Refitted in the past couple of years, Gullivers is certainly shiny; a vision in dark wood, its nooks and crannies are well placed to ensure there are plenty of seats on offer as well as elbow room at the bar.
Being a J.W. Lees boozer, you’re likely to experience Manchester Pale Ale at a little over three quid on one of the four hand pulls whilst the spirits and lager selection is decent and varied. A stretch of comfy booths dominate the area directly in front of the bar while a large snug tucks itself around the back making the pub a good choice for larger groups of chums.
The other big feature for Gullivers is its live scene. Along with sister pub The Castle directly across the road, Gullivers is responsible for putting on all manner of shows from comedy to theatre to punk. Yes, it can get messy in the upstairs venue with all drinks being served in glassware and little in the way of tables to put your pint down on, but in some ways this adds to the old school charm. The orange curtained stage makes you feel as if you’re inside a David Lynch movie and despite the venue’s small size, the sound is always bob on.
Another old school boozer in the heart of the NQ, Gullivers adds a traditional and affordable way to enjoy a pint or three without compromising on its polished look.
Food: Crisps and nuts
Drinks: Beer, ale, wine, spirits
Related City Centre establishments: The Castle Hotel
Bongo rating: 8/10