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The Circus Tavern

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tetley - BitterGood3
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale AleGood3
Banks's - Tetley BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Circus Tavern, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Visits Details

10 Feb 2018 (ChrisE)
Late Saturday morning and I was not expecting the pub to be open. I sat in the front bar and was joined by a Norwegian gentleman who had been researching the history of this pub and the nearby Grey Horse and Old Monkey.
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale Ale3.80ExcellentA nice light session beer to start the day.
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
27 Jan 2015 (HSB)
16:15 Three in the bar corridor, couple in the back room, we had the front room to ourselves.
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale Ale3.80Acceptable
Banks's - Tetley Bitter3.70Not Tried
07 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Just squeezed into a seat in back room.
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale Ale3.80Excellent
Banks's - Tetley Bitter3.70Not TriedThe pumpclip in use still says "Brewed in Yorkshire" which Wolverhampton is not
17 Aug 2012 (ChrisE)
Saturday morning, and our group were the only customers, we sat in the back bar and had a pint in comfort.
Tetley - Bitter3.70GoodI am sure that Yorkshire folk will disagree with me, but I think this beer has improved since moving from Leeds, anyway this was a very well kept pint.
18 Feb 2011 (Blair)
Only dropped in as it claimed to have the smallest bar in Europe. They're probably right it is tiny. Ended up wedged between a group of local guys and a group of scottish women arguing over a variety of topics, was great fun.
Tetley - Bitter3.70AcceptableCreamy bitter, would probably avoid this wherever possible.
19 Aug 2010 (ChrisE)
I am not a fan of Tetley's Bitter but I love this pub. I was able to get a seat in the front room and enjoy good chat with the other customers, and the now very rare table service.
Tetley - Bitter3.70Good

About The Circus Tavern

The pub sign. The Circus Tavern, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 4GX.

Tiny pub sandwiched between The Old Monkey and Grey Horse Inn, it is Grade II Listed, and on the CAMRA National Inventory. There is a small bar counter in the corridor with just 2 handpumps and serving the two small snug rooms. This pub regularly offers table service in the rooms. An outside wall plaque announces that this is a Tetley Heritage Inn.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 3 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: M1 4GX