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The Flying Horse, Rochdale

37 Packer Street
OL16 1NJ
Phone: 01706646412

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Steve C left this review about The Flying Horse

The Flying Horse consists of three seating areas in front of a long L-shaped bar that supports twelve hand pumps. The available beers are listed on a television screen on the back bar and a premium keg range is also available alongside Carling. More seating is found behind the bar and a couple of plasma screens were showing Sky Sports whilst some background music played. Food is available, the pub classics on the Specials board were all priced under £10 and there are food deals throughout the week. The service was polite, but my pint of Staropramen wasn’t the best.

On 4th September 2019 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Flying Horse

This was our first pub to visit on our trip to Rochdale and what an excellent place to start. The interior is traditional in style, with a good sized mahogany bar facing you as you enter, with lots of seating options along the front. Curiously there were branches fixed all around the ceiling areas. Ten ales on handpump, served by upbeat and friendly staff, who all take care and interest in cask ales. I went for the Eagles Crag Alter Eagle and Black Lodge Fear of the Dark, which was an excellent Black IPA at 5.9%.

On 30th July 2019 - rating: 9
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ROB Camra left this review about Flying Horse Hotel

Just had a refubishment and the quiz machine & bandits have been removed. They are trying to have more of an emphasis on food. Currently only selling ales from the borough of Rochdale. So Lees, Wilson Potter, Hay Rake, Pictish & Phoenix. They're also now giving a 10p per pint CAMRA discount.

Still one of our regular haunts. Several cask ales always available usually with one each from Phoenix & Green Mill plus a couple of Timothy Taylors beers along with a couple of guests.

Has just had a refurbishment inside and now has a new carpet and is newly painted throughout. They've even spent some money on the gents toilets which really needed it. Still a good range of handpulled beers though.

One of our regular haunts on the Rochdale real ale trail. Impressive stone built exterior directly facing the even more impressive gothic Town Hall. Inside is one large room divided into several areas by wooden partitioning and seating. There’s also a pool table in the area round the back of the bar. Has two large TV screens often showing sport of one kind or another. Has 6 handpumps on the bar. Serves Lees Bitter, Taylor’s Landlord and Best Bitter and 3 changing guests, one is always from Phoenix and the other two regularly feature local breweries such as Green Mill, Hornbeam and Moorhouses. It can get a bit raucous when the football is on, but it’s a decent pub.

On 5th October 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about Flying Horse Hotel

This is an attractive hotel and pub in the middle of Rochdale town centre. The front of the pub has a single large area with plenty of seating either side of the front door. It looks quite smart, with a nice carpet, a couple of tiled fireplaces, an attractive bookcase and a band of ceramic tiles running around the walls. Those lucky enough to get a seat under the windows at the front of the pub will be treated to good views of the impressive town hall over the road. Several TV screens were on showing the afternoon’s early FA Cup tie and there were numerous blackboards throughout listing menus, upcoming events and the like. To the right of the servery is a wallpapered rear room with wooden floor and bits of sporting memorabilia on display included framed rugby shorts and a pair of Joe Calzaghe’s boxing shorts. There is also a picture of the Rochdale Cobras rugby team, who are based at the pub and a large trophy cabinet highlights their successes.
A good range of ale was available on my visit, with Taylor Landlord and Golden Best, Lees Best, Moorhouse Black Witch, Roosters Cream, Pennine Real Blonde (£2.60) and Phoenix Arizona on the row of hand pumps. The Real Blonde was in good condition, if not the most inspiring pint of the day. The staff were friendly and seemed pretty industrious, dealing efficiently with a busy bar and a lot of food orders.
I was glad that this place felt more like a pub than a hotel bar, and felt very comfortable sat here with a pint and my paper. A decent place to while away an hour or two over some good beer.

On 25th February 2012 - rating: 7
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