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  • Premier Icon Garry_Lager
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    A mate has suggested meeting up for a bevvy in Didsbury. Not my manor, guv, although I know you can’t swing a cat there without hitting some horrendous gastro-pub. Is there anywhere tucked away that does good ale and would be good for a session?

    dooosuk
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    Which Didsbury, East or West?

    Premier Icon Garry_Lager
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    Anywhere really, I’ll cycle and I think my mate will be on the metro link.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Tell him to get off the metro in The Peoples Republic of Chorlton instead. You’ve got a far better selection of decent ale houses. Didsbury will be hideous this close to Christmas.

    You could even bump into Hora in The Marble. Imagine that! 😀

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Seem to remember a decent pint or few in a wetherspoons last time I ventured that far north. Seemed to have normal people in there as well.

    Premier Icon dazh
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    On no account should you go to the Metropolitan in West Didsbury. It’ll cost you £5 a pint and you’ll be surrounded by braying West Didsbury young professional types who think they’re living the high life.

    julians
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    On no account should you go to the Metropolitan in West Didsbury. It’ll cost you £5 a pint and you’ll be surrounded by braying West Didsbury young professional types who think they’re living the high life.

    I was going to suggest the metropolitan, its pretty near to the tram station, so handy for your mate, and has a decent atmosphere, but can be pretty busy.

    Used to be my local until I moved away – I must be a braying young professional living the high life.

    Premier Icon Yak
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    Its been a while since I was in those parts, but wasn’t there a more down-to-earth pub opposite the Metropolitan? The Railway or something?

    Beer wasn’t great though – Robinson’s pub probably

    hora
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    I liked this place

    The huge place further up (‘the didsbury’) is ok for drink but the food went down hill.

    acidchunks
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    Def chorlton over didsbury.

    Pi
    Marble
    The Beagle

    All have great selection of ales.

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    The Fletcher Moss is good.

    Hora – The Crown used to be owned by the father of 2 friends of mine. He was a horrible little man and treated his staff and customers appallingly.
    However he kept his cellar in good order and it was always packed out. He was loaded!

    hora
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    Popped Into the Didsbury tonight. **** its a horrible souless place and now you have to pay to park there. Wow. Plus 3/4 of the seating is now dinner only.

    Old cock across the road had more life in it and a good Stout on tap.

    oldboy
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    Haven’t been there for years, but The Griffin used to be good. Not exactly Didsbury though!

    Duggan
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    Mary and Archie’s has a decent selection of ales and always good when I’ve been in

    Premier Icon binners
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    Didsbury tends to be full of braying southern half-wits (further added to by the BBC) or scallies from Stockport. It’s bloody awful!

    Get yourself off to Chorlton

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Chorlton is full of the kind of people who genuinely believe they are somehow bohemian and cutting edge because they live in an overpriced Mancunian suburb, pay over the odds for knobbly veg and have easy access to Britain’s largest dog toilet (which they laughably describe as a ‘water park’).

    Didsbury is similar, but the locals at least have some sense of their inherent repulsiveness.
    😀

    Combined, they are Manchester’s ‘B Ark’ – entirely populated by people who wouldn’t be missed if the whole place fell into the Mersey.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Oh, apart from The Great Kathmandu, which really is a wonderful curry house.

    hora
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    Chorlton is half full of nice folk and half full of people who paid 100k EXTRA to buy into a pretend thing. Its nice suburbia. Like Sale idiots buy buy.

    Binners, doffs cap.. was well there before years ago.

    Premier Icon Garry_Lager
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    oldboy – Member

    Haven’t been there for years, but The Griffin used to be good. Not exactly Didsbury though! Is that the Griffin in Heaton Mersey? That’s a fine alehouse. I’m not really a fan of Joey Holt ale, but sort of admire their old-school approach. We’ll not be having any of that hoppy craft-brew shite in here thank you very much. Big City pub as well, if you swing that way.

    Thks all for the suggestions – my mate used to live in Didsbury years ago so that’s why he has suggested it as a trip down memory lane.

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    Spent 10 years living in Didsbury, West to Village and back to West.

    Just go to Burton Road. There’ll be a cool place to hang out with the cool kids who’d love to be able afford a house there but can’t.

    Though I’ve been out in the West Lancs sticks for nearly 3 years, I still miss the place, whatever the jealous types above may think…..

    If you’re going to the village, just expect another night of whateversville like any other suburb….

    dirk_pumpa
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    The Nelson is where it’s at.

    I’d second the comments on the Met. It’s my idea of hell on earth.. Wall to wall with ****.

    hora
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    Ourmanupnorth you left. You cant comeback, your fakeLondonofthenorth pass has been revoked.

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