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Automatic / Malt

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Al Bundy left this review about Automatic / Malt

Better description's elsewhere. The small bar area is to one side and the large dining area to the other. Only the dining area was being used to serve on this afternoon. Its ok as long as you stick to the bar part. There were 5 real ales available.

On 24th July 2015 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about Automatic/Malt

Malt is accessible via the automatic doors of the next door Met Art Centre, or via Automatic, the café bar. The same beers are available in Malt and in Automatic, but the Malt bar is only open for service from Thursday through Sunday. I discovered the above on a Tuesday afternoon by walking through the Met and reading the notice on the Malt bar...

There were four beers available at the time of my visit, interspersed on the bar with display domes of cake. Seating was café-like, but fairly upmarket. The beers were all pale, though the pump clip for one described it as Pennine best bitter/brown ale. This was clearly an error, and if it was from Pennine brewery it was probably Hair of the Dog. It was fairly undistinguished, anyway. Two of the others were from Spitting Feathers and Big Whistle, I couldn't read the fourth pump clip from where I was sat. The same pump clips appeared in Malt, which is also set up for dining, though more like a restaurant or a pub than a café. To complete the picture, the background music was glutinous MoR pop, and one member of staff was busy cleaning a stack of high-chairs, and I really do mean the sort of chairs that a toddler uses when sat with grown-ups for a meal.

On 4th March 2015 - rating: 4
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Gill Smith left this review about Automatic (Malt.)

Called in while visiting the 2011 Good Beer Guide entries for Bury, and found it a clean pleasant bar area. Went through the restaurant to the Malt and asked if we were ok just to have a drink, and it was no problem, even though all the tables were set for diners. Had a look at the menu though, and decided to try the food as it was not a bog standard food menu. Food was small portions well served and very tasty. The beer was fine. We had Rossendale Penine Glen Top Bitter and Outstanding Silver Fox. Toilets were very scruffy though and looked in the middle of a refurb. No driers in the gents I was told, and loo roll had to be used.

On 30th January 2011 - rating: 8
[User has posted 947 recommendations about 886 pubs]

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 November 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 November 2010 by hondo .
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