Stockport & South Manchester

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Pub Guide

Please note: This page only covers pubs within the current branch area. For pubs donated to the Central Manchester Branch, i.e. north of the Mancunian Way, please consult with their web page at: https://centralmanchester.camra.org.uk/.

Branch pubs selling real ale

Branch area pubs selling real ale

  • Beswick
    • Ardwick Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Road Beswick M11 3FF Telephone(0161) 444 1894

      The Etihad stadium's very own pub. All done in a traditional and very comfortable style. Named the Ardwick with a reference to the club's historical origins as Ardwick AFC which became Manchester City FC in the late 1800s. It has a capacity of 80 people, and will primarily be aimed at season ticket holders. NB the pub is ONLY open on match days or when the venue is hired. Photographs courtesy and copyright of Manchester City FC.

  • Bramhall
    • Bramall Park Golf Club 20 Manor Road Bramhall SK7 3LY Telephone(0161) 485 7101

      Bramall Park golf club is set in undulating parkland with fairways lined with mature native trees. It has a large clubhouse offering both catering and drinking facilities in both the bar and in a large dining room known as the Fairway Suite.

    • Bramhall Golf Club Ladythorn Road Bramhall SK7 2EY Telephone(0161) 439 6092

      Stylish mock-Tudor appearance, very well-appointed interior with two large rooms overlooking the first tee. It is decorated in a traditional style, with plenty of trophies and photos of the club's past 'great and good'. The right room holds the main bar, and where you can enjoy a light lunch. The larger left room usually plays host to functions and can be hired for such occasions. Beers are from Thwaites / Marstons with the occasional guest from another brewery. The opening hours shown may change depending on functions being held, or numbers playing, so suggest check website for up-to-date hours.

    • Crown & Conspirator 26 Bramhall Lane South Bramhall SK7 1AF Telephone(0161) 401 1026

      This is a large building, and so is a sizeable commitment. The place is run by Cheshire Pub Co which already operates the Ship in Styal and others in Cheshire. Although the place is food-led, there are tables at the fore for drinkers as well as a seating area out front. The bar, complete with a number of handpulls can be found here. Moving into the premises and at a higher level, more tables can be found and at the very rear there is an outside drinking and all-weather terrace which is home to a five-metre bar (no cask beer at this one). This area is sheltered from the elements by a retractable roof and heated utilising an innovative underfloor system.

    • Duttons 18-24 Ack Lane East Bramhall SK7 2BY Telephone(0161) 439 8282

      A large L-shaped room is broken up by a feature fireplace creating a lounge to the front, and a quieter area to the rear; you can eat in any of these areas. Décor is a monochrome colour-scheme but that is softened colourful tiling, and green upholstery. The cafe style furniture is very much in keeping with the overall look - solid and traditional. Photos of old Bramhall, and various artworks add ambience. A gas fire adds a focus and charm. Over the oval dining table by the curved window sits a vast chandelier (or 'spider lamp'), which is quite a thing to behold. Food is a major focus here, with the chef offering a mix of the JW Lees house menu and bespoke dishes. For those who enjoy drinking outside, Duttons has a choice of three areas - a smart beer garden with pergola and awnings at the rear, the Courtyard smoke area to the side, and the front of the pub in the small space between the trees and pavement.

    • Ladybrook Hotel Fir Road Bramhall SK7 2NP Telephone(0161) 440 0176

      Refurbished in late-May 2015, it re-opened to reveal a greater range of guest ales, with the number of handpumps increased to ten with beers sourced from the SIBA range. Three cask ales are served in the Tap Room while the main bar has up to eight handpumps in use at any time. Dating from the 1930s, this large, striking mock-Tudor house fronts a most welcoming interior, where wood dominates with panels, balustrades, columns, and exposed beams. The large space is open-plan but tastefully split-up into separate drinking areas, all of which have plush upholstered seating. Beyond the bar in the back room is a large vault. Function room/conference facilities are available upstairs. Ideally situated for a visit to nearby historic Bramall Hall and its park. Food served 12-9 daily.

    • Mounting Stone 8 Woodford Road Bramhall SK7 1JJ Telephone(0161) 439 7563

      Micropub located in the centre of Bramhall village, the Mounting Stone is the sister pub to Cheadle Hulme's successful micropub, the Chiverton Tap and follows that pub's ethos of "keep it small and keep it simple". The pub operates on two levels: the main bar is on the ground floor and leads to a small beer garden at the rear, the lower level area is long and narrow with one side taken up with the cellar (this has been made into a feature with clear glazing to view the racked barrels). The decor in part reflects the fact that the site was originally a local blacksmiths. The Mounting Stone name was derived from a stone, further up the road towards Woodford, that was used by riders to mount their horses. Overall, the pub exudes a cosy and convivial place in which to have a drink. The drinks emphasis is on local suppliers as far as possible. Six cask lines are always available with two beers from Bollington brewery alongside four ever-changing beers from local, regional, and national microbreweries with one usually reserved for a porter or stout. In addition, there are eight keg beers, of which three are permanent (including ones from Red Willow, and Shindigger). A fridge contains mainly British cans and bottled beers. You can buy three thirds of a pint for the price of a pint. As with the Chiverton, there is a speciality gin range. Food is available in the form of tasty locally sourced pies. Voted Pub of the Year in the City Life Awards 2016. The in-house Made of Stone microbrewery was set up in spring 2018 and started brewing one-off brews twice monthly.

    • Parkside Social Club 64 Midland Rd Bramhall SK7 3DT Telephone(0161) 439 4270

      Spacious club, built at the same time as the adjoining estate, probably late 1950s or early 60s. It has two parts - a large bar to the left with full size snooker table, darts and pool; and a large hall to the right hand side. The latter is available for hire, and it often hosts a dance class. Occasional real ale can be on hand.

    • Shady Oak Redford Drive Bramhall SK7 3PG Telephone(0161) 879 2078

      Somewhat hidden away, so look for an A-board sign advertising the pub at the junction for Redford Drive. This is a large house set on two levels. Upon entering, there is a 'chill-out' area furnished with relaxing sofas for coffee and such on the left, then comes the main bar and stand-up drinking area. This is flanked by a small lounge popular with older folk, and to the rear a pool table, darts board and TV viewing area. Meanwhile on the right, at a higher level is a large high-ceilinged room which houses the former dining area; this has its own bar counter too. Beyond that is the conservatory where one can enjoy the lush greenery of the glade outside. A large, fenced-off childrens play area is outside. This is a real community facility, A ladies, and mixed darts team play here too.

    • Stockport Rugby Union FC Memorial Ground, Headlands Road Bramhall SK7 3AN Telephone(0161) 439 2150

      Rugby club with clubhouse overlooking the sizeable and verdant pitches. The club runs senior teams (men's and women's teams) along with junior and mini rugby sections. Club is open to all (has a pub licence), but often has private functions booked in on Friday and Saturday evenings. The club is available for hire. It hosts an occasional beer festival in the summer months.

  • Burnage
    • Reasons to be Cheerful 228 Fog Lane Burnage M20 6EL Telephone(0161) 425 9678

      Modern beer cafe (you may wish to style it as a micropub, but the owners don't) set in former shop premises on a shopping parade near Burnage railway station. Its small and inconspicuous facade hides quite a long interior; this comprises a small seating area to the front, the bar on the right with a few high stools in front of it. Behind the customers are shelves stacked with British microbrewers bottles and cans on sale to either take away or consume inside. The handpulls on the bar should always stock a porter / stout, a bitter, and a pale ale; on the bar-back are displayed the eight taps for keg or membrane-keg beers. A partial wall divides this room from the more secluded rear room; this can accommodate about 16-20 people. All of this is decorated in a two-tone colour scheme of cream, and a blue-grey; the result is pleasant and calming. Three-thirds flights of different beers can be had too. Its stated role is to sell locally and independently made real ales and craft beer to sit in or take away. The bar focuses on community and aims to attract further investment into this part of Manchester. This area of Burnage had hitherto been very under-pubbed till this bar opened. NB. CARD payments only.

    • Sun in September 588 Burnage Lane Burnage M19 1NA Telephone(0161) 431 0243

      This was originally built in the 19th century by the local bigwig’s daughter as her marital home after she had come back from her honeymoon in Switzerland and you can definitely see the alpine influences in its chalet like architecture. At one time the pub was perversely given an Indian Raj theme but following a more recent refurbishment much of the original house is now open to be seen. With the mansion came impressive grounds to the front. Mature trees and well-tended lawns lead you to the entrance. It has a traditional public bar which supports an active darts team, and a spacious, comfortable lounge arranged around a central feature fireplace. A thorough refurbishment took place in mid-2017; this did not affect any of the historic features. It is simply a really great pub. The walls feature memorabilia from the former Renolds Chains factory which stood opposite. Children are allowed in during dining times. Food is popular, with specialities of pies, Fish Fridays and Sunday roasts. They have quiz nights every Thursday.

  • Cheadle
    • Ashlea 14 Manchester Road Cheadle SK8 2NP Telephone(0161) 428 0413

      Since being restyled as the Ashelea it has settled down in to a comfortable pub that does food welcoming the type of people who enjoy that relaxed atmosphere. Its location undoubtedly helps it avoid the bustle and noise of some of its High Street neighbours. It is deceptive in appearance because it is on two levels inside - the low-level to the right is where drinkers generally mingle, whilst the upper-level hosts the main bar, various nooks, niches and dining areas arranged off that. All of this is done in that slightly over-the-top rustic design, but it is believable. Four small rivulets meet under the cellar which aids cellar cooling. A quiz night is held Thursdays, whilst game features on the occasional themed-food night (ask for details). Handy for a walk in nearby Abney Park. Cask ale club loyalty card - buy seven pints get the eighth pint free.

    • Cheadle Golf Club Shiers Drive Cheadle SK8 1HW Telephone(0161) 491 4452

      The Golf Club was established in 1885 and claims to be the oldest nine-hole golf club in Cheshire. It is a challenging golf course suitable for all categories of golfers. The clubhouse has a bar, lounge, 19th hole coffee bar, committee room, patio area and snooker room. Meals and bar snacks are available in the clubhouse. The large function room (can cater for 100 people), committee room and bar are available for hire. NB the cask ale is only offered during large functions or upon application as fits demand.

    • Cheadle Social Club Ashfield Crescent Cheadle SK8 1BQ Telephone(0161) 428 3151

      Situated in the heart of Cheadle, it first opened its doors as Cheadle ex-Servicemens Club in 1926. It was renamed Cheadle Social Club in the 1960s and was extended to its current three room setup in the 1970s. The large games room houses three snooker tables and a dartboard with a large TV screen showing live sporting events. It has its own bar area. There is also a small terrace accessed from this room. The Lounge bar is the quiet area, it also has its own bar. The function room is available for hire at weekends and holds up to 120 guests. There are also live music and comedy nights. This room has its own bar also serving cask ale. Two hand pumps were to be seen on the bar in the games room. Visitors are welcome to look around but a small fee is payable if returning. Memberships are available.

    • Cheadle Sports Club 225 Kingsway Cheadle SK8 1LA Telephone(0161) 428 5881

      Located alongside the busy A34 Kingsway, this club was established early in the 20th century. A major refurbishment took place in 2010, opening up the whole building as one through room. The bar is central with one side being a very modern lounge with an impressive trophy cabinet along the far wall. The other side of the bar has more seating but doubles as a function room; live sports are also shown. Four sports are played here: Cricket, Lacrosse, Tennis and Bowls, all teams taking part in local North West leagues. A small beer festival is held annually here in late May, with around a dozen ales available. The bar is available to all, not just members.

    • Cheshire Line Tavern Manchester Road Cheadle SK8 2NZ Telephone(0161) 428 3352

      Given a new focus by Midlands brewer Banks's in the 1980s who converted the former rail station building to pub use. Set low from the road, it can be overlooked, yet its distinctive twin-gabled frontage draws you in. Much altered inside to accommodate the pub and dining area, it is a most pleasant place to enjoy a drink or meal. Some tables at the rear allow you to view the occasional freight train passing at close quarters. Everything about the place has that traditional feel to it. A central bar divides the space neatly. A dining pub, yes, but more for the 'grown-ups' rather than the Wacky Warehouse end of the market. The carvery offering is very popular at weekends. The Manchester Mini Club (the car, that is) used to meet here every Wednesday.

    • Crown 81 High Street Cheadle SK8 1AA Telephone(0161) 491 6082

      Some years ago Hydes converted this former fish-shop into a pub. It has a narrow interior that broadens out towards the rear, the bar (accommodating seven hand-pumps) and a raised seating area. An improved arrangement of seating was added at the front of the interior to provide more room. Popular with drinkers and those who enjoy the weekly quizzes and weekend artists who add that touch of pizazz. Won Hydes' Best-Tenanted pub for 2010, and was runner-up in their Best-kept Cellar award.

    • George & Dragon 1 High Street Cheadle SK8 1AX Telephone(0161) 428 1613

      A sympathetic and extensive renovation carried out in 2014 created a modern look with a hint of the history of the building being allowed to show through with much dark wood and bare brick. Dramatic use has been made of the former coaching archway, now incorporated to be part of the pub by being glazed front and rear. The bar occupies the middle of the pub, with the right side being more of a vertical drinking area. The outside drinking area a the rear has been kept simple, whilst the historic hanging sign has had a repaint and once again looks magnificent. The provision of TV screens is very generous, generally showing different sports programmes.

    • James Watts 13 High Street Cheadle SK8 1AX Telephone(0161) 428 3361

      A modern looking bar housed in the shell of the former Old Star Inn. Relaxed and friendly, it has two rooms at the front (the left area was at one time the separate vault) both well-appointed and comfortable with a mix of bench and other seating. These lead you to the middle section with high posing tables, some set atop wooden casks, others affixed to the wall; these have a bare brick wall behind them with a feature wall of tiny blackboard tablets labelled with the names of numerous drinks. In front of that is the bar featuring an array of handpumps dispensing both beers Hydes and guests. Further to the rear is another area laid out with tables that could be used for both dining and drinking; beyond this a full-width set of doors leads to the outdoor gravelled patio area. A nice touch to the history of the pub is that between the bar and this rear room, one of the former "Old Star Inn" etched windows forms a partition screen at the end of the bar. Bar food is served, this comprises sharing plates (choose from Meat, Mezze, Pork Pie or Cheese), various panini, soup and various "nibbles" including pork pie, scotch egg or a wedge of cheese among others. Things going on: live music from 8pm is on a Saturday, and a quiz on Tuesday. Note the impressive Hydes Crown Brewery plaque above the entrance. Discounts on Mondays for cask beers.

    • Printers Arms 220 Stockport Road Cheadle SK8 2BT Telephone(0161) 641 4745

      Smart multi-room pub with a pleasant conservatory and a modest garden to the rear. Its style and decoration has a modern accent. The interior is deeper than you might first expect. There is a small room to the right for sports, the main room has the bar along the left wall, and there are fixed seating areas to the front and rear. In between those is mostly stand up drinking territory. A friendly, family atmosphere, often bustling when live TV sport is shown. A small area outside the front has picnic tables for those sunny days.

    • Red Lion 83 Stockport Road Cheadle SK8 2AJ Telephone(0161) 428 5507

      A large, solid-looking, half-rendered building on fringe of village. Cosy, with a mixed clientele of varying ages enjoying the well-appointed surroundings - plenty of dark wood, traditional fittings, fireplaces, Toby jugs, old bottles, and snug corners to nestle in. Low-ceilinged in part to add to that feeling of homeliness. Welcoming home-cooked food from a varied menu, including salad bar is served most days (carvery Sundays). Much used by the community who enjoy the weekly quiz and curry nights. A heated outside drinking and eating area is provided too.

    • Royal Oak 22 Stockport Road Cheadle SK8 2AA Telephone(0161) 428 2115

      This is a three room house, reached via a couple of steps. The main room features the bar along one side with a variety of fixed and other seating around it; there is plenty of space here to circulate. Two rooms flank this - a comfortable snug to the left, and a pool-cum-games room to the right. There is a large, well-appointed beer garden off to the rear. In early 2019, a refurbishment saw the introduction of daytime food, and the return of cask ales (these had been removed in 2014).

    • White Hart Tavern High Street Cheadle SK8 1PX Telephone(0161) 491 3028

      Central to the village and beside the beautiful St Mary's Parish Church, this impressive whitewashed building is part two-storey, part three. The left part contains a comfortable snug with much oak decoration - note the fire surround. Adjacent is a large bar with limited seating, but space for stand-up drinkers, needed when the pub is at its busiest. The pub's right half is opened out with an emphasis on dining, this extends all the way to the rear and right round the back of the bar. The decor and fittings sit well in a building of this age and character. A smallish beer garden lies between the pub and its small pay and display car park of six or seven spaces. It is useful to know, the parking charge can be redeemed inside the pub. There's a 10% discount on production of a CAMRA card which is valid on all ales. They also have a loyalty card where if you buy five pints, you get the sixth free.

    • Wobbly Stamp 130 Stockport Road Cheadle SK8 2DP Telephone(0161) 523 0188

      The size of the place is deceptive as it extends back some way, plenty of seating at the front alongside the bar, then further seating towards rear section; an interesting "spider-like" light feature illuminates this area. The interior decor is a mix of bare-brick and plastered walls peppered here and there with locally-produced paintings, and occasional mirrors. Much use of rough, unplaned timber too. An outside drinking area has been fenced off with what appears to be pallets, this overlooks the side street and nearby park.

  • Cheadle Hulme
    • Archive 2 Mellor Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 5AU

      A good deal of thought has clearly gone into the design of Archive, with good use made of both floors in the building. Downstairs there’s a large entrance lobby with a room to the right, where you will find a small elevated area containing some seating), then to the left, is the main bar area. Here, pride of place goes to an array of handpumps, plus 12 keg beers on the bar back. A spiral staircase takes you to another room divided into a lounge area and a snug, with leather sofas and low tables (the toilets are up here too). Throughout, much use is made of natural wood and vintage furniture while the décor is in warm shades of green. Natural copper is also a feature and adds to the homely feel, while the large windows make it all very light and airy. A feature of the decoration is the displays of beer bottles on shelves throughout every room - the bar really is an archive of great beers, past and present. Food is served until early evening and consists of small bites and more substantial meals. Artisanal gins, a cocktails menu, and well-chosen wines are another feature. The bar is accessed via a ramp up from the pavement or via the alleyway alongside, where there is a small smoking area in the shadow of the station's Platform 2. However neither of the two entrances are accessible to wheelchairs. The upstairs rooms are available to hire.

    • Cheadle Hulme Conservative Club Mellor Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 5AT Telephone(0161) 485 1087

      Club - consists of a split-level large Lounge, a Snooker Room with three full size tables and a smaller Lounge. The large Bar can be approached directly from all rooms. They also hire out the Lounge for private functions. History: a conservative club has existed in the townn since 1910, the present site and structure were built in 1955.

