Pitcher and Piano is the perfect location if you're looking to step up towards a more classy drinking establishment. While the food is great, and really quite reasonably priced in line with the rest of East Didsbury, it makes a lovely change to come here for a nice glass of wine or a cocktail that doesn't have some sort of explicit sexual reference in its name.
The range of martinis, long, and short cocktails may seem a tad overwhelming, but the (attractive) bar staff are on hand to recommend something, and they make pouring drinks something of an art form.
If, following a succession of delicious cocktails one starts to feel peckish, the bar menu is available for chips and dips or potato wedges, or why not indulge in a chocolate sharer for a real treat?
Despite having a number of bars up and down the country, the few that I have had the pleasure of visiting all have a different feel to them, thus losing the feel of a "chain bar", which is to their credit.
I read in the South Manchester Reporter this week that this bar is due to turn into a Wetherspoons in the imminent future.
I was happy because a) I'm not a fan of the Pitcher and Piano and b) I'll be able to get a pint for under £3 in Didsbury.
On the couple of occasions I've been here the service has been terrible, with huge crowds at the bar and the drinks are really overpriced. It's pretty much the same as the Slug and Lettuce, where I'm sure a lot of the clientele will migrate to when Spoons opens its doors.
Just an update - this has been closed for amost a year - It is indeed a Wetherspoons pub called the Milson Rhodes