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Orange Tree, Altrincham

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Hello all from western Canada I for one miss the Orange Tree I spent Many a night there (I MEAN MANY) when the Fosters ran it I made a great many friends there and drank a lot of Strong Bow. I sure would and have recommended the bar to many Canadians If I get back to the UK this summer I will be there again I hope some of the same old gang are still ? my rating then 10 out of 10 From the Canadian with the shot up right leg
theminder - 22 Jan 2012 21:23
The service in this pub is awful. Only 2 miserable women working on a Friday night. I tipped well, but even that didnt crack a smile. The glasses were not cleared all night. Empty pint pots all over the pub,its a wonder there was not an accident.
MotherManchester - 5 Nov 2011 15:09
My second visit to this pub and nothing much had changed in four or five years! My Copper Dragon Golden Pippin was fine and I sat quietly and watched the Sky sports news and read the local CAMRA newsletter. Not a bad little boozer with a pleasant interior in contrast to the pub next door. Probably just about worth the walk up from the tram/train station.
mcroyal - 20 Mar 2011 09:48
slightly random and pikey, only saving grace is its next door to ishta
silvershower - 13 Jan 2011 16:23
Has a much more limited real ale than the Old Market Tavern nextdoor, but the welcome is slightly nicer and the interior is more comfortable. Copper Dragon Golden Pippin, Deuchars IPA and Shepherd Neame Spitfire were the 3 available real ales on our Saturday afternoon visit. TVs were showing sporting events - 1 football and 1 cricket. There are 4 or 5 separate drinking areas. We sat in a small alcove with leather sofas and a display cabinet featuring old handpulls, beer bottles and Good Beer Guides. The clientele was mostly middle age.
blue_scrumpy - 5 Jul 2010 20:45
Stopped in Saturday evening (22/08/09) after traveling up to Alty for the footie, following Wimbledon. Was recommended to us earlier in the day, and have to say had a cracking time here. Good choice behind the bar, real ales and a large range of spirits. The lady and gent who run the place as well as the fellas behind the bad were polite and very accommodating to my dad and I and happily coped with a group of very pleasant but very vocal Wimbledon fans. Agree, there was a bit of an odd mix of age groups, but everyone was welcoming and up for a chat. Have to also recommend the Indian restaurant next door which we were very kindly taken too by a couple of Manchester United fans we met here. All in all, a great night and a decent pub.
back2ploughlane - 23 Aug 2009 23:02
The best word to describe this pub is 'innocuous'.
It lacks atmosphere, decent and / or cheap beer or an overpowering reason to visit. On the other hand it isn't offensive, loud or packed with idiots, it just doesn't do anything sufficiently well to warrant a recommendation.

As most comments state - alright if OMT too busy / band bad or it's raining!!
knowsgreypaul - 20 Aug 2009 20:44
We always pop in on a crawl, if we don't like the sound of whoever is playing in the OMT or if it looks busy. Real ale can be a bit hit and miss and because it was raining the pub felt a bit cramped, plus you have to run the gauntlet of smokers to get outside to the decked area.

If you go in the Brickies, you'll get the same beers as they come under the same ownership.Can see where the karaoke comments come from!

Can't comment on the food and they appear to have summer BBQs.

