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“Pie & Ale: Great Pies, Good Ale...Nuff Said.”
Review of Pie & Ale

Pie & Ale
Ranked #280 of 2,325 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Called her with a cuple of mates for a late lunch on a Monday afternoon. I'm glad we did. Not easily found within the Hive building, situated behind it's close relative, Bakerie (another great place!) From the outset Staff were welcoming, friendly and relaxed.

A good selection of real ales was on offer, the barman being knowledgeable about them all.

The menu comprises of a selection of pies, obviously, as well as a choice of lighter options. Why you'd bother with those with pies of this quality on offer is beyond me though.

We ordered a selection of Steak & Ale and Rabbit & Cider pies which were absolutely fantastic and the best pies I've tasted in a long time. Excellent pastry that held together well and tasted delicious. Generously sized and filled pies with a fine gravy and very good mash.

There's not really much else to say. Pie & Ale doe very, very good pies and sell very good ale. I will definitely be back!

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2  Thank Brynglas
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Look if you want run of the mill pies go to Pieminster around the corner these aren't manufactured in a factory there are often strange meats and mixtures available, like crocodile or rabbit, you can even get two pints for a fiver before 7 some nights, and its hidden behind the Bakerie near Kraak gallery. Good beer selection well amazing selection really, take your boyfriend he would love it, its also a quiet place to chill some nights after work. Having two sections bar and a little quiet booth section.

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1  Thank Glider2014
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Having had a good early evening drink here we came back for food on a works night out.
Pies were disappointing. Pastry was too thick and like cardboard. Mash and peas average.
The place promised a lot but just didn't deliver.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Pre-booked food order due to large party, with the promise of being able to change order if there was something else we wanted from the specials board. As soon as we were seated the waitress checked if everyone was happy with their choice and brought drinks through and food followed very quickly. Delicious pies for main course. Would visit again.

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1  Thank 565BenJd
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I went to Manchester for four days and ate twice at Pie & Ale.
I am so glad I found this place because the pies were so good, and I can without doubt say that they are the best pies I have ever tasted!
One minus is the waiting. It's a bit like the rest of England, a bit slow and you sometimes have to remind the waiters that you are actually there.

They have a huge range of beers as well.

It's definitely a place you should go to if you come to Manchester.

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1  Thank aprilialarsen
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