The Shakespeare

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The Shakespeare Manchester Reviews

sarahelaine sarahela…
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The Shakespeare Jun 06, 2010
I wish I had found this place months ago...

The Shakespeare is a pub near Manchester city centre. It is an old one, possibly medieval, although it was originally in Chester and got reassembled in Manchester in the 1920s. The decor is very pleasant olde worlde pub - all dark oak panelling and nice seats.

There is a separate restaurant upstairs, which is great right now because they will be screening the world cup downstairs and personally, I don't like having my lunch interrupted by goals - I'm sure that's just me.

The restaurant serves very nicely done pub classics, along the lines of sausage and mash and roasts on Sundays. And these are incredible value - anything that costs more than £6 is on two for one, so a whole meal for two of us with two drinks each came to £15 altogether - £7.50 each.

I also really, really want to stress how hard the waitress was working. She was on on her own and had a full dining room - we probably massively over tipped because she stayed friendly and we never had to wait long, despite the fact she was totally run off her feet.

I think this is a great place to have lunch, especially if the 2 for 1 is on.
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sarahelaine says:
There are a few round here that resist, at least for the premiership, although that's more to avoid the risk of rival fans kicking off and I'm worried they'll relent for the cup.

I suspect I will be drinking at home for a few months - very dull blog entries!
Posted on: Jun 07, 2010
londonstudent says:
Pubs are going to be quite unbearable right through the World Cup! Televisions in bars should be banned ...
Posted on: Jun 06, 2010
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