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The Unicorn, Manchester Central, Manchester

Pub added by Jim Newell
26 Church Street
M4 1PW
Phone: 01618799863
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Jon B left this review about The Unicorn

a gem of a trad pub that feels underrated, perhaps because it’s not trendy in any way, focusing on doing all of the ‘proper pub’ things very well. Tetleys Cask and Bass - old school beer for the old school clientele! Reasonable prices for central Manchester too. a great pub to stick a quid in the jukey and relax with the old boys.

On 4th February 2019 - rating: 9
[User has posted 578 recommendations about 570 pubs]

Real Ale Ray left this review about The Unicorn

Well described below by Malden Man. We popped in on Saturday lunchtime, where we found three beers on handpump, Bass, Wainwright and Robinsons Trouper. Their two other lines were in the process of being cleaned. We went for the Bass and Wainwright and both were in top condition. The pub had a nice relaxed atmosphere and no music was being played. We took the side room on the right, which was quite narrow and ran from the front windows, continuing all the way to the back of the pub. The older drinkers seemed to prefer this part of the pub, whereas a group of six younger drinkers settled on the bar side for a bit of banter.

On 18th October 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2844 recommendations about 2844 pubs]

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Malden man left this review about The Unicorn

A reassuringly traditional pub in an area where many are not, the pub had a good number of old boys in early on Thursday, enjoying a chinwag or picking the day's bets. Many seemed to know each other suggesting a local in the city centre. There is a long central bar with rooms either side, it is narrow in parts, plus a pair of slightly separated areas at opposite ends of each side if you can follow that. Carpeted, buttoned red banquettes and stools at Britannia tables, there are the old push buttons remaining behind some of the benches, also some wood panelled walls, leaded windows and a few bits of stained glass here and there. The deeper side room on one side has a rooflight with some coloured glass too. Beer related slogans are stencilled high on the walls.
The handpumps are split across the bar so a chalkboard would be a good addition, currently you need to walk around or ask. Draught Bass, Spitfire, Robinson's Unicorn (£2.70), Charles Wells Poppy plus Adnam's Fat Sprat.
This was a good first pub of the day, a chatty place where you can find your spot and spend half an hour or so sipping your pint as you flick through the paper, I enjoyed it here.

On 17th November 2015 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1680 recommendations about 1657 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Jim Newell
Manchester Victoria, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Manchester Piccadilly, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Manchester Oxford Road, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Unicorn, Manchester
4th Feb 2019, 14:19
Review submitted by Jon B
4th Nov 2018, 20:27
Picture submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

Pub Details

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  • Function Room : Yes - According to Facebook page - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 09 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 January 2011 by moby duck
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm | 11pm - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 11pm
SaturdayMidnight - 1am | 11am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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