When the weight of the world has got you down, and its time to end your life, dead end job, bills to pay, and problems with the wife. But don’t throw in the towel, there’s a place right round the block… Where you can drink your misery away. My local, just a 2 minute walk from my house and where I watch the football or just go for a drink with my drinking buddy roryMF. The home of Stella and the Rory and Oli pool league, yes the Dragon is the pub for me. Firstly lets get down to business the beers I use are: Guinness Extra cold, Stella and the occasional fosters… and still to try Red Stripe. They do a good stella, and an alright fosters: the prices aren’t bad either. But when ordering a guiness you gotta be careful on choice of barstaff, best to ask an older one to get a proper pint of the good stuff. There are two rooms, a lounge for lounging and socialising, and a vault for talking and playing pool and other manly pub stuff and random extras. Its predominately a Manchester United pub, showing the matches on the big screen, and whilst on the subject of football what a place for international tournaments, the whole pub shouting and screaming in the name of England. The Rory and Oli pool league is the tournament which is on going between me and my drinkin’ buddy roryMF. It’s a first to 3 sets comp with each set lasting first to 5 where you must win by 2 clear matches! The prize… 2 whole pints of Stella Artois (God, I hope I don’t lose). In summary the Dragon is my local and so I will have a love affair and a biased view towards it so don’t just take my word for it, give it a try.
Firstly this pub is not really in Manchester, its in Unsworth in Bury, but in the outskirts of Manchester. On Parr Lane if you live in the area. o.k. this is my local pub, I’ve only been going for about 6-9months as I have only been living in the area for about a year now. I go down quite regularly with normally Oli(coolhandoli) or Gaz. I go down every time there’s a match on(Manchester united) as they show all the European matches, I’m going down tonight with Oli and Gaz. I know a few other people who go there so it’s generally a laugh. I’m actually going down tonight to watch United and Munich, (we should win 2-1). Always a good atmosphere. Features of the pub, 5 minute walk away from my house. There are two room’s Lounge and the vault, both with big screens. There are two pool tables both in the vault. The beers on draught Stella(my favourite), Guinness, Guinness extra cold, carling, fosters, Boddingtons, and a few more probably. They have the usual girly bottled drinks WKD etc etc (there all crap). Also on bottle they have two of my favourites Stella and Hoslten Pils. All reasonably priced. What a pub, if you don’t believe me ask coolhandoli.