Pubs of Manchester

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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

125. Slug & Lettuce - Deansgate

Slug & Lettuce, Deansgate. (c) Slug & Lettuce.

Step next door from the Moon Under Water to the relative opulence of the Slug & Lettuce.  Except, it isn't really.  In some areas, even in other areas of Manchester, the Slug  & Lettuce chain have really tried to attract the upmarket, hip and happening crowd who drink wine and cocktails and eat nibbles.  This particular one unfortunately, has fell foul of its near neighbours and has gone downhill rapidly, now being the posh extension on the side of the Wetherspoons.  As for the pub itself, nice building, modern enough decor, not enough bar staff, but a reasonable selection of bottled (and very expensive) beers, and as you would expect, no real ale.  Busy on a weekend and dead during the week - unappealing at any time.  They are clearly doing something right to attract enough punters but for us, a pint of Guinness or Tyskie and it's most definitely time to leave and off to the luxury and comparative ale havens of Sam's and the Town Hall Tavern.

Slug & Lettuce, Deansgate. (c) Slug & Lettuce.

1 comment:

  1. im often dragged in by the wife for 2-4-1 cocktails on a Thursday & Friday....they have a pump marked as Bombadier but ive yet to see it on.