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The City Arms, Manchester

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48 Kennedy Street
Manchester
M2 4BQ
Phone: 01612364610
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Quinno _ left this review about The City Arms

Old skool and fairly unspoilt boozer (CAMRA Inventory listed). Enter to a small dimly-lit main bar with minimal seating (just some burgundy banquettes and a couple of posing tables) though the old lead-light windows to street make it worth a pause (unlike the unusable dart board). Luckily there’s a larger and brighter oblong room round the side with a nice traditional feel - bottle green banquettes, yellow walls, dark varnish wood trim, B&W prints of old local scenes (many featuring trams) and racing green ceiling. Also nice green Majolica wall tiling en route to gents. A nice muted soundtrack of 60’s hits on the go complemented it all rather nicely. Eight handpumps with seven cask on, a good mix of styles represented. My Brightside Odin was very good (NBSS 4) so I jokered and stayed for another, Wander Beyond Shadow Puppets (3.5). I really liked this one though it’s best visited at quieter times. GBG ’22 listed. 8.5

On 16th May 2022 - rating: 9
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Steve C left this review about The City Arms

A corridor runs from the entrance past a serving hatch on the right to a room at the rear. This room has banquette seating around the walls with tables and stools. Up on the wall is a chalkboard that lists seven cask ales and two craft keg. These are available from the bar located up a couple of steps towards the front of the pub. An eighth hand pump was unused and there were some premium keg products available. I went for the Jaipur that was on good form.
There is a small TV in each of the rooms, but these were off in favour of some background music from the likes of The Doors and The Beatles. There were only two other customers, which I found surprising as this pub is vastly better than the busier Spoons next door.

On 15th February 2022 - rating: 9
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The City Arms

Good Beer Guide, side-street pub that I have somehow happened to miss previously... Anyway, nothing fancy has been done to the compact, slightly split-level, two-room layout so this retains plenty of straightforward character. The real ale offer is very good too, ranging from some light real ales - through things like the RedWillow Feckless (£4.30) - to Titanic Plum Porter and Thornbridge Jaipur.

On 17th September 2021 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Andy Ven
Manchester Oxford Road, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Deansgate, 0.67 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Manchester Piccadilly, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
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16th May 2022, 20:06
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
16th May 2022, 20:03
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 May 2022 by Quinno _
  • 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 : Yes 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 : Yes - Lunchtime, otherwise Pies only - 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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