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The Woodstock Arms

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Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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139 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M20 2DY, England
+44 161 448 7951
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This pub is on my regular list as it has a reasonable selection of beers on the taps and in fridges and does a great roast. Today was nice and sunny so we sat out in the garden. It was idyllic and not too crowded yet still clearly popular.

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Thank Nick K
Hereford
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited here a few times for drinks but recently had lunch here with friends. It does get busy - well worth booking. I had the cheese sandwich which was amazing - excellent quality bread with stacks of artisan cheese and a really good portion of chips on the side. Everything was reasonably priced and staff were great - we... More 

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Thank FrankiePrice
General Manager A, Manager at The Woodstock Arms, responded to this review

Hi Frankie Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'll pass your compliments to the kitchen team regarding the food, they love to hear our guests feedback on the work they do! We'd strive for 5 star reviews so if there anything we need to do to turn that 4 into a 5 then please feel free... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday afternoon although very busy there was a really relaxed atmosphere. They also do a non alcoholic IPA which is fantastic for non drinkers/drivers. Service can be slow and food takes a while to arrive but no one wants to rush on a Sunday!

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Thank _cbayley2012
General Manager A, Manager at The Woodstock Arms, responded to this review

Thank you cbayley for your 4 star review, glad you had a relaxing Sunday with us. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Regards John More 

North West, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Three star for the food - feels like it's trying to be a bit of a gastro pub, food not as good as it used to be. Also can't always get a sandwich on a weekend like you can in the week when you may not want a big meal in the day. On our last visit, one of our... More 

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Thank Karen O
General Manager A, Manager at The Woodstock Arms, responded to this review

Hi Karen, We are sorry to hear you had a poor experience on your last visit and food arrived late. Our chefs always try to please every guest and I'm sorry we fell short on this occasion. I will pass on your comments to chefs and bar servers. I am glad to hear you like our draft range, we like... More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends. An impressive building with a nice selection of Ales. Had the burger for lunch which was very good. Moved upstairs to watch the rugby which attracted a fairly big crowd. Good atmosphere throughout.

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Thank Ben T
General Manager A, Manager at The Woodstock Arms, responded to this review

Hi Ben Thanks for taking the time to leave us a few words, we really appreciate the feedback! Glad you enjoyed your time with us and I'll pass on your compliments to our kitchen team. See you again soon Cheers Andy More 

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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely pub with a warm and friendly atmosphere. We really enjoyed our pub lunch and ales. Will visit again next time we are in Manchester.

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Thank Mario C
General Manager A, Manager at The Woodstock Arms, responded to this review

Hi Mario Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate hearing from our guests and we're glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers Andy More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Best pub quiz I have been to for ages! Food was fairly standard but reasonably priced. Good choice of drinks. If going on a Tuesday get there early as it's a popular quiz, for good reason! Thoroughly recommend it for a good night out.

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Thank Emma J
General Manager A, Manager at The Woodstock Arms, responded to this review

Hi Emma Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for the recommendation. Please feel free to contact us directly if you'd like to give us a bit more info on the food so hopefully next time we can aim for 5 stars Cheers Andy More 

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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Came into write some notes for a new job and sample a quick half!! Great beers and very pleasant service from a luvly lady who told me how she had worked abroad you know who you are!! Thankyou once again Alex

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Thank Alex C
General Manager A, Manager at The Woodstock Arms, responded to this review

Hi Alex, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a few words, we really appreciate it. I'll pass your thanks on to Mandy and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in. Hope the new Job's going well. Cheers, Andy More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Found the Woodstock arms by chance lucky find Slightly set back off road Good car park area Lovely outside area to sit in (weather permitting) Lively but not overpowering music Food was excellent twist on traditional I had fish and chicken schnitzel on separate nights My husband had burger and Katsu sauce which was lovely Food hot well presented condiments... More 

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Thank anneteeside
General Manager A, Manager at The Woodstock Arms, responded to this review

We're so glad you found us and took the time to leave us a few words! Thanks for your excellent comments, I'll pass them on to the kitchen team. Be sure to come and see us when the weather lets you experience our beer garden in all its glory. Cheers Andy More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews we decided to give it ago, and I'm so glad we did. My food was cooked perfectly and the roast lamb was really tasty. The service was reasonable and the staff were great, helpful and friendly. Only downfall was the beer, large selection to choose from, but not the best tasting lager. I would... More 

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Thank Andrew M
General Manager A, Manager at The Woodstock Arms, responded to this review

Hi Andrew Thanks for taking time out to leave us a few words of feedback, all feedback helps us to get better at what we do and hopefully improves the service we give to all our guests. We're really glad you enjoyed your food and service and since launching our new menu we have had lots of great feedback so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M20 2DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 448 7951
Description
Bringing a little rock and roll to leafy Didsbury.Set back from the leafy streets of West Didsbury, The Woodstock Arms has a drinks list longer than a local WAG's credit card bill. Lovingly restored to its former glory, our listed building has been revived with sumptuous interiors, roaring fires and a good measure of old-school glamour. Its understated elegance creates a relaxed setting to savour a pint of our finest real ale or indulge in something suitably vintage from our well-stocked cellar.

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