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The City Arms (Spirit (Greene King))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bank Top - Dark MildExcellent1
Bays - GoldExcellent1
Hobsons - MildExcellent1
Merlin - ExcaliburExcellent1
Moorhouse's - Black Cat MildGood1
Thwaites - LiberationGood1
Leeds - Leeds BestGood1
Hook Norton - Hooky DarkGood1
Moorhouse's - Ice WitchGood1
Tetley - BitterNot Tried0
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)Not Tried0
Jennings - Cumberland AleNot Tried0
Harviestoun - SchiehallionNot Tried0
Adnams - ExplorerNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Pride of PendleNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - TigerNot Tried0
Ringwood - Boondoggle (now is 4.2% version)Not Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Thwaites - Liberation AleNot Tried0
Lancaster - BlondeNot Tried0
Thwaites - Original BitterNot Tried0
Epicurus Craft Beer (formerly Hornbeam) - BitterNot Tried0
Greenfield - Black FiveNot Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Copper Dragon - Golden PippinNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Premier Bitter (was 3.8%)Not Tried0
Greene King - St Edmund'sNot Tried0
Titanic - CappuccinoNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Golden BestNot Tried0
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla StoutNot Tried0
Green Mill - GoldNot Tried0
Greenfield - Thirst BornNot Tried0
Robinsons - UnicornNot Tried0
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Brightside - OdinNot Tried0
Brightside - TopazNot Tried0
TicketyBrew - Golden BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The City Arms, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Picture 2. The City Arms, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Picture 3. The City Arms, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

10 Feb 2018 (ChrisE)
Evening visit and busy but very welcoming. I enjoyed a reasonably priced hot pie with my pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bank Top - Dark Mild4.00Excellent
Robinsons - Unicorn4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Brightside - Odin3.80Not Tried
Brightside - Topaz5.00Not Tried
TicketyBrew - Golden Bitter3.60Not Tried
27 Jan 2015 (HSB)
15:10 This pub was not on the plan but having used the back entrance to the Waterhouse because of roadworks in the front and discovered it, the plan changed. Cracking pub, lovely tiled corridor still with hatch service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Merlin - Excalibur3.90ExcellentThe barman said this was the beer he would be drinking if not on duty. He advised us well.
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Golden Best3.50Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Premier Bitter (was 3.8%)3.70Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Pride of Pendle4.10Not Tried
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla Stout4.50Not Tried
Green Mill - Gold3.40Not Tried
Greenfield - Thirst Born4.10Not Tried
02 Jan 2014 (Mick)
Nice town boozer, tasters offered for all beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - Ice Witch4.30GoodNice pale beer, underlying malt with a good hop bitterness.
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Not Tried
Bank Top - Dark Mild4.00Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Premier Bitter (was 3.8%)3.70Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Pride of Pendle4.10Not Tried
Greene King - St Edmund's4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Cappuccino4.50Not Tried
13 Mar 2012 (Mick)
Busy early evening, music a bit loud for me.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Hooky Dark3.20GoodOK, in good condition, seemed a bit lacking in body and taste.
Thwaites - Original Bitter3.60Not Tried
Epicurus Craft Beer (formerly Hornbeam) - Bitter3.80Not Tried
Lancaster - Blonde4.10Not Tried
Greenfield - Black Five4.00Not Tried
18 Feb 2011 (Blair)
Fantastic community pub right in the centre near the town hall. Tucked down a little side street, most people probably don't realise it's there. Really busy with a lovely atmosphere. Did have 6 ales on but I only remember the one I had.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leeds - Leeds Best4.30GoodVery good best bitter.
21 Nov 2010 (pavorossi)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)4.50Not Tried
Thwaites - Liberation Ale4.50Not Tried
Lancaster - Blonde4.10Not Tried
07 Nov 2010 (pavorossi)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thwaites - Liberation4.50Good
28 Sep 2010 (pavorossi)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Mild3.40Good
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)4.50Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Pride of Pendle4.10Not Tried
23 Sep 2010 (pavorossi)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hobsons - Mild3.20Excellent
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Ringwood - Boondoggle (now is 4.2% version)3.90Not Tried
25 Jul 2010 (pavorossi)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bays - Gold4.30Excellent
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)4.50Not Tried
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Pride of Pendle4.10Not Tried

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About The City Arms

The pub sign. The City Arms, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good7
Acceptable-
Poor-

The pub is found in Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 4BQ.

Two roomed pub that has been a Good Beer Guide regular for many years. Tetley Bitter was once the regular beer, guest beers are mainly from other large breweries with the odd smaller one thrown in.

We have visited this pub 12 times, seen 40 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: M2 4BQ