Six of Chorlton’s bars and pubs were included in the 2012 edition of The Good Beer Guide, published last week.
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) compiles the annual guide and entries are awarded to the best pubs selling quality traditional ales, ciders and perries.
The Good Beer Guide is the country’s best-selling and most comprehensive reference to the best pubs in the country and features 4500 pubs across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The 2011 guide contained four entries from Chorlton but the increase this year means that one-in-three of the area’s pubs and bars are included.
John O’Donnell, spokesman for CAMRA’s Trafford & Hulme branch, said: “To have so many excellent pubs in an area as relatively small as Chorlton is unprecedented and in complete contrast to the picture across the country.”
Each CAMRA branch must judge its best pubs against each other for the coveted places in the guide.
A new inclusion in the guide is the Horse and Jockey – a pub where very little real ale was served prior to Peter Dalton becoming the owner in late 2008.
Mr Dalton said: “Having six Chorlton pubs and bars listed in the guide shows that cask ale is alive, well and positively thriving in South Manchester.”
Nichola Clark, manager of another of Chorlton’s new entries Oddest, said: “I’m so proud that Oddest has been selected for inclusion in The Good Beer Guide. I work very hard to keep the quality of my ales so it is great to see our hard work recognised.”
The pubs are also featured in the mobile format of The Good Beer Guide on the Apple App Store and Android Market.