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

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

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

This cinema conversion looked more like another shop conversion when I arrived on a Friday afternoon. It's a typical long narrow room which was packed so I didn't get to note all the beers. Further back up some steps is a second bar which was much quieter. I didn't investigate the third bar upstairs. Most of the seating in the lowest bar is tall tables and chairs with some alcoves. The upper bar had a major problem in that nearly all the lagers had gone or were going off and there was nobody who could change them! The rear bar also houses the Lloyds Disaster Area with idiot booth, speakers but no lights or glitter ball that I could see.
I managed to get to see the first set of hand pumps in the main bar and they had the two GK beers, Peerless Langton Spin and Seven Brothers IPA. The rear upper bar had the two GK beers, Upham Gold, an International beer from Caledonian, Oakham Bishops Farewell and Jennings Hop Commotion. I went for the Seven Brothers (£2.75) and Bishops Farewell (£2.89) before moving on to the better value Oakham Green Devil bottles (£2.99).
This is one of the better central Manchester Spoons but that's a very low comparison point. Like most major cities, there are vastly better outlets in the suburbs.

On 24th July 2017 - rating: 5
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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)
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