Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton.
Duffy's is an unusual bar. This used to be Uluru, and we suppose it's now an 'Irish themed' Lees pub - although there isn't much that's Irish about it beyond the name - certainly not the landlord. It seems a little strange to us to have a 'tied house' themed - as to an extent the brewery already is the theme. Normally themed pubs are either independant venture like O'Shea's or 'standard pubs' which happen to have a landlord or lady of a particular nationaility. Perhaps there's more to this than we can tell at first glance. Anyway... There are four handpumps offering real ale, including one guest beer - which was Timothy Taylor on both occaisions. The place has polished wooden floors and a lot of football related memorabilia on the walls - both United and City, which again implies brewery rather than personal influences. The decor is a throwback to the 70s, with white plaster alcoves and artexing on the walls and ceiling. The small space outside is on the main road, and it is not a particularly pleasant place to sit. It doesn't feel like a new bar at all, and it's a slightly odd addition to the drinking scene in Chorlton given the usual offerings. However, if we're lucky it'll remain a good solid boozer and a nice change from the trendier more youth orientated bars.