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The Edinburgh Castle, Manchester

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17 Blossom Street
Manchester
M4 5AN
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ROB Camra left this review about The Edinburgh Castle

They've spent a lot of money renovating this pub and someone has to pay for it and it will be you. A surprisingly small front room where the bar is situated. A corridor at one side leads to a further room with mirrored walls and a further small seating area. Plenty of wood panelling around the place and a pleasant atmosphere. Definitely dog friendly as there were two in on my Friday afternoon visit. So far so good, now for the bad bit. A trainee barmaid who it would appear had never pulled a pint of cask in her life had been left behind the bar. I was served a just about drinkable pint of RedWillow Nelson that was flat as a witches... It made London beer look like it has big head. For this dubious pleasure I was charged £4.50, which is a bit steep even for around here.

I drank up and decided I needed a proper pint to get rid of the taste of the crap one, so I went around the corner to Cask, where I was served a great pint of Shiny Liberty for 50p less than in here.

Nice pub, glad to see it reopen, but crap beer and barstaff are going to cost it points

On 18th October 2021 - rating: 5
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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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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)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 October 2021 by ROB Camra
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 January 2020 by Rob Hunter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 October 2021 by ROB Camra
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 October 2021 by ROB Camra
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  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 October 2021 by ROB Camra
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