Brought to you by the same folks who established the beloved Bakerie, Pie & Ale is a Manchester restaurant and bar serving traditional English pies and exotic meats like zebra and crocodile. This comfortable restaurant and pub, which features exposed brick walls and sleek modern lighting, offers a wide range of craft beers, plus a lengthy menu of whisky and spirits. Pie & Ale can be found along Lever Street, situated just off of Stevenson Square in the Northern Quarter.
‘It’s all about the pie’ is the motto over at Pie & Ale, where diners can indulge in some of the city’s best traditional British eats, fine craft beers and exotic meats. With two bars offering eight different cask ales from local craft breweries, plus Pie & Ale’s own Yippee Pie Ale, this local establishment offers a cosy rustic setting in which to knock a couple back with good friends and great food. Its location in Manchester’s hip Northern Quarter near the city centre makes it the perfect location for an evening out to remember.
As their motto states, it really is all about pies at Pie & Ale. Some favourites off the food menu here include the steak & yippee ale pie, the hunters pheasant pie, and the expotic game pie, stuffed full of wild boar, venison and pheasant. Vegetarians are also taken care of here and are encouraged to try the vegan white bean, kale and butternut squash pie or the three cheese and ale pie. Aside from pies, Pie & Ale offers up an array of bar snacks like hot buffalo wings and sticky pork bites, as well as desserts such as the decadent dark cherry and pancetta brownie served with vanilla ice cream. Don’t wait any longer to indulge in the city’s finest pies and beer at Pie & Ale, found along Lever Street in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
Great service. Had to wait a little while for the food but well worth it the pies were yummy. Real ale and fab selection of gins we will definitely be returning.
Unbelievably nice pies that are really well sized and worth every penny. Really happy I found the place. The staff are really friendly too, definitely worth a visit!
The place in Manchester to go for great pies and ale!
Great food, good atmosphere, attentive staff. The pies were all fantastic. Portions are big - I couldn’t finish mine. Will definitely be returning! Lots of choice too.
We've been to Pie and Ale a few times now and always been impressed. The food is wonderful, there's plenty of option and it we all enjoyed what we had. Although this trip we did have a rather long wait for the food even though they weren't too busy which is why I've not given full marks. The main reason we chose Pie and Ale is because they always serve a vegan option so as well as the rest of the group enjoying themselves I loved that it was easy for me to find something to eat too. None of us were happy they charge extra to swap mash fir wedges though, as the pies are already charged a decent amount. The atmosphere is really friendly and laid back and the staff all seem happy and will do whatever they can to help you. Would highly recommend!
This was our first visit to Pie and Ale and we took our daughter and partner there for an early evening meal. The food was really good and I would recommend the steak pie with red cabbage pie topping. The portion sizes were really generous so there was no room for any pudding. There was a good choice of ale and the wine was very reasonably priced. The staff were really friendly and attentive. We will definitely go back and would recommend this restaurant to our friends.
Went to Pie and Ale with a large party, and there was mixed reaction to the food. Some people really enjoyed the meals, but others including myself felt that there wasn't enough content. The pies had little meat in them, and it was only the sauce that provided any flavour. I thought that the portions were also on the small side, particularly given that we want plenty of food to soak up the beer, as that's what the combination of pie and ale is all about, isn't it?
This was my second visit. I had a couple of friends over and thought I'd introduce them to Pie and Ale,they weren't disappointed and really appreciated the selection of beers on offer. Our server was very knowledgeable about the different ales and help us make delicious selections.
The staff were friendly and helpful, but the meal came out cold the 1st time after we had waited 30 mins then another 20 mins later for it to be rectified... it was still not as hot as it should have been. The pie (I had venison and Stilton my husband had steak and yippee pie ale) was really good but the mash and gravy lukewarm. I was looking forward to this evening out so I felt a bit disappointed. Staff were apologetic and quite rushed off their feet. They were very busy with an NFL game so I will try again, hopefully they won’t be as busy and the meal won’t be cold.
Fabulous pies and really good beer selection. The staff were excellent and all our party of 8 thought Pie and Ale was a place well worth a revisit as a party