    • Chiverton Tap 8 Mellor Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 5AU Telephone(0161) 485 4149

      For about 70 years the premises were occupied by Arthur Chiverton, a drapery and millinery business. His name can still be seen in mosaic at the entrance and it is this business that provides the inspiration for the name and design of the pub. "Keep it small and keep it simple" is the ethos, but as the old shop was double-fronted this gives the premises a light and airy feel. Good use has been made of the space with a bar against part of the back wall and an eclectic mix of tables, chairs and fixed seating at once creating a homely, lived-in feel. In December 2019, the first-floor space was brought into use to provide additional seating for up to 30 people and this area can be reserved for small private functions by arrangement. At the same time, an external area was opened at the rear to seat sixteen at small tables. Because of nearby residential accommodation, this is a non-smoking space. The door to the toilets acts as a blackboard menu for the draught products. Two of the six cask beers are from Bollington Brewery; the other four cask lines are ever changing, all from UK micros. There are six keg taps on the back wall, ever changing, all from UK micros, including a cider. In addition, there is an extensive bottle and can selection, all from UK micros. You can get three thirds of a pint for the price of a pint in what they amusingly call 'beer tapas'. Local spirits are available with artisanal gins from Forest Gin of Macclesfield and Hunters of Knutsford. Food is available in the form of superior pies – again locally supplied. Voted CAMRA local Pub of the Year for 2017 and 2022.

    • Church Inn 90 Ravenoak Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 7EG Telephone(0161) 485 1897

      One can enter from the front through a small, hedged and well-tended garden with some outside seating, into the comfortable, oak panelled Lounge Bar with a real fire in a carved stone fireplace. There is also a real fireplace in the rear Lounge and on the other side of the bar there is a small vault extension. There is an extensive, well-appointed covered outdoor area and small car park at the rear and a much larger car park across the road. The rear of the lounge is where excellent food is served, but book in advance. Breakfast is served daily from 8am. Outdoor coffee shop is in daily operation too.

    • Cross Keys 10 Adswood Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 5QA Telephone(0161) 485 1386

      The pub dates from the inter-war period and has been opened up over the years. Today there is a series of inter-connecting areas at the front, which each still have their own distinctive character, with traditional decor, comfortable seating and open fires. At the back is a separate large vault-cum-games room. There used to be a bowling green to the rear of the pub and while this was sold off for housing there still remains a decent sized outdoor area which is a real sun-trap in the summer. Upstairs is a large function room available for events and local bands. There’s entertainment with live DJs every Friday and perhaps a live singer or band appear one a month. Sports fans can enjoy both BT and Sky Sports. The Cross Keys is very much a community pub and the tenants really would like to make it a social club for the whole community. Fundraising is for Manchester Children’s Hospital, which it the charity chosen by Hydes for their pubs. This pub is a survivor, outliving near neighbours such as the long-gone Greyhound and Wembley.

    • Governor's House 43 Ravenoak Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 7EQ Telephone(0161) 488 4222

      This is a Greene King managed house, but also has a couple of guest cask conditioned ales. The central bar area serves several well decorated semi enclosed spaces. The rear part is given over to food, with an extensive, reasonably priced full menu but also jacket potatoes, sandwiches, burgers and tapas, and a carvery on Sundays. Although the rear section is primarily for diners, you may eat at any of the many tables. There is also an extensive garden area when the weather is clement. Being residential with eight en-suite bedrooms, it serves a full English breakfast from 7.30am but is only open to the public from 9am. Occasional beer festivals were held that featured up to 15 ales.

    • John Millington 67 Station Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 7AA Telephone(0161) 486 9226

      The John Millington is a busy, multi-area Hydes pub with a thriving food operation; that said, the food does not dominate as the restaurant area is somewhat separate at the rear. There has been effective use of walls and furniture which break the space in this large building into a number of interesting sections. There is a discrete TV screen, usually with the sound very low, and the sole gaming machine remains silent. The John Millington enforces a strict over-21 policy both during the day and evenings. Children are excluded unless they are over the age of six and dining with adults in the specially designated areas. In a separate section towards the rear there is a large and very attractive dining room extension which overlooks neatly tended shrubbery. Outside is an attractive part-covered, part-heated seating area with a section designated for eating which is strictly non-smoking. In addition to Hydes standard beer range, they always stock the seasonal beers the brewer does. Voted 'Best Managed Pub 2012' in the Great British Pub Awards. Discounts off pints of cask ale on Mondays.

    • Kenilworth Cheadle Road, Cheadle Cheadle Hulme SK8 5DX Telephone(0161) 485 1060

      Large, open plan pub with emphasis on pub games and football on TV. The main appeal is for younger people and there seems to be a thriving trade, and a busy food sales offering, in part due to keen pricing and special offers. The landlord knows how to run a pub and there are usually three well-kept cask ales from which to choose. This is especially heartening as the pub has gone from selling no cask ale a few years ago to the situation you see today with changing ales most weeks. Quizzes held weekly. They often have Sharp's Doombar on, or beers from Mobberley brewery (as one of the brewers used to live nearby).

    • King's Tap 11-13 Station Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 5AF Telephone(0161) 696 8757

      Entering from Station Road, there is a full height, wood-panelled space with a curved staircase leading to a small mezzanine area that also gives access to the toilets. The 'L' shaped bar serves a variety of cask and occasional guest beers. These are joined by eight keg taps set into the bar wall. Two large boards display the full beer offering information. Steps lead down to the rear area with tables given over more to food. There is a mixed clientele of all ages and it can be quite crowded at weekends. A small area on either side of the central entrance is very popular on warm sunny days bringing an almost continental cafe feel to the frontage. A small beer garden is located outside at the rear, this is popular in good weather. Very reasonably priced meals are available all day from a full English breakfast to early evening curry etc. Music may feature on Thursday evenings. There are food special deals on Mondays to Thursdays 5pm-8pm, for example Thursday it is two pizzas for the price of one. NB. There is a disabled person’s toilet on the ground floor, accessed by a ramp.

    • Ladybridge Park Residents Club Edenbridge Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 5PX Telephone(0161) 485 1188

      Club having an array of sporting facilities available - Squash court; Table Tennis room; Sports Hall with Badminton courts complete with Ladies and Gents full showers, and changing rooms; Indoor Bowls (in season). The club has three function rooms that are available to hire all year round: the various rooms can cater for up to 60, 80, or even 200 guests are named: Twining Brook Suite, Residents Suite, and Edenbridge Suite respectively. Birthdays, bereavements and other celebrations catered for.

    • Manchester Rugby Club Grove Park, Grove Lane Cheadle Hulme SK8 7NB Telephone(0161) 485 3733

      Three clubs covering Rugby, Cricket and Squash are based in the single venue. The bar is located on the ground floor of the complex and the entrance is on the west side. Three handpumps adorn the bar; the one regular beer here is Caledonian Deuchars IPA. The others serve anything from national brands to local microbrewery beers which may occasionally be badged up as Rugby specials. The bar is accessible to all and gets particularly busy on match days. For Rugby browse www.pitchero.com, for Squash browse www.groveparksquash.org.uk, for Cricket visit www.CheadleHulmeCC.co.uk.

    • March Hare Mill Lane Cheadle Hulme SK8 5PG Telephone(0161) 482 8638

      Sited at the end of the lane, and looking very much like an old farmhouse with an added barn conversion. The rustic appearance is no accident – indeed when the pub was built in 1987 it was constructed to look like an old sawmill, complete with water wheel. Back then it was called the Old Mill and was badged as a Tetley pub. Then it had a good range of cask conditioned beers. It has changed hands several times and is now owned by Vintage Inns. It was considerably altered in the 1990s, with a much lower false ceiling and then further change took it to be a more food-orientated venue. Today it’s much more cosy and intimate with lots of separate areas furnished and decorated in a "modern traditional" style. Think more country cottage than working sawmill. There is extensive outdoor seating, including a recently renewed decking area alongside the river. It generally has three cask beers and a guest beer. Although very much food-focused, you can turn up if you want a meal without the necessity of booking, or you can you can just go there for a drink; the beer is well kept.

    • P5 47 Station Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 7AA Telephone(0161) 485 3632

      Extended and transformed in early 2010s by a million-pound scheme into a pub-cum-eaterie called P5 or Platform 5 (as it is adjacent to the railway station's Platform 4). Little did the marketeers know that in the 1960s, steam engine drivers from the adjacent station yard also referred to the Junction as Platform 5! This latest transformation resulted in the loss of the vault to the right of the bar from the original days; however there are still plenty of opportunities for those who just want to drink. The bar remains central to the pub and has been extended on one side. Various handpumps are located along the length of the bar and dispense a changing range of Holts beers as well as one or two from Bootleg. There is also a small selection of bottled beers, mostly foreign. The main eating areas, which have been extended but still retain distinct spaces, are to the left of the entrance although food can be eaten anywhere. Decor is very modern; a mixture of high and conventional tables can be found in all areas along with a variety of chairs ranging from stools to sofas. Old railway pictures and memorabilia can be found on the walls and a useful feature is a real time train departure screen for the station. Outside the pub has a multi-level beer garden facing the station, and a large car park. Take care when passing the dessert cabinet; it's very tempting and cakes can be taken away!

    • Pointing Dog Grove Lane, Cheadle Cheadle Hulme SK8 7NE Telephone(0161) 485 6031

      The exterior is a striking mix of boarding, white rendering, and weathered copper set in extensive grounds. Parking is available to three sides, whilst a lawned area to the rear aspect is bounded by trees, in front of which is a large covered pergola and patio area housing many tables to enable enjoyment of the British weather. Inside, the result of this expenditure can be appreciated in a very modern space set around an island bar with an open kitchen visible beyond that. This is a very large building, it has five rooms with the smallest being an alcove area with full-height wine racking acting as a screen between there and the toilets. All of the rooms offer the user a drinking or dining experience, given that an emphasis is heavily placed on dining, everywhere is a place that you may eat. The front rooms appear slightly more plush and give you some old hunting photos and enlarged postage stamp images of hunting dogs to look at. Elsewhere the décor is minimal and somewhat rustic, some walls are painted, whilst others are seemingly bare plaster, this look is fitting as most rooms have no ceiling, just the exposed underside of the roof structure. These blend with huge sliding wooden-gates that act as doors-cum-wall screens; one of the rooms even has a faux minstrels gallery (with the floor of the gallery here fashioned from industrial galvanised flooring however). This was a most welcome addition to the Cheadle Hulme pub scene, especially in an area that had next to no provision of cask ales prior to this. Why the name Pointing Dog? Two ideas are mooted - a variant on a renowned New Zealand wine, Dog Point; or a name used by no other pub in the UK that will always come top of a web search with that name.

  • Chorlton-on-Medlock
    • Grafton Arms 27 Grafton Street Chorlton-on-Medlock M13 9WU Telephone(0161) 523 4357

      Handy for the MRI and Emmeline Pankhurst Centre, this is a lively, down-to-earth Holt's boozer. Built in the 1980s, as a true two-room house, having a traditional vault and a large rambling L-shaped lounge with the bar set between the rooms. At the rear of the lounge is a bespoke stage area for the live music that the pub often hosts. The traditional decor of many a year was replaced in 2015 by a smart retro scheme that sees modern dark furniture married with varied wallpaper, pop posters, colourful seating, and lots of TVs. There is plenty to draw your eye such as the unusual photos of central Manchester and its people. The menu offers affordable meals with breakfast being served all day, plus sandwiches, paninis, and pub classics such as sausage and mash, and chilli. Outside is a walled drinking and relaxing area with plenty of seating. On the opposite side of the pub lies The Yard, an open space with gazebos and picnic tables, this hosts barbecues in fine weather. Teas and coffees are always available, be sure to watch out for value drinks offer too!

    • Kro Bar 325 Oxford Road Chorlton-on-Medlock M13 9PG Telephone(0161) 274 3100

      A fine example of local initiative and a fortunate purchase laying the foundations for a successful chain. Mark Ruby’s 1990s purchase of the old Manchester Temperance Society building (a large Victorian villa), right in the heart of the 'University Quarter' and bang across the road from the Students’ Union was always going to be a smash hit. Throw in a cutting-edge design from local architects Stephenson Bell, great food and a commitment to cask and you have a real asset to the area. It is a large place, with two floors being used along with an extension at the rear. Add to this a beer garden at the front, and a larger one at the back, so you begin to see the potential of this slick operation. As its owners are Danish ('Kro' translates as pub by the way), the food has a Danish air to it.

    • Sandbar 120-122 Grosvenor Street Chorlton-on-Medlock M1 7HL

      The Sandbar features a real ale selection on seven pumps (including a permanent real cider line and an occasional dark mild line). The vast majority of the beers come from Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas. Locally brewed beer is something which is very important to them and even extends to their keg selection, which includes two lagers and often a stout, plus a Pilsner and fruit beer. Situated in the heart of the university area, Sandbar is an interesting conversion of two Georgian townhouses attracting custom from both lecturers and students. A former loading bay is utilised as a seating area, while some former bus seats form part of the varied furnishings. The atmosphere is bohemian and arty and this is reflected in the excellent beer range both on cask and in bottle (where foreign specialities feature); look too for the large spirits offering. Exhibitions of photographs and paintings usually line the walls while DJs or live music may feature in the evenings; life drawing classes on some Sunday afternoons. The interesting and varied menu of home-made pizzas are available most days. Sandwiches are available too; the entire menu is veggie or vegan. Occasional beer festivals are held. NB: pub is CASHLESS, ie it accepts CARDS ONLY. As of October 2023, a small in-house brewery, Courier Brewing, is in operation, so you may encounter a beer on the bar from it.

    • Turing Tap 421-423 Wilmslow Road Chorlton-on-Medlock M13 9WG Telephone(0161) 273 1490

      This has had numerous incarnations over the years but is now a warm, comfortable and, to use an old-fashioned word, convivial place to enjoy a beer. A large array of pump clips is on display showing past guest beers. It is laid out on two floors; all decor is of a pleasing contemporary style. There is even a mid-stairs point on a small mezzanine, where you can sit awhile. It has slowly lost cask beer sales since becoming Turing Tap, focusing instead on the student trade. Great value pub food is served daily. It has lots of personality for a managed pub, there's a wall of academy VIP passes from past gigs, plus two Sky TV boxes and a huge projector screen providing for sports fans. There is a popular quiz on Tuesdays, and live music once a month. 15% off for NHS staff.

  • Clayton
    • Grove Inn 652 Ashton New Road Clayton M11 4SQ Telephone(0161) 225 6522

      Quality Holt's house that oozes history. Whilst the impression of being quite small is born out in the right hand lounge, the left side of the pub houses the much larger vault area. This was enlarged to the rear some years ago to double it in size. As it is one of the few pubs still trading in the area, it is good to note that it has considerably extended the beer range of late (although not all beers may be on all the time). The rear beer garden which was extended in late 2015, is well worth a visit on sunny days. Probably the closest cask ale outlet to Manchester City's Etihad Stadium.

    • Strawberry Duck 76 Crabtree Lane Clayton M11 4GU Telephone07931 170307

      Smart, canal-side boozer. Gives the impression from the outside of being very traditional within, however it was extended some years ago in a very modern fashion to include a large lounge overlooking the garden. Small area to the front left with a smart fireplace, to the right is another larger room with large leather booth seating and tub chairs. To the back is the newer extension with an area for live entertainment. If drinking outside and in good weather, you may see boaters progressing through the nearby lock on the Ashton Canal.

  • Davenport
    • Jolly Sailor 218 Bramhall Lane Davenport SK3 8TE Telephone(0161) 483 3350

      The pub is leased to Almond Pub Co by owners, Greene King, this is now the sixth house in the Almond portfolio (correct as of 2019). All follow the same pattern, with a very high quality carvery being centre stage of things. The character of the building has been retained, and probably enhanced given the prior years of neglect. The street entrance leads direct to the long L-shaped, and visually impressive, bar along the left side. To the right is mostly seating and tables for those just wishing to drink, beyond that is a large conservatory room housing the majority of those wishing to dine. The carvery is located beyond the end of the bar on the left, this area has dining tables too in what was probably the former billiard room. Decor is stylish, yet traditional: plenty of panelling, old prints, and various objects dotted around give it the feel of a country house. Large outside patio area at rear for fair-weather drinking (and potential barbecues too). A very large car park is there as well on what was probably a bowling green in years gone by. History: Closed 14/1/18, there followed a long, and very thorough refurbishment which saw it re-open in mid-2019 now being run by Almond Pub Co under a Greene King lease. Prior to this it was a large open-plan pub with three levels giving three distinctive areas. It had a long L-shaped bar with two handpulls on the main length, at the far end round the corner. At the time the pub attracted a good clientele of young and old imbibers. New management came in early 2013 which saw improvements such as doubling the guest beers.

    • Milliner 179 Bramhall Lane Davenport SK2 6JA

      Stylish conversion of shop premises which started life as a milliner's, hence the name. The interior is surprisingly spacious and in due course this will be enhanced by a further room on the first floor. The kitchen and restaurant are sited upstairs and serve a menu of traditional pub food with the dishes having quirky variants on their usual names. The decor is modern yet traditional, with a nod to the building's 19th century origins, not least the stylish tiled bar counter, on the left as you enter. High tables in the windows make for an ideal vantage point to watch the world go by, and outside there is a good-sized seating area. The cask beers are locally sourced with Bollington Brewery's Bollington Best being the house beer.

  • Didsbury
    • Barlow Croft Parrs Wood Lane Didsbury M20 5PG Telephone(0161) 445 6990

      Built to complement the Parrs Wood entertainment complex. Began life as the Bell House changing to the Barlow Croft name in early 2015. With that change in name came an extensive refurbishment and a change in policy towards stocking cask ale. For a time during 2017-18, the pub did serve cask ale; a further change in policy in early 2019 saw its withdrawal. Dabbled again with cask ale in the early 2020s, but availability is patchy The new, quite stylish, decor/upholstery has a clean finish with a 1950s/1960s retro feel in muted shades of green, purple and mid-brown. Part of the Wacky Warehouse chain, the Barlow Croft is, as you would expect, family-friendly and there are several 'Food and Fun' offers available. There is a quieter area near to and to the right of the bar, while the Wacky Warehouse has its own entrance.

    • Didsbury 852 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 2SG Telephone(0161) 445 5389

      Large food-oriented pub by Fletcher Moss gardens. Comfortable and welcoming for beer and food alike. Upon entering, there is a small, intimate area to the right, the left opens out more to a comfortable lounge area; straight on is the bar area with some stand-up drinking tables and sofas; finally, beyond that is a large glass-covered dining area, plus the outside drinking yard. NB from Sept 2023, pub ONLY accepts card payments.

    • Didsbury Cricket & Lacrosse Club Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 2ZY Telephone(0161) 445 5347

      Multi-sports club. Cricket – men’s, womens and juniors. Lacrosse - mens and juniors. Hockey – based at the club but played on a water based astro pitch at Manchester University. The club has a members bar and a function room suitable for 70-80 people which is available for hire. Drinks sold include draught beers, lager, an IPA and a real ale. Visitors welcome. Additional opening hours/days may be in operation when sporting events are taking place outside the normal hours. Thursday evening is Jazz night.

    • Didsbury Old Bedians RUFC Millgate Lane Didsbury M20 5QX Telephone07771 686846

      Rugby Union Club with its own ground and extensive sports and functions calender. No internal description of clubhouse. Function room available for hire for weddings, birthdays, etc. Catering provided.

    • Didsbury Sports Ground Ford Lane Didsbury M20 2RU Telephone07442 507601

      Club offering rugby, football and cricket pitches with venue and function room hire, catering, and bar. To quote their website "The venue offers guests an eclectic mix of urban loft, meets rustic surf bar, so whether you're watching one of our sports teams, taking in the idyllic views along the River Mersey, or celebrating an occasion, our friendly team have the perfect venue to welcome you". Check opening times on 07442 507601.

