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The Edinburgh Castle, Manchester

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17 Blossom Street
Manchester
M4 5AN
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Reviews of The Edinburgh Castle (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Rob Hunter left this review about The Edinburgh Castle

Paid a visit on Saturday evening. Two hand pulls for real ale, offering Edinburgh Castle Ale (brewed by Ringwood) and Magic Rock High Wire. The High Wire was superb, though a little on the steep side at £4.70 for two halves! There are also various keg options (including another Magic Rock beer) but having perused the menu while sat down we discovered Estrella (or something mainstream of that ilk) priced at well over £5 for 2/3 of a pint, so prepare to have your wallet emptied.

The pub itself is smaller than expected, with two rooms separated by a central bar and corridor behind. There is a room upstairs which I believe is exclusively for dining, though I did not investigate. Overall it's fairly smart, if dimly lit, and was rather busy. Hopefully some of that £4.70 will go towards sticking another 50p in the meter and turning the lights up a bit. Dogs appear to be welcome, either that or this one had made it past the bouncer undetected.

Nice to see an old pub reopened, I suspect its current incarnation is a far cry from what it would have been originally, but it's obviously popular. I wouldn't go out of my way to return, but may well call in again when visiting other pubs in the area.

On 22nd January 2020 - rating: 7
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Edinburgh Castle

The Edinburgh Castle opened last Thursday (14 October) after what I believe to be many years of closure. Unfortunately it was simply too busy to go in on Saturday night, with the door staff advising the place was full to capacity and operating a "one in, one out" policy. There were already a couple of people waiting in a queue to get in so we decided not to bother hanging around. We did go elsewhere and come back later as we were almost passing, but it was still full with people waiting, so this one will have to go down on the list for another time.

From what I have seen the pub has been done up very nicely, it offers two cask beers, a house ale and "Don't Mess With Manchester" by Northern Monk. Presumably the house beer is a constant and the other will be a rotating guest.

It was disappointing it was too busy to go in, but it was opening weekend so bound to have attracted some attention. Much better than an empty pub. I'll try again once the dust has settled.

On 18th November 2019 - no rating submitted
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Edinburgh Castle

When i visited the Edinburgh castle it was a decent corner pub that looked well kept from the outside.
Once inside the pub was fairly small but it was a decent enough pub to have a few drinks in,the pub was a Whitbread tied house and there were two real ales on the bar i had a drink of Boddingtons bitter and this was a decent drink the other beer was Whitbread Trophy bitter.
I think it is sad to see a nice old pub like this closed down.

Pub visited 29/12/1992

Photo taken 20/11/1993

On 29th December 1993 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Map location corrected by peter ashworth
Manchester Piccadilly, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Manchester Victoria, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Manchester Oxford Road, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Edinburgh Castle, Manchester
31st May 2020, 15:37
Request to add pub to area Manchester Central by Alan Hurdle approved
 
31st May 2020, 15:37
Request to add pub to area Manchester Central by Alan Hurdle

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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 January 2020 by Rob Hunter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 November 2019 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 November 2019 by Rob Hunter
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