 and I refuse to pay it because it is by far the most expensive beer in the pub. I won't bother with The Wharf then unless we are having a meal there.

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Brunning & Price also have the Sutton Hall canalside at Gurnett Aqueduct near Macclesfield, the Old Harkers Arms canalside at Chester, also the Lord Cobermere a couple of minutes walk from the canal at Audlem.

 

They tend to have a reasonable range of good real ales (some local) & fairly good quality food but at top prices for a pub.

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They also have the Old Hall at Sandbach which is about 15/20 mins walk from the canal at Wheelock. They do tend to choose some very interesting old buildings.

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They also have the Old Hall at Sandbach which is about 15/20 mins walk from the canal at Wheelock. They do tend to choose some very interesting old buildings.

 

Ah! That will be canalside to you then Brian:-)

 

George ex nb Alton retired

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Aah that will be Samuel Smiths then. Currently £1.80p in Manchester.

 

My local has Landlord on at £2.90 and I refuse to pay it because it is by far the most expensive beer in the pub. I won't bother with The Wharf then unless we are having a meal there.

 

I did have a whinge about the £4 Landlord and the barman was very apologetic but said that Timothy Taylor charge a premium over other brewers. He suggested that several of his other cheaper beers were just as good and gave me a sample of each to prove his point. This is impressive service for this type of pub. However these were still in the £3.50 region.

 

I had a John Smiths for £2.15 in Middlewhich but on balance enjoyed the Wharf more.

Although the K&A is my favourite canal I recomend that you stay up North as you will not like the prices in Berkshire!

 

............Dave

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I did have a whinge about the £4 Landlord and the barman was very apologetic but said that Timothy Taylor charge a premium over other brewers. He suggested that several of his other cheaper beers were just as good and gave me a sample of each to prove his point. This is impressive service for this type of pub. However these were still in the £3.50 region.

 

I had a John Smiths for £2.15 in Middlewhich but on balance enjoyed the Wharf more.

Although the K&A is my favourite canal I recomend that you stay up North as you will not like the prices in Berkshire!

 

............Dave

 

I've been on the K&A. Enjoyed The Magpie at the bottom of Caen Hill in particular.

 

I'm working in Cambridge this week. I think I shall be searching out the Wetherspoons.

 

The Lord Combermere in Audlem is a favourite stopping off point for us but they only charge around £3.20 for the Landlord

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Try port street brewhouse or the new brewdog if you want the best beer in manchester. Port street is pretty close to lock 82 on the Rochdale. Stupidly huge selection on draught that changes constantly, with 100+ bottles to back it up. Yank craft beers and Belgian rocket fuels are not cheap so probably best not to go if you have Yorkshire instinct. 4 quid for a Tim Taylor is taking the piss mind.

 

port street's bottle list

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