    • Dog & Partridge 667 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 6RA Telephone(0161) 223 3343

      This ever popular pub offers a number of different real ales in a traditional bare-boarded, beer-house setting. The look is anything but rustic though, as an extensive refurbishment in Sept 2017 altered it from shabby to a classy chic interior (which may not be to the taste of those expecting a traditional pub). The interior goes back quite a way into the building, seating is to that right side; at the front is panelled snug where people can get away from the hub-bub of the main bar. Always attracts a young crowd in the evenings but at lunchtime and afternoons there is a good mix. The pub always seems to have knowledgeable staff which is a big plus along with food offering of pizza, sandwiches, soup, a deli board, and a cheese board available. Quiz every Sunday evening along with constant sport on the TV screens dotted around the place. Tuesday is Cheese Night (free). Be aware there is a surcharge added on half pints (that is, a half-pint is not half the cost of a pint).

    • Famous Crown 770 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 2DR Telephone(0161) 376 2783

      Traditional decor is the order of the day here giving a pleasing environment in which to sit; it has several nooks and crannies which give the impression of there being separate bars. There are settles, and upholstered chairs, a couple of TV screens (covered by pictures when not in use), and a pleasant seating area outside at the back, This area has TV too. The tiled floors, Victorian fireplace, and wood panelling add to the Olde Worlde charm. Adding to that comfort, the fire will be lit as the weather grows colder. There are also a few benches out front for an alfresco pint. Former owners, Greenalls dubbed this the Famous Crown.

    • Fletcher Moss 1 William Street Didsbury M20 6RQ Telephone(0161) 438 0073

      Named after the alderman who donated the nearby botanical gardens to the city. The atmosphere of this gem is clear even before entering, as the buzz of conversation is audible before opening the door. Inside it is a pub of two halves, with the front encompassing two traditional style snugs, full of Hydes memorabilia, before opening up into a large bright conservatory area at the rear. However, the convivial atmosphere is maintained throughout by drinkers as mixed in age as they are in their drinking tastes, with real ale, red wine and champagne drinkers alike engaged in lively discourse without having to compete with piped music. The pub is a drinks-only operation but this doesn’t detract from its enduring popularity. A enlarged beer garden was created in mid-2013. Set on different levels and with varying level of shade, this really is a draw for those wishing to drink alfresco, and to be away from the traffic fumes of Wilmslow Road. There is a ramped entry at the rear from the garden, with doors that can be opened wide across when the weather allows, making the garden almost a natural extension of the conservatory. The conservatory has furniture of the high chairs and tables variety. The former doorway to the right of the bar was also blocked off to make a new 'room'. This has a different character from the rest: it’s a cosy area with upholstered seating, and frankly much better use of the space than before, though to get to it from the front door you now have to go three-quarters of the way round the pub. As you walk round you may notice the assortment of porcelain tea-pots; this is part of the late landlady's 100 piece collection now under the care of her husband who took on the role of manager.

    • Gateway 882 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 5PG Telephone(0161) 438 1700

      Sited at the prominent junction of Kingsway and Manchester Road, this is a large roadhouse that dates from between the wars. Built of red stone and contrasting white brick, it is many-faceted with large bay windows at the corners adding visual impact. Inside the large island bar serves a large lounge with raised seating area (this used to act as a stage area during Hydes' ownership era), this is flanked by a comfy lounge on the Manchester Road side, and a more open lounge, that used to be the vault on the Kingsway side. Behind the bar is a more secluded drinking and dining area. All is carpeted, with half-height panelling on most of the walls. The interesting photos of the interior of yesteryear from the Hydes' period have been replaced by pictures and text relating to Daniel Adamson and the Ship Canal Co. Plus, there is imagery detailing the very high-frequency bus service 42 that terminates at the nearby Parrswood leisure complex.

    • Head of Steam 653 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 6QZ Telephone(0161) 434 7259

      Pleasantly refurbished in early 2018 with pine wood fixtures and fittings, there are three or four booths down the right side directly opposite the very long bar. Most of the other seating is of the high variety, but there is plenty of room for vertical drinking in the area around the bar. Bare-boards, large rivets, and lots of filament bulbs seems to be the theme. An interesting photo montage of Cameron's Brewery and of Didsbury line the walls of the stairway to the upstairs loos. All draught products on the bar are advertised on two TV screens that act as a scrolling menu. Any draught beer can be put into a can for takeaway, this attracts a 20% discount. A coralled off area at the outside front allows for alfresco drinking in finer weather. They offer all-day food (most days, till 9pm), a large selection of cask ales, and many bottled beers.

    • Nelson 3 Barlow Moor Road Didsbury M20 6TN Telephone(0161) 434 5118

      A one-room house with a traditional feel about it, certainly in terms of décor and clientele, which sets it apart from most other pubs in Didsbury village. Much TV sport is shown, so the place is often bustling with life. Other entertainment is provided by a DJ spinning Folk or Motown discs a couple of nights a week. The Nelson is part of a local darts league. The guest beer is often a Moorhouses beer. Smoking area outside at rear.

    • Olde Cock 848 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 2RN Telephone(0161) 446 4190

      An old inn given new life, set in the historic area of Didsbury Green. It appears to be two large houses joined together, it has a well-appointed L-shaped interior, with a rather grand outside drinking area at the rear. Muted colours, low ceilings, and a mix of furniture create areas for dining, lounging, and simply drinking. An interesting bar is on the right side of the main high-ceilinged part of the pub; the back of the bar features a collection of mirrors. A snug at the front affords a more intimate experience. Food is served daily till 10. The current range of six ales may be increased, so keep your eyes open for interesting newcomers on the bar. Occasional beer festivals are becoming a feature. Historically, this operated as a Loch Fyne fish restaurant, then in June 2011 owners, Greene King, converted it back to mainstream pub-restaurant use.

    • Parrs Wood 356 Parrs Wood Road Didsbury M20 6JD Telephone(0161) 445 1783

      Underwent a thorough refurbishment in mid-2015, this saw the loss of the former Vault bar and the removal of fixed seating. Food and interesting beers are now on sale. A large L-shaped corner house probably dating from the 1930s (built in 'Banker's Classical' style) that is sited in an under-pubbed area of the village. At one point, it was probably too large for the trade it attracted, now with JW Lees in charge, it has seen trade improve. Decor includes old photos of the long demolished Capital Theatre, that stood opposite, still adorn the walls. The interior is large enough to accommodate all customers be they dining, watching TV sports or simply enjoying the pub.

    • Royal Oak 729 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 6WF Telephone(0161) 434 4788

      Built around 1850 this multi-roomed pub is akin to the community centre of the village. It maintains a traditional layout that has served it well over those years. The large central horseshoe-shaped bar displays an impressive collection of old porcelain spirit vats that thankfully were saved from a serious fire in the pub in the 1990s. Food takes the form of quality, locally-sourced cheese and pate plates, plus pies. It can be particularly busy when live sport is screened on television, but you can escape this by using the right-hand room or going outside at the back or to some of the pavement benches at the front. Tuesdays see an all-day discounted price for all cask beers.

    • St Catherine's Community Centre School Lane Didsbury M20 6HS Telephone(0161) 480 0741

      Formally a social club, now a private club that can be hired for functions such as Christenings, Weddings, 18th and 21st Birthdays, family celebrations and funerals etc. The Community Centre has recently been redecorated comprising of a large single room with an annex which is used for buffets. Hosts the annual Didsbury Beer Festival every October. Check opening hours as it only opens for booked private functions.

    • Station 682 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 2DN Telephone07437 698843

      An old-fashioned local at the Northern reaches of the Village which has had a bit of a makeover in the last few years. It has a small front bar running lengthwise and a back room which holds a dart board and card table as well as TV. There are benches outside the front and a small beer garden to the rear. On the walls are references to Ireland and Irish Gaelic sports teams but this has nothing of a fake nor contrived feel to it. Lively conversation can often be found in the front bar and if you think of Didsbury on a Friday night as full of lager and shot-fuelled teenagers running amok, be thankful that they have yet to penetrate the Station Hotel.

  • Fallowfield
    • Friendship 353 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6XS Telephone(0161) 224 5758

      Impressive Victorian mansion in a busy student area that attracts a good mix of folk. The large horseshoe bar serves a variety of areas and accommodates seven cask ales - offering the Hydes and Beer Studio / Kansas Avenue range, as well as varying guest beers. The rear extension completed a few of years ago has greatly increased the seating provision so that more people can enjoy the place. The many TV screens give succour to sports fans, but to get away from the bustle and hubbub, try the 'Hyde Out' bar in the hut outside the back for a peaceful drink and a chat in the very large yard. Come the good weather, a variety of outdoor drinking spots are available for people-watching or bus spotting even! Quizzes held weekly - music on Sunday; general knowledge on Tuesday. Mondays see a cheap offer on cask ales.

    • Great Central 306 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6NL Telephone(0161) 248 1740

      Opened in the mid-nougthies, this is a Lloyds No.1 bar set beneath apartment accommodation. The name derives from the proximity of the pub to the former railway line that once served the area. A large space has been made to appear more initmate by cleverly breaking the space up with columns, artefacts and good lighting. Although set fair-square in the middle of a student area, this seems to attract a wide range of customer. As of late 2012, a keen manager has shied away from run-of-the-mill beers to concentrate on microbrewers products from the north west, and Yorkshire, such as Red Willow, Millstone, Phoenix, Thornbridge, Moorhouse's, Lancaster, Ilkley, and Lytham. Regular Wetherspoon festivals and offers.

  • Gatley
    • Gatley Golf Club Styal Road, Cheadle Gatley SK8 3TW Telephone(0161) 437 2091

      Modern clubhouse, with large function room which caters for weddings and other social events. Available for hire. The club shares the site with the Heald Green Theatre Club. Although the clubhouse is reached via Styal Road, there is a footbridge across the rail line, that divides the course, to the Gatley and Heald Green areas.

    • Horse & Farrier 144 Gatley Road Gatley SK8 4AB Telephone(0161) 428 2080

      An impressive building with several bay windows, probably formed by joining together three large cottages with the elevations later rendered to look like stone; it has a mock Tudor upper floor. Dating from before 1910, it forms a focal point in the village being at a prominent junction, and opposite the Clock that was originally the World War I memorial but replaced by a new memorial at the other end of Gatley Green. A lovely covered entrance with good mosaic, leads to a multi-roomed traditional pub with food service. It is far bigger than it first appears - in total there are six separate rooms. A central bar serves all the rooms, with the small Martingale Room available upstairs for functions. A quiet room with real fire and a very traditional air to it is set to the right of the entrance, and there’s a couple of seats set cosily under the stairs. To the right of the bar is an open lounge with TV and behind that a stand-up drinkers area with dartboard (no children permitted in this part). To the left of the entrance, you first encounter a wonderful little snug, almost akin to a railway carriage compartment, again with real fire. Beyond that are two well-appointed lounges for people who enjoy a quieter drink; these too have fires. A wide choice of food is available from snacks to steaks with the house specials all available from the kitchen towards the rear. Vegetarian meals are also provided. Refurbished mid-2021, and in early 2016, this excellent pub is popular with all ages; children are welcome until 8pm if accompanied by a responsible adult. The real cider varies from a choice of five. Beer festivals happen from time to time, and are accommodated in the yard outside to the left of the building, usually coinciding with Bank Holiday weekends or the general Gatley Festival.

    • Prince of Wales Gatley Green Gatley SK8 4NF Telephone(0161) 491 5854

      Known locally as the "Mop" (it used to have a problem with flooding), this delightful pub overlooks the village green. Originally two cottages which were knocked together many years ago (there’s a vintage photograph inside which shows the old pub and the cottage next door) and this has led to the distinct three area layout. There’s a vault to the left as you enter, a lobby-lounge area in front of the bar and to the far right a well appointed and cosy lounge. The low, beamed ceilings, bench seating and subdued lighting all add to the "country pub" feel. There was a refurbishment and redecoration in the early 2000s and more recently fixed seating has been reinstated in the lounge which adds to the traditional pub atmosphere and also makes better use of the space. At the front is a spacious and very attractive beer garden which overlooks the green. It’s very much a community pub. There’s no food as such (although hot or cold pies are available at all times) but there‘s plenty going on. The darts team plays in the Wythenshawe league and Thursday night is poker night. Saturday nights are big quiz nights with a general quiz, with DJ, and this is followed by a music quiz. There’s also "Play Your Cards Right" and "Open the Box". Aging rocker Rod Stewart stunned regulars in April 2005 when he popped in for a pint during a break from his busy concert schedule.

  • Gorton
    • Plough 927 Hyde Road Gorton M18 7FB Telephone(0161) 223 9671

      This large, and historic old Grade II listed coaching inn dates from the late 19th century, with parts originally built in 1702 (except the new indoor toilets c.2004). A homely, slightly weather-beaten exterior yet inside, is a vault to the right which is normally the busiest room. For those who don’t like propping up a bar, across the hallway lies a neat snug, whilst at the rear are two rooms - a meeting type room, and a pool room. A beer garden lies to the rear. Additional info: the pub's listed-building description states that "The building is on the site of a beerhouse which was licensed in 1823 and the cellars, outbuilding and part of back wall are of early C19 character and probably relate to this." this confirms the date of the building we see now as "late 19th century".

    • Vale Cottage Kirk Street Gorton M18 8UE Telephone(0161) 223 4568

      Well hidden in the Gore Brook conservation area gives the Vale Cottage the feel of a country pub, indeed it is often described as the "The Country Pub in the city", it offers quality and comfort in a peaceful setting. Parts date from the 17th century, hence the low beamed ceilings, multiple drinking areas and reputed ghost. A relaxed friendly atmosphere, where conversation predominates, which is disturbed only by the ever popular lively quizzes (Tuesday – general knowledge, Thursday – music). The guest beers are often from Moorhouses. Indulge in an excellent home cooked meal (lunches 12-2 most days) in the garden to round off a visit or even partake in Steak Night, on the last Thursday of the month. Don’t miss this hidden gem. The pub proudly displays a plaque declaring it "A Taylor's Champion pub".

    • Waggon & Horses 736 Hyde Road Gorton M18 7EF Telephone(0161) 231 6262

      A very large roadhouse type pub with a robust, lively ambience so common to Holt’s pubs. Many rooms radiate from the central bar; decor is minimal but some historic pictures of old Hyde Road and Gorton add interest. An outside, fenced-off drinking area is to the side of the building. NB. last orders are 30 minutes prior to closing time.

  • Great Moor
    • Crown 416 Buxton Road Great Moor SK2 7JQ Telephone(0161) 637 7921

      An imposing three-gabled building set slightly back on the A6. On entering there are large rooms left and right. Going forward into the bar area take note of the special tiles set at intervals round the bar. To the right is a large wooden screen which hides the entrance to the gents and on the left is a fine carved staircase leading to a large upstairs function room. The wide arch at the rear of the bar gives a more open aspect to the rear room. On the right of the rear door is a small room containing a pool table and a new door gives access to a newly constructed smoking area. The bar and each of the rooms have large TV screens. At the rear is a good sized car park and beyond a large well used bowling green, home to the Crown Hotel Bowling Club with some sixty plus members split into nine teams, the whole being enclosed by a wall and trees. Refurbished October 2020.

    • Dog & Partridge 272 Buxton Road Great Moor SK2 7AN Telephone(0161) 483 9664

      Going through the front door you enter a large bar area. The two rooms off have had the top half of the wall taken out, giving a very open aspect but retaining individual rooms. The bar area and three of the four rooms are half wood panelled. The small rear fourth room originally being an old fashioned vault, is now the family room. At the back of the pub a largely disused vault become more of a garden room and is now a more integral part of the pub. Outside there’s a covered smoking area and a large beer garden-cum-children’s play area. Meals are served, the food is a combination of “classic pub grub” along with hot sandwiches and top-of-the-range burgers (and puddings of course). Tea and coffee are available as a matter of course. To entertain you there is karaoke on Saturday nights and Friday nights alternating between live music and Northern Soul.

    • Travellers Call 351 Buxton Road Great Moor SK2 7NL Telephone(0161) 456 6550

      This is a small and seemingly always busy three roomer. A most striking feature of the décor is a vast collection of nauticalia and bells. As well as the ships' bells and hand bells there are portholes, propellers, lanterns and telescopes. The TV and darts room remain free of this style, whilst the front snug has a well stocked fish tank set in the chimney breast. At the rear one finds a small beer garden, bizarrely furnished with a red telephone box, traffic lights and a well surmounted by a large red bell, all highly entertaining. The pub is also notable for its fundraising. To date over £65,000 has been collected in some twenty years by means of a ten mile annual walk. It is also the home of the Travellers Football Club, players in the Sunday League. Of special note is the old Stockport boundary marker outside on the corner of Cherry Tree Lane.

  • Hazel Grove
    • Bulls Head 341 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4PS Telephone(0161) 483 7269

      The entrance vestibule to this Greene King (Hive Pubs) house opens up into a large single room, tastefully broken up into separate areas. The large bar facing the entrance is adorned with carved wood and the room is furnished in a contemporary style with plenty of wood and sofas. This pub has made a concerted effort in recent years to broaden its appeal away from being purely an under-25s pub and now has food being available most of the time. The outdoor patio area is popular and screened from the road by a trellis. There is a large car park accessed from Torkington Rd. The exterior of the pub facing the road has changed little over the years and the leaded windows have been retained. Most major football games are shown on the many TVs around the place.

    • Fiveways Macclesfield Road Hazel Grove SK7 6BE Telephone(01625) 873124

      This is a very large house, built most probably in the 1950s and is set in an area with little else in the way of pubs. The interior rambles around the bar (which is set back) with most of the accommodation devoted to a substantial food operation, including a carvery plus dedicated cake and ice-cream counters. If you are just seeking a drink then the area which is obviously not set out for dining is a dark panelled, comfortably furnished library-cum-study to the left of the main entrance. All in all, a huge improvement on what went before. This is very much along the lines of the Griffin at Heald Green.

    • Flying Coach 120 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4DJ Telephone(0161) 222 3343

      This half-timbered house has a pair of fenced facing steps leading up to the front door, which has a semi-circular canopy over it. Inside there are three smartly presented rooms, decorated in muted grey with interesting artifacts dotted around echoing the history of the area. The original floor plan of the Cock Hotel has been retained, yet with subtle changes here and there to make moving around the pub far easier. A black and white tiled floor runs from the front to rear entrance. At the rear there is a small beer garden with a neat pergola providing shelter alongside a smoking area next to the car park. The food menu has a selection of "Starters and Sides" plus a selection of Flatbreads and Crispy Chicken Wings. However the "Main Attraction" is the pizza menu. The local sourdough bases are hand rolled and stretched and then baked in an imported Italian pizza oven. The idea is to offer "sociable food" which people can share – and it’s available throughout opening hours. There’s plenty more going on. On Wednesdays there’s a Poker League, while the first Thursday of the month is comedy night with eigth to ten comedians, all hosted by Ben Watkins who was on the Edinburgh Fringe. Other Thursdays see a quiz night with a £50 bar tab as the prize. On the last Saturday of the month it’s funk, soul and Motown with DJ Alan Soleman. The Flying Coach is also a sport-free zone – if you want a quiet pint when everywhere else has the latest match on the big screen, here’s where to come.

