Castlefield gets back in the saddle this week with the opening of a new pub – the kind of pub you will want to eat in – where Jackson’s Wharf used to be. Imaginatively called The Wharf, it’s down from Bohemia, just across from Albert’s Shed and Dukes 92. This building has been out of use for some time, although the site is part of the city’s industrial heritage, with the location being used at the end of the 1800s for stacking goods onto barges. Drinks include a proper selection of wines by the glass, while food is gastro pub to the core: potted rare-breed pork to start, followed by lamb hot pot with pickled cabbage or deluxe lentil and spinach dhal. We like the look of it: it’s a bit like Jackson’s Boat in Chorlton, only a lot cleaner, more airy and spacious.

The Wharf is open now and food is served Mon-Sat noon-10pm, Sun noon-9.30pm, Castlefield, M15 4SW. Tel: 0161 220 2960,

Ruth Allan
Published on:
Wed 4 Jul 2012