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Opening times moving forward will be.

Thursday, Friday - 4 - 9
Saturday, Sunday - 2 - 8

OBVIOUSLY this will be subject to review on a regular basis. Nothing is fixed.

For the time being we will continue to take bookings so everyone can get a look in but we intend to gradually move away from this.

If you would like to book please email

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with your preferred date & time. Please, I beg of yiz, don't text us personally or message the social inboxes. We'll monitor this inbox during the day & do our best to accommodate you. We won't take bookings for groups of more than 6.

These are tricksy times, and we really are operating hand to mouth to stay open right now, but we do recognise it's dead weird booking to go & drink in your local boozer, so we understand the need to cancel. We just ask that you please please aim to give us 24 hours notice.

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Reasons to be Cheerful

228 Fog Lane
M20 6EL

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Opening Times

Tuesday4.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Wednesday3.30 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday3.30 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday1.30 pm - Midnight
Saturday1.30 pm - Midnight
Sunday1.30 pm - 11.00 pm



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 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. 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. NB. as of late 2019 the bar now takes CARD payments only, it no longer accepts cash. 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.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Guest beers, usually sourced from Greater Manchester or regional micros.

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Reasons to be Cheerful, Burnage


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Mad Hatters, and Hogans.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off for CAMRA members.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • Garden Pub Garden

    Small table fronting the street.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • 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)

179, 172, 44, 50

Nearby Station (< ½ mile)


Nearby Metro (< ½ mile)

Didsbury Village


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

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