    • George & Dragon 14 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4AH Telephone(0161) 456 8690

      Began life as a Chester's Brewery house, the George & Dragon. It changed to the Phoenix in the 1990s but in doing so jettisoned the cask ale. After a number of years in the keg wilderness, it became a more-upmarket food-led Greene King house. It reverted to the George & Dragon name in February 2014. This is a long, low building with a mock-Tudor appearance to its exterior, inside it is a series of areas created from the former rooms. Comfortable and well appointed, it attracts a good mix of clientele. Coach House Gunpowder Mild was added as a regular beer in 2023 after being put on during the local CAMRA Mild Magic campaign and the locals enjoyed it.

    • Grapes 196 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4DQ Telephone(0161) 483 4479

      This charming pub is one of the oldest in Hazel Grove. The lounge area is split into two distinct drinking areas - the bar is sited to the left, here too is a dartboard. A snug with welcoming fireplace is to the right (in times past, this area was a room that was dedicated to Norbury Cricket Club with pictures of the team on the walls and a small trophy cabinet on the far wall). The rear room is a dedicated and quite secluded pool room. Furnishings are of good quality, and vary from fixed seating, to high chairs and stools perhaps for those not intending to tarry. Entertainment includes a jukebox, dartboard and TV, plus live acts. Upstairs is a meeting room frequented by local sports teams and other local groups. To the rear is a large fenced-off patio with plenty of seating, well-tended floral baskets, and the car park.

    • Grove Alehouse 145 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4HH Telephone07594 123174

      Micropub with environmental credentials: a good deal of recycled timber has been used for many of the fittings, but such is the quality of finish, you'd never know. It is set in what was originally Tittertons butcher's shop, latterly it became a computer shop, then lay empty for a year. Being a former shop, the size of the place is as modest as a good-sized living room. The layout is L-shaped with an L-shaped bar in the right-hand quarter. Beyond the bar, and into a corridor gives access to the toilet, and exit to the neat outside cum smoking area out at the rear. Decor is minimal with just a few choice images; there is a blackboard showing cask ales, etc currently on sale. Five handpumps adorn the the front of the bar, and boldly face the window enabling the customer to see the cask offering before anything else. A large fridge behind the bar is stocked with bottles from a variety of sources. The food offering is pickled eggs, crisps and nuts.

    • Hazel Grove Bowling & Tennis Club Douglas Road Hazel Grove SK7 4JG Telephone(0161) 483 3105

      Pleasantly appointed, friendly private members club, visitors can be signed in. Bar area in a comfortable lounge with TV (with volume usually turned down). Separate room with two snooker tables. A recently refurbished function room, pleasant décor, and dance floor available for private functions.

    • Hazel Grove Golf Club Buxton Road Hazel Grove SK7 6LU Telephone(0161) 483 3217

      Golf club serving the south eastern portion of the town. Usual set up for a golf club: two bar fronts, a restaurant, and a games room with snooker and card tables. Lounge with attached 'snug' area. Hot drinks are available over the bar and from restaurant.

    • Hazel Grove Social Club 15 Chester Road Hazel Grove SK7 5NU Telephone(0161) 483 3014

      Pleasantly appointed, friendly, private members club, visitors can be signed in. Three large rooms: one being a function room which is available for bookings; a smaller, quiet room although a TV is present; lastly, the third large space is the main bar area which gives access to three snooker tables. The function room is bright and has been recently decorated and is used by the Hazel Grove branch of Manchester City Supporters Club. A small number of gaming machines are present.

    • Rising Sun 2 Buxton Road Hazel Grove SK7 6AD Telephone(0161) 302 1411

      This prominent building (which is sited in the fork in the road close to the 192 bus terminus), is a former coaching inn that dates back to 1754 with its impressive black and white mock Tudor type exterior evoking times past. It is often adorned with attractive window boxes in summer. The original interior has sadly long since gone, with the pub now one large room albeit it is well-appointed and relaxing. It has a rather splendid but somewhat isolated tiled fireplace on the left as you enter. Behind here is a small area with table football and a dartboard. The L-shaped bar faces the entrance, where the cask beers are prominent. A lively pub at weekends, with live music every Saturday night from 9pm, and occasionally on a Sunday too if it is a special event. Wednesday is quiz night, whilst they sometimes have extra live music nights, check their website for details. This is the place to come if you enjoy TV sports as they have Sky and other subscriptions to show all major sports events on a range of screens around the pub. Stone Baked Pizzas available all day every day, along with Salt & Pepper Fries and a selection of bar snacks. There are various offers on real ale, gins, and such on different days. Monday to Thursday usually has all cask ale on sale at a low price.

    • Three Bears Jackson's Lane Hazel Grove SK7 5JH Telephone(0161) 439 0611

      One may think that for a pub built in the mid-1990s in a residential area, you would find a rather tired "estate pub" inside. Well, the Three Bears will be a pleasant surprise for you. Set across a large corner site, it comprises a large single room with a bar facing the entrance, the whole is broken up by dividing partition screens and decorative features. The decor is modern, yet relaxing. With an emphasis upon food, you will find quality meals and light-bites being served. Whatever the weather you can enjoy eating with a view of surrounding countryside in the heated conservatory dining area surrounded by a neatly trimmed hedge, and there is additional space for outdoor drinking either side of that. Although the pub is a fair way from Hazel Grove centre it can be reached by bus, with a daytime service passing nearby (limited service on evenings and Sun) accessible by alighting on Bramhall Moor Lane and walking along Dorchester Road.

    • Three Tunnes 194 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4DQ Telephone(0161) 482 4412

      The mock-Tudor and red brick frontage together with leaded upper window sections produce a very attractive gabled exterior facing the A6. It has a rambling, multi-roomed, low-beamed appearance at the front but at the back the vault was extended into an outside yard during a 2014 refurbishment – and the infamous outside toilets were brought indoors at that time. The appearance is very traditional with lots of brown and cream in the colour scheme and plenty of period fixtures and fittings. Don’t let that description give you the impression that this is some dull museum piece though as the Three Tunnes is a thriving and lively local. The current licencees could see this was a good base in the local community and what they have done is gradually enhance the offer with good beers and interesting food (making sure that this remains a pub with food and not a food operation with a pub tacked on). The food is interesting and unique in Hazel Grove, a Portuguese chef has brought an Iberian touch to the menu. Tapas platters are a feature along with individual tapas. Locally-made pork pies are available all day. The other tapas and a wider lunch menu, including daily specials, can be had weekdays. As you might guess with a lively community pub like this there’s plenty going on. Tuesday is darts night, Wednesday sees a quiz along with a meet-up by a local walking club, and ladies darts are on Thursday. There’s also a Sunday football team, a lacrosse team and the pub sponsors Hazel Grove cricket club.

    • Wilfred Wood 204 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4DF Telephone(0161) 419 2440

      As it is occupying former shop premises, it retains a somewhat shop-front facade that is both modern and functional. Internally, a deep space is made more intimate by it being broken up by the use of wooden screens, some booths, and a few panelled areas. The bar occupies the right-hand front wall, it accommodates many handpumps - alongside the usual Wetherspoon line-up are some interesting guest ales which add depth to the range. Apart from that, the other fare is of the standard house offering. A smoking area exists at the rear, while for those requiring the toilets, they are upstairs in this particular design. The place is often bustling, as this is the Grove's cheapest outlet by some way.

  • Heald Green
    • Brew HG 217A Finney Lane Heald Green SK8 3QQ Telephone(0161) 437 2002

      Converted former florist retail premises. Bar and cafe lounge in the heart of Heald Green village. The cafe (opens from 9am) serves coffees, teas, sandwiches, wraps, toasties, cakes and bespoke afternoon teas. Meanwhile, the bar serves beer (mostly draught keg, but craft cans/bottles of British and foreign ales), wine, gin, and bar snacks. Neatly converted modern wooden-floored interior featuring a sofa window seat looking on to an array of individual tables leading to the bar set at the rear. Large outdoor seating area to the front. Photos: courtesy of and copyright of Brew HG.

    • Cheadle Royal Royal Crescent, Wilmslow Road Heald Green SK8 3FE Telephone(0161) 491 5884

      Located on a relatively new and expanding business park that includes a private hospital, gym complex and a Premier Inn budget hotel. The interior is dominated by rustic hues from carpet to ceiling, the style is a combination of painted pine panelling and varnished ornament shelves filled with ethnic objet d'art nouveau. Differing furniture styles create mood zones about the somewhat rambling layout. There is a definite slant towards food, which is available all day, including breakfast, even in the lounge area. Outside is a small drinking area where you can watch aircraft as the pub is directly on the flight path for the nearby Manchester Airport. In the years 2014-16 it had an on-off relationship with cask ale, so be aware it may not always be available.

    • Griffin 124 Wilmslow Road Heald Green SK8 3BE Telephone(0161) 437 2459

      Manchester brewer, Joseph Holt spent a considerable sum in 2014 turning what had been a rather humdrum building a decade before into a gleaming, airy, well-lit local, successfully marrying the needs of the drinker with those of the diner. The former vault and lounge were combined, plus a conservatory constructed to one side. The dining area is at the back of the semi-open plan lounge where light oak wainscoting gives a manorial atmosphere. There’s also a pizza/deli/ice cream counter as you enter. Built into the front of the building is a covered veranda which pioneered the provision of external smoking areas even before the legislation was introduced. On the Finney Lane side there is still part of the pub that might be described as a vault area, so drinkers are very much welcome. There is an extensive range of Holt’s bottled beers available.

    • Heald Green Finney Lane Heald Green SK8 3QH Telephone(0161) 499 1944

      Very large dining pub with accommodation lodge attached. Subtly lit throughout, and set on differing levels; decor is a calming mushroom and wood theme. Restaurant area is to the left of the building, whilst the smaller right side holds the casual drink/dine space. Ideally sited for access to Manchester Airport, and the Heald Green rail station. Opens for breakast at 0630 weekdays, and 0700 weekends.

    • Houghies Cafe Bar 134 Outwood Road Heald Green SK8 3LU

      Small neighbourhood cafe bar set in former shop premises in a very much under-pubbed part of the borough. Serves as a cafe during the day, then more of a bar in the evenings. Small, but tidily presented interior. Cask ale availability is sporadic.

  • Heaton Chapel
    • George & Dragon 422 Manchester Road Heaton Chapel SK4 5DH Telephone(0161) 431 7629

      A large striking brick and stone corner building and one of the area’s most popular and busy pubs. Originally built for Clarke's Reddish Brewery, it then became part of the substantial Boddingtons estate. The George and Dragon was opened out considerably some years ago but still retains its distinct areas and sense of community. Large L-shaped room fronts the bar with a few raised areas that add interest to the eye. Then to one side is a quieter room that acts as a dining room during the day. TV sport and good value meals.

    • Heaton Hops 7 School Lane Heaton Chapel SK4 5DE

      Set in converted shop premises, two small rooms (the second is downstairs in the basement) Heaton Hops is a cosy and convivial place to have a drink. It is selling a large range of bottle-conditioned beers from the UK and around the world. Supplementing these are a number of cask ale lines, alongside eight keg taps that make up the offering. They aim to promote local beers as far as possible although not to the exclusion of high quality products from around the UK. Wine and locally roasted coffee (from Heard & Graft) is available, too.

    • Hind's Head Manchester Road Heaton Chapel SK4 2RB Telephone(0161) 432 5445

      This country style upmarket pub was brought to prominence and much success by the dedication of the late Alan Preston. Since that time, the pub has had its ups and downs but now, following an extensive refit, the pub is very much on the rise. The décor and furnishings give a clean, open, pleasant feel to the pub and although open plan it is still easy to feel secluded in one of the distinct areas. The entrance area has a couple of sofas and posing tables. The secluded lounge is to the far right, while the restaurant area is to the left in a raised portion. The food is recommended and while it can be eaten anywhere in the pub there is a restaurant area in the conservatory. On Tuesdays there is a popular pub quiz with a themed menu. The pub garden is one of the best in the area but you will need to watch any young children.

  • Heaton Mersey
    • Burnage Rugby Football Club Varley Park, Battersea Rd Heaton Mersey SK4 3EA Telephone(0161) 432 2150

      Large open plan bar area with the bar set at the back of the room, patio doors opposite that, open onto a paved area leading to the first tee on the 9-hole golf course. Large screen TV adjacent to the bar. NB late hours on Fri-Sat are only when functions are on.

    • Crown 6 Vale Close Heaton Mersey SK4 3DS Telephone(0161) 442 4531

      Possibly the only pub in Stockport without a front door, it is said. Set back off Didsbury Road, this attractive whitewashed building, bright with flower-filled hanging baskets, doesn’t appear to have a way in. However go around the side down the quaint and cobbled Vale Close and you’ll gain admission to this suburban pub with a country feel. As you enter there’s a large lounge to the left (with a small bar counter in the corner) with a distinctly rustic feel; exposed brickwork (this used to be an old bakery way back when), old beams and mix 'n' match furniture all add to the effect. To the right is the main bar counter and this serves two smaller, interconnected rooms which have a more snug-like feel. Warm colours and comfortable seating complete the picture. There’s no pool or anything like that but you’ll often find games being played near the bar – cribbage, dominoes and board games all have a mixed following. There’s a piano in one corner which the locals use from time to time, and for the big matches there’s TV sport. Note the detached roadside beer garden, probably unique in the borough.

    • Dog & Partridge 687-693 Didsbury Road Heaton Mersey SK4 3AG Telephone(0161) 442 9298

      A large detached pub built circa 1959 beside a main road yards from the Stockport – Manchester boundary. It has a spacious, airy feel throughout. Since a refurbishment in early 2017 it remains very much a pub rather than a restaurant in disguise, there is a substantial food operation here starting with breakfasts from 10am to midday. After that the main menu kicks in and is available till 8pm. Central bar now serves open plan vault to left with dartboard and sports TV; high tables dominate here. Elsewhere the emphasis is on plenty of tables and chairs (no fixed seating ), some areas are carpeted, others have a wooden floor. The rear is screened off from the rest, while a chimney breast with coal-effect fire provides both warmth and it neatly breaks up the space. Decor is neutral yet calming; note the very shiny stone tiles on the floor. Plenty of old monochrome photos of the locale adorn the walls along with a potted history of the pub. Garden with outdoor seating at the rear, at the front are picnic benches for outside drinking too.

    • Griffin 552 Didsbury Road Heaton Mersey SK4 3AJ Telephone(0161) 443 2077

      A large, five room Victorian house with pleasant gardens to the rear. A host of features echo that period, from etched glass to the magnificent mahogany bar with glazed sashes. The main bar area with its open-plan room is an extension to the original pub (Holt's carried out this work in the late 1980s / early 1990s so successfully that many would not realise that there had been an extension at all). There's a place for everyone here with some rooms quiet, others less so. On the walls hang pictures of old Heaton Mersey and much Manchester City FC memorabilia. Quiz on Thurs, live music on Sats.

    • Heaton 474 Didsbury Road Heaton Mersey SK4 3BS Telephone(0161) 432 6262

      The Heaton is a good deal deeper than it appears from the outside; it has a light and airy feel aided by good lighting and decor. Higher ceilings and what is now a large dining room at the back of the pub, benefit from a new skylight. The kitchen occupies an extension, and on the right hand side, a wall was inserted to create more intimate areas. The furniture is classic modern "mix and match" and good use has been made of old photos and other items of local interest. Outside at the back there is an attractive drinking area and a massive car park. Food plays a big role here, the kitchen is open daily from noon. You can choose from a taster menu of upmarket bar food or go a-la-carte where a big selection is available – duck, salmon and steaks all feature along with many other options. On Sundays you can chose from one, two or three-course lunch options. There are various daily offers and deals, so look out for what is advertised.

    • Heaton Mersey Conservative Club Ltd 444 Didsbury Road Heaton Mersey SK4 3BS Telephone(0161) 432 1742

      Long lounge / bar with sport shown on the TVs, and live entertainment on Saturday nights.

  • Heaton Moor
    • Beer Shop 13 Kingsleigh Road Heaton Moor SK4 3QF

      Tucked away in deepest suburbia on Kingsleigh Road, the Beer Shop has long been something of a hidden oasis in this part of Stockport. It was opened 2011 by Dean Hilton as a retirement project. This rapidly got out of hand and Dean finally retired in September 2020 when the business was taken over by ex-pat Finn, Markus Sorsa. Since Markus took over he has refocused the Beer Shop so that is more of a bar and a bit less of a shop. That’s not to say there isn’t a good range of beers to take away. The focus here is mainly bottles and cans from local breweries plus a decent range of German bottled beers. Two to three cask beers are normally available. The plan is to offer one dark beer and two pales. These are supplemented by three keg beers – two from local brewers and one a German lager. There has also been a refurbishment and redecoration. There’s lots of natural wood and mixed furniture, with brightly coloured fabrics adding a 60s vibe. It’s all very pleasant and comfortable. In the warmer months there is also outside drinking at the front. NB as of January 2020 the pub is CASHLESS, ie it accepts CARDS ONLY.

    • Bottle Heaton Moor 9a Shaw Road Heaton Moor SK4 4AG Telephone07730 034326

      This modern bar comprises a small front room backing onto the bar, which features ten beer taps, and a very extensive canned and bottled beer, and cider range. The bar can accommodate between 25 - 40 people. While no handpumped ales are sold, the offering is that six of them are light-coloured craft ales that are a frequently-changing rotation of local, national and international (IPAs, APAs, DIPAs, DDHs, etc.) There is NO fixed tap allocation based on origin, however, three of the taps are always of sessionable strength, plus two with a higher ABV (usually above 5%) and one of a stout/porter variety. The seventh tap is always a genuine German Helles craft-lager. The cans and bottles they tend to stock are ones the supermarkets do not! This includes a large range of craft beers from the UK and around the world; these are to take away, or drink on the premises (this latter option adds a 50p premium). Wine is there too alongside artisanal gins from local maker Zymurgorium. A very popular feature is the small suntrap beer garden, located at the rear of the premises, this has seating for 15 people.

    • Crown 98-100 Heaton Moor Road Heaton Moor SK4 4NZ Telephone(0161) 425 7500

      This is one of the few pubs in the area to retain its original multi-room interior and very traditional gents’ toilet. On entering from the front door a small snug is to the right and a larger, partitioned lounge to the left. The vault has its own entrance from the passage on the right of the pub. What is now the glass washing area was originally the off-sales. With floors that are either the original tiles or varnished floorboards, much other original, varnished woodwork and memorials to former patrons adorning the walls, this very traditional drinkers pub has much to recommend it. Exit at rear to gain access to beer garden.

    • Elizabethan 33 Heaton Moor Road Heaton Moor SK4 4PB Telephone(0161) 443 1806

      An impressive, large, detached Victorian house. After dark it is easy to locate by the vivid, green coloured lights that illuminate the front of the building. Inside a central bar serves a very large, comfortable, open plan lounge and dining area. Outside at the front is a large, and mostly covered, beer garden; this sees good use in warmer weather. A Cask Marque accredited pub. Quiz held on Mon and Wed. Other events occur daily including Cask Mondays, with 50p off a pint. A Planning Application - DC/076568 - was submitted 20/5/2020 for the replacement of existing double doors with folding screen to front elevation.

