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The Moon Under Water (Lloyds No. 1), Manchester

74 Deansgate
Manchester
M3 2FN
Phone: 01618345882
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Lloyds No. 1 (J D Wetherspoon)

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Quinno _ left this review about The Moon Under Water (Lloyds No. 1)

Jumbo JDW and a former holder of the title “Britain’s largest pub” (says Whatpub, anyway). L shaped at the bottom with a lovely upstairs room and additional mezzanine which has some pretty architectural features and a nice view of the ex-cinema grandeur. Downstairs is a little more plain though not too shabby, classic late 90s Spoons Victoriana decor and a curved ceiling. Three(!) bars, I think – I’m an app-addict these days so I pay less attention than I should. Five guest ales on from Rudgate; Chocolate Stout (NBSS 3.5) and Tom To Tango (3) were picked by me. Mixed bag of staff. Ate here and the Wethergrub was fine. Best of the Manchester city centre Spoons based on flying visits, I’d make sure to do this one again and sit upstairs.

On 16th May 2022 - rating: 8
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Moon Under Water (Lloyds No. 1)

worth a visit at a quiet time to take in the grandeur of this pub. it’s vast and majestic though cavernous, a typical city centre Spoons barn but with good traditional decor and real ale. today all the more interesting beers were on the bar at the far side where it took a while for someone to come and serve. the selection as you walk in was pretty dismal in comparison and I didn’t bother to look upstairs. as a pub I just don’t like it, as somewhere to have your first drink and relax it’s fine.

On 6th January 2019 - rating: 6
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Moon Under Water (Lloyds No. 1)

Pretty sure this used to be a standard Spoons, but now seems to be operating under their Lloyds No 1 brand, which explains the extremely loud music, DJ and dancefloor towards the rear of the pub. The upstairs seating area with viewing gallery makes this ideal for the discerning gentleman to eye up the ladies on the dancefloor from a safe distance, before deciding whether one of the lucky ladies would make a worthy mate.

I seem to remember a few years ago the upstairs area being less busy than downstairs, but on my recent Saturday night visit a couple of weeks ago, it was just as rammed as downstairs. However in years gone by I also seem to remember it being three deep at the bar, and I am pleased to say it was not quite that bad.

Interestingly the real ale selection on the downstairs bar is different to upstairs, so may be worth checking both out if you have the time and inclination.

As with a lot of Wetherspoon pubs, some interesting history with the building but the place is far too busy to try and take any of it in!

On 16th March 2018 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Manchester Victoria, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Salford Central, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Deansgate, 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Moon Under Water (Lloyds No. 1), Manchester
16th May 2022, 19:59
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
27th Apr 2022, 20:10
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Deangate - last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - just the usual 50p vouchers - last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
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