I don't think it would be somewhere I'd be able to spend a whole evening or a night out with Mrs B_D
boddies_drinker - 30 Jul 2009 13:30
after being frustrated at waiting at the bar in OMT over the road we went in here it was Karaoke ,which i hate ,the two beers that were on Black Sheep and duechars were not they best i have tasted ,strange pub this ,mixture of clientelle when were there from a bunch of 80 year olds on what may have been a stag night ,to a lot of young girls falling all over ,having been on the lash all day ,however the highlight for me was one of the biker /angel guys singing lionel ritchies "all night long " ,the decking (smokers corner )
they have looks like an overcrowded raft ,that has caught fire ,not my best
night in Alty
FrankieMan - 20 Jul 2009 13:56
Excellent pub in which I spent most of Saturday. Friendly staff and really good real ales. Lots of sport on the various flat screens. The food looked good but they stopped serving it by the time we were hungry. However whilst we were having a few beers a curry house somehow magically appeared next door to the place. Very handy too so we went and ate before returning again.
Santa - 8 Jun 2009 09:11
Excellent pub. We hold a fishing club meeting upstairs a couple of times a year in the sports themed room. Very comfortable. Good staff and the beers pretty good too. Nice beer garden at the back as well. Recommended.
Rommel - 22 Feb 2009 09:35
Has been quality the last few times we've been in, busy but not rammed. Decent selection of beers and a good atmosphere and you can always pop between here and the Market Tavern if you want a selection of real ales in the same night.
Can't comment on the food as yet...
boddies_drinker - 21 Oct 2008 12:17
Agree about barbecues, they are a good addition and the decking area to the rear is a bonus. Has Deuchars IPA, Copper Dragon Pippin and one guest.
stoutoforder - 22 Sep 2008 18:43
iv have made this pub my local, as i like the atmosphere in here. there is a large amount of largers and also quest ales.
almost every weekend there is a reason to go here, the BBQ's on a weekend are fantastic.
fadgy - 22 Jul 2008 13:22
Popped in last weekend to watch the final of the tennis, although the pub was packed, still got served quickly and lots of TV's to watch sports on (5 I think)

Paved area out in front for those elusive summer days and beer garden / BBQ area round the back.

Plenty of staff working what is quite a small bar area, 3 cask beers on tap, and plenty of choice of lagers.

All in all a pleasant pub, with speedy service from staff that can remember your drink and decent beer.

Heartily recommended !
susolover - 11 Jul 2008 23:24
What a brilliant night at the Orange Tree last Friday. They held an Independence Day Party with a Rodeo Bull, BBQ & DJ. Great fun & a nice friendly atmosphere. Best Night out i've had in ages!! I'll be going again next weekend!!
Phoebe28 - 9 Jul 2008 16:03
I was violently assaulted on a Saturday evening .I was admitted to Hospital next day & now 6 months later I can only manage to work part time,I am awaiting an appointment for another brain scan.The manageress & the landlady where both present but unwilling to give the name of the assailant.Others in the bar inferred that they knew him.BEWARE of drinking here unless in a large group as obviously ,you will recieve no help from the management.
SEDGE - 23 Mar 2008 19:00
Very nice environment - visiting a few days ago they had a fire going which is always a winner. Nicely laid out, the only drawback was that Tetley's was the only real ale available. Would still gladly return and include a visit to the Shere Khan mentioned below.
EFC1878 - 11 Dec 2006 21:28
All 3 guest ales were surprisingly poor on our last visit, to the extent where the rareity of leaving half a pint and moving on occurred.
Could have been a one off
boddies_drinker - 22 Nov 2006 13:17
Do a quality sunday roast for 6.95.
Redmeister - 13 Dec 2004 08:49
According to the local rag this pub is apparently haunted. I certainly saw a few spirits last time I was there...
Nige - 22 Nov 2004 13:19
friendly service, bombadier and abbot ale on tap, one of the better areas of alty for drinking
vicgod47 - 21 Aug 2004 22:36
Is this a gay pub? Hard to tell but there are some definite undertones in there that the missus and I always spot. Can't work it out, BTW I'm not! It's really good though, decent beers and nice environment, really cosy and realxing.
Andrew - 27 Feb 2004 13:36
Excellent array of real cask ale and friendly environs despite the fact this is mainly a locals/regulars pub.
Sandwiched between the Shere Khan and the Old Market Tavern means you can have a varied night without moving too far,although the pubs preference for "bitters" extends to the majority of football fans who drink in there.
Can get crowded and seasting in short supply but in the summer,the Old Market Square can prove excellent for watching the world pass by over a pint (or eight)
Chris - 9 Oct 2003 13:27

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