If Greater Manchester can claim Stockport from Cheshire, surely Stockport can claim Levenshulme ? Pub Curmudgeon will advise on local politics. Anyway it’s in their branch, a stone’s throw from Britain’s top pub town (says I).
Plenty of exciting debate on Discourse, the CAMRA forum, about inadequate Beer Guide allocations at the moment. All I’ll say today is that Stockport and South Manchester consistently gets my highest beer scores, and new entries like Fred’s Ale House (half an NBSS point for correct use of the apostrophe) maintains that standard.
Mrs RM and I popped in for a coffee and a tick after IndyMan, perhaps not in the best state to do it justice.
Despite some gorgeous tiling, Fred’s will look like a bit “sports bar” to some.
But we loved the open design, local art and views on to the A6.
Not sure how after IndyMan, but I managed a pint of the Blackjack Polaris that was superb (NBSS 4) first out the pumps at 4pm opening time. As good as their beer in the Smithfield or the Altrincham market.
Equally good HOT black coffee as well. And only £5.50 for a top pint, coffee and crisps. We might retire here if Preston or Stockport get too gentrified.
But never mind all that, the jukebox is the star here. The best selection of retiredmartin approved Americana seen anywhere. Mrs RM made me leave just before I started singing along with Car Seat Headrest. This is a respectable bar.