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

The Deansgate branch of Wetherspoon's seemed like a fairly standard version of this chain's pubs when we first arrived. I'd checked out the app in advance and decided what I'd fancy to drink. However on arrival, my chosen beer was not on any of the handpulls, forcing me to choose an alternative. The selection was Greene King Abbot, Ruddles Best, Marston's Wainwright & Brewster's Decadence. It was only when I read the Whatpub description again that I realised that there were two other bars. The bar at the rear had Acorn Raspberry Porter (my original choice) and Brightside Mancunian on.

I then headed upstairs for another wander and couldn't believe the size of the place. The upstairs room also had its own bar and with a really high ceiling, it felt like a ballroom. In fact, the building was a former cinema.

As Quinno says, this used to be Britain's largest pub. From what I can see, that honour now falls to BrewDog's new Waterloo branch. But I was certainly impressed by this one.

On 8th January 2023 - rating: 6
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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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Pub location see interactive map of local area
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
8th Jan 2023, 14:48
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
16th May 2022, 19:59
Review submitted by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
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  • 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 _
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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
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  • 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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