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5.3 /6 Excellent 75 Reviews

Pie and Ale

Northern Quarter European, British £££ +100
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About Pie and Ale

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
Pie and Ale, Unit 1 & 2, The Hive, 47 Lever Street, M11FN Manchester

Further Information

‘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.


75 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 75 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: great value
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
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Jason S.
2 reviews so far 6
11.04.2017 23:19

Brilliant pies, brilliant atmosphere and brilliant staff. Pies chock full of filling and absolutely stunning ales to go with! Went with family and definitely will be going back soon!!

Paul B.
1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 17:03

Freshly made pies and a great choice of real ales. Really like this place and in a great part of the city centre must try the Sundsy special.

John L.
1 review so far 6
23.03.2017 14:18

This is a great place to try, lively buzzing atmosphere and great food and drinks. The staff are really helpful and there's some live music too - one to try !

sue v.
1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 21:51

Great food , friendly staff , reasonably priced , nice surroundings. I will definitely be returning and recommend the Steak pie and potato wedges which were lovely.

Zoë C.
1 review so far 5
09.03.2017 17:44

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!

Bev C.
1 review so far 5
09.09.2016 16:03

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.

Phil P.
1 review so far 4
17.04.2016 00:21

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?

Jonathon B.
4 reviews so far 5
23.07.2016 23:39

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.

Avril M.
1 review so far 6
12.06.2016 15:14

Staff were excellent, did all they could to make our experience positive, even seating us in the sister restaurant to ensure we were comfortable as I am on crutches. And the pies are so good that when guests in The Bakerie saw what we had, they were asking how to order them too! Will definitely be going back again

Matt H.
1 review so far 6
27.01.2017 00:34

Good food had the vegan leek and mushroom pie, lovely place, nice polite staff and good value for money... what more can I say! Thanks Pie and Ale!

Andy B.
2 reviews so far 6
26.11.2016 15:45

Excellent place to eat. It was a busy Friday night, there was s good vibe about the place. Our table was reserved and was soon drinking a decent pint of ale. Service was excellent and when the food came it was of a good quality. All in all a great experience in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

Jessica S.
1 review so far 6
22.11.2016 17:08

Pie and Ale never fails to disappoint! Lovely food and lovely ales in a warm atmosphere with friends. I will definitely be back very soon!

Robert H.
1 review so far 6
23.04.2016 10:21

Pie and Ale is my new favourite pie hole. Between us we polished off Kangaroo pie, crocodile pie and chicken and duck pie.....Pietastic. Loved it.

Lindsey M.
1 review so far 6
12.05.2016 00:49

Hearty food and friendly, attentive service. There is plenty of choice on the menu for every diet (vegan, veggie, gluten free) and the menu is well labelled. This was my second visit to Pie & Ale, and I will no doubt be back again when next in Manchester!

Josh D.
1 review so far 5
15.03.2017 16:49

Superb food, beer and service - Pie and Ale is possibly my new favourite place to eat in Manchester. Food served quickly and is a genuine taste sensation.

Wendy R.
1 review so far 6
05.12.2016 21:01

Get food - nice to eat somewhere where there were three different pies I could eating being vegetarian. Great that two of the pies were vegan friendly. Nice choice of beers to have with the food as well. We also had a very nice waitress/bar staff.

Rob L.
1 review so far 5
15.12.2016 01:17

A nice place with good quality food and great service. The choice is just a little limited but I suppose it is called Pie and Ale!

Sarah S.
1 review so far 6
24.10.2016 14:24

The service was excellent, the staff were attentive but not overbearing. The food was AMAZING and the beer was fantastic! The waitress even brought out samples of the different beers for us to try first! Definitely worth going again and again!

Charlie T.
1 review so far 6
06.01.2017 09:23

Perfect food order and perfect service, will happily attend again! The reservation was all set up by the time we arrived and we were seen too at an appropriate time! Have been there over ten times and would defo return.

Marika M.
1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 03:31

Absolutely amazing food. Great vegan options. Staff were really friendly too and gave us 10% off as we had to wait for our table! 😊 We are going again this weekend as enjoyed the food so much!

Adam S.
1 review so far 6
26.04.2016 04:31

The food was fantastic! And the staff were brilliant! The group loved it. The choice of drink available was vast and more than catered to our needs. We were totally stuffed by the time we left

Hardik M.
1 review so far 5
14.04.2016 13:11

Really friendly and knowledgeable staff, and food was excellent, my wife loved the figgy toffee pudding best although there was nothing we didn't like. We aren't snobs but know good food when we see it and this place is a must visit

David A.
1 review so far 5
03.04.2017 16:05

Always great for freshly-made pies with interesting fillings, delicious mash and peas and a wide selection of craft ales. Was a little bit quiet on a weekday lunchtime, but that's no bad thing as we were served quite quickly. Highly recommended.

