"There is an atmosphere like no other place I have been in Manchester at The Oast House. Being purposefully built you would think the place would have to work at this, but not at all. A cosy and welcoming environment combined with a busy bar makes this a very friendly pub.
"We did have to wait a while for our food and my friend ordered a side of chips which were forgotten about. The staff however were apologetic and friendly. The bar staff seemed to cope well with the mass influx of punters at the bar and when asked about the different drinks gave me a range of choices that I could pick from.
The Oast House combines ales, ciders, beers and wine. The selection of ales on tap proved to be very popular especially the Loweswater Gold from Cumbria. A range of ciders were also to be enjoyed. My particular favourite was the pomegranate flavour Briska cider. Prices range from £3.50-£7 for the more specialty drinks. Not bad and about average for the area of Manchester you are in.
The inside brick work combined with exposed wood really adds to the rustic feel of The Oast House. At night the fairy lights outside the building makes the area look welcoming and attractive to potential drinkers and foodies. There is a lack of seating for this small bar and you could be pushed at finding a table at busy times.
Matching the feel of the building the toilets had wooden stable doors which coincided with the overall rural feel of The Oast House.
The food menu selection does seem a little small at first glance, with the main focus being grill. Their specialty does add a certain something with your burgers being cooked outside in their permanent BBQ. Something that makes The Oast House unique. I had a burger with chips and paid the £1 extra for a slice of cheese. A hearty meal, the burger tasted great and the meat was cooked to perfection. A popular option for many diners were the hanging kebabs from which you could choose from chicken, beef, mixed fish or vegetables. A food option that I will be trying on my next visit.
The food appears to be a reasonable price for the nice area of Spinningfields with a burger costing around £10."
~ Lauren Maughan ~ NEW MEMBER (8/5/2012 ~ went on a Sunday afternoon)