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Medicine Tap, Rochdale Central, Rochdale

Pub added by ROB Camra
The Esplanade
Rochdale
OL16 1AB
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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
[User has posted 3546 recommendations about 3525 pubs]


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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Will Larter left this review about Medicine Tap

I was surprised, after reading the review below, to find a total of zero beers from Mighty Medicine brewery. At the time of our visit there were two mainstream beers, plus five from northern micros and Old Rosie cider (see photos). The Greenfield Bitter was disappointing, with not much flavour and no bitterness discernible to my palate, and as I drank further down the pint there was a slight butterscotch off flavour. I wouldn't let this put me off coming back here another time though.

On 5th November 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2458 recommendations about 2320 pubs]


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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
30th Oct 2019, 17:00
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30th Oct 2019, 17:00
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Pub Details

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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% - guest beers only - last updated 23 May 2018 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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