Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 23 May 2010

077. Berwick Arms, Canarvon Street

Berwick Arms, Canarvon Street. (c) Pubs of Manchester.

Nestled in the industrial estate off Cheetham Hill Road up the hill from Strangeways Gaol, is this little pub that we didn't even know existed. It's seen in 1958 as a Cornbrook Ales house, nowadays it get most of its trade from the industrial units during the week. It's a pleasant enough little boozer, with a Chinese food menu which, we were told by the friendly barmaid, is popular enough with the Berwick's patrons. Unfortunately there was no real ale which let it down, but I suppose they just don't sell enough to make it worthwhile. Mind you, why they can't walk 50 yards up the road to the Holts brewery and roll a barrel down should really be the question. The pub is one big room, with a greenhouse conservatory on the back, with a pool table in the middle a welcome addition. Not bad for a cheap pint of stout, fizzy or cider, but don't think you'd stay for many more.

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