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Reasons to be Cheerful

228 Fog Lane, Manchester
Burnage
M20 6EL

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Opening Times

Closed Mon & Tue; 3.30-10 Wed & Thu; 1.30-11 Fri & Sat; 1.30-10 Sun

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 will always stock a porter / stout, a bitter, and a pale ale; on the bar-back are displayed the six taps for keg or key-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. Cider comes from a bag-in-box arrangement behind the bar. Three-thirds flights will be introduced soon. There is a 10% discount for CAMRA members too. Its stated role is to sell locally and independently made real ales and craft beer to sit in or take away. The bar will focus 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. History: 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 14/1/17.

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Reasons to be Cheerful, Burnage

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off for CAMRA members.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Sat Nav Reference

53.421220, -2.217433

Transport

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  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Metro Close to Metro

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

179, 172, 44, 50, 169, 130

Nearby Station (< ½ mile)

Burnage

Nearby Metro (< ½ mile)

Didsbury Village

Directions

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

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Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Railway Station
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  • Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
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Pub Features

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  • Pub Garden
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  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Function Room
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Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
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  • Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access
  • Real Cider Available
  • Parking
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Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
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  • Quiet Pub
  • Pub Garden
  • Disabled Access
  • Real Cider Available
  • Smoking Area
  • Live Music
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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