    • Heaton Moor Golf Club Mauldeth Road Heaton Moor SK4 3NX Telephone(0161) 432 2134

      The clubhouse, which overlooks the golf course can be accessed from Mauldeth Rd by a 1/3rd mile driveway or from a very short footpath from Sevenoaks Avenue (off Shaw Road) in Heaton Moor. The bar area is an L-shaped room which can be divided up for functions of up 120 people in one wing of the room. In the other wing there is a snooker table and TV for sport. The windows and patio look out over the scenic golf course. Welcomes members and guests, well-kept real ales. Clubhouse is open from 8am

    • Moor Club 35 Heaton Moor Road Heaton Moor SK4 4PB Telephone(0161) 432 2142

      Large club with two lounge areas at the front, the one to the right is quite spartan, but the left one is more welcoming. Beyond the bar is the members only areas of the well-fitted out bar, and a number of full-size snooker/billiard tables. All very pleasant and comfortable. Manager, Sue welcomes your visit to the club. Members and guests, or paying visitors to public entertainments such as Paul Waldron's 'free and easy night' on a Friday evening. It has three full-size snooker / billiard tables that are used in two leagues, and hosts the Manchester Backgammon Club every week. Awarded local CAMRA branch 'Club of the Year' in 2019 and 2016. Last entry is 10.45pm. NB. Gain entry by ringing the bell at the door. Do not confuse the club with The Village Point which is upstairs and a separate entity.

    • Moortop 172 Heaton Moor Road Heaton Moor SK4 4DU Telephone(0161) 519 8679

      At the heart of the building is a detached house with a single-storey extension across the front and along one side. Inside the single, reverse L-shaped bar serves the large, comfortable but somewhat featureless open-plan lounge. Formerly operated by Steve Pilling, owner of the acclaimed Damson restaurant across the road; they are also involved with the Dockyard pub brand, plus the Dog and Partridge, Heaton Mersey. The Damson connection means that there was a strong food operation, as you might expect. Damson chef Dave Smith, assisted by Billy Yates, runs both kitchens and sources the same ingredients for each too. The menu covers small plates, freshly made pizzas, Pies of the Day, proper burgers and salads. In addition there’s a choice of roast lamb or beef on Sundays. Although food plays a greater role than it did in past years, the Moortop remains essentially a pub where you can just drop in for a beer or two.

    • Nook 111 Heaton Moor Road Heaton Moor SK4 4HY Telephone(0161) 443 2529

      It says on the door: "Bar, Bottle Shop, Coffee House, Wine & Gin Stop". An interesting two-level layout with the serving counter-cum-bar up a short flight of steps and here there are some high stools and a short counter to rest your drinks. The lower level is eclectically furnished in a "mix and match" style with much use made of recycled materials. This all works very well to give a homely and comfortable effect. Coffees, teas and cakes are available alongside an extensive menu running from opening time until close. The breakfast menu runs until noon after which lunch is until 5pm. Here you can get imaginatively filled bagels. The evening menu features a variety of mixed platters (Italian meat, Mediterranean Cheese, European Cheese or a mixed Mediterranean platter). There’s a kids Menu from noon until 7pm and a variety of snacks too. The right hand wall of Nook is really devoted to beer; shelves on the lower level are essentially priced to take away with separate ranges for local, national and international craft beers in both bottle and can. The shelves are arranged in ascending order of strength too. Up the steps brings you to a chilled cabinet of bottled and canned beer more suited to drinking in. The selection is well thought-out with plenty of well-known, and less well-known, names from the craft brewing world. Supplementing the bottles and cans are five draught beers. Paulaner from Munich is the regular and the others include a changing guest beer often from a Greater Manchester brewer.

    • Plough on the Moor 82 Heaton Moor Road Heaton Moor SK4 4NZ Telephone(0161) 432 5563

      The Plough has an impressive, historic exterior of sandstone and Cheshire brick. Deep, narrow yet characterful interior with bar on the left backed by striking aquamarine tilework. Bare-boarded floor, some of which has an interesting square pattern extending towards the rear. At the front are some isolated tables alongside which are some high ones for larger groups. The further in you go the more intimate the seating becomes; these are set out in semi-circle alcove fashion with comfy leather seating; diners are encouraged to use the rear tabled areas. Here, there is a large, family dining table in one bay, while a higher bay, styled the Observatory, houses a number of smaller tables. Decor varies from bare brick, to mirrors, murals, and plough-based artworks and ephemera displayed on a reclaimed timber background. To the rear is a covered courtyard and a garden for warmer days. Family-friendly yet retaining a good deal of pubiness, it is run by an enthusiastic landlord and team meaning this fine pub is at the heart of the local community.

    • West Heaton Bowling & Tennis Club Princes Road Heaton Moor SK4 3NQ Telephone(0161) 432 2313

      Large Bar with TV and access to viewing area for bowling green. There is also a large function room and a patio area overlooking the tennis courts. Lounge Bar opening times are : Summer time (1st April to 30th September) Monday to Thursday 7.30pm to 11.15pm Friday 7.30pm to 11.30pm Saturday Closed except for functions Sunday 12.30pm to 4.30pm Winter time (1st Oct – 31st March) Monday to Thursday 8.00pm to 11.15pm Friday 8.00pm to 11.30pm Saturday Closed except for functions Sunday 12.30pm to 4.00pm.

  • Ladybarn
    • Ladybarn Social Club 13 Green Street Ladybarn M14 6TL Telephone(0161) 224 3309

      This multi-roomed old fashioned house (formerly a Robinson’s house, the White Swan which they sold off in 12/10/2012) retains much of its lovely etched glass, period ceramic tiling, and a solid-oak carved wood bar; note too the historic Off-Sales sign etched in the glass outside, whilst for the male visitor, the 1920s urinals are worth a look-see. Known by many decades ago, and to this day as the ‘mucky duck’. Although some internal rearrangements and slight opening-out have occurred it is good to see this historic facility survive. On entry there is a darts room to the right, with a TV area complementing it to the left, these merge with the large main room leading to the bar at the back. To the left off that is a small snug-cum-TV lounge, meanwhile on the right is a compact, well-lit pool room. A splendid staircase leads you to the upstairs comfortably appointed snooker room. The cask ale was something of a new venture for the club, yet one they are keen to promote. Such has been the success of selling cask ale, it was named local CAMRA branch Club of the Year 2015, 2017, 2022, and 2023. See the website for a weekly update of cask ale offerings, forthcoming entertainment, and for membership details. For CAMRA members, the entry fee is waived, they need merely sign-in. To see what it was like as the White Swan - White Swan, Ladybarn

  • Levenshulme
    • Blue Bell 170 Barlow Road Levenshulme M19 3HF Telephone(0161) 224 1723

      A very smart Sam Smith's house, having undergone a thorough and classy refurbishment around 2006. On the right is a spacious vault and to the left three additional rooms - a large lounge with parquet, wraps itself around the bar counter, whilst off this is a smaller carpeted lounge and a snug. At the rear is a spacious garden with plenty of seating to enjoy summer days in. Truly at the heart of the community with a variety of groups using the pub to raise funds for community improvement projects and such. Regular events include a quiz night, Hoy bingo on Mondays, Thirsty Thursdays, "What's in your box?" Friday, "Lucky Plucker" on Saturday, and even a knitting club. Food is served weekdays 12-2, supplemented by a Sunday carvery. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2018.

    • Levenshulme 959 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3NP Telephone(0161) 256 2255

      Following many periods of closure and re-openings, this place was selling cask ale for a while in early 2017 after many, many years of being a keg-only pub. Then it reverted to keg-only again, but cask ale was reintroduced in this Craft Union pub in Summer 2022. Large interior. History: Reopened in late-Nov 2016 after being closed and boarded once again on 1/8/2016.

    • Sidings Broom Lane Levenshulme M19 3WU Telephone(0161) 225 4981

      This is a pub from the 1980s, specifically for the Broom Lane community. Set in well-tended grounds, it features two rooms, with the Lounge having an arched annex off it that acts as a Snug. Well liked, with a variety of events always on the go. Beer garden to rear. Two-time local CAMRA branch Pub of the Month recipient (April 2004 and 2018).

    • Station Hop 815 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3BS

      Small, spartanly-furnished room including bar at the front. Bare-boarded with just one table, and a few high stools on which to perch yourself by the wall or the front windows. A multi-tier bookcase displays an array of bottles and cans for sale. Ascending three steps leads you to two rooms in succession which have a good deal more places to sit at tables; these rooms exude a warmer, more homely feel than the front of the pub. Small beer garden at the rear that plays host to street-food traders selling their hot food on 5-9 Fri-Sat. Four handpumps are prominent on the bar, plus ten keg taps on the wall (they variously feature IPAs, stouts, reds, and a sour / saison). They always have pies, and Scotch eggs / veggie-Scotch eggs.

    • Talleyrand 1030 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3WX Telephone(0161) 971 4743

      Small bar set in converted shop premises right opposite the Levenshulme Antiques Market. Something of a hybrid in decor, it has the look of a traditional pub at the front, then up a step to the bar in the middle of the building. This area acts as a transition to the more muted style of the rear room. Overall the place is quite darkly lit, yet has an uncluttered interior with bare floor boards, all with a hint of class showing through in the wood-panelled bar wall. This touch gives a nod to, and is in honour of Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand (his portrait occupies a prime spot on one wall). It sells ten keg and membrane keg beers from a wall of beers taps and has one handpump serving a beer from local breweries. Hosts live gigs and other events such as exhibitions - see social media for details.

  • Manchester Airport
    • Bridgewater Exchange Terminal 2 Departures Manchester Airport M90 3NT Telephone(0161) 676 1121

      Joseph Holt took on the franchise of this outlet on 16/7/2021. This meant the return of cask ale to Terminal 2. The pub even has its own on-site microbrewery, apparently the first airside brewery in the UK! This occasionally produces the airport-only Bridgewater Ale. Holt's have included traditional architectural features such as parquet flooring, exposed brickwork, part-panelled walls, ceramic tiling, leaded glass, and green leather seating across a number of distinct areas. Seating ranges from high tables near the bar to booth seating further back, dining tables, sofas, armchairs, and quieter spots looking out onto the runway. Altogether it gives an air of comfort and sophistication. The feature wall of beer barrel ends at the entrance makes a statement.

    • Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester Airport Ringway Road Manchester Airport M90 3NS Telephone(0161) 498 4040

      This is quite adventurous for a major hotel group to offer cask, so congratulations to them. The main bar is adjacent to the reception and doubles as the breakfast and dining area. Convivial, comfortable, and relaxing it may be but nothing beyond the ordinary. A separate bar-cum-nightclub, Callaghans Irish Bar exists too. This opens at 1630 daily. It offers Jennings Cumberland Ale on cask as does the main bar.

    • Grain Loft Terminal 1 Departures Manchester Airport M90 1QX Telephone(0161) 489 3416

      Air-side only of Terminal 1, on the first floor level. The marketing blurb describes it as '... an innovative eating and drinking experience at the heart of Terminal 1, where you'll find that it isn't just the menu that's unique'. The menu offers hearty dishes where each dish has a recommended beer to accompany it. Back in 2019, three, mostly locally-sourced cask ales were available on draught from handpump or casks set on the bar-back. That situation changed in the post-Covid world, so cask ale choice today is more limited. It is large enough to accommodate 300 people. For the people not wishing to drink cask ale, there are pour-your-own-pint machines that allow you to swipe a card and avoid the queue at the bar. Quite an innovative venture for the airport. Be aware that prices are high! The photo is copyright of DesignWagen (www.designwagen.com) and Manchester Airport plc.

    • Lion & Antelope Terminal 3 Departures Manchester Airport M90 3NT Telephone(0161) 000 0000

      Opened March 26, 2015. Air-side only. The Lion & Antelope is a new concept of a traditional English pub whose intriguing name comes from Manchester’s coat of arms. It is a joint venture between Manchester’s family brewery JW Lees, and HMSHost International. It offers a variety of different spaces based around an open kitchen serving pub grub. The Pork & Pickle deli provides takeaway food for those travellers who have little time to linger. Decor ranges from timber screens, to raw steel, fluted glass and hand glazed tiles. The real ale theme is re-enforced by a centrally-located barrel feature.

  • Moss Nook
    • Tatton Arms Trenchard Drive Moss Nook M22 5LZ Telephone(0161) 437 2505

      A couple of twenty-first century refurbishments brought back life to a pub which at times seemed to have rather lost its way. In past years this was a 'Good Beer Guide' regular, being a classic, largely unspoilt pub having a country pub feel to it. Extensive wood panelling and low ceilings set the olde-worlde tone around the bar. Posing tables in this area cater for the stand-up drinker. Although there is a stronger emphasis on food, the pub still has a traditional feel with a variety of interesting and characterful drinking spaces. The extended and rather smart outdoor drinking area at the back of the pub faces in the direction of the airport runway. The beer garden is great place to watch planes landing at next door Manchester Airport. Note that seasonal beer is usually only on during summer months, and in the busy Christmas period.

  • Moss Side
    • Claremont 116-124 Claremont Road Moss Side M14 4RR Telephone07710 684045

      Very large Edwardian Joseph Holt house that prior to 2000 was very busy. With changing times and tastes however, it seems to carry on at a more moderate pace. Many rooms radiate from a fine wooden bar. The main entrance retains the vestiges of a former revolving door, this leads you to the bar area. To the front right is a large lounge next to a stage area that looks on to a fine fireplace. There's a small snug to the left, and beyond that a separate vault room. At the rear on the left is a further room, this one with a pool table. Images of old Moss Side form the somewhat spartan decor in this otherwise comfortable pub. NB, the pub accepts CASH only.

  • Northenden
    • Crown Inn 19 Ford Lane Northenden M22 4WE Telephone(0161) 945 2103

      Sited opposite the church in the centre of what was the original Cheshire village of Northenden. This ex Boddington house is an old-fashioned, some might say, proper pub. Two small yet traditionally decorated rooms flank the central bar. The room to the left, the public bar is smaller than the lounge on the right; a small outside drinking area is beyond this. Snacks such as pies, cheeses and sandwiches are the food offering. History: former Boddingtons house that had not sold any cask ale for some years. That all changed in early 2016 when an entrepreneurial couple took on the lease. Back came cask ale, and the place was given a smart and very thorough make-over.

    • Didsbury Golf Club Ford Lane Northenden M22 4NQ Telephone(0161) 998 9278

      This large, multi-roomed, single-storey brick built club house on the River Mersey with stunning views across the golf course is very well furbished and is very capable with its lounge, bar, and meeting rooms suitable for various functions, large or small. By car the club is 3/4 miles from Northenden village (in very extreme weather the road can flood). Breakfast is served for the early risers.

    • Farmers Arms 26 Longley Lane Northenden M22 4JR Telephone(0161) 998 2244

      Set opposite a prominent junction, this is a traditional house at the front, then that opens out more to the rear where the pub meets the former bowling green. Low-ceilinged and cosily set out in the front three rooms, the large room beyond that is mainly for dining. Very popular with families. Due to poor sales of the cask ale in 2015, it was dropped from sale, yet early 2016 saw cask ale re-instated when it became a John Barras house. Prior to the John Barras period the beer had changed from time to time, usually showcasing beers from the Marston's range.

    • Lounge About 424 Palatine Road Northenden M22 4JT Telephone(0161) 998 0101

      Lounge About is a bar of two halves, well what was two shops really. The left half is a drinking area with tables set out for drinking or dining, whilst through the wall on the right is the lounge which used to have low leather sofas and coffee tables for a more relaxed ethic. This was changed in early 2015 to give a more rustic feel as it now houses three huge tables carfted from wooden railway sleepers with accompanying benches. Decor is very much cafe-like with lots of mono photos (many featuring Manchester bands) and some bric-a-brac. Sports, particularly football, are shown on three big screens. At the back is a beautiful little, secluded beer garden; whoever tends this does so with great care, it's a real picture. A nice place to get away from the bustle of Palatine Road. The real ale changes after each product goes, thus keeping the range an ongoing surprise to customers. For variety two 'craft ale' lines also operate.

    • Northenden Golf Club Palatine Road Northenden M22 4FR Telephone(0161) 998 4738

      This two-storey brick built club house hosts a members’ bar "the Busby Bar" (Sir Matt Busby was a past members here) downstairs with the many patio doors offering a great view of the course. The upstairs large well-appointed function room can be reached by a disabled lift as well as stairs offers even more spectacular views of the course from the long balcony.

    • Northenden Social Club 412 Palatine Road Northenden M22 4JT Telephone(0161) 998 1644

      At the time of writing (mid 2017) the club was under refurbishment but nevertheless the apparent prefabricated exterior belied a comfortable multi-roomed interior (two of the bar areas are going to be merged, with one central bar). The function room has its own bar and to the rear is a bowling green.

    • Wythenshawe Club 78 Longley Lane Northenden M22 4JF Telephone(0161) 998 7268

      On entering this very welcoming club you are afforded the choice of the large, well-furnished lounge to the left with stage area for the many functions it plays host to (this room can accommodate c.150 people). Patio doors open out on to a delightful veranda, overlooking the pitch. The lounge room to the right is a little more modestly-furnished with a seating section at one end, and an opened-out area where people can gather if TV sports is being viewed. On the walls were sports photos including a large iconic image from the Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston fight in 1965. Both rooms are served by a single central bar. Club has hosted occasional beer festivals in the past. Function room for hire. Local CAMRA branch, Club of the Year 2018 winner.

  • Offerton
    • Bosden Farm 23-25 Turnstone Road Offerton SK2 5XJ Telephone(0161) 456 9313

      A modern style open-plan offering food as well as beer. Comfortably appointed internally. Became a free house in early 2015 when the current licensee who has some 30 years experience bought the place outright. A third beer was added in mid-2018 as past sales warranted it. History: former Greenall's pub built in the 1970s when the estate around it was also constructed; at that time till 2019 it was called the Harvester.

    • Emigration 166 Hall Street Offerton SK1 4JG Telephone(0161) 217 0627

      This has a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere and consists of three drinking areas. A separate one on the left, and a snug to the right of the open bar which faces into an open lounge. It has a strong darts and crib team and is the home of Stockport Nomads football team. Monday is quiz night. It is believed to be the only pub in the UK with that name.

    • Finger Post 434 Hempshaw Lane Offerton SK1 4QA Telephone(0161) 480 4138

      Large corner Robinsons pub located at a prominent crossroads. Built prior to the Great War it has unusually retained six separate drinking areas, three of which have real fires. On entering, the bar is to the left. The body of it runs into a large vault which features photographs of old-time Stockport, and brewing methods throughout. The Robinsons regular beer range is always available, complemented by a Robinsons seasonal offering, or an ale from their 'White Label' range. A good range of quality pub food is available, as well as sandwiches, baked potatoes, and other snacks. Darts and pool are played. Live music events twice a month. Two function rooms are available: one upstairs (80 people), and one downstairs (100 people). Dogs welcome when food not being served.

    • Gardeners Arms Little Street Offerton SK2 5AB Telephone(0161) 480 4313

      A very attractive pub at a busy road junction, fronted by a small car park. The interior is divided into two halves by the bar. The front entrance leads into an open lounge which is divided into three areas and has a very welcoming feel to it. From here you can access the vault which also has its own entrance from the side. This area is split like stalls into three, the back one containing a pool table. A large canopy has been fitted on the front of the building to keep the smokers dry. The pub supports a darts team and major sporting events are shown on Sky TV. Much money is raised here for many charities.

