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(formerly Nickleby's, Haunch of Venison)

24 Dale Street, Manchester
City Centre
M1 1FY

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MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - 12.30 am
FridayMidday - 1.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 2.00 am
SundayMidday - Midnight

Meal Times

12 - 9

About the Pub

This bar is a welcome return to the fold, a former pub which turned into a fashion shop and is now restored to a pub again. Its good to see another new Northern Quarter‘s growing number of establishments. Once called the Haunch Of Venison, then had a spell as Nickleby’s. It now supports a gardening theme, the owners hailing from the far west of Wigan.

The theme inside has a rustic air to it, and a slightly unfinished look about it. It is opened out with a central bar, divided into areas such as the ‘Tool Shed’ and things you will find inside include the likes of lampshades made from upturned buckets, watering cans, plant pots, a picket fence against one wall, a corrugated iron bar front and lots of other horticultural bits and pieces. This is all accompanied by light wood and pine furniture, with wooden flooring.

On the food and ale front, there are four handpulls for cask ales mainly from the North West. They have their own brand lager, ingeniously titled ‘Dirty Hoe’, Bacchus Kriek (a French styled cherry beer) and other bottled varieties. A wide and varied food menu is served from opening time until around 9 pm. There is piped music but not at a level to spoil conversation.

Opened on 1st August 2014.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

North West breweries.

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  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Unusually the pub is literally the garden.

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24 Dale Street, Manchester
City Centre
M1 1FY

Sat Nav Reference

53.481589, -2.233985


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Metro Close to Metro

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Nearby Station (500m)

Manchester Piccadilly

Nearby Metro (250m)

Piccadilly Gardens


Between Newton Street and Little Lever Street

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Allotment - Manchester


24 Dale Street, Manchester
City Centre
M1 1FY

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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