I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to drinking. I’m a Northern boy who likes his real ale and I’m not afraid to let people know. One of my favourite places is right in the heart of the Northern Quarter called Marble, which is one of a handful of pubs run by the local Marble Brewery. One of the newer bars on the block, it has a great reputation for its amazing line up of beers from around the world.
There is an ever-changing selection of cask beers from its own brewery, with the kegs sitting on the bar itself. With around 100 bottled beers from the four corners of the globe; you will have trouble picking your favourite. I say start at the top and work your way down.
The clientèle varies from the cool kids of the area to the older, real ale lovers. With limited room in the long thin room, the maximum space for people is about 50. But there always seems to be a seat available, so you can sit and enjoy that well deserved drink.
A must eat has to be the cheeses. My favourite name on the list is the Stinking Bishop, which wasn’t as stinky as I expected. You can get varying amounts of cheese, depending on how greedy you are feeling, or choose from great selection of sandwiches.
Come along, grab a pint, play some chess and watch the world go by.