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The Font, Manchester Central, Manchester

7 New Wakefield Street
M1 5NP
Phone: 01612360944
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Font

Visited on Saturday evening, as a last port of call before getting the train back from Oxford Road. We had been doing a few places as part of Manchester Beer Week and The Font had a White Hag tap takeover advertised as part of Beer Week, so seemed worth a try, despite having not being that taken by The Font when last visiting five years ago.

Anyway at the bar, indeed either most or all of the keg lines had been taken over by White Hag (a brewery I have not tried before) but what caught our eye initially was the selection of Pomona Island beers on cask. This was a nice little bonus find as I've never had anything by them either, and Pomona Island had a stall at another event as part of beer week but had fully sold out by the time we got there. There were at least three hand pulls for cask at the bar, possibly more, and a load more on keg. There was a chalk menu board at the end of the bar.

No issue at all with the beers, great to see such a decent selection from a place where I wouldn't really have expected it. However it was really busy, and as a result service was pretty slow with a bit of a scrum at the bar, with that feeling of desperation wondering if you will ever get served. It's very studenty, confirmed by the fact that they brought over the card machine by default when I had just bought two drinks. Overall not really my kind of place, but may be better in quieter periods. Don't worry about a dress code by the way; there was a chap in there in flip flops on Saturday night. The beer selection was definitely The Font's redeeming factor and although I often judge a venue on its beer I'm struggling to go higher than a 6 on the rating because it's just not my kind of place.

On 10th July 2018 - rating: 6
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Font

Large student bar on split levels next to railway viaduct. Trendy night time place with sounds pumping out even at quiet periods.

Real ales available, quality is ok

On 18th March 2018 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Font

Trendy modern bar with a split-level arrangement as you enter, supplemented by an additional basement seating area. Mix of furniture and relatively plain decor. The emphasis seems to be on cocktails, but there are also four handpumps offering a decent selection of real ales: Vocation 'Pride & Joy', two from Brewsmith - APA (Australian Pale Ale) and Oatmeal Stout (£4.20) - and Marble 'A Carefully Planned Pale'. Although being a good 20+ years older than anybody else when I visited late one evening, I could see the appeal and found it one of the best places for a pint in the immediate area - a very pleasant surprise.

On 14th January 2017 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Manchester Oxford Road, 0.17 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Deansgate, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Manchester Piccadilly, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
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10th Jul 2018, 16:50
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
18th Mar 2018, 11:37
Review submitted by Danny O'Revey

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 25% includes real cider - last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 8 p.m. - last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 11 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 11 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 April 2010 by Alan Hurdle
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 11 October 2013 by ROB Camra
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