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Cask, Manchester

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
29 Liverpool Road
Castlefield
Manchester
M3 4NQ

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Real Ale Ray left this review about Cask

A very friendly and down to earth pub with no airs and graces, just good beer. The pub had a choice of four handpulled beers on our visit. I spotted Phoenix Wobbly Bob, so I went for that, excellent condition. Their other beers included Arbor Mosiac, which Mrs A enjoyed, Mallinsons Legend and Track Brewery Man in Shade. The interior was traditional in style with a mahogany bar over to the left of entrance. A timber front lounge area and a terracotta tiled floor towards the rear, along with further seating at the back and a patio garden.

On 7th March 2019 - rating: 8
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Rob Hunter left this review about Cask

Saturday night saw my first visit to Cask for quite a few years, and the one thing that struck me was how quiet it was compared to how it used to be. On previous visits it was standing room only but on Saturday we had no issue at all getting a table. The four hand pulls for cask ale are on the end of the bar as you walk through the door; on previous visits the bar has been crowded making these difficult to see, but not so on Saturday. The style of the place reminds me a bit of Bar Fringe. At Cask there is a larger back room and doors off there to an outdoor area. At the time of my visit the hand pulls were offering Crackendale by Thornbridge, Bramling Cascade by Mallinsons, Moonshine by Abbeydale and Ruby Jane by Ilkley. I enjoyed the Crackendale, but on this occasion was only staying for one so didn't get to try any of the others. Would be happy to pay a return visit.

On 18th June 2018 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about Cask

Fairly straightforward small Belgian-style alehouse bar with scrubbed wood floor, blue and white walls with a larger red rear room. Despite the name, this place specializes more in continental beer. There were four ales on with the pumps facing you as you enter - Bristol Beer Factory Nova, Doctor Rudi, Squawk IPA (end of barrel) and Deeply Vale DV8 (good). Plenty of keg (14?) as well and a good range of continental bottles. Apparently you can also bring your own food in, so long as you clear up after yourself (fair enough!). A decent modern bar and some interesting beer but not necessarily one to classed as an essential visit.

On 1st February 2017 - rating: 7
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Al Bundy left this review about The Cask Bar

A nice little micropub style place. Lots of European beer on tap and 4 handpumps of which only 3 were on today with Ticketybrew, Quantum Brewery and someone from Sheffield which I've forgotten. A decent little place.

On 29th October 2015 - rating: 8
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ROB Camra left this review about The Cask Bar

We've called in many times since my original review, the latest time being yesterday afternoon. They're now up to 4 handpumps and all 4 were in use. Two beers from Pictish, one from Acorn and a Phoenix one. The Pictish El Diablo was in good nick as was the Pictish Brewer's Gold. I've always liked it in here and will continue to visit regularly.

29/04/2010
Tiny, bare floorboarded Belgian style bar. Specialises in fruit beers and unusual lagers, but also has two handpumps. When we call in there's often only one of these in use and it usually has a Phoenix beer on. It's pretty well kept though and it did make the GBG a couple of years ago. It's quite atmospheric and buzzy. It's a decent little bar.

On 6th May 2013 - rating: 7
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Spinko Spinko left this review about The Cask Bar

Nifty little bar just up the road from the Granada Studios so you're likely to see a Coronation St actor or actress in here at the right time. Around 3 varied local ales on, a selection of eclectic kegs, and a good bottle selection. At lunchtimes this place allows punters to bring in their own food, usually fish and chips from the chippy next door.

On 28th December 2012 - rating: 8
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Chris 87 left this review about The Cask Bar

Very pleasant bar off Deansgate which always has one or two local ales on tap - on my most recent visit, Lancaster Blonde which was in good nick and perfect for a balmy May afternoon. On previous visits I've chosen to mainly partake in the lagers on offer, of which there are plenty, and this was my first visit to take advantage of the shaded outdoor patio area with a few pals. Nothing world-beating in terms of interior or beer range but well worth a stop if in the area.

On 28th May 2010 - rating: 9
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