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Medicine Tap, Rochdale

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The Esplanade
Rochdale
OL16 1AB
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Medicine Tap

A very fine and large former post office in a prime location in Rochdale town centre it has a significant interior with a double height ceiling,wood panelling,some plasma screens but not for sport and a bar running most of the length of the building.In addition to a large array of handpumps with 8 choices on my visit,there is the longest keg beer gantry I've ever seen.
On the ale front expect some house Mighty Medicine brews and/or Strata brews who cuckoo brew at MM.My Strata Strike was decent (NBSS 3.5).My visit was brief ,breaking a journey from The Flyer to The Baum so I failed to note the full ale range.A revisit will be on the cards when next in town,it's a worthy real ale crawl venue and features in the GBG.

On 15th July 2021 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about Medicine Tap

The Medicine Tap is a large rectangular high-ceilinged pub/bar that used to be the town’s post office. The long bar on the back wall supports sixteen hand pumps and an array of premium and craft keg. I went for half a Paulener which set me back £2.15. The bar faces some old barrels made into high tables and normal seating is found either end of the bar. There is lots of standing room, so I imagine it gets busy in here at the weekend. I was one of two customers during a recent Monday evening visit. There are plasma screens on both side walls, one showing the list of available beers and the other advertising food and drink deals. There was some low background music playing. The door to the right labelled ‘Cocktail Vault’ was closed. I found the service to be polite and would return if in the area.

On 4th September 2019 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Medicine Tap

A large former Post Office opposite Rochdale's magnificent Town Hall. I think the red post box gave it away. This is a very respectable pub and the staff were very friendly and courteous, giving the pub a slightly upmarket feel to it. The bar faces you on entering, positioned along the back wall. There was two banks of eight handpumps serving six Mighty Medicine ales plus a couple of guests. We went for the Manchester Cream and the Pirate Juice IPA. Both were fine and not overpriced at £3.40 for the centre of town.

On 30th July 2019 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by ROB Camra
Rochdale, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Castleton (Manchester), 2.31 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Smithy Bridge, 2.98 miles, 57 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Medicine Tap, Rochdale
15th Jul 2021, 21:53
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
23rd Jun 2021, 10:21
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% Not weekends - last updated 15 August 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 29 November 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 May 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 23 May 2018 by ROB Camra
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