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Saison

(formerly Violet Hour)

236 Burton Road, Manchester
West Didsbury
M20 2LW

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Opening Times

Closed Mon; 4-11 Tue-Thu; 4-Midnight Fri; 12-Midnight Sat; 12-11 Sun

Owner

Dave Bell, Will Pitcher, and Jonty Wood

About the Pub

Sister bar to Dulcimer, Chorlton; like that it is the co-tap for the Brewed by Oud brewing company in which deputy bar manager, Tom is one of the two brewers. Four handpumps grace the main bar with a back bar font wall featuring sixteen keg lines. The bar is located centrally in the ground floor with free-standing tables both between the entrance and the bar, and to rear of the building. Staircases opposite the bar run down to the toilets and up to the first floor where there are more tables and seating plus a second smaller bar with two handpumps and a seven-font keg wall. There are a couple of tables under a canopy on pavement to front. Beers are sourced both from local breweries such as Blackjack and nationally distributed micro-brewers including Siren, Wild Beer, and Fyne Ales plus occasional beers from Thwaites / Marstons who fitted the cellar. There is an extensive bottled range of foreign and UK craft beers. Food consists of mixed tapas like small plates and burgers; Food only available at weekends currently as they are looking to recruit a full-time chef. History: Re-opened on 11/9/15 replacing cocktail-led Violet Hour with a beer-led bar from the team behind the successful Dulcimer Bar in nearby Chorlton. Violet Hour opened on 25/5/12 in the former Hibberts butchers premises. It was a small, nicely presented place with a vague Prohibition-era theme; it had no real ale however. The name originated from the Bernard DeVoto book, 'The Hour: a Cocktail Manifesto'. He wrote 'This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affections grow and valour is reborn.'

Regular Beers

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Thwaites Wainwright

Changing Beers

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Guest beers often from Brewed by Oud BrewCo.

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Saison, West Didsbury

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Coming soon.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% for CAMRA members.

Facilities

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Till 8pm weekends only.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children till 9pm.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Upstairs bar available for functions.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

    Coming soon.

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Sat Nav Reference

53.426102, -2.243549

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

178, 111, 169

Nearby Metro (< ½ mile)

Burton Road

Directions

Jct Nell Lane

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  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Wifi Wifi
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  • Close to Bus Routes 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
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes 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
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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