Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 22 November 2010

138. Piccadilly Tavern, Piccadilly

Piccadilly Tavern, Piccadilly. (c) localdatacompany.

The Piccailly Tavern (formerly the Goose On Piccadilly), looks like a replica of the nearby Wetherspoons and indeed, I suspect shares many of the clientele.  It was therefore with reservations that we headed there, and not with any confidence that there would be any drinkable beer, if indeed we could actually get near the bar due to the assorted notrites usually in attendance.  We were to be surprised though.  Not only was the bar fairly clear, the clientele mixed and fairly so as you would expect for a Sunday afternoon, but they did have two real ales on albeit just one bitter and one mild.  We sampled a pint of the bitter - Rite Flanker - and a superb drop it was as well.  Kept well and served excellently through a swan neck pump, this was a bit of shock to the system, as was CAMRA corner, where we actually felt obliged to stand.  Now we ain't about to start frequenting this place on a regular basis, but it's not bad for a pint of two, and was certainly better than we expected.

Piccadilly Tavern, Piccadilly. (c) beerintheevening.

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