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The Smithfield Market Tavern, Manchester

37 Swan Street
Manchester
M4 5JZ
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Smithfield Market Tavern

Somehow this is my first visit, although it never looked that enticing in its previous incarnation before being refurbished and taken over by Blackjack. Anyway, it is now an excellent tap house than has quite an attractive appearance in the various seating areas (one of which features a bar billiards table), even if the furniture and decoration remains at the unfussy end of the range. Seven handpumps offering four of its own cask beers (including the Pub Ale ordinary bitter, £4.20), guests from Bowland and RedWillow and a cider. Also has four more of its own craft keg beers from a shiny fount on the counter plus five more (and an equal number of guests) from the ten more taps on the bar-back.

On 31st May 2023 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Smithfield Market Tavern

Blackjack pub (as of around 2015). Fairly modern inside (2020 refurb), two areas with the servery to the left and a pleasant wood panelled area at the rear but it did feel a little sterile. Bar Billiards table mentioned elsewhere but I didn't spot it. Six cask and a cider, my Blackjack English Stout was really good and had clearly been pulled-through prior to opening (NBSS 4). I was the first customer in (and out) on Sunday afternoon so I didn’t catch it at its best but it seemed like a decent venue and the fact that the staff had the first beer ready to go to such a high standard is testament to a good ethos, so recommended for that.

On 16th May 2022 - rating: 8
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Smithfield Market Tavern

Paid a visit to the Smithfield on Saturday evening. There is a table by the door where you have to wait to be seated and check in using the QR code or old fashioned pen and paper. There were no tables available but we were allowed to sit on the sofa and have a look at the beer menu. Once a table became free it was quickly cleaned and made available for us. There were four cask ales available including ones from Blackjack and RedWillow. Orders were taken efficiently at the table and drinks arrived quickly. We stayed for a couple of drinks and during that time somebody came over to swap our menu over as one beer had gone off and another come on to replace it - now that's what you call service. Staff were friendly and attentive and this made for a pleasant relaxed drinking experience. Definitely recommended.

On 24th May 2021 - no rating submitted
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This pub features in the following crawls:
Manchester - 18 March 2010 by Clive Thompson
Manchester crawl - January 2010 by Gill Smith
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Map location corrected by Wynne Route
Manchester Victoria, 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Manchester Piccadilly, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Manchester Oxford Road, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
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20th Nov 2023, 11:20
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 13 October 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No 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 _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
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