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Grey Horse Inn, Manchester

80 Portland Street
Manchester
M1 4QX
Phone: 01612361874

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Old Boots left this review about Grey Horse Inn

Looking pretty much like an unspoiled city centre pub, it's a single room with an horseshoe shaped counter to one side, bench seating and a few cast iron tables with stools, a modernish window looking out onto Portland St, er that’s it. Simple but nice. Five pulls, Hyde’s Bitter and Mild although with daft names, and Hyde’s Lowry and a rugby themed special, the other beer looked like a guest from a local small brewery. A mirror and some old photos form the decor.

On 13th March 2020 - no rating submitted
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Ian Mapp left this review about Grey Horse Inn

Struggle to find a more traditional boozer.

Maybe next door - at the Circus Tavern :-)

Single roomed. Good Beer Guide 2020 Entry. Handful of handpulls - I had a Winters Tale and couldn't find anything about it on Untappd, so don't know the brewery. Fine beer for the season.

On 16th December 2019 - rating: 7
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Rob Hunter left this review about Grey Horse Inn

Saturday afternoon visit. I have only been in here once before, must be about five years ago, and it was smaller inside than I remembered. It's a nice little pub, with five cask ales at the bar, which is about one different ale for every table in the pub. When I visited there was Hydes Original, Zesty Jester (Kansas Avenue), Old Indie (Hydes), Jutland (Hydes), and something by Brew House(?) that I didn't make a proper note of.

The lady serving, who I assumed to be the landlady, was pleasant and friendly and seemed calm and in control of her pub.

It's a small pub so I deliberately planned to go in the afternoon when it would be less busy, in fact this was the first visit of a bit of a crawl on Saturday. A better selection of ales than I was expecting.

On 16th August 2018 - rating: 7
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Soup Dragon left this review about Grey Horse Inn

A narrow but tidy little Hydes pub. The interior has a single room the curves around the bar in white and wood panel, with old photos of Manchester on the walls. Still has bench seats, as well as tables and chairs - so quite traditional. Music was at a decent level and there are a few TVs showing sport in silence. The service was fine and the clientele mature. There were 5 real ale handpulls from the Hydes stable: Original, Zesty Jester, Captain Bill, and a decent Den Haag Ale and Old Indie MILD. I really liked it here and would definitely go back.

On 21st July 2018 - no rating submitted
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Grey Horse Inn

Tiny but lovely traditional Hydes pub, wood floor boards, beams, tiny curved bar adjacent the entrance. Some small tables with stools around the walls. It does have a couple of small TV screens for sport. Beer quality is ok

On 1st March 2016 - rating: 8
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Malden man left this review about The Grey Horse Inn

Up a series of steps into a very small single roomed pub with a boarded floor and an L-shaped bit of perimeter bench seating. A small curved bar to one side, one wall is timber boarded, the ceiling has stained beams covered in beer mats, it is all a bit rustic despite being a central Manchester pub. A few football bits and bobs of the City's two teams on one wall plus there are B&W old local views. A smallish TV was showing a darts match. Seating at the benches with stools at a few Britannia tables. Service was delightfully warm and friendly from a chirpy barmaid, Hydes Ales, Original, Owd Oak, Beer Studio (Hydes) Ruby Amarillo plus something called Woodward and Falconer Balderdash. There is a little yard to the rear which has room for one small table.
It's a lovely little pub, a must double with the slightly smaller Circus Tavern two doors up. This little run of very old buildings was apparently once a row of weaver's cottages, unimaginable nowadays with the bustling city centre surrounding them.

On 16th November 2015 - rating: 7
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Al Bundy left this review about The Grey Horse Inn

Its ok. One of 3 next door to each other. Its friendly and is always worth popping in if you've just got off the National Excuse bus

On 28th September 2015 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about The Grey Horse Inn

Cracking little pub on one of Manchesters main thoroughfares. Traditional decoration, some of it Victorian in style. Very friendly staff and customers, on this occasion a girl from Hebden Bridge and a American Coastguard on holiday. 5 handpumps, all on, serving Hydes Original, 1863, Jekylls Gold & Manchester Finest. On the 5th handpump was a beer they claimed was a guest, Beer Studio Vermillion Hue, in reality it's brewed at Hydes on their pilot plant. It was a decent beer though. Well worth a visit when in the city centre.

On 9th October 2013 - rating: 8
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Nick Davies left this review about The Grey Horse Inn

Tiny, friendly, lovely traditional pub of the sort which us tourists from down south miss so much. Full Hydes range in good shape. Should be included on any crawl of the city.

On 29th September 2013 - rating: 8
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General Staal left this review about The Grey Horse Inn

An ancient building. Narrow and thin. Looks Georgian. The small semi circular bar is near the front. It is a tiny pub.

Service was friendly, as was the clientele. It comes across as a proper old fashioned boozer.

There were five ales on. Hydes Original, Hydes 1863, Hydes Anniversary, Lancaster Bomber and Beer Studio's Winsome Blonde.

The Original was in good form.

In short, a lovely pub. I would revisit.

On 27th July 2013 - no rating submitted
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