Return to the Lass O’Gowrie – Manchester

A few months ago the Lass was closed down for refurbishment. It’s now reopened and we took a trip down to see what it’s like these days.

The new licensee also runs the Salisbury near Oxford Road station, which I think is a lovely little pub which has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, so I was expecting good things.

From the outside it all looked very promising – clean and welcoming.

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Inside, not too much has been done to the majority of the interior except around the bar area which is modern and bright with everything nicely on display.

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And, more importantly,  a lot of casks!

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The majority of the ales were local which was great to see.

I went for Wilson Potter’s Tandle Hill which had very citrus flavours and Red Duke by Privateer Beers which had a unique smokey taste which I wasn’t too sure of.

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In general I did enjoy the pub in its new guise. It had a nice atmosphere with a good choice of ales. It seems like a place for a few quiet drinks of an evening.

But one thing I would say it seems to not have as much character as it used to have. This is probably as a result of the minimal decoration.

The Lass was also previously known for its clubs and events and as I didn’t see any posters and adverts, I assume the new operators aren’t planning on going down that route.

Overall, worth a visit and it was great to sample some new local beers and hopefully more local breweries will be featured.

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