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The Manchester Metro visited recently, and here's what they had to say about our food and drink in their four star review:

"(Manager Warren) MacCoubrey in particular is doing a good job. It was genuinely difficult to find a spot at the bar, but when we did, we were greeted by Marble's own 1334, one of the Manchester brewery's lighter, more delicate drinks, but it was surpassed by something from further afield. Whim Ale from Buxton was a real find, a light citrusy beer perfect for summer supping."

Metro review

"When the food arrived however, it became clear that rather than returning the pub to its former glories, (chef Stephen) Kerfoot had surpassed them in the kitchen. A savoury fresh herb-baked cheesecake was testament to the risks being taken; nothing unusual in a celebrated city kitchen, here in a pub it seemed gloriously out of step. Bursting with tangy Lancashire cheese flavour that went well with the red onion relish, it was a clear statement of intent."

"It seems that (new owners Ruth and Jeremy) have done an impressive job, hauling the Continental back on to its feet and adding some exciting flourishes. Solid choices in the kitchen and behind the bar have obviously helped, but there's an ambition to the whole project (plans are afoot for a performance space to be opened) that is obviously their own. Next time you're delayed at that train station, you know where to head."

The full review can be found at the metro website, and a pdf of the full page(!) they gave us here

 

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