    • Puss in Boots 147 Nangreave Road Offerton SK2 6DG Telephone(0161) 456 5200

      This former 1960s estate pub offers you an extensive outside seating and drinking area together with a very fancy covered smoking verandah. Internally, good use of furnishings and wall coverings, together with excellent lighting gives the place instant class. An impressive carvery and food menu is available throughout the day and throughout the pub, added to which is a separate dining room to the rear right. For children with special educational needs (SEN), SEN menus are available. Trade is uaually brisk and people seem very keen on the look introduced in 2011. The ground floor cellar has now become a feature in itself by the installation of glazing in front of it. History: As of 2017 a new conservatory was added by enclosing the existing covered seating area on the front elevation facing Nangreave Road.

    • Stockport Golf Club Offerton Road Offerton SK2 5HL Telephone(0161) 427 8369

      Traditional golf club founded 1908. Members only aside from golf society days and family fun days, when guests can be signed in by members. The main bar is upstairs, which also boasts dining areas that can accommodate large numbers. There is also a small bar at ground level. Hot and cold food available as per members' wishes. A full-size snooker table completes the picture. One permanent real ale (either Wainwright or Theakston's Bitter) with a second guest ale from May to August.

    • Victoria Bowling Club Webb Lane Offerton SK1 4EL Telephone(0161) 480 2088

      Founded 1875. A very comfortable and well-maintained club situated on Webb Lane opposite Dona Street. Although members only, visits from card carrying CAMRA Members are welcome provided you call ahead. Non-members can be signed in (£1 for boys, girls free). Robinsons Unicorn is the permanent Cask Marque accredited real ale, and there is occasionally a guest ale, which can be from anywhere. The club house is a large long room with the bar situated dead-centre. As well as the large crown bowling green, which boasts plenty of space for outside drinking, there is also snooker, darts, and cards. Easily reached on the 314 bus, which stops at the end of Webb Lane. It has also held a beer festival on in the past. Children welcome until 8.30pm.

  • Openshaw
    • Oddfellows Arms 14 Abbey Hey Lane Openshaw M11 1LD Telephone(0161) 371 8934

      Small, street-corner former Boddingtons house that featured its name in the rooftop parapet. Cosy L-shaped interior reached via a canted-corner door; the pub was refurbished to a very high level in early 2018. The result is two rooms, a lounge area with fabric seating and discreet photos of old Openshaw, meanwhile the games room has vinyl seating backed by a striking wall montage of images of Manchester and surrounding areas over the past century. A pleasant beer garden to the rear completes the very smart picture. That refurbishment also reintroduced cask ale after many years absence. Be aware though, the cask ale may be dropped from sale if demand fails to warrant it.

    • Railway 2 Manshaw Road Openshaw M11 1HS Telephone(0161) 523 4274

      Outside you are welcomed by a large lamp, lording it over the door plus several tables for outside drinking. Inside this large Victorian house, you pass a vault to your left and a comfortable, quite lounge to your right before you see the bar and a further opened-out room to the rear. Continuing rearward reveals a beer garden. Being a Holt’s house, it is normally frequented by a multitude of friendly, local characters.

  • Reddish
    • Bottle Mill G15 / 13 Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth Street Reddish SK5 6DA Telephone07429 379746

      Bar and off-sales shop-cum-cafe on the upper ground floor of the Grade II-listed former cotton mill. Houldsworth Mill. This very prominent local landmark has been converted for both residential and commercial use. Once inside, it can be difficult to find the bar, but just follow the signs, go up the steps at the corner of the building (past the goods lifts). Once located, you will see the bar with its roomy seating area, this has all been skilfully done, using reclaimed materials and fittings. The large windows of the building give views towards Highfield Country Park.

    • Carousel 156 Reddish Road Reddish SK5 7HR Telephone(0161) 477 6475

      This largely open-plan pub returned to the real ale fold around 2011 and is much the better for it. The furnishings, modern paintings and décor give a comfortable and light feel to the pub. Popular for its meals and very busy when sport is on the screens or when entertainment is on.

    • Grey Horse 99 Broadstone Road Reddish SK5 7AS Telephone(0161) 432 6513

      Rebuilt in the shadow of the Broadstone Mill in 1909 it has an ornate brick and stone exterior. Since being purchased by Joseph Holt in 2007 (before that it was a Boddington's house), the Grey Horse has undergone a couple of refurbishments. At the front is a substantial and comfortably decorated lounge, this was created from two former rooms being joined together, it has TV sport showing on most days, plus entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. Meanwhile to the left is the next door vault, this has the air of a more down-to-earth room. While substantial in size, it is nevertheless comfortably appointed with high tables and access to the outside rear area. It wraps round the back of the bar to form an L-shape. Snacks eg. pizza, chicken in a basket, available at most times. The rear of the premises has a childrens play area, while at the front, on the former carriage road, is an outdoor drinking area giving views of the street.

    • Reddish Ale 14 Broadstone Road Reddish SK5 7AE

      Small bar set in former restaurant premises. Fronted by a modestly sized room with mostly refectory style seating. This is supplemented by shelf-style seating around the perimeter of the room, and even some in the window that affords views of busy Broadstone Road. Decor is a mix of framed beermats, and a wall of varied mirrors. The bar is at the back through a large aperture in the wall; also you will find there a fridge offering bottled and canned beers and ciders. Various snacks, and sharing boards of cheese and meats are available. There are some cafe tables and chairs at the front to be enjoyed on sunnier days.

    • Reddish Conservative Club 1 Westbourne Grove Reddish SK5 6UD Telephone(0161) 432 1530

      The somewhat worn exterior hides a comfortable club inside, sporting a lounge with a small stage at one end from where you can see live music on Saturday nights and a big-screen TV for the TV sport. Adjoining the lounge is a purpose-built snooker room with two full-sized snooker tables. There is also a TV room for members who prefer not to watch live sports. Upstairs, is the 80 seater function room.

    • Union 93 Broadstone Road Reddish SK5 7AS Telephone(0161) 442 8384

      This is a lively but comfortable one roomed pub opposite the Houldsworth Mill with a stone and brick exterior common to the area (see the nearby St Elizabeth’s church for a fine example). Although open planned the lounge room is broken up into separate areas, including a vault type area with a TV for the sport, with photos of old movie stars and Manchester United teams and legends on the walls and above the bar. It is over 21s only on Friday and Saturday nights when there is entertainment on, including karaoke. While at these times the pub is not necessarily the place if you want a quiet pint you can always sit in the very pleasant well tended garden to the rear. NB. although the nearest rail station is Reddish South, this is only served by one "parliamentary" train per week; this runs early in the morning outside of pub opening hours. Best bet is to use the high-frequency bus service.

  • Ringway
    • Romper Wilmslow Old Road Ringway WA15 8XJ Telephone(0161) 903 9473

      Twenty or more years ago this was a very quaint, and thoroughly traditional Boddingtons house where beer sales made up most of its trade. Shortly after the retirement of the old tenant, it was vastly extended and brought into the modern world with the introduction of a food offering. Now it is very much a family-dining type of establishment. Mostly opened-out interior, with plenty of spaces for more intimacy however. 10% discount for CAMRA members. Walkers are welcome too.

  • Rusholme
    • Ford Madox Brown Unit 1 Wilmslow Park, Wilmslow Road Rusholme M14 5FT Telephone(0161) 256 6660

      Opened in the early 2000s, it was built on part of the site of Manchester Garages (car dealership), which prior to that was rumoured to have been the site of old Rusholme Hall. This Wetherspoon’s pub is handy for the University, Curry Mile, MRI Hospital and Whitworth Art Gallery. Named after the eminent Victorian Pre-Raphaelite painter whose works hang in Manchester Town Hall and the City Art Gallery (he lived nearby in Victoria Park). Although a modern open-plan pub it has a warmer feeling than you might expect and they go out of their way to build on this with charity and community events - including trips to breweries for regulars and locals. As you may expect from its location, it attracts a fair proportion of student clientele, but that is by normally balanced by older regulars. There is always a buzz to the place. Note too that it is open at 8am for breakfast.

  • Stockport
    • Alexandra 195 Northgate Road, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9NJ Telephone07479 942646

      Large, impressive Grade II listed house (on CAMRA's National Inventory of historic pub interiors too) set in a residential area away from the centre of Edgeley. Consisting of five rooms - Bar Parlour, Commercial, Tap Room, Smoke, and Billiard room, that are almost in the state they were built in 1911. Each room is simply and neatly decorated, and each bears the inscription of its purpose in the etched door glass. All of these radiate from a superbly tiled drinking lobby with its curved bar counter, and a modest display of brasses and a ship's wheel. The tiling continues up an impressive staircase (that originally would have taken you to the hotel's letting rooms), this has a wonderful arched, leaded window at its head. More leaded and faceted glass survives in the form of screens, and in the top lights of the Bar Parlour. Most rooms have the original fitted seating around their walls, and impressive door casings with arched pediments. The Billiard room, containing a pool table these days, is a high-ceiling space reached via a corridor. Outside is a neat cobbled and covered drinking area divided into two raised parts. This is more than an architectural study however; this is a pub with a good local following in the community. A quiz takes place on an evening mid-week, whilst darts teams use the vault to its full.

    • Amp 10-11 Market Place Stockport SK1 1EW Telephone(0161) 429 9954

      Re-opened 28/4/2023 as Amp, primarily a music venue. The opened-out interior from its Doctor Feelgood era continues. Outside is a balcony seating area that overlooks the historic Market Hall and St Marys chuch.

    • Angel Inn 20 Market Place Stockport SK1 1EY Telephone(0161) 429 0251

      Locally owned and run by local people who care about cask beer and the environment in which it is presented. It is a remarkable story, the owners have totally transformed the once redundant space, plus a former shop next door in to a multi-room pub. Very well decorated with a mix of plain colours, married with wood panelling here and there. A sunken seating area with real fire and sofas adds an air of comfort and class to the establishment. The extensive rear yard is a drinking area-cum-entertainment space where it is planned that bands will play from time to time. A most welcome further addition to the drinking scene in Stockport.

    • Arden Arms 23 Millgate Stockport SK1 2LX Telephone(0161) 480 2185

      Grade II listed and on CAMRA’s National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors, the Arden’s distinctive curved, glazed bar, its hidden snug (accessed by going through the bar, and said to be one of only four such snugs in the UK), chandeliers and grandfather clock create a Victorian ambience. Gourmet lunches, quiz nights and wine tastings, however add a contemporary touch. Conveniently close to Stockport’s historic market and the Peel Centre shops, the place is abuzz at lunchtimes, but more intimate in the evenings. The cellars retain body niches in the walls, testament to the building’s former use as a mortuary. A recently added smoking lounge, and a beautiful courtyard where live music is played on occasions gives you views of the old stables and outbuildings. An unmissable gem. Stockport CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2009. NB doors close at 11pm.

    • Armoury 31 Shaw Heath, Edgeley Stockport SK3 8BD Telephone07931 621220

      This Victorian pub was refitted in the 1920s and remains largely intact since then, with a host of original fittings and evidence of ownership by the old Bell’s Brewery still evident in the interior glasswork. There really is a room for everyone in this pub - there is a bright, brassy lounge, drinking lobby, complete with its own bar counter, a darts room at the back and an excellent traditional vault, arguably one of the best in town. The sense of tradition is heightened by the frequent sight of a cask of the powerful Old Tom on the bar counter. The lounge walls feature memorabilia of the Cheshire Regiment. Convenient for Edgeley Park football ground with bar food often available when Stockport County are at home (and pub will open 30 mins earlier too). Outside at the back is a good, secluded beer garden, which can be quite a suntrap in the summer months. The Armoury has a more mature clientele, with a strong community involvement, and friendly and knowledgeable staff. Darts are very much a feature here; nine teams play here often with two leagues playing the same night. A Social Club organises outings, party nights, artist nights and a Christmas outing for the pensioners amongst the events. The upstairs room sometimes hosts live music sessions. The commitment to quality shines through in every aspect of the operation here. Its success gives the lie to those pub pundits who say this type of pub has no future. Stockport CAMRA branch Pub of the Year runner-up in 2007.

    • Bakers Vaults Market Place Stockport SK1 1EU

      This excellent market pub has a unique atmosphere being both cosy and relaxed yet lively and vibrant. Reinvigorated by a thorough refurbishment in mid-2014 by the pub-trio of Jonny Booth, Jamie Langrish and Rupert Hill, who also run pubs in Manchester’s Northern Quarter pubs Gullivers, and Castle, the Eagle Inn in Salford, and, historically, the Parlour in Chorlton. Although merely a single, large room, it is an architecturally impressive space. This Grade II listed building (originally styled as the George and Dragon) and was built around 1775 on the foundations of the old Stockport castle. The original building, demolished in the late 19th century, was renamed the Bakers Vaults and rebuilt in the ‘gin palace’ style. The bohemian feel is enhanced by high ceilings and feature arch windows, the general decor, decorated in a grey and dark blue colour scheme, with the central bar towards the back of the building giving the building a spaciousness it once lacked. Behind that bar is a small lounge-type area with low leather sofas for those who wish to escape the bustle of the main area. It is one of the very few Robinsons houses to serve guest ales (these being supplied through Titanic Brewery of Burslem). The guest beers tend to include a dark ale; a strong IPA; and a pale session beer. NB a dress code applies: no jogging bottoms or sportswear (any sport). Dogs and children: both are allowed, inside and outside, the latter until 9pm.

    • Bamford Arms 73 Buxton Road, Heaviley Stockport SK2 6NB Telephone(0161) 480 2968

      A restaurant with a bar, rather than a pub, this is a part of the Beefeater chain of steakhouses. The bar enjoys a busy trade and a cosy atmosphere. It offers Wainwright plus another rotating ale each month, and also stocks a large choice of bottled ales. Popular with locals and the after-work crowd, plus guests from the adjoining Premier Inn, it has a very relaxed ambiance with a sociable atmosphere. It boasts a function room, and buffet menus alongside their a la carte and daytime lunch menus. All in all, the Bamford is well worth a visit whether for a drink or meal. Food served daily till 10.

    • Blossoms 2 Buxton Road, Heaviley Stockport SK2 6NU Telephone(0161) 222 4150

      An excellent, unspoilt local, the interior incorporates a vault, front lounge and very cosy snug around the central bar. Given a makeover by Robinson's in 2012 turning it into one of their ‘Ale Shrine’ pubs, giving it a striking decor and an air of elegance. At the rear the now disused cobbled street sports benches for outside drinking, whilst ingeniously the former outside gents toilet is now the smoking area. A large function room is to be found upstairs. This pub is one of the real ale highlights of Stockport offering superb examples of the Robinson's ales on offer. Built as a coaching house in the 18th century, The Blossoms is reported to be an exit place for an escape tunnel from Bramall Hall and was used for the planning meetings when designing St Georges Church, located a short walk along the A6. The pub has excellent service, a warm friendly atmosphere and is well worth a visit. When available, the Trooper beer alternates bar space with Double Hop.

    • Boars Head 2 Vernon Street, Market Place Stockport SK1 1TY Telephone(0161) 480 3978

      A multi-roomed pub with a genuine cosy, town-centre feel. Owners, Samuel Smith spent a fair amount of money and time some years ago restoring this pub to what it may have looked like. The front room is divided into a sparsely furnished public lounge to the right, on the left side is a more substantial, comfortably furnished room. The latter is fitted out with cushioned pews, high-back chairs, and stools. To the rear is a second lounge (that used to function as a music room) with a decked, outside area leading off. Coal fires on winter days add warmth and ambience. Tends to attract a mature clientele. Recommended that Sunday lunch be booked in advance by telephone.

    • Calverts Court 13 St Petersgate Stockport SK1 1EB Telephone(0161) 474 6750

      The interior can be likened to Doctor Who's Tardis, in that is much larger inside than it looks to be from the outside. It is one very long room with the bar dominating most of the right hand side. On the opposing wall are a series of alcoves which provide a degree of privacy to drinkers. A seated drinking patio at the front gives a continental feel in summer, whilst just inside a sofa populated area makes for a comfortable relaxed drink. The soft lighting throughout creates a warm ambiance to this JD Wetherspoon conversion of a former furniture store. Look out for regular mini-beer festivals in addition to the chain’s national events. Seldom less than busy, and popular with a variety of drinkers.

    • Cocked Hat 2 Market Place Stockport SK1 1EW Telephone(0161) 480 4446

      Located just behind Stockport’s famous indoor market, with the front door facing the main entrance of St. Mary’s church (the churchyard was used as a location in the 1960s film "A Taste of Honey"). To the left is the bar and a standing drinking area, to the right is a larger room (originally two rooms) where plenty of seating is available for the visitor to take in the many photos that adorn the walls of old Stockport and its market. Up to five guest ales, typically from national breweries. There are blackboards with tasting notes to help pick the right ale for you. Described by licensees Sarah and Dave Wiltshire as a real pub for real people, serving real ale. Even the music is real, with "proper musicians" performing every Friday and Saturday. Traditional pub grub available daily except Mondays. Sunday roast.

    • Corner Bar Market Hall, Market Place Stockport SK1 1UN Telephone(0161) 474 2500

      Somewhat inconspicuous, and almost anonymous bar set in the north west corner of the Victorian market hall. Availability of cask ale from the two unmarked wickets on the small bar can be sporadic, indeed they tend to only put cask ale on for 'Foodie Friday' (the final Friday of each month). Shared seating area with other businesses in the hall.

    • Crown Inn 154 Heaton Lane Stockport SK4 1AR Telephone07727 118397

      A former multi-award winning free house. A fair choice of mostly national brand beers are usually to be had, making it one of the town's interesting cask ale outlets. Four neatly decorated rooms radiate from the congested bar, two compact snugs, a large lounge with feature overmantle mirror which most regulars regard as the best room in the pub. From 2023, this room houses a pool table, which seems somewhat incongruous., Meanwhile to the right is an overspill room with plenty of standing space. Live music is a feature of weekends, with the large yard and attractive outdoor seating area to the rear often show-casing larger acts such as local rock bands, folk, acoustic and more. This tends to operate from March till November. It serves too as a beer garden and barbecue area. This space has an outdoor bar that operates during the music events (no cask ale served from here though). NB. Strictly over-18s only,

    • Duke of York 113 Buxton Road, Heaviley Stockport SK2 6LR Telephone(0161) 483 2234

      A three-storey multi-room pub that has been converted into semi-open plan whilst retaining distinct areas. Refurbished in late 2021 in a ‘modern traditional’ style, using a warm and welcoming palette of greys, creams and browns, with lots of natural wood, too. The focus of the pub is now is family-friendly and as an eating venue. Three rooms are served by a central bar on the right – a cosy snug, front right, a large lounge, with plenty of padded fixed seating, running from front to back on the left, and at the rear the former games room has been converted into a dining room. At the back there is an extensive paved drinking area, which will eventually be served by an outside bar. In past times, it had an off-on-off relationship with cask ale often due to poor sales, in fact the pub was keg-only for a period in 2013-14.

    • Egerton Arms 2 St Petersgate Stockport SK1 1HD Telephone(0161) 477 9907

      A thorough refurbishment in 2019 smartened up the interior, and saw the return of cask ale. Horseshoe bar to middle of room with various open areas around it. Karaoke is a feature. NB they have staff that can use British Sign Language and the picture exchange communication on shift at least three days a week. History: was for a time styled as Porky Pig's Pie Shop.

