The first thing you should do before you indulge in any pastry delight is to decide on a drink from the selection of ales.
Pie and Ale have a decent selection of ales including some which are brewed by the restaurant. So, you can be sure to find something that satisfies your taste. Natural Progression is especially enjoyable.
The Natural Progression is a light and fruity amber beer, which could be a great accompaniment for any of the pies offered by the restaurant. The selection of mince and onion, which comprises mushroom, bacon, and chicken and four cheese served with peas and mash is a must-try. When you combine the mince and onion with the natural progression, you get a match made in heaven.
The understated Yippee house ale £2.50, nicely complements the horse pie. The 7% Red Rum ale £4.30 by Mad Hatter is also a great accompaniment for the horse pie.
Although the selection of side dishes is a tad restrictive, they are quite good. The mash is as creamy and soft as anything you have ever tasted. The bright, fresh green peas are made to preserve the pea texture and are flavored for mushing.
An indispensable component of any great pub is great music. Without great music, no pub should consider itself great. Pie & Ale is almost always washed down with the magnificent sounds of the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Jefferson Airplane, making the venue sufficiently upbeat to pop into just for a pint of ale.
Now in Manchester, and with Pie & Ale’s standard of simple yet fantastically prepared meals, you might expect the prices on the menu to be a bit on the higher side. However, it’s quite the reverse. With only 20 quid, you will be able to indulge in a meal and a few pints of ale to boot (no 700-level credit scores needed here!).
Pie & Ale also hosts a remarkable happy hour priced menu featuring ales from £2 a pint. The restaurant also offers a 2-pint pitcher of any selection of ale for just £5.75, which is available throughout. Pie & Ale’s happy hour runs from Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 7 pm, and throughout during Sundays.
Brace yourself for an exciting adventure once you visit Pie & Ale. The restaurant offers some of the best pies around, and the pub offers the best of all the new breweries along with a solid selection of some of Manchester’s most brilliant offerings. The dessert selection may be a bit limited, but the offerings available are a study in excellence. So go on and embrace your northern stereotypes. After all, who cares as long as you get to eat and drink in such an exquisite manner?