Chorlton-cum-Hardy now has an incredible 25 pubs & bars serving real ale. The latest addition to the area is The Shak which opened in October on the same part of the Wilbraham Road strip as Mono & The Bar. The Shak is a first venture into the bar world for manager & co-owner Francesca Duffy who has opened the bar with two sleeping partners having come back to the UK after a period living in Dubai.
The bar has been fitted out in a modern style with the walls a mixture of neutral grey / green and stripped wood cladding and panels. A giant print of a forest scene adorns the wall to the right of the entrance. The bar is to the rear of the raised area which forms the left hand side of the bar. Although initially opening with two handpumps, a third was added after the success of ale sale on the opening weekend in October.