Common, Edge Street. (c) citylife.
Slightly removed from the main area of bars situated around the Thomas Street area, this bar is well worth searching out. Looking a bit like a café from outside, don't let this fool you as they have a good selection of beers and two real ales on our last visit. We only tried the Propsect Ale of Standish, which was on good form and served at the spot on temperature. At £3 a pint it was in keeping with similar pubs in the area, even possibly a tad cheaper than most. They also have dimpled pint pots, which takes you back and is a nice touch. These are sadly missing from just about every pub in Manchester these days, probably on the spurious grounds of health and safety no doubt! The staff and landlord/manager were courteous and couldn't help us enough, even nipping down to swap the barrel over when we told him we'd prefer not to drink the Flowers strong ale! May charge for entry on the weekend but great for midweek sup and considerably better than some other supposedly more illustrious bars in the area.