Manchester Rd, Chorlton.
The Marble Beer House has been one of the key real ale bars in Chorlton for a number of years. It was once great, and is finally emerging from the doldrums after a refurbishment and some very strong competition from other local bars drove some punters away. The range of beers is excellent, with some interesting guest ales from all over the country. It also offers a number of Marble beers because this is part of the Marble 'empire', with its sister bar being the Marble Arch in town on Rochdale Road. One of the strengths of this bar is the fact that it does not serve food (aside from crisps and Bombay Mix style snacks). It is solidly a drinking establishment, and the emphasis is on real ale, decent continental draft and bottled beers, and real ciders. The terrace at the front is a great place to watch the world go by, and the location of this bar is very good because it is close to other bars and the crossroads in Chorlton. This is a bit of a Chorlton institution, so let's hope it continues to be such a great place to go for a drink.