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The Footage, Manchester

137 Grosvenor Street
M1 7DZ
Phone: 01612759164

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Rob Hunter left this review about The Footage

This was our final stopping point of a small crawl on a Saturday night back in the middle of December. The last time I was in here was back in its day as the Footage & Firkin. I remember it used to be really busy and very studenty, to the extent that I recall not being let in once for not being a student (despite being in a group with some students and being of student age myself at the time). How it has changed. The place was not mad busy at all but considering the size of the place, it really felt empty and soulless.

At the bar were a few cask options and some interesting keg stuff. We only really had time for a swift half but we were told they had no 1/2 pint glasses and so the barman had to tempt us into accepting 2/3 pint instead. Not sure if this was a conscious decision that they don't serve half pints (as seems to be the case at some places), or if they had just run out of glasses - but given the number of customers in I found it hard to believe their entire stash of half pint glasses would have been dirty and waiting to be washed. As it happens I think we were only charged for two halves in the end, whether that was a mistake or not is anyone's guess.

We went for the Nutty Ambassador by Little Critters on keg, I have had this before on cask so was expecting great things. I preferred the cask version, but this was a perfectly decent drink to end the evening with, albeit in a pub that seems to have become a shadow of its former self.

On 24th January 2019 - rating: 7
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Al Bundy left this review about The Footage

You just know Wetherspoons would've probably done a better job of this place. Description elsewhere. However there are 3 handpumps on the bar now each with rugby based ales, Sin Bin, Hop and Under, Proper Hop. So how the review below only saw 2 I'll just never know. Ha.

On 2nd October 2015 - no rating submitted
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ROB Camra left this review about The Footage

Originally a cinema called the Grosvenor Picture Palace and previously the Footage & Firkin when it had its own brewery. The brewer was Richard Sutton who subsequently opened the Pictish brewery in Rochdale which is now owned and run by Paul Wesley. The upstairs area was originally the circle and is available for private hire. There are loads of screens around the pub which is massive. There are 2 pool tables and 2 quiz machines. 2 handpumps on the bar serving Robbies Trooper & Purity Mad Goose. The Purity was a decent pint. Sadly the barmaid was useless. Only two of us waiting and she served the guy who had only just arrived at the bar before me. Muppet. It's an interesting pub to have a look around, but it's not going to be on my regulars list.

On 25th September 2015 - rating: 5
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