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Ring o' Bells, Manchester

St. Leonards Square
Middleton
Postal town: Manchester
M24 6DJ
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Ring o' Bells

Located opposite the church, this was one of my more interesting stops on a trip to the north of Manchester. It was another JW Lee's pub which regularly stocks their Bitter & MPA. However, there were also a couple of seasonal beers - Dray Rumble & The Boilerhouse Pre-Prohibition Porter.

The bar was packed on my late Friday afternoon visit. With many people standing at the bar itself, I had to shout over the crowd to place an order with the barmaid. The Porter was very enjoyable indeed and was the first JW Lee's beer I can say I actually liked.

I don't recall much about the pub itself, other than it being packed with people who had been to a funeral. The only seat I could spot was a stool in a corner where I got chatting to a local couple who were recounting various ghost stories involving the pub itself, the church opposite and their former house nearby. We also discussed the local pubs I had visited. So thank you to Hayden and his wife, whose name I have inevitably forgotten for an entertaining half hour in this pub!

I left the pub keeping an eye out for any ghostly apparitions from the church opposite. But none were forthcoming.

This was my favourite of the 8 JW Lee's pubs I tried, no doubt helped by the excellent Porter and the lively atmosphere and excellent conversation.

On 11th March 2022 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about Ring O' Bells

Found it open on this visit. It's up a bit of a hill and facing St. Stephens, hence the name. The main room is split into two by a partial wall and there's also a small pool room to the rear. It's all old beams almost throughout with loads of bric-a-brac attached to them. There's a large beer garden to the rear. Sadly there were schoolkids in uniform sat at the bar at 4:15 on a Friday afternoon. There was also a huge dog the size of a St. Bernard that was afraid of one of the little girls! It's a Lees pub with the Bitter and MPA available. The MPA was a decent pint and reasonable enough at £3. There's live music advertised on a Saturday once a month. A decent enough pub, but I'm not impressed by the schoolkids being in.

On 8th October 2019 - rating: 6
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ROB Camra left this review about Ring O' Bells

The GBG2013 says that this pub opens at 12 on a Friday. It wasn't open yesterday at 2:45. I'd check with the pub for the actual opening times before going.

On 20th October 2012 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by ROB Camra
Moston, 3.05 miles, 58 min walk (show)
Castleton (Manchester), 3.39 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
Rochdale, 5.07 miles, 1 hr 37 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ring o' Bells, Middleton
11th Mar 2022, 14:09
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
8th Oct 2019, 19:20
Review submitted by ROB Camra

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Saturday - monthly - last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 October 2019 by ROB Camra
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