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Submitted on Monday, 5th November 2018
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Medicine Tap, Rochdale Central, Rochdale

Pub added by ROB Camra
The Esplanade
Rochdale
OL16 1AB
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Reviews of Medicine Tap (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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 2181 recommendations about 2083 pubs]


ROB Camra left this review about Medicine Tap

Now this pub has settled down a bit I'll review it. It's been open about 6 weeks now and I was in on the opening night. We've been in several times since and it's now a good addition to the local pub scene. Originally Rochdale's main post office, it's been sympathetically converted with lots of wood panelling around the walls and the bar back. A couple of the guys behind the bar have worked in several local pubs and so are familiar with many of their visitors. There are 2 banks of 8 handpumps, all doubled up and always featuring a Mighty Medicine beer or two as you might expect. Over the last few week there have been beers on from Dark Horse, Great Heck, Northern Whisper, Vocation & Kirkstall amongst others, so a decent range is often available. My only gripe really is that sometimes, certainly on a Friday night, the piped music seems to be aimed at teenagers, when there aren't any in the bar as it attracts an older clientele. Motown, Northern Soul and 80's music have also been playing on other nights, which is more appropriate. Overall though this is a good pub. In fact we'll probably call in tomorrow night just to check it's still OK :-))

On 23rd May 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2556 recommendations about 2492 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
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
18th Nov 2018, 13:57
Picture submitted by Wynne Route approved
 
18th Nov 2018, 13:30
Picture submitted by Wynne Route

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 - Lunchtime only - last updated 23 May 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
  • 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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