Big wharf-like pub with large terrace overlooking the water and a fine range of drinks and food


Speciality beers
Cask ales
Own brew
Craft beers
Speciality drinks
Live Entertainment
Separate restaurant
Disabled access
Disabled loos
Smoking area
Pub games
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 10-9.30; 10-10 Fri, Sat; 12-9 Sun

Typical main dish: beer-battered fish and chips

Typical main dish price: £14.95

Average two course evening meal price: £21.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (8)
  • Own brew
  • Craft beers (4)
  • Speciality drinks
  • Cider (1)
  • Gin (Over 40)
  • Rum (Over 25)
  • Whisky (Over 50)
  • Wine (Over 40)

Price of cheapest bitter: £3.95

Name of cheapest bitter: Brunning & Price Original

Live music Fri evening

  • Live music
  • Pub games
  • Board games
  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Children allowed in the restaurant

Child restrictions: Children under 10 permitted until 9pm

  • Dogs allowed in the bar

The good pub guide review

This appealing waterside spot by the Bridgewater Canal has a large open-plan ground floor with a friendly, informal atmosphere and groups of high tables and chairs, and a more formal restaurant upstairs. The big front terrace has plenty of wood and chrome tables and chairs set around a fountain, and picnic-sets overlooking the canal basin. Throughout there's an appealing variety of dining chairs around dark wooden tables on rugs and shiny floorboards, hundreds of interesting prints and posters on bare brick or painted walls, old stone bottles, church candles and house plants on windowsills and tables, plus bookshelves, armchairs and large mirrors over open fires. Efficient, friendly staff serve Phoenix Brunning & Price Original and Weetwood Cheshire Cat plus up to eight quickly changing guest ales on handpump from breweries such as Beartown, Brightside, Rudgate, Squawk and Titanic and local craft brewer Beatinikz, as well as farm cider, 16 wines by the glass, 40 gins and 50-plus malt whiskies.

The good pub guide food review

A wide range of popular food includes 'light bites', five-spiced duck leg with spring onion, cucumber, hoisin sauce and pancakes, halloumi fries with tomato salsa, cheshire cheese, potato and onion pie with carrot purée, kale and gravy, braised shoulder of lamb with mashed potatoes, red cabbage and green beans, fish pie, pork and leek sausages with mash, and puddings such as crème brûlée with shortbread and hot waffle with caramelised banana and honeycomb ice-cream.

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Contact Details

Wharf, 6 Slate Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, M15 4ST

(0161) 220 2960

Pub Group: Brunning & Price

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 10am-11pm

Saturday: 10am-midnight

Sunday: 10am-10.30pm