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Reasons to be Cheerful

228 Fog Lane
M20 6EL

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Opening Times

Mon Closed
Mon(BH) 2pm-11pm
Tue-Thu 4pm-10pm
Fri 4pm-11pm
Sat 2pm-11pm
Sun 2pm-10pm



About the Pub

Modern beer cafe (you may wish to style it as a micropub, but the owners don't) set in former shop premises on a shopping parade near Burnage railway station. Its small and inconspicuous facade hides quite a long interior; this comprises a small seating area to the front, the bar on the right with a few high stools in front of it. Behind the customers are shelves stacked with British microbrewers bottles and cans on sale to either take away or consume inside. The three handpulls should always stock a porter / stout, a bitter, and a pale ale; on the bar-back are displayed the eight taps for keg or membrane-keg beers. A partial wall divides this room from the more secluded rear room; this can accommodate about 16-20 people. All of this is decorated in a two-tone colour scheme of cream, and a blue-grey; the result is pleasant and calming. Three-thirds flights of different beers can be had too. Its stated role is to sell locally and independently made real ales and craft beer to sit in or take away. The bar focuses on community and hopes to attract further investment into this part of Manchester. This area of Burnage had hitherto been very under-pubbed till this bar opened. NB. CARD payments only.

Historic Interest

Elena Rowe and family, together with her boyfriend, Andrew had a passion for good beer, so they formed this beer cafe which duly opened for business on 14/1/2017.

Regular ales

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Changing ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Guest beers, at least one of which is sourced from Greater Manchester or regional micros.

Source: Local

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Hogan's in bottle.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • Garden Garden

    Small table fronting the street.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Tap takeovers; Meet the Brewer evenings; Quizzes; Wine tastings.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Reasons to be Cheerful

228 Fog Lane
M20 6EL

Sat Nav Reference

53.421220, -2.217433


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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

172, 179, 44, 50

Nearby Station (150m)


Nearby Metro (950m)

Didsbury Village


Jct of Elmsmere Rd, near Burnage BR and Parrs Wood Rd

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Reasons to be Cheerful

228 Fog Lane
M20 6EL

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Quiet Pub
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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