This is a very pleasant pub crawl
in a nice leafy suburb called (of all surprises) Didsbury
. It's just down the road from the Curry Mile
, so a short bus ride away from the best curries
around. Around 12 pub
s so it is possible to do this drinking full pint
s of beer. If you're feeling silly, double shots
. Technically it's not really a dozen pubs but the name has stuck and is something of a legend to first year students in Manchester
who are rarely brave enough to venture that far down Oxford Road
The list goes as follows:
- Hogshead - chain pub, nice but a bit pricey for Manchester
- The Pear Tree - reasonable prices
- The Nelson - I've always thought it looks a bit scary but I've never actually gone in so therefore my opinion is the most authoritative.
- O'Neills - Irish theme chain, still very nice though
- The Royal Oak - old pub, renowned for its Ploughmans lunch plate
- The Station Hotel - from the outside it seems the second smallest pub in Manchester (if not the world) but there is actually a second room in the back that is cunningly hidden from view.
- The Crown - good Sunday Lunch
- The Clock Tower - more locals than students.
- The Slug and Lettuce - another chain with inflated prices and load fashionable music
- The Pitcher and Piano - another wierd name, as is the tradition for these chain pubs
- The Fletcher Moss - cunningly hidden away off the main road
As you move slightly out of the centre there are a couple more:
- The Didsbury - lovely food and a HUGE lawn in the front, you can't see the ground during the summer months with the writhing mass of people!
- Ye Old Cocke - a good pub quiz by all accounts