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The Moon Under Water (Lloyds No. 1 {Wetherspoon sub-brand})

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kelham Island - Bête NoireExceptional1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Old Bear - GoldilocksExcellent1
Oakham - TaipanExcellent1
Bridgehouse - BarnstormerGood1
Northern (see also Blakemere) - JewelGood1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Ram RodGood1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - ChocoholicGood1
Exmoor - DarkGood1
RCH - Steam SleighAcceptable1
Greene King - Ruddles BestAcceptable1
Peerless - Uncle SamAcceptable1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - CoppernobNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Cinque AleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Sam Adams Blonde Ambition (superseded by 4.5% version)Not Tried0
Bath Ales - Ginger HareNot Tried0
White Horse - Sniveller's CornerNot Tried0
Inveralmond - Old BrigNot Tried0
Wychwood - ElderwychNot Tried0
Cotswold Spring - Codger (or Codrington Codger)Not Tried0
White Horse - Giant's StairsNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Phoenix - Wobbly BobNot Tried0
Bank Top - BlondeNot Tried0
Fallons - Dark PrinceNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Double StoutNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Black GoldNot Tried0
Springhead - The LevellerNot Tried0
Blindmans - IcarusNot Tried0
Greenfield - IcicleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - FiresideNot Tried0
Caledonian - Winter BräuNot Tried0
Elgood's - HickathriftNot Tried0
Wood's - Christmas CrackerNot Tried0
Milestone - CometNot Tried0
Greene King - Benjamin'sNot Tried0
Banks's - Brouwerij 't IJ Amsterdam BlondeNot Tried0
Robinsons - Trooper 666Not Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - O'Hara's JDW Irish RedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Moon Under Water, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Picture 2. The Moon Under Water, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

16 Mar 2016 (Andrew)
Mike wanted to come here as its the biggest pub in Manchester. The beer list was so naff that I had a half of Ruddles Best and left most of it. I cheered myself up with a big fried all-day brunch.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Benjamin's5.00Not Tried
Banks's - Brouwerij 't IJ Amsterdam Blonde5.50Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper 6666.60Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - O'Hara's JDW Irish Red4.50Not Tried
16 Dec 2015 (HSB)
14:30 Convenient lunch stop on our way walking from Deansgate tram stop to the newly opened tram stop in Exchange Square. Busy downstairs but quieter up. Three bars but not a very exciting beer choice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
RCH - Steam Sleigh3.80AcceptableTired.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Greene King - Fireside4.50Not Tried
Caledonian - Winter Bräu4.30Not Tried
Elgood's - Hickathrift4.30Not Tried
Wood's - Christmas Cracker6.00Not Tried
Milestone - Comet4.20Not Tried
16 Sep 2014 (Mick)
here for food and beer. Only listing beer tried.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellentsuper pint, nice end to the evening.
10 Sep 2012 (Alenomore)
21:00 visit. Nowt' special ale-wise, and fairly quiet here too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Bear - Goldilocks4.40ExcellentPretty good.
Hook Norton - Double Stout4.80Not Tried
Cairngorm - Black Gold4.40Not Tried
Springhead - The Leveller4.80Not Tried
Blindmans - Icarus4.50Not Tried
Greenfield - Icicle4.40Not TriedActually ticked this first time around, in the nearby Smithfield Hotel, in January 2006!
29 Apr 2012 (Mick)
Typical spoons evening, fairly quiet, but it is a huge place. I have only listed the beers I tried.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Peerless - Uncle Sam4.50AcceptableNice enough, not what I would call American Ale, not enough hops but nice enough after a five hour drive. Would like to try it on gravity.
Fallons - Dark Prince4.80Not TriedI like Stouts and I love this, black, roasty toasty, burnt and bitter. Super stuff. Martyn, if you could get this it would be stunning on gravity.
13 Mar 2012 (Mick)
Almost empty, as many staff as customers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kelham Island - Bête Noire5.50ExceptionalGood Stuff, black rich and fruity with coffee and chocolate with a good bitterness.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Phoenix - Wobbly Bob6.00Not Tried
Bank Top - Blonde5.00Not Tried
22 Feb 2012 (Mick)
Just another spoons, driven here by the need for food.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northern (see also Blakemere) - Jewel4.60GoodNice, clean with a creamy taste/mouthfeel
26 Jul 2011 (Mick)
Typical spoons atmosphere, or lack of.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bridgehouse - Barnstormer4.40GoodNice enough, a bit sweet and creamy, ok.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Cotswold Spring - Codger (or Codrington Codger)4.20Not Tried
White Horse - Giant's Stairs4.60Not Tried
15 Apr 2011 (Mick)
cavernous spoons, always busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Taipan4.90ExcellentSplendid pale and very hoppy ale.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Inveralmond - Old Brig4.00Not Tried
Wychwood - Elderwych3.80Not Tried
07 Nov 2010 (pavorossi)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Ram Rod5.00Good
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Chocoholic3.60Good
Exmoor - Dark4.20Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Coppernob4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Cinque Ale4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Sam Adams Blonde Ambition (superseded by 4.5% version)5.50Not Tried
Bath Ales - Ginger Hare3.90Not Tried
White Horse - Sniveller's Corner4.70Not Tried

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About The Moon Under Water

The pub sign. The Moon Under Water, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent3
Good6
Acceptable5
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 2FN.

A 1995 Wetherspoon conversion on Deansgate. At one time held the title as the biggest pub in the country. Three bars, two down, one up.

We have visited this pub 12 times, seen 44 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: M3 2FN