A good pub on the edge of Altrincham town centre. Lots of seating with several sections round the bar. My friends always arrange to meet here due to the wide range of drinks on offer and the fact we always get a seat which starts to matter at our age!
They often have live music at the weekends, this is never to my taste but there's always a decent sized crowd enjoying it at the other end of the pub and its easily avoided if you go into the room to the right of the bar.
They stock the fruity Belgian beers I enjoy and the guest ales my boyfriend likes so its a good compromise for a night out. If you overindulge there are a couple of great takeaways across the road for the late night takeaway you'll need!
Quite a strange pub and hard to review really. Plenty of real ale (changing often) at pretty good prices, quite large and ideal for a large group of people if you get their early as they have some good large tables (we once have 14+ people around a table). Rock bands quite often play there; not something I personally enjoy, however it seems to pull in the punters. There is a kind of side room that allows you to chat and drink in 'relative' peace whilst a band is playing, but I generally would go to the Orange tree when there is a band on :-)
Worth a look in for the beer options alone.
Old Market Tavern finds itself competing for patronage with The Orange Tree which is situated adjacent, and its true that I have a difficult time deciding on which pub to choose. The Orange Tree probably is a little better known but I have to say Old Market Tavern is just a little more down to earth, if that's possible. This is mostly down to the very chilled Landlord who tries his best to make people feel welcome and arrange as much entertainment as possible. This includes quiz night, sports events and weekly live music acts that can be hit and miss. There's also a great selection of real ales, ciders and Belgian beers as well as tasty light bites and meals between £1.60 and £5. Bargain.
A good afternoon choice in the Town Centre. Lots of handpumped ales and, my last visit, my choices were good. No idea about the evening. But I suspect it might be noisy!
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