Chorlton has gained yet another bar and restaurant serving cask ales and “craft beer”. The interestingly name “Man Bites Frog” is in the first unit of the Victorian arcade on Barlow Moor Road near to Chorlton Bus station – just down from Strange Brew & The Spoon Inn. In fact co-owner Dave Cleall-Hill has moved from The Spoon Inn to fulfil a long held dream of having his own place.
The wacky name is accompanied by the off the wall aim to be a combo of craft ale bar, laid back restaurant and outdoor cinema! Yep that’s right – cinema! Plans are in place to turn the courtyards at the rear into venue where guests will wear headphones to watch movies al fresco.
Dave, who first came to local prominence during his time at Marble Beer House when it was named Trafford & Hulme CAMRA Pub Of The Year, has partnered with Saffron Hulme formerly of Waterstones café in the new venture. As the name might suggest, the food will be French inspired – including frog’s legs. On the beer front, there are two handpumps on the bar with beers coming from local brewers such as First Chop and Alphabet Brewing Company.