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The Shakespeare, Manchester

16 Fountain Street
M2 2AA
Phone: 01618345515

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Al Bundy left this review about The Shakespeare

A very impressive looking pub a decent enough interior. Two distinct drinking areas its quite pleasant. 3 real ales including their own Shakespeare beer. Though it is only very early November, and the music selection that was on, I was sick of Xmas by the time I left. And I only had 1 drink.

On 4th November 2015 - rating: 6
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Peter Rydings left this review about The Shakespeare

Used to have area meetings here when we worked for Scottish And Newcastle its a nice pub but what spoilt it was a big fella f-----g and c------g every other word wanting to fall out with every one tried to kick off with two lesbians. The young lad behind the bar got the manager he refused to serve the girls again and told them to go. We found out then he was the managers mate it looked like the manager was frightened of him he emptied the pub of about thirty customers in a couple of minuets. It will be a while before we call in again

On 20th December 2012 - no rating submitted
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ROB Camra left this review about The Shakespeare

Called in on Saturday for the first time for a while. When we got inside I remembered why. It's a great looking building on the outside and there are still a couple of interesting features on the inside, but the rest has gone away. It was full of shaven headed, steroid pumped numpties who all appeared to be friends with the bouncer, who looked just like them. They were using plastic glasses, even for the wine, which says quite a lot about the place. Surprisingly my pint of Bombardier was very good, which will add a point to the score. Won't be calling in for a couple more years though.

On 23rd May 2011 - rating: 4
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Shakespeare

This is one of those places that is better from the outside than it is on the inside, its black and white beamed old looking exterior, and decent pub sign of the bard looking very inviting as one of the few traditional places left on the high street.
Internally it is a bit small, and not helped by the several groups of shoppers and their copious amounts of high street store bags. But then it was Saturday evening, so what should I expect. There are some nice period features but the whole place just feels like it could do with some TLC, especially the toilets..
Three hand pumps on the bar, but nothing exciting for a southerner except for the Boddingtons on cask which was complementing the Bombadier and Spitfire, and as the former ‘Cream of Manchester’., it had to be tried. Unfortunately it’s not a lot above caramelised water nowadays and the pub can’t be blamed for that, but it didn’t add to the overall experience.

On 6th February 2011 - rating: 5
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Richard Arwkrite left this review about The Shakespeare

Cramped ground floor bar with food at lunch times. A couple of ales. During the day it can get over run with ladies who shop and their designer carrier bags. I can see the previous posters point. There are better and more comfortable places you can drink in.

On 23rd September 2009 - no rating submitted
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Mat Nichol left this review about The Shakespeare

One of those pubs where you ask yourself, "why did we come here?"
Maybe its down to its location, but it really has nothing good to say about it.

On 5th December 2006 - rating: 2
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