Cinzia G.
1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 17:32

Atmosfera accogliente e grande disponibilità da parte di tutto lo staff. Ottima scelta di birre e pie eccezionali. Ho completato la cena con un dolce molto...molto...buono Ci sono tornata per due sere consecutive. Consigliatissimo

Becky J.
2 reviews so far 6
17.04.2016 17:00

Brilliant food and lovely atmosphere, even though they were low on staff we felt looked after all night with great service. Large selection of ales and great to see so many local microbreweries represented

Thomas H.
1 review so far 6
22.05.2016 14:11

It was the best place I have ever been to, to have a family meal the staff are so friendly and they even took my food of the bill as it was my birthday

Mrs C J M.
1 review so far 6
09.08.2016 21:46

What a fab place to eat. Warm,friendly staff who know their stuff. Amazing food-first class pastry to die for and magic mash/gravy too. Great location in the Northern quarter which we enjoyed. Loved it!

Alan S.
1 review so far 6
25.09.2016 07:32

Great food, fast friendly service and a decent price. I will definitely go back and would recommend this place to any one. My game pie was delicious and the dirty mash is a must.

Jo M.
1 review so far 6
13.05.2016 15:01

Fantastic!! The meal was great & brilliant selection of craft beers. lots of love to our waitress who had great passion and knowledge beer. It made our wedding night even more special. xx

deborah f.
1 review so far 4
19.10.2016 15:02

Nice staff .. Pastry to thick on pies .. Not the cheapest place prefer pieminister for food .. Seating area comfy got a bit too loud as football had finished in the city so all fans landed in here so too rowdy for my 77 year old dad

Nicole M.
1 review so far 6
29.09.2016 16:20

Love this place, and I'm glad we chose here for my last night living in Manchester. Excellent pie, lots of choice (plus a few vegan options), lovely service, good range of beer.

Mark B.
1 review so far 6
28.08.2016 15:05

It was a great pie, very filling. The staff were helpful as well, they even let you sample the ales to help you choose the beer to have with your pie.

Wayne S.
1 review so far 6
29.12.2016 03:56

Good pie. Really tasty. Great choice of beer. Service really friendly. Great ambiance. Also found out that they can do pastries for those with intolerances - if they have notice.

Ruth B.
1 review so far 5
29.01.2017 09:16

never been here before. Good atmosphere, friendly staff. The menu had enough to suit everyone. I am not a vegetarian, but even those pies looked good. I had steak and ale and it was delicious 😀

Sam H.
1 review so far 6
01.06.2016 15:42

Good food at a valid price, not too expensive on soft drinks which for my teetotal party of two was a very welcome change. Would almost certainly come again.

Summer G.
1 review so far 6
22.09.2016 16:17

amazing food & amazing service. would really really recommend, the food took a reasonable time and was faultless! would definitely go back and the service was next to none

Ruone B.
1 review so far 6
12.11.2016 13:17

Great restaurant and bar, does what it says on the tin! Great pies, well kept ales and beers and really friendly and knowledgeable staff and quite reasonably priced too!

Lynsay S.
3 reviews so far 6
05.03.2017 00:48

Great team and food was brilliant little issue with finding my booking however was quickly sorted. Found the restaurant very easily which says a lot for Manchester haunts.

Chloe D.
1 review so far 6
04.11.2016 16:06

The pies were amazing and there was a great selection of local ales. Friendly staff and a great atmosphere, good prices too. We will definitely be returning!

Kristina W.
1 review so far 6
22.02.2017 21:07

Great value for money, delicious food, cheap ales, very nice staff and a great atmosphere. perfect, would definitely recommend it to everyone, especially to groups --> sharers!

Jonathan W.
1 review so far 6
20.06.2016 15:54

You get what you pay for, Great quality pies, and a great selection of beers and drinks to go with them. Would easily go back again soon.

Rob H.
1 review so far 5
16.05.2016 15:55

Nice relaxed atmosphere with helpful and knowledgeable staff. Good pastry on the pies with tasty fillings and extras. I wouldn't be against putting a bit more inside the pies, but still, good.

Spencer K.
2 reviews so far 6
30.07.2016 15:03

Very impressive. A few of the guest ales were down, but out waitress let us sample plenty of other options! The pies were brilliant as always.

Debbie O.
8 reviews so far 6
09.09.2016 15:11

Great little place in the northern quarter. Really nice and relaxed for a nice midweek lunch on our day off. Great choice of food and drink

Debbie O.
8 reviews so far 6
09.09.2016 15:08

Gorgeous food amazing beer and really good service. Really enjoyed our lunch...nice to try something a bit unusual... crocodile pie! Great value as well thank you

John R.
1 review so far 6
29.08.2016 14:54

Fantastic home-made venison & Stilton pie, great Yippee Pie Ale beer. My wife Caron had lamb special. Also could sneak into main bar to watch City!

Sarah R.
1 review so far 6
30.10.2016 17:14

Couldn't have been more helpful. Really knowledgeable about food intolerances and veggie food. The portions are huge but gorgeous. Best cheese pie I have ever had.

Anna T.
1 review so far 5
15.12.2016 07:08

Lovely pies! Was a abit disappointed the cheese pie had goats cheese in but there was plenty of others to choose from! Nice atmosphere and plenty of ales to choose from!

julie g.
1 review so far 4
21.11.2016 04:20

Service was great, pies were great, (especially the veggie choices), what wasn't great was the lack of desserts. Not 1 dessert to be found in the entire restaurant. Not ideal for those with a sweet tooth like me.

Neil H.
1 review so far 5
06.11.2016 16:17

Had to wait a bit for table but was very well looked after. Good was excellent and good value. Specials board also worth a look - Kangaroo Vindaloo was ordered!