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The Bay Horse Pub

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Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
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35-37 Thomas Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1NA, England
+44 161 661 1041
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 01:00
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best of both worlds! Nice friendly bar upstairs, Saddle Club cocktail bar downstairs is brilliant and the cocktails are excellent. Always buy the social cocktail for £5 when it's on.

Thank Gary M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Loved this quirky little pub , lunchtime offers on food and cocktails , had club sandwich and It was lovely and my partner had beef bourginon pie again was delicious . Pint and cocktails not too expensive either .

Thank Amanda H
Accrington, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We stumbled across this pub by chance walking around the Northern quarter one rainy afternoon . Extremely friendly courteous staff , varied range of beers and spirits and Red Mahou on draught Will definitely be back

Thank mandi942
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We found this pub by chance having a walk around Manchesters Northern Quarter one afternoon. We stopped to have a drink and a snack. We ordered Nachos and the portion size was huge! Good job the two of us were sharing! The chilli with the Nachos was lovely and they put this and the other dips in seperate bowls for... More 

Thank Beautiful-Moose
Manchester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Have had drinks in here a few times and the downstairs area is great for groups with a god atmosphere, a very nice pub, with reasonable prices for the area!

1 Thank Eleanor M
Perth, Australia
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175 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The place we were supposed to be going was closed so called in here as we walked by. Very friendly staff and the food was lovely and fresh. All the portions were huge and very well priced too. Would definitely recommend.

Thank PinkDiamondKT
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

We found that this pub was one of the few dog friendly pubs in Manchester. As we did not know Manchester the pub was a bit difficult to find but we did eventually. They did welcome our small dog. The food choice was a bit limited but the pizza we ordered was freshly made and base was obviously made to... More 

Thank Jim M
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

I've walked past this pub many times having been fooled by the normal looking exterior and normal sounding name compared to most in the vicinity. It was a pleasant surprise and not at all normal. The interior takes on a modern country theme with excellent seats which are very comfy. Easy sociable venue to pass a few hours in or... More 

1 Thank mbr00ky
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

"2nd visit to the Bay horse, first time for a drink. This time called in for a drink and a meal, having seen meals served last week. Nice chilled out bar, great music and friendly staff. I choose the Steak pie,my partner had the fish pie. The meals arrived very hot and freshly made, and very tasty!! The pie's cost... More 

2 Thank Alan E
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Have visited The Horse Bay twice (always on Sunday) and must say that on both occasions the food was delicious (amazing chunky chips, freshly made pies). Moreover great music and atmosphere. Would recommend The Horse Bay as a great place for a Sunday afternoon chillout time, their pies as a good alternative to a sunday roast.

2 Thank DanaManchester

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35-37 Thomas Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 661 1041
Welcome to the Bay Horse! On the launch of our new food and cocktail menu and brand spanking new website, let us re-introduce ourselves...

We are a well established Manchester institution, situated in the heart of the bohemian Northern Quarter, in the centre of town. A warm, inviting space where you can eat to your hearts content, chill out and catch up with friends and listen to a variety of music; The Bay Horse has been up and running for ten years and are the baby of Yvonne Goldsmith-Rybka and Nicky Rybka Goldsmith. Nestled in a beautiful Grade 2 listed Georgian building and across two floors (The Bay Horse and Saddle Club cocktail bar downstairs) we are the perfect location for both first dates and nights out with mates! The Bay Horse bar on the first floor is an intimate sanctuary of rotating casks ales, international and local craft beers, whiskies and rums to suit even the most acquired tastes as well as premium house spirits.

We also offer a beautiful selection of handmade, locally sourced and wholesome food with veggie options a-plenty! We serve our delicious food daily from midday to 8pm (7.30pm last orders), upon request.

Live music has always played a role in our heritage and we continue to showcase weekly music events from Open Mic nights to regular rotating DJs and evenings dedicated to the old age art of vinyl.

What's on:
JAZZ night with David McLean & Something Else!!!
OPEN MIC with Jamie & Guests
Thirsty Thursday
All Cocktails £5 ALL NIGHT in Saddle Club
Fizzy Friday
Bottle House Fizz £15 EVERY FRIDAY
Soulero with Peter J, Emotional Pop & Guests
Rotation featuring Fantasy Hotline, DJ Loz Newy, Mark Hogg & FF:RW
Vinyl Heaven with PHONOGRAPHY
Every Sunday From 4pm

Weekday Madness
Meal & Soft Drink £7
Meal & Small House Wine or Bottle House Beer £8
Every Weekday Midday To 3pm
(see menu for details)
Daily Deal
Bottle House Wine or 4 x Bottles House Beer £10
Every Day Until 7pm

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