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(formerly Milson Rhodes; Pitcher & Piano)

School Lane
M20 6RD

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MondayNoon - 11.30 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.30 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.30 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.30 pm
FridayNoon - 00.30 am
Saturday10.00 am - 00.30 am
Sunday10.00 am - 11.30 pm

About the Pub

This is a modern pub, it sells a couple of cask conditioned beers at the high end of the price scale. Spacious ground floor with outside seating, albeit uncovered. A curving staircase leads you to the first floor which is mostly set aside for diners. Apart from the stairs, the two floors are linked by a feature "hole" in the upper floor.

HISTORY: As of 2/1/17 ownership changed from JD Wetherspoon to become the Botanist (part of New World PubCo). This was Wetherspoon's first venture into Didsbury (opening 19/3/2010) and was a welcome addition to the Didsbury village pub scene. Named after Dr John Milson Rhodes (1847-1909) who lived in Didsbury treating patients with learning difficulties and epilepsy. So highly regarded was Dr Rhodes that upon his death Didsbury’s four-square clock tower on Wilmslow Road was built to commemorate his life. Beer quality here was usually assured because the manager drank cask-conditioned beers herself and used her own experience and beer preferences to choose which beers to sell. Prior to this it started life as one of the Pitcher & Piano chain pubs.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Guest beer usually from Red Willow micro brewery (served from taps on the back bar wall)

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Sheppey's in bottle.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children welcome until 9pm.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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School Lane
M20 6RD

Sat Nav Reference

53.417583, -2.230149


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

23, 42, 42A, 141, 142, 171, 270, 42B

Adjacent Metro

Didsbury Village


Off Wilmslow Rd, A5145

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Botanist 2017 - Didsbury


School Lane
M20 6RD

Pub Features

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

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