By George the food – and drink – at this new-school Didsbury boozer is good! Joining the growing throng of fine eateries and watering holes in West Didsbury village along Burton Road, The George Charles is already a local favourite. The food is cooked, as it were, from the ground up using the best that Manchester’s regional suppliers can hand over, the drinks are top-notch, and the whole lot is housed inside a sensitively restored Victorian pub, owner David Vanderhook paying tribute to the area’s rich history of migration and hard graft by naming the gastropub-gaff after late 19th-century Armenian emigre who marries a local lass and opened up a fruit stall nearby. All manner of robust European and British classics are on offer thanks to the magic of head chef Phil Larkin (formerly of The Dun Cow), there are craft beers aplenty for hopheads, and you’ll often find live music gracing the premises, too.
Lovely food, great service and a relaxed atmosphere. Loved the live music on a Sunday just gutted they had run out of roast dinner but can’t be helped on Makers Market day.
Food was quick, tasty and the staff being very attentive. Would highly recommend to anybody. Booking was ready as soon as we walked in and sat and ready straight away.
Food was lovely and staff really nice (I love it when they have good sense of humour and are not ‘stuffy’ ) we will definitely return and hopefully before the Sunday Roasts run out next time!