    • Grange Club 151 Edgeley Road, Edgeley Stockport SK3 0TL Telephone(0161) 480 3696

      This is a private member's club housed in a very grand Victorian building set in large grounds. Five large rooms with some period features remaining, offer the members and visitors alike very pleasant accommodation. They welcome a visit from anyone who is keen to join the club, including families. On bowling and other sports teams nights, both home and away team members can use the bar. Large bowling green to side of club, plus billiards / snooker tables are available. Function room is available for hire with parties, weddings, funerals, etc catered for. Here, things mostly come in twos - two beers, two snooker tables, two dart boards, one bowling green, and a very friendly welcome. Enquire at the club re membership details.

    • Heatons Sports Club Green Lane, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 2NF Telephone(0161) 432 1757

      The Club describes itself as having superb facilities for all its four sports: four floodlit tennis courts, two rugby pitches, two lacrosse pitches and a cricket pitch together with excellent changing rooms. In addition the club house has a conference and banqueting facility. There is ample car parking in a lit, tarmac car park. The lounge bar upstairs in the pavilion is open to both members and non-members with a selection of real ales and national keg brands in addition to wine, spirits and soft and hot drinks. Terrestrial, Sky Sports and BT Sport are all available on two large screen TVs. A full bar menu is available from 4-9pm Friday, and 12-9pm Saturday. The bar may well stay open beyond 5pm on Sundays if there are enough customers; quite likely in the summer.

    • Magnet 51 Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 1HJ Telephone(0161) 429 6287

      This is a family-run, award-winning establishment that focuses on quality and choice. Boasting fourteen handpumps for beer, complemented by up to twelve craft and membrane keg beers, and a large foreign bottled range. Digital beer boards display all current beers on sale. It has a bustling vault to the left, leading to a lower pool room (where you can view the micro-brewery), and a series of rooms separated by arched 'magnet' doorways on the right. An extensive outdoor area, part-covered, part open, allows drinkers to marvel at Stockport's historic railway viaduct. The twin-storey beer terrace and function room are well used and popular. The upstairs room opens at busy times and weekends; a pizza vendor operates over weekend evenings from 5.30pm, order them from the purpose-built shack at the rear of the premises. The in-house microbrewery (originally named Watts Brewing, but renamed as Mount Crescent as of 1/12/2022) produces seasonal ales, it opened on 14/11/2014 to coincide with the pub's fifth birthday since re-opening as a free-house.

    • Midland 19 Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 1HJ Telephone(0161) 429 6578

      In 2016, Stockport Metro Borough Council had plans to demolish the pub to make way for a road scheme. CAMRA, Stockport Heritage Trust and the owner campaigned to save this 1833 pub which has many original features, including hand-made tiles. It was built in the reign of King William IV; Stockport has very few remaining buildings from this pre-Victorian period. The good news was that the road scheme was re-designed, the pub was safe and its heritage importance had been confirmed. The message on the sign on the outside of the pub declares 'A Warm and Friendly Welcome' and the Midland certainly lives up to its promise. This comfortable pub had the distinction of being the first to reintroduce real ale onto this part of the A6 corridor back in 2010. In mid-2013 it became a true free-house under the ownership of licensee, Mark Hayter. In years gone by the pub endured an unfortunate period when it was styled as Dillon’s Whistling Jig, a lightly themed Irish house. Happily that theme ran its course, and the licensee of the time, lovingly restored the pub to its previous glory. A very distinctive feature of this multi-roomed house, is the lovely brown art-nouveau style tiling, combined with a relaxed welcome in creating a warm friendly atmosphere. The beer range can often be enlarged at weekends.

    • Midway 263 Newbridge Lane, Portwood Stockport SK1 2NX Telephone(0161) 480 2068

      A detached building situated between a main road and the River Goyt. The Midway reopened in June 2008 after refurbishment and since that time describes itself as “contemporary eating and drinking”, with the emphasis on eating (food daily till 9). The interior is divided into two areas: a restaurant and bar. The latter can appear cluttered with furniture to accommodate even more diners, yet it is so tastefully and stylishly done that you can forgive them that. For that special occasion, there is a downstairs area primarily set aside for dining. Always seems to be busy. The beer garden overlooks the river and associated industrial heritage.

    • Navigation 1 Manchester Road, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 1TY Telephone(0161) 480 6626

      The Navigation remains the only cask ale pub on Lancashire Hill. It was built to service the workers from the flourmill next door (Nelstrops) and the bargees on the nearby now closed and filled-in canal who finished their journey with a well earned pint. The central bar services both the lounge in which daily newspapers are provided and the smaller vault which has a pool table. The outside drinking area to the rear is invitingly entitled the Bear Garden. Now located on the busy roundabout at the head of Lancashire Hill, this local Pub of the Year 2003. For some years, until the mid-2010s it was Congleton brewer, Beartown Brewery’s only pub in Stockport.

    • Nelson Tavern 98 Wellington Road South Stockport SK1 3UH Telephone(0161) 637 4300

      A building of some age (see prominent plaque on outside wall), it is a large, corner pub that attracts the nearby Stockport College crowd, also very handy for the municipal buildings, and Art Gallery / War Memorial. Although opened-out internally, the vestiges of walls and pillars produce intimate areas in the pub. A good-looking bar and an octagonal-mirrored ceiling piece add interest. The beer range is modest, but may well be extended if there is demand. There are active darts and pools teams, an open-mic night is every Thu (see http://skdl.co/CKTf/bqSISyEjqE), while bands and groups play occasionally on a Fri or Sat (see details posted at the pub). NB. pub may close early on midweek evenings.

    • Nursery 258 Green Lane, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 2NA Telephone(0161) 432 2044

      As you walk in the door of this 1930s pub, the door mat beneath your feet proudly proclaims that this was CAMRA’s National Pub of the Year in 2001 and looking around you can see why. Off the lobby area there is a main lounge which serves as a dining room at lunchtime and what was a smoking room. With a magnificent wood panelled interior the pub is on CAMRA’s National Inventory of Historic Interiors, it is now a Grade II listed building. Through a separate entrance to the side is the traditional vault and to the rear is a lovingly tended bowling green. There is nothing better than sitting with your pint watching a game on a warm summer's evening. Tucked away at the end of a cobbled street the Nursery is at the heart of the community, attracting a great mix of people to live music, quizzes, as well as local groups meeting in the function room upstairs. The quality of the pub goes without question and the Nursery is truly one of Stockport’s must-visit pubs! Voted local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2013.

    • Old Rectory 48 Churchgate Stockport SK1 1YG Telephone(0161) 429 0060

      This multi-roomed pub-restaurant opened in 1991, having been converted from a Georgian rectory (last used for ecclesiastical purposes between 1951 and 1965 when the Bishop of Stockport lived there). It still maintains a country house feel with plenty of dark wood and plush décor. Food is available for most of the day, with the conservatory functioning as a restaurant. Accommodation is available in the Premier Inn built in the extensive grounds at the back; to the front the large beer garden offers fine views over Stockport. Despite the emphasis on food and accommodation, the beer is always top notch, the pub having gained both Cask Marque accreditation and a Beautiful Beer Gold Award.

    • Olde Vic 1 Chatham Street, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9ED

      The first Stockport pub to offer a changing range of guest beers and still flying the flag (or two in the Vic’s case) for choice and quality, as evidenced by the pump clip ‘ceiling’ above the bar. This is a tight ship affably run by larger than life licensee Steve Brannan. No swearing rules are strictly enforced but this is an easy-going pub with a warm welcome for everyone. To the rear of the pub is a stepped marquee covered area that may be available for private functions during the summer months, and effectively doubles the size of what is quite a tiny pub. An outside bar can be brought into use when very busy. Six handpumps dispense an ever-changing range of guest beers, mostly focusing upon local micro-breweries. Details of these are displayed on the "pumpotron" TV screen. You can also sample three different ales in third-of-a-pint measures for the price of a pint. Alternate Weds are folk music nights. While the interior is basically open-plan, it has a multi-room feel and the cosy atmosphere is enhanced by the open fire in the winter months. The atmosphere is enhanced by the decoration in classic 1930s junk shop style with memorabilia from forgotten eras adorning the walls, shelves and any other available area - all tastefully done and providing interesting topics of conversation, with Steve being able to provide a history of most, if not all, of the items on view. All together this is a fine must-visit pub! Note the pub is only open in the evenings. Sunday closing time may vary. On other days, last entry is 10.30pm. From mid-2017: open from 12.30 on Saturdays when Stockport County are playing at home.

    • Petersgate Tap 19A St Petersgate Stockport SK1 1EB Telephone(0161) 938 4444

      A family pub based in a former betting shop, run by Chris and Alan Gent. Set over two floors, downstairs the style is fairly modern with a continental feel to the bar area. Recycled solid oak-topped tables, with a mix of seating sit under interesting posters and breweriana on the walls. Six handpumps adorn the bar, and six keg fonts including a dedicated line for Budvar Czech Lager. There is a cider fridge which carries the house cider plus a selection of real cider in bottles. In the cellar there are a further eight real ciders and perries. A full range of Stockport Gins are showcased, hand-delivered from the next-door distillery itself. There is also an impressive range of single malt whiskies, and a good selection of red and white wine. Food in the form of pies is available, these are supplied by local butchers Littlewoods. Crisps, nuts and various other snacks are also available. Additional seating is upstairs and can be reserved for free during the week, and for a small charge on weekend evenings. The room is ideal for meetings and parties. The room can accommodate approx. 40 people; there is a small stage at one end. Additionally, there is an extensive bottle shop upstairs, where patrons can select products to take home or drink in. Online orders are also catered for. Multi-award winning pub:
      Winner Stockport CAMRA Pub of the Year 2023, and Runner up 2018
      Winner Stockport CAMRA Champion Mild Pub 2018, and 2019
      Winner Greater Manchester CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2018, and 2019
      Winner Stockport CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2018-20, 2022-4.

    • Prince Albert 107 Castle Street, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9AR Telephone(0121) 272 5499

      Converted to real ale in 2012. The pub was opened out many years ago and in doing so, may have lost much of its character, but the pictures of old Stockport and of course Stockport County FC around the walls give some warmth and character to the place. With the bar at the back, there is plenty of room at the front. For some time this was under the same licensee holding as the nearby "Bobby Peel" (Sir Robert Peel).

    • Queens 11 Great Portwood Street, Portwood Stockport SK1 2DW Telephone(0161) 480 7144

      A detached, rendered public house opposite the Peel Centre. A single bar along the rear wall serves all areas of this open plan pub. Run since July 2001 by the affable, Sue Igbon, the Queens has become very much a locals’ community pub with a loyal band of regulars supplemented by a fair amount of passing trade. It’s basically a wet-led pub with food restricted to sandwiches which are available from noon every day. The pub was given an external makeover a couple of years ago then in in early 2017 Robinsons gave the interior a bit of a sparkle to match that. Everything is bright and airy while still keeping a traditional feel, note the vintage pictures of Stockport which adorn the walls. Look out too for Sue’s collection of bottle openers hanging behind the bar – donations are always welcome! One new feature is the spectacular surround around one of the two dartboards (the pub hosts three teams) which was painted by one of the regulars. It’s very eye catching and is a real feature. Apart from the darts there is also televised live sport and occasional live music. In fact, popular local band the Casino Allstars practices at the pub on most Thursday nights and occasionally put on a live performance too. The Queens has adopted Francis House as its charity and funds are raised by a weekly bonus ball and also a book club. There are three letting rooms which are popular with contractors working locally.

    • Railway 74-76 Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 1HF Telephone(0161) 477 3680

      Two smart front rooms, tidily decorated. One with a feature fireplace, and photos of old Stockport, the other is more contemporary in feel with a raised stage area. A games room occupies the rear with pool table and even a leather sofa to recline in. An upstairs function room is available. Entertainment features open mic nights on Fridays, jazz on Sundays and Tuesdays, and the odd live band playing (Rockabilly on the last Saturday in the month) while the games room to the rear features darts (numerous teams are based here) and pool. Another successful conversion to cask ale as a result of a local CAMRA campaign. This former branch Pub of the Year in 2010 serves guest ales (often sourced from local microbreweries rarely seen in other local pubs) alongside the permanent Holt's bitter. The regime for the guest beers is generally four on at weekends, and perhaps two during the week.

    • Red Bull 14 Middle Hillgate Stockport SK1 3AY Telephone(0161) 480 1286

      This imposing pub with its white exterior and well-worn front steps has long been locally popular besides being a favourite on the ‘Hillgate Stagger’. It had a substantial refurbishment in 2008 when the outside toilets became a thing of the past. It is still a genuine pub but it has made a few concessions to twenty-first century trends. There has been an extension on the left side into the adjacent building to allow a more significant eating area. The pub has six different areas including the space in front of the facing long bar and some areas have signs such as ‘The Snug’ and ‘The Old Cottage’. The far right room features a pool table and a dart board; the pool table can be pushed aside if that room is required for a function, etc. There is seating aplenty of various kinds, decor features pictures of old Stockport and rural scenes that adorn the walls, there is a TV screen to the right of the bar. The two standard Robinson's beers are usually supplemented by the seasonal ale of the time. For sustenance full menus are provided (lunch and evening) plus daily specials at competitive prices. The Red Bull certainly aims to maintain its flagship operation within the Robinson's Estate.

    • Runaway Brewery Tap 9-11 Astley Street Stockport SK4 1AW Telephone(0161) 480 1359

      Large, spartanly decorated L-shaped room on the ground floor of a former metal works factory. This features the bar which occupies the righthand space, with a dividing wall and glass door showcasing the brewery in the lefthand area (brewery tours are to be held every Friday at 1600hrs, and the first Saturday of every month at 1230hrs). The decor is rustic and echoes its industrial past - the make-up of furniture is eclectic and features a lot of large refectory-style tables and benches. A further room or event space is available upstairs. The bar features handpulls for the cask beers, plus a bank of taps on an adjacent wall for the keg / membrane products. A door leads you through to the yard and garden, this also gives access to the disabled toilet. Other toilets are accessed through the beer garden and into the micro brewing space. The yard is home to the pizza seller too. A brewery shop is on-site and its opening hours are as per the Tap. NB: SALES CEASE 30 MINUTES BEFORE CLOSING TIMES SHOWN HERE. The brewery and tap were relocated here from their city centre premises - Runaway Brew Tap Manchester

    • Spinning Top 20 Wellington Road South Stockport SK4 1AA Telephone07737 727876

      Handily located for the next-door Garrick Theatre. A somewhat spartan interior is broken up by red columns and a smattering of tables, and sofas. Fixed seating is set on the perimeter of the spacious room, the bar is on the right side. Coffees and teas are available, supplemented by two changing cask guest ales sourced both locally and nationally, a number of draught ciders, plus additionally an interesting selection of bottles, and a good selection of keg lagers and German beers. Styling itself as Stockport's premier live music venue, the music features on three or four nights a week, including most Thursdays. The pub has a display of local artists' works on its walls. Entertainment is not just limited to bands (the Removal Men play there), but it has also encompassed a variety of acts in the recent past. NB bar closing times vary from night to night.

    • Stockport Labour Club Lloyd Street, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 1QP Telephone(0161) 480 5190

      This modern club sports a moderate sized bar area with adjacent meetings rooms and function/concert room with a stage, both served by a central bar. The walls are adorned with memorabilia from the history of the Labour Party. The club primarily acts as a meeting place and social environment for the labour and trades union movement in Stockport. Welcomes members and guests. Functions catered for.

    • Sun & Castle 54 Middle Hillgate Stockport SK1 3DL Telephone(0161) 476 0896

      A good example of Holt’s traditional style of decor. A long vault, a large lounge and snug, an attractive bar, excellent use of dark wood and mirrors both on the walls and around the bar. A very clean and well upholstered house. Although there are two entrances, the pool room cum vault can now only be accessed from the corridor leading to the gents toilet. Sing-alongs are popular at weekends. Holts haven’t always owned the Sun & Castle, for many years it was a Tetley pub, and for a lot of those sold no cask beer. Holts are also responsible for replacing most of the original inter-war fittings with a mock Victorian interior and for once this really seems to fit the bill with pride of place going to a spectacular 1890s bar back. So what you have now is a warm interior with lots of dark wood plus red, brown and cream fixtures and fittings adding up to a classic “traditional pub” feel. To the right is a cosy lounge and behind that bigger rambling room complete with a small stage. To the left is a spacious and well used vault. Run by landlady, Ronnie and her husband Harry have been here on and off since 2000. She retired in 2012 but was tempted back for six weeks – and is still there! She has been in the trade for over 30 years and seems to have spent most of those on Hillgate as before coming to the Sun & Castle she had lengthy spells at the nearby, now closed Golden Lion, and Pack Horse. Harry looks after the cellar – the cask beers are Holts Bitter and the current seasonal – to such good effect that he’s entered in this year’s Best Kept Cellar competition being run by Holts. There’s no food here but plenty of entertainment. There’s the Karaoke League on Mondays (in which the pub has been very successful) and karaoke also features on Friday and Saturday. Darts are in the vault on Monday and Tuesday. NB. in the early part of the week, the pub may close early if trade is slack.

    • Swan with Two Necks 36 Princes Street Stockport SK1 1RY Telephone(0161) 480 2185

      Narrow-fronted with a mock-Tudor facade. Mercifully saved from a failed shopping scheme then rejuvenated in late 2008 by a young couple with ideas and obvious vigour. Impressively panelled throughout in light oak to a familiar Robinsons house-style, with labelled doors to match. From the front door there is a vault; then the bustling bar-corridor; a cosy, button-back seating snug with a feature sky-light; and at the rear a further small lounge-cum-diner. Lunchtime food is a choice of three pies and mash. Outside is a compact, walled drinking area. Following some external refurbishment works in 2018 the outside rear areas including boundary wall, railings, and gate were all improved to provide an enclosed beer garden with a large awning. The former outside toilets were also improved and incorporated in the main structure at that time. This area also allows access to the nearby Red Rock entertainment complex.

    • Thread 22 Market Place Stockport SK1 1EU Telephone(0161) 989 1317

      Re-opened fully 26/1/2024. Re-opened 27/10/2023 as a weekend-only "pop-up bar", Thread. This is a collaboration between the parties running the nearby Angel, and Bakers Vaults. As of March 2024, they eventually hope to open seven days a week. Two cask ales at present, but that could increase to four if demand warrants. Beer selection is done by the team from the Angel, but the idea is not to duplicate beers between the two locations.

    • Wellington 59-61 Wellington Road South Stockport SK1 3RU Telephone(0161) 477 2794

      Fronting the busy A6 road, and opposite the former Grand Central complex, this comfortable and welcoming pub was created out of two former shop units. The exterior has full-height windows either side of the entrance; these can be opened in warmer weather to create a cafe feel to the place. Inside you will find exposed structural steelwork married to bare brick walls, and sanded wooden flooring; these are coupled to displays of clocks (none showing the right time, incidently), bookshelves, old radios, and plenty of mirrors. Two wood-burning stoves add warmth in cooler periods. The front room has a mix of dining room furniture and sofas, then down three steps you get to the "Snubbery" which is a more intimate and relaxing space - this has sofas and coffee tables. This also gives access to the toilets, and to the outside drinking yard, dubbed the "Courtyard". A TV above the front room fireplace usually shows TV news with subtitles and the sound muted. Weekends see entertainment in the form of a DJ soul and Motown evening on Friday, and live artists performing on Saturdays. Note after 7pm on Fridays it is over 25s only and no 'sportswear' is permitted.

