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Bar, British, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 22 November 2023 via mobile

In Manchester for a Ross Noble show at the 02 Apollo and we needed an overnight in the area. The Bull's Head seemed to fit the bill. To be fair, it is in a great location, right over the road from Picadilly Station, 10 minutes...walk from the Arndale Centre and about 15 minutes from the Apollo. The staff were friendly and welcoming and we enjoyed a pre show drink in the traditional bar downstairs. You take pot luck whether you get a double room or a twin and we were slightly disappointed that we had a twin. The room was OK, reasonable size, small en suite with a decent shower ( no plug for the wash basin, however. Awkward.) Tea and coffee making stuff in the room too. If you stayed longer than a night or two you'd find the lack of anywhere to hang your clothes a problem. Overnight was not great - neither of us slept well because of outside lights filtering in, traffic and train noise, and an annoying emergency light casting a greenish glow on everything. I found the pillows a bit lumpy. Breakfast was a help yourself buffet affair of toast, cereal, croissants, tea and coffee which you have to take to your room, but there's no space to eat it other than sitting on the bed. Not ideal. So. If you want a cheap and friendly overnight in a good location the Bull's Head would be fine, but don't expect anything amazing. You get what you pay for.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

Was apprehensive as it’s a pub B&B. However from the moment we walked through the door we were blown away with the warm welcome and very pleasant lady on the bar who checked us in. Only a few rooms but ours was suitable for our...needs, just overnight before flight on holiday. To be right next to Piccadilly station it was quiet and very easy accessible from station. Quite a few steps with heavy luggage but only two flights so not that bad. Didn’t try the included breakfast as left early hours for flight but the set up looked amazing. This is a gem as cracking price in relation to airport hotels and only 3 mins from station and about 10 to airportMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

An absolute gem of a find while staying in Manchester. The 3 boys from Donegal will definitely be back!!!! Fantastic friendly and efficient service!!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 June 2023 via mobile

We were going to the England game at Old Trafford and got the train to Piccadilly. This accommodation was rooms above a pub but the location is absolutely perfect for the station. The room was clean and quite spacious and the bed was very comfortable....Breakfast is a small buffet on the landing which you had to take back to your room. I think the price was a bit high but the location really is worth it if you're just staying a night or two and want to be near the station.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2022 via mobile

I arrived for my first time ever to stay at the bulls head. Directly opposite picadilly train station it was perfect for a business event. I was a little intimidated when I walked in as the football match was on and I found myself in...a bar packed with approx 20p drinking men. The lady behind the bar took me upstairs to a little double room at the front with an ensuite bathroom, explained about getting out of the building and breakfast and went back to the bar. On first glance I was a little dissapointed and thought, oh dear where am I, but on closer inspection it was a good little find. The room was immaculate, sheets clean and good selection of tea and coffee. Fresh milk available from the buffet area and fresh orange and water available. The room was beautifully warm and despite being on the front the glazing was good and soundproof. The shower was fabulous. Hot and with good water flow. The negatives were , the television was fitted to a wall stand in poor condition so couldn't be moved for better viewing, the bathroom tiling grout was black. Obviously we'll scrubbed but could do with a good bleach, the entrance from the hotel to the street was down a fire exit. Not very clean littered with cigarette ends and I had to squash past a bicycle . Positives, a comfortable sleep, a good clean rookm ,an excellant buffet breakfast, really excellant, and a friendly wave from the staff as I left.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022 via mobile

Popped in for a swift pint of peroni, friendly place, quiet and a proper pub atmosphere. Fair price for a premium beer and all in all i enjoyed it a lot

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 April 2022

Stayed at the bulls head on grand national with family friends the rooms were spacious modern the bed was comfy the power shower was great .5-6 mins walk to bars would recommend will b back .

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2021

We always visit here at the end of the Manchester Pride Parade as the location is very close to the end of the parade route, and we always have a great time! This year the parade was cancelled but we decided to go to the...Bulls Head as normal out of tradition but also to support the business. We were made to feel very unwelcome and as we left one member of staff actually shouted "We're only letting regulars in from now on". Not what we expected when we made a special trip to support their business!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 May 2021

Good location. Absolutely amazing customer service. Great room which is clean tidy and modern. The lady is so down to earth and makes you feel so comfortable! She really goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome. Can’t recommend enough!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 26 August 2020

Thank you so much for the drinks before our event and providing plasters in need. Wish you the very best. X

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 16 March 2020

Went in for a quick pint and stayed for a game of Scrabble. Atroucisly the 'k' was missing in the bag, a very unsatifying experience.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 16 December 2019 via mobile

There was a half eaten pork pie perched on top of an overflowing sanitary bin in the ladies and a group of lads snorting cocaine in the gents. It was nearly £18 for two pints and a G&T. On the plus side, it's a convenient...location.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 October 2019

As soon as we walked in we were spoken to in a friendly manner .The lady behind the bar was very pleasant and we made a new friend when an older gent just started a conversation.We will definitely call again when we are in manchester

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 18 October 2019 via mobile

Solid bar, top service and great atmosphere. Proper pub. The lady behind the bar was slammed but made sure to get me sorted as quickly as she could.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 September 2019

Crumbs. Walked in here and regretted it. Exceptionally angry bar staff who was being very rude to a poor tourist who had asked a couple of questions about the area when the pub was not busy. Just about manage to order a pint, having had...a couple of things on draft not available. Even the poor folk from Coca Cola were not immune from her wrath. Two other visitors with suitcases, not sure if they had stayed in the rooms, stormed out amongst some expletives, vowing never to return. Also, £4.95 for a pint of Heineken. Have a word.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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RogerP2341, General Manager at The Bulls Head, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2019

I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit to our Bulls Head ,your remarks have been brought to the attention of the staff. Just a couple of points ,Some products were out of stock following heavy demand through five days of a test match...More

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Hi, I didn't see any dogs in the bar when we were there, but they were very easy-going and friendly. Why don't you give them a ring? Phone: +44 (0)161 236 1724
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I don’t know as we got the train. The station is opposite so possibly there.
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  • Food: 3.5
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