Marble Arch bar
73 Rochdale Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester M4 4HY
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This is a lovely place, full of charm. The staff are really nice too! Location is a bit of a pain is probably the only criticism I could weakly utter.
Careful not to stumble on the sloped floor on your way out!
We have been going here for years but whilst the beer is brilliant, the new menu is so far up itself that it would be more suited to a gastro-pub in Chelsea. Burgers last year were £7.95, now with a bit of cheese & bacon a whopping £10.95. £7.95 was expensive, however …..
I used to eat here quite a lot
Its a great little pub and micro brewery.
This place is for people who like appreciate their ales, the bar is always changing in this regard, so you can go there quite often and try something new.
The food is pretty good too.
Well worth a visit if you fancy a quiet pint
'The Marble' is just outside of town, which means it isn't always rammed (although Friday nights are often busy as hell), but it's close enough to town to warrant popping in for some fine ale.
Yep, The Marble Arch is a lovely old building with a wonderful pub atmosphere with a big ol' space to get steadily hammered in.
Better yet, this gem of a pub is the home of the Marble brewery and out back, you can peer at all the brewing equipment... you might have to deal with one of the Real Ale Brigade dribbling all over themselves with lust.
Basically, this pub has really good beer and surprisingly good food. This is one ale-house that should be visited at least once.
I don't visit the Marble Arch much - it's a little out of the way. But I still reckon it's one of the best pubs in Manchester!
The Marble Arch's home is a beautiful old building with high ceilings, crumbling brickwork and a warm, friendly atmosphere. It's pretty big and has a few different rooms, but if you come at the weekend, you'll struggle to find a seat in any of them. My advice is: get in early or get in late, avoid peak times altogether.
Home to the wonderful Marble brewery, the pub has a large glass window in the back room, which gives a great view of the brewing equipment. So you might get to see some of your favourite Marble brews being made. You can try a lot of them, too. After all, this place offers the best selection of Marble beers in the city centre. From "Pint" and Lagunda IPA to the heavenly Ginger Marble, you'll find them all here, usually on draught.
Despite the rather scruffy surroundings, the Marble Arch also offers a range of food that's far from shabby. It's a little pricier than normal pub grub, but it's absolutely lovely!
This pub is pretty, and pretty old, and brews its own lovely beer. My personal favourite is Ginger Marble! It is a little bit out of the way though and gets extremely busy. From what I remember it was pretty cheap. Also the food looks and smells very good.
Walk into Central Manchester and it can often feel that you're surrounded by a morass of chain pubs and trendy overpriced style bars. This relentless pace of change, and the desire by many to make Manchester look and feel the same as any other major city centre, can often make it feel as though the city is being stripped of all of the quirky little features which made it such a great place to live.
Thank goodness then for the Marble Arch, which is less of a pub and more a Victorian drinking den. A ten minute walk outside the city centre, it sits astride Rochdale Road, looking decidedly incongruous besides the new housing developments.
Walk inside and you're immediately charmed by its unique sloping floor (which makes the journey to the toilets exceedingly interesting after a few jars) and its tiled exterior. Rumour has it that when Victoria Station was being built, all the Irish navvies were barred from pretty much every pub in Manchester. Annoyed by the inhospitability of the townspeople, they decided to form their own drinking den - and nicked armfulls of tiles from Victoria Station to decorate it!
Of course, being a Marble pub, the beer is excellent - mainly because it's all brewed on the premises from high quality hops. I particularly recommend the Chocolate Stout and Ginger Beer, which is just the thing to wash down one of their sumptuous pies.
Cosy, friendly, and serving excellent ale, this is unarguably one of the best pubs in Manchester. I only wish there were more like it.
Superb range of real ale brewed on the premises. Wide range of other beers Good food. Beautifully preserved pub dating from 1888. Wonderful Victorian tiled decor. Beware the sloping floor :)
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a small healthy walk from town
well worth it
lots of british gas/railway /post office workers frequented it and used to be in a dark bit of town.
obviosly still in same place but the areas lightened up since the 70,s
great great ale
cant recommend it enough
Wonderful, an oasis of beery calm just a hop, skip and a jump from the Arndale centre. I wasn’t able to stay anywhere near as long as I would have liked, but the hoppy beers and sweetly strong cider were excellent.
I must make more time to visit again next time I’m in Manchester!
An absolute gem of a pub! Great selection of ales (though I LOVE the fruli on tap the most) and food- slightly expensive, but worth it! try their breakfast. COR!
This pub has a nice and relaxed atmosphere, beer garden, some lovely staff and a very interesting, vintage-looking tiled interior. The front half of the pub is sloped, but this does not seem to bother anyone. It’s different and quirky!
My favorite pub in Manchester! Well worth a visit if you are in town.
Quite simply the best pub in Manchester.
12 real ales, good ciders, lagers and around 40 bottled beers from around the world. They have Fruli on tap as well! Every time I go in there are different guest ales.
Always a good atmosphere and the bar staff are top notch.
If you like beer you’ll love this pub.
The food is always good and reasonably priced.
(If you want cheap food go to Wetherspoons.)
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