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Jack in the Box, Manchester

1 Eagle Street
Manchester
M4 5BU
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Pub SignMan left this review about Jack in the Box

Situated inside the Mackie Mayor food hall complex, this place is essentially just a bar counter selling products from the Black Jack brewery. As such, there’s not a whole lot to say about it – they had four Black Jack ales on cask and a whole load more on the keg taps, plus the odd guest beer and cider option. I tried a couple of the cask ales – I forgot to note the names of any of them though – and thought they were both under-conditioned. The bar has a very plain counter with scruffy blackboards across the canopy listing the full range. Fridges to one side of the bar offer a wide range of bottled and canned alternatives if nothing from the draught range does it for you.
Once you’ve purchased your beer, you can take a seat anywhere within the Mackie Mayor complex, which is set in a grand old building that was once part of the former Smithfield Market. It’s a grand edifice, with two floors of seating, mostly canteen style benches serving long communal tables, and plenty of street-food style vendors offering expensive but tasty fayre. We visited on a mid-week evening and found it quite hard to bag a table thanks to a good crowd who helped create a decent atmosphere.
I don’t mind these venues and often find they are a good compromise when you’re trying to find somewhere to eat for a large group, so to discover a bar inside such a venue, operated by a well-respected local brewery, seemed like a sure-fire winner. However, I left here with a big question mark over their cask turnover and whilst I’d happily return and give them another try, I think anyone coming here solely for the beer, would be better off heading inside the Black Jack pub next door instead.

Date of visit - 20th June 2023

On 11th December 2023 - rating: 6
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Old Boots left this review about Jack in the Box

Brewery bar in one of those multiple food and drink outlets, limited seating in the bar area but you can sit anywhere in the building if you can find a space, it’s very popular. Mixed food and drinks, round the edges as described with tea, coffee and a wine bar plus pizza, thai curry, wraps and so on. Seating in the centre at benches, by the Blackjack bar at tables and shelves and more tables on a mezzanine floor. I tried ordering food on the venue’s app but it defeated me so I just had a drink. Beer quality and service were fine though.

On 11th June 2023 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Jack in the Box

Blackjack Brewery bar in the Mackie Mayor former market building, now a food hall. Usual deal with mixed seating in the centre, but it benefits from having some other tables slightly tucked away round one side. I found six of the eight handpumps in use, and opted for the Early-Days Northern Porter (£4.60). Ten craft keg beers also available, together with a couple of Broadoak boxed ciders.

On 22nd March 2023 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Manchester Victoria, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Manchester Piccadilly, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Manchester Oxford Road, 1.08 miles, 20 min walk (show)
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11th Dec 2023, 18:00
Review submitted by Pub SignMan amended by Pub SignMan
 
11th Dec 2023, 17:56
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