6 Slate Wharf, Manchester, United Kingdom
0161 220 2960
The Wharf Manchester Reviews
The Wharf Aug 20, 2012
The Wharf is a huge pub in the Castlefield area of Manchester, on the canal basin. It has a great range of real ales and whiskys, as well as the normal sorts of drinks, lagers and spirits for the area. This makes it a good place to go if you like beer that tastes of beer and all your friends like commercial lager. It does food, but I can’t review that as I didn’t eat there when I went.
The main reason to visit this pub, other than the nice range of beers, is the large terrace outside. There are very few nice places to eat and drink outside in Manchester, which often leads to being crammed in a little table next to a road. But the Wharf has a lovely big terrace next to the canal basin, with a fountain and lots of comfortable tables. There are patio heaters for cooler weather. Inside the pub, there are two floors of pleasantly laid out, slightly fake-olde-worlde tables. The toilets are spotless, and both floors are accessible to buggies and people in wheelchairs – they’ve even left enough space between the tables to move. The staff were lovely.
We were there midweek, and it was a lovely peaceful place for an after dinner drink. I could imagine this place gets rammed on a sunny Saturday afternoon. But it’s easily nicer than Dukes 92 or Albert Shed, at least for drinks, and I really do recommend it.
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