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Cask, Manchester

Pub added by Real Ale Ray
2 New Union Street, Cotton Field Wharf
Ancoats
Postal town: Manchester
M4 6FQ
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Cask

Modern bar next to the canal, that is within easy walk of the city centre and can also be a convenient stopping off point if walking to/from the City of Manchester stadium. In fact, we did attempt to visit here after a match this season only to find it far too busy to get served. We'd also mistakenly thought that there were no cask ales. In fact, the handpulls are hidden away at the far end of the bar.

Returning on a much quieter Friday lunchtime, I almost had the bar to myself, save for 1 or 2 other customers coming and going. When crowded, it had felt quite cramped. When quiet, it seems quite airy and spacious, with large windows overlooking the pathways along the canal and street, which were busy with a mainly student throughflow.

3 real ales were on - Squawk Corvus, Pictish Magnum & Abbeydale Deception. The cider was Lilley's Mango Cider. Craft beers were White Hag The Black Pig, Lindeman's Kriek, Abbeydale Heathen, Deya Shadows of Conversation, Polly's A Passion for Fashion & Oaty, Squawk Rico, The Kernel Pale Ale, Wander Beyond Wolfsbane, Lervig House Party, Beavertown Gamma Ray & Tiny Rebel Flower Power. My Corvus was a very enjoyable stout. Although at 7.4%, it perhaps wasn't the wisest selection to start an 11-pub crawl.

It's been over 8 years since I've been in the Cask's sister pub on Liverpool Road and I can't really remember my visit there, but I'll rate this branch slightly higher - 7/10.

On 10th March 2022 - rating: 7
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Rob Hunter left this review about Cask

Real Ale Ray has summed the place up perfectly and I can only echo his opening comment that it is very different to the original Cask in Castlefield.

Visited for the first time on Saturday and found six hand pulls for real ale at the narrow end of the bar, a further hand pull for cider on the main section of the bar, along with various keg, mainly craft offerings and some Belgian stuff too.

I had a cask beer by Squawk which was excellent and my drinking accomplice had something by Pictish which was just as good. The place was busy but not uncomfortably so, there is plenty of seating but it feels like a nice airy open space.

Definitely one in the area that's worth coming back to.

On 18th November 2019 - rating: 8
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ROB Camra left this review about Cask

Good sized pub under a small block of apartments on Cottonfield Wharf. We've called in here twice recently and on both occasions there have been plenty of people in the bar and also outside on several tables next to the canal. The 5 handpumps for ale are on the left hand side of the bar, there's also a real cider pump on the front of the bar. There's a jukebox, pinball, dartboard and a stack of board games. It's also air conditioned which was a blessing on our second visit as it was roasting outside. I've tried 5 beers in here and all have been in excellent nick as you would expect with their reputation at their Liverpool Road outlet. Ms CAMRA thought the Rose wine was excellent as well. We'll be coming here again and again.

On 5th July 2019 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Manchester Piccadilly, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Manchester Victoria, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Manchester Oxford Road, 1.11 miles, 21 min walk (show)
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12th Mar 2022, 22:26
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : No - No under 18s allowed (including outside) - last updated 18 November 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Darts : Yes last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 February 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : Yes last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 05 July 2019 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 November 2019 by Rob Hunter
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