Guided walk- Victorian Pubs of Manchester

Another in the series of guided pub walks organised by newmanchesterwalks.com

£5 payable to the guide on the night.

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  • Richard

    Thanks to Joanne for looking after this event and it seems to have been successful in terms of people from the group meeting each other. Interesting to read the remarks about the guide- the previous ones we've been on have gone down well although I thought with the Salford pubs walk I went on a couple of months ago there was not quite enough pub history, though the general info was good and the choice of pubs to visit well planned. I will feed back the group's thoughts on this one to newmanchesterwalks,com

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Tristan T.

    The tour wasn't what I expected either, but on balance I quite enjoyed it and the company was outstanding. Also, by sticking it out to the end, the guide rewarded us with an earnest warning about the dangers of ingesting rat urine that I expect I will never forget.

    1 · July 20, 2013

    • sharon m.

      I missed that's.......what was the punchline ?....

      July 20, 2013

    • Tristan T.

      There wasn't so much a punchline as a lesson, which was: if you fall in the sewer, don't inhale.

      July 20, 2013

  • sharon m.

    Not what I expected thought it would have more pub.history.....but still a different type.of Friday...

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Artur B.

    It was a bit surprising the guide changed the subject but eventually it was quite interesting walk and I learned new things about history of Manchester. I met a few nice people and had a few pints. It was time well spent.

    3 · July 20, 2013

  • David B.

    The guide had been called in at the last minute to replace someone else, so he was thinking on his feet. He then also had the problem of which pubs could handle a sudden influx of 21 people on a barmy, sunny Friday night without any prior warning. So, although it wasn't quite what I expected I think he did a good job given the circumstances. I found the off topic info interesting as well and if you stayed to the end we had a few beers and a chin-wag, which I think was ultimately the aim. :)

    2 · July 20, 2013

  • janet f.

    The last straw was when two people told the guide that they wanted to go to a pub as they were thirsty. At that point he said they would not go into the Britannia Hotel, as he had planned - then lo and behold we crossed the road and he led people into the Britannia!! At this point three of us abandoned the tour - and we found a pub!! Also, I've no idea what the Courtyard of the Town Hall has to do with Victorian pubs!

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Mary S.

    I'm definitely with you on the guide but the people made it fun for me so I still enjoyed it.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Carol

    I agree with Janet, the guide just lost the plot, it was more like a tour of Manchester's back streets with very few pubs. Not what I expected.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • janet f.

    It was advertised as a guided walk of Victorian pubs however the guide went completely off the subject and we saw few pubs or learnt much history of the particular pubs. The guide stops far too often along the way to give information on other buildings in Manchester which is not what is advertised, esp on such a warm night.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Mary S.

    Great night, thanks for organising.!

    July 19, 2013

  • Rosi

    It's my first meetup. I'm a bit nervous but looking forward to meeting everyone x

    July 19, 2013

  • tony b.

    Marvellous.

    May 20, 2013

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