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“Time warp”
Review of The Didsbury Pub

The Didsbury Pub
Ranked #1,166 of 2,295 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: US$29 - US$39
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Time warp”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Never had a good meal here but I keep trying - why I don't know. Service is terrible - slow - on one occasion we left having waited an hour when the server asked " did you order something?" Best thing is location but management clearly turning their back on a potential gold mine through indifference and a 1970's approach to customer service. Shame.

Visited June 2014
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Thank bill w
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at The Didsbury Pub, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Dear bill w

Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review.

I would like to apologise that we failed to meet your expectations at the Didsbury with regards to the service you received. I can confirm that I have passed on your concerns to the management team who would like to investigate your feedback. We have sent you a direct message to discuss this further.

Kind regards

Chef & Brewer
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely food, good atmosphere”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Had a really enjoyable lunch with family members on a Saturday in April. There were burgers amongst our order, jacket potato with Cray fish mayo & hunters chicken. Everyone was very happy with their food & left clean plates. The portions were really big, none of us could manage dessert. Sat out in the sun after lunch, the outdoor bar is a brilliant idea. Good experience all round. We'll be returning for lunch on our wedding anniversary on Sunday!

  • Visited April 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Venue for Function & Restaurant for romantic evening meal”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Thinking of going here? Well I would again and again.
The Didsbury Pub's very own upstairs function room, recently played host to our baby's christening on Bank Holiday Sunday 25th May 2014. One word describes our choice of location and experience....Marvellous. Really it could not have been any better, our chosen package per head was for 35 and easily fed 50, food an assortment of tasty well presented sandwiches made from superior bread, whole grain and the finest bakery white, served with complimentary condiments and garnish as well as fresh off the stove chips. Our spread was considerably more reasonably priced than would have been envisaged by any of our 'highly impressed' guests. An impression that the boat had been at least slight pushed out by us for them all, was the order of the day, as all did pass compliment after more positive compliment and not just on the food and location. This was true of the feel and the appearance of this historical bustling eatery and pub, as inside on the ground level almost every table was filled with happy patrons, either eating from the Sunday menu or enjoying a tipple in the company of family friends and children.
Our Christening in their function room was fabulous we, were able to decorate the room from the day before without time restriction, as there was no booking for that day. The outside of the building is lovely with its many tall parasols and Mediterranean looking furniture, lovely to have photo's inside and out. The staff are really friendly too that goes for even the cooks too, though great stress must be upon them for the flood of customers seems never to let up, because the food is that good attracting them like bees to a honey pot. Surprisingly waiting does not seem to be an issue either, must be because there are so many snugs and hideaways to sit dine, with your nearest and dearest plus open areas too for larger gatherings. Back to the staff, everyone seems to busily walk about on some customer connected matter, with a warm smile upon their face, it just seems the staff likes to put the best foot forwards or they really like their job. Well that’s just our impression why not try out the place and tell me what you found, I’m just speaking from what I, my husband family and friends felt let’s hear what you felt. Signed Mrs Cleo P

  • Visited May 2014
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Manchester, England
Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Still reliable and relaxed”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We hadn't been to the Didsbury for ages, though it used to be a regular haunt. Had dinner there recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. The set menu was great value, including excellent 9oz rump steaks. Portions hearty and tasty. Service better than we remember it (though it was a Monday night and they weren't run off their feet!) and very cheerful and friendly.

  • Visited May 2014
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England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Very poor on many occassions”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

I have been a regular here for years. With family and with friends. But the last few visits have all been so poor i just dont know whats happened. The service is terrible, waiting time is long, too long. Last visit we were sat down for 30 minutes before anyone even took our drinks orders. And food is even worse. The yorkshire puddings are just awful clearly microwaved, and soggy. With 2 small children having to wait an hour for lunch just isnt feasible or enjoyable. So im afraid we wont be returning until we hear things have improved. Very sad as we have always loved this place.

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Thank chrisi2007
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at The Didsbury Pub, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear chrisi2007

Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review.

I would like to apologise that we failed to meet your expectations at the Didsbury with regards to the service you received. I can confirm that I have passed on your concerns to the management team who would like to investigate your feedback. We have sent you a direct message to discuss this further.

Kind regards

Chef & Brewer
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