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5.3 /6 Excellent 94 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.


94 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 94 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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John H.
1 review so far 6
18.08.2017 04:26

Great pies, good beer and friendly service: what more could you want? Not only had a GF pie for me (preferable to order 2 days in advance to be certain of availability) but even advised on choice of GF beers available too.

Gemma C.
3 reviews so far 6
12.08.2017 02:21

Fab restaurant, great atmosphere. All our pies were well cooked and large portions. Friendly staff.

Kath W.
1 review so far 6
02.08.2017 19:03

The staff were very friendly, helpful and professional. The food was scrummy and we will be back. They even stored my daughters push bike safely.

Tony B.
1 review so far 6
01.08.2017 01:38

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

Zoë C.
1 review so far 5
09.03.2017 20:44

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 18:03

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 02:21

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.
5 reviews so far 5
24.07.2016 01:39

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 17:14

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 03:34

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 18:45

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.

Robert H.
1 review so far 6
23.04.2016 12:21

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.

Jessica S.
1 review so far 6
22.11.2016 20:08

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!

Lindsey M.
1 review so far 6
12.05.2016 02:49

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 19:49

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
06.12.2016 00:01

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.

1 review so far 5
20.06.2017 00:33

Lovely evening. Oven was broken (which cannot be helped), but still had a wonderful meal - offered to relocated us to the sister restaurant across the road, but we decided to stay. Brought the pies in from the kitchen across road and couldn't recommend any more. Fantastic food and great value for money

Rob L.
1 review so far 5
15.12.2016 04:17

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 17:24

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 12:23

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 06:31

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 06:31

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 15:11

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 18:05

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.

Mrs C J M.
1 review so far 6
09.08.2016 23:46

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 09:32

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.

Thomas H.
1 review so far 6
22.05.2016 16:11

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

Cinzia G.
1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 20:32

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

Ben B.
1 review so far 6
25.07.2017 08:52

Really great service, great food. Staff were very helpful in storing and providing utensils for a birthday cake. Quieter atmosphere at lunch which may/may not be to a crowd's taste. Would definitely go again

Becky J.
2 reviews so far 6
17.04.2016 19:00

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

Jo M.
1 review so far 6
13.05.2016 17:01

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

Nicole M.
1 review so far 6
29.09.2016 18:20

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.

Dino F.
2 reviews so far 4
19.10.2016 18:02

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

Mark B.
1 review so far 6
28.08.2016 17:05

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.

John L.
1 review so far 6
23.03.2017 17:18

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 !

Ruth B.
1 review so far 5
29.01.2017 12:16

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 😀

Wayne S.
1 review so far 6
29.12.2016 06:56

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.

Sam H.
1 review so far 6
01.06.2016 17:42

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 18:17

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

Jason S.
2 reviews so far 6
12.04.2017 01:19

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!!

Ruone B.
1 review so far 6
12.11.2016 16:17

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!

Paul B.
1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 19:03

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.

Steve W.
1 review so far 4
03.06.2017 21:32

After numerous changes of plan, unfortunately we had to cancel at the very last moment. The staff were very friendly, sympathetic and tried everything they could to accommodate are situation. They fully understood. Great customer service; hopefully the food matched that quality.

Lynsay S.
3 reviews so far 6
05.03.2017 03:48

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 19:06

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!

sue v.
1 review so far 6
20.03.2017 00:51

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

Kristina W.
2 reviews so far 6
23.02.2017 00:07

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 17:54

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.

Kristina W.
2 reviews so far 6
18.06.2017 10:33

Have been here several times already and it was always great - both the food and the service! very great for vegetarians and vegans as well :)

Rob H.
1 review so far 5
16.05.2016 17:55

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.