Today I’m mostly recovering from an evening out at the lovely Wine and Wallop in West Didsbury.
As the bar is a new venture by the owners of Folk on Burton Road which I love, I had a feeling I was in for a good night. Particularly as I was accompanying the delightful Hodge Podge Days who knows her way round a pint.
The bar is really well situated on Lapwing Lane, amidst a small row of independent stores. It’s convenient for the tram stop which is just opposite and a short walk from the other bars and restaurants around the Burton Road area.
Wine and Wallop offers a great list of wines and prosecco by the glass – I started off with the latter which was a lovely, fruity number. Inside, the bar has a welcoming, warm atmosphere with lots of comfortable seating, wood paneling and soft lighting.
I also noted their selection of local ales and cask ciders. I didn’t see the menu but I believe they will offer simple, homely food to accompany the drinks on offer.
Last night we were treated to a range of canapés such as cheddar and homemade piccalilli on cider bread and platters of cold meats (I’m a veggie, but took a good few photos to show my meat-devouring husband).
Wine and Wallop also intend to sell their own products shortly which is going to be handy for Christmas presents. They’ll be selling ales and wines from their own list.
We had a scout round and found that the 1st floor had leather sofas that I wanted to fall asleep in, with a balcony overlooking the main bar. It’s also handy to note there’s a function room on the second floor available to hire.
We had a good night there and I think it’s a welcome addition to Didsbury. I’ll be returning soon as it’s so handy – just around the corner from me. I’d also like to try out more of their menu. And drink more wine!
Disclaimer: I was invited to the press night of Wine and Wallop but was under no obligation to write this review. All opinions expressed are my own: