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Kro - Old Abbey Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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61 Pencroft Way, Manchester M15 6AY, England
+44 161 232 9796
20:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 20:00 - 23:00
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Showing 26: English reviews
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This venue is listed as permanently closed but I assure you it has re-opened under new management. I attended an social enterprise event last night at this pub in Guildhall Close and was very impressed by location being just off main bus routes and only an easy 20min walk from Oxford Road station. The staff were really friendly and helpful.... More 

Thank Dave W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Friday evening for a couple of pints. Interesting cask ale from Leeds. I tried the house Porter named for the band Galivantes who apparently are involved in the running/ownership of the place. Beer was good but I was behaving so only had 2 pints. G and T was given a thumbs up too. A nice touch Rachel offered me... More 

Thank Daniel L
United Kingdom
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a lovely pub which we visited in winter. It had a roaring fire and we pre-booked for a leaving do. Staff had it well organised and catering was quick. I personally preferred the Ducie as I thought the atmosphere was friendlier, but all in all I couldn't find fault and wouldn't have any issues about returning. Would recommend.

Thank NManchester87
North West England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Introduced to this place by colleagues at the University of Manchester, returning with my wife as first experience so good. This is a ridiculously good place to eat, great staff and food outstanding. You wouldn't know this pub existed, its a short walk from Oxford Road (Museum) in the middle of an industrial estate (well that's how it appears). Friendly... More 

3 Thank GBinGB
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Peaceful spot, cold pint of beer, tasty free food from the BBQ - nice spot for a Friday evening with colleagues.

2 Thank WilliamFletcher
Carnforth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

After attending the Manchester Dental Hospital and seriously looking for food we came across this gem. Five drinks cost us £8 and entitled us to 5 small plates and help yourself buffet. There was enough on the plate to satisfy our hunger and the food was delicious choice of two main meat dishes two types of rice salad and other... More 

1 Thank Veronica J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

We went here for a works lunch. The place is very pleasant - it has a real pub feel which is nice for a change. I was able to order via email and pre book the table and the time the food would be ready. This was very helpful. The email service was very good. The staff are friendly, and... More 

Thank Mark S
Bolton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Popped there for lunch with a friend and was really surprised at the great quality of the food and really good value too. I had an amazing falafel salad with home made mint dip - very good size portion and was £6 what a bargain! The staff were really friendly and the setting was a cool pub style with a... More 

Thank chloe g
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342 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

I came here over 2 yrs ago, and thankfully, its improved. Portions still enormous and very good value. We only had 30mins to be back at the office and the friendly staff accommodated the 4 of us, including 3 large take-away meals in no time. This visit I tried the Cajun chicken burger. I was expecting a marinated, skinless chicken... More 

Thank dalton1skiing
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

I've been to the Old Abbey a few times, either for the good-value brekkie, or in my lunch-hour, and always come away feeling full ! The service is friendly, prices reasonable, and a nice selection of beers and ciders in bottles, with Krombacher on draught. You have to be a little patient on a Friday, though, as it's very busy.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
20:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Pencroft Way, Manchester M15 6AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester>  > Chorlton
  • Neighbourhood: Chorlton
  • Phone Number: +44 161 232 9796

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?