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The Font, Manchester

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

Back open for business, but no cask ale available when I bobbed in yesterday.

On 19th August 2020 - no rating submitted
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Old Boots left this review about The Font

Lurking down a back street next to Oxford Road station it’s a student oriented place, unsurprisingly given its proximity to Manchester Metropolitan University and not much further from the real one, no I don’t mean UMIST, although that’s quite close too. Roughly on three floor levels the counter with its four pulls is on the higher level at the back, not a big place so it’s easily found. Just the one cask on, a nice Mallinsons, a touch cold but in very good nick. The keg choice is best described as mainstream craft, eg Beavertown, Camden plus a couple of popular Europeans, Flensburg and Erdinger. Bit of an old mix with furnishings as you’d expect but, apart from the wooden benches, comfortable. Probably packed at night in term time.

On 13th March 2020 - no rating submitted
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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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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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19th Aug 2020, 18:16
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19th Aug 2020, 17:26
Review submitted by Rob Hunter

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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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