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The Bay Horse Tavern

35-37 Thomas Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M4 1NA
Critics Review 19/20
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Opening Information

The Bay Horse Tavern is open 7 days a week.
Sunday - Wedsnesday: 11am - 1am
Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 2am
Food is served until 9pm every day of the week.

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Bay Horse Tavern

The Bay Horse Tavern - a modern take on the traditional British pub -Think The Rovers Return meets Soho House!
The Northern Quarter institution - dating from the Georgian era when the original venue was built - offers a selection of pies and locally-sourced rotisserie meats, including rib of beef, roast chicken and suckling pig, served with beef dripping chips or mash with fresh bread baked daily in-house. A selection of small plates are also available to buy - all plays on traditional pub classics as well as a wide range of bar snacks. Epic rotisserie roast dinners are available every Sunday.
Behind the bar is a range of cask and keg beers from Greater Manchester breweries along with a comprehensive spirits selection including more than 30 gins. Wines are all available by the glass from a thoughtful list that includes English Pinot Noir and sparkling wine from Chapeldown, While a simple selection of seven cocktails covers classics such as Irish coffee and bloody marys.

Cuisine: British, Brunch, Cocktails, Contemporary, Gastro Pub, Sunday Lunch, Vegetarian, Salads
Dress Code: Casual
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Critics Review
Thomas Street pub has new owners, a new menu and a new look
19/20
AS the slew of new bars, restaurants, coffee shops and diners continues to pull the focus of Northern Quarter east towards Piccadilly, away from the old High Street and the braying Printworks weekend overspill, two historic institutions have re-emerged in the west, revamped and rebooted. The team behind the Mackie Mayor have turned the area’s old meat market into Manchester’s most Instagrammable foodie haven, while tired Thomas Street boozer The Bay Horse has changed hands, been resaddled and is ready to ride again. The pub’s new jockeys are Ross Mackenzie, Jobe Ferguson and Lyndon Higginson – the trio behind multiple Manchester venues including Crazy Pedro’s, Cane & Grain and Black Dog Ballroom. Having opened The Northern Quarter restaurant (TNQ) around the corner some thirteen years ago, Ferguson has been a long-time and loyal Horse patron, as has Mackenzie, who has lived and worked in the area for a quarter of a century. So when they got wind that the landlords were ready to offload the old Georgian boozer, they were on it faster than Frankel. “We’ve always wanted a pub,” Mackenzie tells us over very fine plates of rotisserie suckling pig, duck hearts and ox cheek (£5-£12). “Our friends here had lost the love for it so we thought why not – what a great opportunity to bring a proper food-focused pub back to Manchester city centre.” “We’re going for the Rovers Return meets Soho House,” says Higginson, who took lead on design. “It was all pretty grim, very few redeeming features, so we ripped it apart and started from the ground up. It’s our modern take on the local.” You can see what he’s getting at, with traditional pub traits like the darts board, wood panelling and Toby jugs a nod to pubs of yore. But where would a new NQ opening be without it’s craft beer chalk board, small plates menu and…. is that a chef’s table? “Yes, yes it is,” whispers Ferguson, “but don’t tell the chefs that – I don’t think they’ve cottoned on yet.” Ferguson is the group’s ‘food guy’, and in between jollies with his Michelin star-collecting dining posse, has had the lousy job of eating his way through some of the world’s best pub grub. “I’ve been all over researching this place” he says, clutching a spiced faggot, “from The Spotted Pig in New York to the Pig & Whistle in Beverley.” Here’s a man that clearly knows his pork. The Bay Horse Tavern, 35-37 Thomas Street, opens daily from 11am to 1am Sunday to Wednesday and 2am Thursday to Saturday. Small plates £3-£6, sandwiches and salads £6-£10, pies £9 and rotisserie £10-£12.
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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Great food! Lovely atmosphere and enjoyed our drinks!

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Brilliant valve for money will not hesitate to recommend to friends and will definitely return soon 5 stars

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Staff really friendly and helpful. Enjoyed our time there

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

We had the bottomless brunch and it was great. The food was really good, choice of drinks was much better than most of the bottomless brunches I looked at and the service was fantastic! All in all a great experience and would definitety recommend.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 September 2018

We had a really nice meal we were given a really warm welcome the food was amazing we weren't put under any pressure to vacate our table and the whole evening with you was thoroughly enjoyable well done

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Had a lovely night! Food was great (pies were gorgeous and ace chips & gravy) and waiter was awesome - realty helpful and polite and so good at his job! Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 24 August 2018

I had my Birthday drinks here and I booked out the front room. It was perfect. The staff were great, super friendly and helpful. Thank you for having us! Dani.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

Better than expected, we were really struggling to find somewhere to go on bank holiday Sunday and to be honest booked you as a last resort. Was really impressed and we will definitely come back.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 August 2018

Had a great time. Thanks for making us and our little dog so welcome:-) Teri Lowry

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Brilliant Food and Fantastic Service. Thank you we all had a great night

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Loved the Bottomless Brunch - will definitely be coming again!

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Great food. Will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Outstanding Brunch on Saturday eleven of us great service and atmosphere..... amazing breakfast and bottomless mixed drinks will definitely return 😁

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

What a tardes from the outside looks small but inside a great place, great decor, great food and the service is second to non will recommend and definitely go again.

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Visited On Friday, 13 July 2018

Great food and drink excellent value.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Booked a table for the England vs Croatia semi-final. The staff were amazing. So friendly. Great service 😀

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Visited On Saturday, 07 July 2018

Hi, very impressed with the bottomless brunch I attended for my birthday on Saturday - despite the England match being on and being moved from blackdog - bay of horses were very accommodating in particular Lauren still felt very looked after despite how busy it was. thanks Alison

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Visited On Sunday, 08 July 2018

Enjoyed the bottomless brunch for my birthday - food was delicious, good variety of drinks included - the 2 hours flew by!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 July 2018

Absolutely brilliant and the waitresses were fantastic! Great selection of food and drink and were very accommodating.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Loved the pie's. Best we've had in a long time

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

There was a big group (17 of us) in for bottomless brunch on Saturday and it was fantastic - definitely the best bottomless brunch I've been to in Manchester with a fantastic range of brunch/drink options. The lady looking after us (we can't remember your name, sorry) was fantastic and was a credit to the team at The Bay Horse Tavern. We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

great food, great beer, great service!

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

Our party of six really enjoyed our visit, staff were extremely friendly and the food was spot on. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

We had bottomless brunch on Sunday 17th June. Had a fantastic time, we were treated amazing as soon as we walked in. Our daughter was treated amazing by all staff and our dog had the best day! Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

Really lovely food and service and our two little dogs were made to feel very welcome too. Thanks for looking after us.

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