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Full Postal AddressOld Market Tavern, Market Place, ALTRINCHAM, WA14 4DN [Map]
Telephone Number0161 927 7062Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times12-23 MO-SA; 12-22:30 SU
FacilitiesReal Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Rail Station Near Pub, Manchester Metro Station Near Pub

Us lot outside the pub, January 2002

Thanks Julian for this recommendation this is a classic beer house and has won many awards for its quality ale. Easy to find, it's only 5 minutes walk from the train station and the A56 runs right past the pub. It was originally a coaching inn known as the Unicorn Hotel, but is now listed and very much an alehouse and still has the feel of a 'Hogshead' pub which it used to be. Lots of bare wood and stone and quite a dark interior overall. It was extended a few years ago into the old town hall building next door, but has lots of little alcoves if you prefer a quieter more intimate atmosphere.

Around 9 real ales are available from the very long bar, a huge choice, and all were on top form. Between us we tried all the brews - lots of nods of satisfaction. Real cider is also available, often from Saxon based in Batley. The clientele is a very varied mix, and both young and old are encouraged to try the fine ales. A popular pub for rock music fans, with bands often performing here.

Julian only just resisting drinking his Dark Island, January 2002




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