    • Wheatsheaf 205-209 Higher Hillgate, Heaviley Stockport SK1 3RB Telephone07468 493602

      Former Vaux, and before that Wilson's house on the junction with Wellington Road. Two-room house with central bar that somewhat dominates the space as you enter the left-hand room. There is more space to be had beyond the bar though; all decorated very neatly. The separate, right-hand room is quieter and is similarly decorated. The pub had an off-on-off relationship with cask ales in the past, and indeed did sell cask ale for a year from Sept 2013. For a couple of periods in 2015 and 2017 it came under new management (following a fallow period) and was selling cask ale once more! Started selling cask again in 2022 as beer in pins became available on the Punch list.

  • West Didsbury
    • Albert Club 39-41 Old Lansdowne Road West Didsbury M20 2PA Telephone(0161) 445 1056

      This very welcoming, community orientated and cosmopolitan tennis and bowling club, set in its own grounds oozes character from the Victorian club house overlooking the bowling green to its tree-lined surroundings. There are two rooms, the main bar area with a small library and a television area and the members’ lounge with its two full sized snooker tables, which also has a hatch to the bar. Upstairs is a table tennis room. They run a beer festival in early June (which they have done so since 2009), together with community events throughout the summer. Guests are welcome as long as signed in. NB the Bar is often booked out to private parties but the members’ lounge is still available with its own access to the bar. Also note, opening times listed may be extended in the summer.

    • Folk Cafe Bar 169-171 Burton Road West Didsbury M20 2LN Telephone(0161) 445 2912

      Modern bar serving a changing array of live and keg beers from an array of brewers. This is a very relaxed and competently-run bar in which one could easily idle away many hours. Whilst it may seem large from the outside, beyond the extensive terrace with palm trees to the front, the bar area inside is not really that deep. Fashioned from two shops that have been knocked together, the bar spans the two areas with a rear snug fitted cosily in the right portion to the rear. In front of the snug a DJ will play records at weekends suitable to, and at a volume suitable for, the time of day and mood. The décor is very much a mix of past and present, with a 60s wall unit housing an old radio and other bric-a-brac, a painting of Christ’s last supper sits beneath a mirror-ball, and the light fittings are very diverse indeed. Coconut lampshades hang over the bar, whilst an old set of brass keg taps has been set into the ceiling above the entrance to the snug. A varied menu is available, consisting of modern British, and Greek meze; all the food is made on the premises, so no short-cuts are taken here. If you prefer a coffee and a slice of cake, then they cater for that too. Food served till an hour before close. NB: the pub does NOT take cash, it only accepts cards.

    • George Charles 244 Burton Road West Didsbury M20 2LW Telephone(0161) 445 4999

      Sited in the former Wellington Stores corner shop, it is named after the person who owned the shop back in the late 1800s – indeed, in the basement there is a photograph of him. It’s very neatly fitted out with the conversion from shop to bar requiring major works, this included digging out the cellar to give an extra two feet of headroom. With large windows on all sides, the bar has a very spacious and open feel, although the ground floor only has seating for around 40 people – fixed bench down one side, drinking shelf and stools down the other with a smattering of two and four-person tables in between. Downstairs is a second room with seating for around 30 more and a second, small bar. In the main room, the bar is at the rear of the room. The cask offering features beers from local brewers and usually offers one from the Federation Brewery at the Con Club in Altrincham. The link is that the same person owns both establishments. There are three handpulls on the bar, but often without clips; the offering is shown on signs above the bar. There's a now now familiar "font wall" (featuring ten keg and craft-keg lines) on the back bar. NB as of early 2022, the pub is focusing more on the food offering, so diners may be given preference.

    • Metropolitan 2 Lapwing Lane West Didsbury M20 2WS Telephone(0161) 445 3145

      Converted at some expense to the Metropolitan pub and restaurant, it is West Didsbury's busiest pub by far. It was sold around mid-2008. To say that this is impressive would be a gross understatement. Progressing through the usually very crowded bar, there is a lofty restaurant with hammer beam roof trusses. Large outdoor drinking area, where it has also been extended into the former stables with an outside bar (normally with cask Landlord on offer too) for better weather. Food forms a large part of the offering here, and you can dine almost anywhere in the place. Although very busy, the service was its usual good efficiency. You may notice that when the place is very busy, it does become very loud. And that's only through people talking, not music or such.

    • Northern Lawn Tennis & Squash Club Palatine Road West Didsbury M20 3YA Telephone(0161) 445 3093

      This upmarket club is strictly members only, it is adjacent to West Didsbury tram stop. The airy modern bar looks out over the club grounds through a series of French doors and a large covered veranda decking area. On the walls are photos of the famous professional players that have played tournaments at the club. A conference room is available for hire.

    • Railway 3 Lapwing Lane West Didsbury M20 2NT Telephone(0161) 438 6639

      For a small pub this usually has a busy atmosphere given the confines of the space. The layout has traditional elements with a modern, clean mushroom decor. The narrow entrance is flanked by two panelled rooms, a high-stool snug to the left for those wanting an intimate space, and a more open but screened lounge to the right. The bar is next, opposite that is another multi-paned screened area with fireplace. Beyond all that is a more open lounge area where TV can be viewed. Photos of old Didsbury provide added interest. History: At one point this was a tiny, narrow John Smiths house that had become somewhat run-down. Taken over by Manchester brewer, Joseph Holt in the late 1990s, it was extended and transformed into a pleasant drinking house.

    • Santé 222 Burton Road West Didsbury M20 2LW

      Full-height glazed fontage leads to a bare-boarded interior that is a pleasant blend of rustic and opulent. The bar is down the left side, this has a machine-turned top, with lions head coats hooks adding both style and usefullness. Beyond the bar is a seating area set out as dual-purpose drinking or dining. All live beers are sold from the sixteen or so taps on the bar back. They do a decent range of British and foreign cans and bottles. Food is served every day, in the manner of small plates and Mediterranean cuisine.

    • Wine & Wallop 97 Lapwing Lane West Didsbury M20 6UR Telephone(0161) 446 2464

      This is set over two floors with the upper floor being one to relax on one of the sofas and take in the easy atmosphere, the clientele is reflected by a more mature audience. Note the balcony feature at the front where you can gaze down on proceedings on the floor below; the toilets are up here too. Meanwhile down at ground level is where the main business takes place. Still relaxed, but decor is harder in the form of bare boarded floors, and part-plastered, wainscoted or bare-brick walls. Occasional large mirrors and feature chandeliers add softness and a degree of class to the area in front of the bar which is set down the left side. Notice the very large number of wines that are stocked on the bar. Food is served in the form of plates of cheese, oysters, pates, and artisanal charcuterie are available. As far as cask beer is concerned, six beers are usually available with an emphasis on local producers such as Blackjack and Brightside. Other beers may well be added at busy times. Winner of the CityLife Bar of the Year 2016 award. Looking to the future, they have plans to buy their own brewing kit from Brightside. NB: pub occasionally operates a table service, and accepts CARDS ONLY.

    • Withington Golf Club 243 Palatine Road West Didsbury M20 2UE Telephone(0161) 445 9544

      The well appointed club lounge, which houses the bar and the dining room look out over the golf course. These two rooms which can be opened-out as one room or divided as required also serve as the function room. At the time of writing the under-utilised snooker room was being refurbished and turned into a members’ room. Function room hire: for weddings, birthdays, Christmas parties, funeral teas, corporate events - they will help you create your event. NB opening times for Summer are: 12-11 Mon-Sat; 12-8 Sun. Meal times for Summer are: 12-6 Mon; 12-6.30 Tue-Thu; 12-6 Fri; 11-7 Sat; 12-5 Sun.

    • Woodstock Arms 139 Barlow Moor Road West Didsbury M20 2DY Telephone(0161) 448 7951

      Formerly the home of the British Council, now a Mitchells & Butler (Metro Professionals) house, it was converted to pub use some years ago and is now a much used facility in an area with few pubs. A Victorian house with many original features preserved and well-tended gardens too. The luxuriously panelled upper floor is similar in area to the ground floor and is reached by a traditional hardwood staircase, wide enough to have a table and settee on the half landing. Normally busy with drinkers and those dining too, with plenty of space for people to enjoy the well-tended gardens.

  • Withington
    • Orion 8 Burton Road Withington M20 3ED Telephone07827 850268

      A street-corner Holts house (which Holts acquired from Whitbread back in the 1990s), with a fairly basic lounge bar and a small separate vault at the side with its own entrance. Down-to-earth, no-nonsense drinking shop. Occasional artist or karaoke at weekends.

    • Red Lion 532 Wilmslow Road Withington M20 4BT Telephone(0161) 434 2441

      The oldest pub in Withington (also Grade II listed) and the only one of the three Lions in the village remaining. This 17th century inn appears to be a ‘pub for all seasons’. The long, low whitewashed exterior festooned with hanging baskets gives an ‘olde worlde’ impression. The interior presents a similar bewildering contrast, with the original structure at the front of the building being a low-ceilinged vault area. As you progress back through the building, it opens up into a larger bar with a more mainstream feel that leads off into a cavernous conservatory and access to the garden. The garden was a former bowling green which for now consists of an extensive and most welcome outdoor seating area, making this a very popular pub in summer. This mix of environments encourages a broad mix of clientele. An extensive refurbishment by owner's, JW Lees in early 2022 saw the focus of the pub change markedly from that of a TV sports pub to a more upmarket, dining and drinking experience.

    • Victoria 438 Wilmslow Road Withington M20 3BW Telephone(0161) 434 2600

      Built in the late 1800s before being bought by Hydes in 1904 and extended into the adjoining off licence in the 1980s. The period exterior with its etched glass windows hides a large open-plan compartmentalised interior. This area mixes local residents with one of the largest student populations in Europe, who bolster the trade in the evenings. This mix of clientele ensures that the pub is busy at lunchtimes and can be packed in the evenings. The pub also benefits from big screen sports and is an increasingly popular venue for watching the game. It boasts a popular poker school on Monday evenings which uses three dedicated card tables at the rear of the pub. It also has enthusiastic darts teams, alternating live music (first Saturday of month is Motown) and a disco / DJ (Fri/Sat) and weekly quiz nights (Thu/Sun) when competition between students and locals can be boisterous but is always good-natured. At the rear of the pub there is an attractive outdoor beer patio where you can enjoy a cold drink in the sunshine. Discounts off cask beer on Mondays. Although food is not served, you are welcome to bring in your own from one of the many nearby takeaways.

    • Withington Bowling Club Birchacre Grove Withington M14 6UX Telephone(0161) 224 2846

      The location of this club is both a surprise and a delight. Unsurprisingly for a bowling club, it features an immaculate bowling green to the side. The club house is a low, bungalow-like structure from the early 1900s, internally it consists of a main room with bar to the side; it has three full size snooker tables, plus a pool table in a smaller annex. The walls display many plaques with lists of past competition winners. A verandah at front has a hatch for service to some green-side seating, the function room can be hired.

    • Withington Public Hall & Institute 2 Burton Road Withington M20 3ED Telephone(0161) 879 3541

      As of 2021, run as a "more-than-profit" social enterprise, with all profits reinvested in the building and used for community initiatives, the 'Whippy' is a welcome addition to the Withington area. Downstairs is a small wood-panelled snug and a much larger room, formerly occupied by a snooker table, which is used as a performance space, drinking area and is where you will find the on-site pizzeria. A further room is upstairs. A variety of events, workshops and exhibitions (such as cinema, art classes, markets, comedy, quizzes, and more...) are held here with the aim of becoming a focal point for the whole local community. Food available to take away or eat in. Apart from the cask beer(s), there are four guest kegs and a variety of cans from local craft breweries. There was a small experimental brewing kit upstairs which was used by Burton Road Brewery to produce experimental beers on an adhoc basis but these very rarely sold. This plant has now been removed., Burton Road's mainstream beers are 'cuckoo brewed' at Mobberley Brewhouse.

  • Woodford
    • Aviator 6 Lancastrian Way Woodford SK7 1SA Telephone(0161) 388 2567

      New-build house opened within a new housing development on the site of the former Woodford Aerodrome, Avro works. The aeronautical connexion is echoed in both the pub's name, and in a wonderful collection of photographs of bygone days at the works. This collection is on display in the stairwell that leads to the toilets on the first floor. Elsewhere, you can see that owners, JW Lees have spent their money wisely on a high quality building with similarly excellent fittings and decor throughout. Two entrances, one from the street, the other to the side by the garden and car parking area lead you straight to the large L-shaped bar. Around the bar are the various seating and dining areas, which although superficially appear open-plan, are actually cleverly broken up by the use of screens and other design novelties. Looking from the street door, to the far right is a wood-panelled room with comfortable armchairs and such, all of this is overseen by a portrait of the brewery founder, JW Lees himself. The areas then sweep round the bar clockwise with a variety of styles of both rooms and furniture. Ultimately this ends with a dining area at the back next to the kitchen. A large outside area is put to good use with plenty of furniture to cater for those sunnier days. Against a garden wall are four covered booths which will doubtless prove popular. The pub opens for breakfast service and will unquestionably be a success to the area. NB anyone wearing 'work clothes' (not defined) will not be served, either inside or outside.

    • Davenport Arms (Thief's Neck) 550 Chester Road Woodford SK7 1PS Telephone(0161) 439 2435

      Located opposite the local church this was the only pub in the village, and an excellent one at that! The Davenport Arms was acquired by Robinson’s in the 1920s, and since then the licence has been held by four successive generations of the Hallworth family, a record of continuity which is unique in the Stockport area. Sited next to a real farm, it is constructed of mellow red brick and has the aspect of an old-fashioned Cheshire farmhouse with a number of outbuildings. It is better known to many by its previous name the “Thief’s Neck”, see the inn sign for the villain’s unfortunate fate. Inside the pub has retained a multi-room layout with a simply furnished tap room to your left as you enter and a cosy snug to the right with a collection of plates and water jugs on a high shelf round the room. Located behind the front entrance is the bar where the vertical drinkers are to be found. There is a small lounge area to the right; a wooden aircraft propeller suspended from the archway leading to it is a reminder of Woodford’s long association with aircraft manufacturing. The former BAE Systems factory down the road was where the Nimrod patrol aircraft was made, but in the past when it was Avro, it produced the famous Lancaster and Vulcan bombers. Each of the three rooms has a welcoming real fire in winter. At the front of the pub in the spacious forecourt there is planty of bench seating where you can admire the floral displays in season. Note the model of the pub on the wall to the right and the small bench seats built into both sides of the front entrance. From the rear you have views of the adjacent fields, the local cricket pitch, and livestock grazing placidly. The toilets are located in an outbuilding across the yard from the lounge, accessed by a covered walkway. The pub is a former holder of CAMRA’s Greater Manchester Pub of the Year title and in 2021 celebrated thirty five consecutive years in CAMRA’s national Good Beer Guide. The pub has a large car park, but if you want to leave the car at home, the pub is served by a regular bus service. Don’t worry if you miss the stop for the pub, as all buses turn round just after it. A truly classic pub and one definitely not to be missed.

    • Woodford & Bramhall Royal British Legion Club Moor Lane Woodford SK7 1PW Telephone(0161) 439 4672

      Local branch of the organisation who help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round. The branch has two snooker tables and a darts board and is the home to the "Legion of Laughs" Comedy Club.

    • Woodford Cricket Club Moor Lane Woodford SK7 1PW Telephone07540 014957

      Woodford Cricket Club 1st XI plays in the Cheshire Cricket League division two, runs a number of senior teams and also has a thriving junior section. Situated on a beautiful picturesque site in Woodford. The clubhouse/pavilion is ideally located to watch sunsets over Cheshire. It is used for the club’s social events and is also available for private functions. In 2013, the Club started running a successful Beer Festival every year over the August bank holiday weekend featuring 20 cask ales from a wide range of brewers. NB: opening hours: during the season the hours are as shown. Outside of that, the club is likely to be closed in the close season apart from special activities.

  • Woodsmoor
    • Stockport Georgians Cricket Club Cromley Road Woodsmoor SK2 7DT Telephone(0161) 612 2004

      Stockport Georgians Cricket Club 1st XI plays in the ECB Cheshire County league along with three other senior men’s teams, two women’s teams and a thriving junior section. The club rooms are available for private functions and can be hired all year round. NB. out of season the club is likely to be closed apart from special activities/club hire etc.

  • Wythenshawe
    • Airport Ringway Road Wythenshawe M22 5WH Telephone(0161) 498 8536

      This large pub at the end of Manchester Airport's main runway re-opened in late January 2015 after a massive four month refurbishment which has transformed the place into a pub where the emphasis is on food. The scale of this refurbishment is something that has never been seen within before in the Robinsons estate and marks a return for the brewery to managed houses. The interior has been completely altered and a large single room has a bar on the left side with four handpumps. A reasonable choice of bottled beers is also available. The new decor features an aeronautical theme mixed with British colonial retro style; there are 'Spitfire arm chairs' and booth seating in circular jet engine style, vintage propeller fittings, flying ducks dressed in mini pilot outfits and blueprints of old aeroplanes. The interior furnishings include vintage designer wallpapers and fabrics as well as more modern features such as spotlights and glazed screens to divide up the large space. However whilst the emphasis is on food, there are no problems in just having a drink here and the pub is family friendly. The outside back patio terrace feature tables and a variety of chairs whilst the extensive garden features a number of tables and bench seating as well as a children's slide and climbing frame. And with aircraft passing extremely close by at the end of the runway, this will continue to be a very popular spot for people of all ages to watch the world go by - literally! However, please be aware that CAR PARKING CHARGES APPLY here - charges are £3.50 for 2 hours; £1.80 for one hour (correct as of April 2018). NO REFUND is given even if you make a purchase at the bar. Car park managed by Excel Parking Services, pay via the Pay & Display machines. NB the car parking often gets completely full on summer evenings, and at weekends.

    • Silver Birch Poundswick Lane Wythenshawe M22 9PQ Telephone07827 850282

      Tidy estate pub that is handy for the Forum, the transport interchange, and the shopping areas. Very large L-shaped lounge to the right complete with DJ booth at the rear, this is complemented by a more spartan vault on the opposite side. Large paved frontage which has a few picnic tables for alfresco drinking in better weather.

Branch pubs NOT selling any real ale

Branch area pubs not selling real ale

  • Abbey Hey
    • Hare & Hounds 187 Abbey Hey Lane Abbey Hey M18 8TN

      Former Boddingtons house that has not sold any cask ale for some years now. Small and traditional two-room interior.

    • Prince of Wales 410 Abbey Hey Lane Abbey Hey M18 8RQ Telephone(0161) 231 8915

      Former Wilsons house. It dabbled with cask beers a few years back, but has been on keg beers ever since. Tidily kept, slightly open interior.

  • Ardwick
    • Apsley Cottage Apsley Grove Ardwick M12 6AN Telephone(0161) 273 3657

      Former Wilsons house. A long-time keg only pub with a traditional Irish flavour. Dark, and very cramped interior.

    • Gold Cup 260 Stockport Road Ardwick M13 0AD Telephone(0161) 273 8887

      As of June 2019, the property has been sold, so its future may be short as a pub. Long-time keg boozer, originally two large rooms either side of a central bar. In later years it was opened out somewhat. Formerly a Whitbread house.

  • Beswick
    • Corner Shop Rylance Street Beswick M11 3NA Telephone(0161) 223 9760

      Large estate pub with a penchant for showing televised sports. Very open interior. Has been on keg beer for at least 15 years.

    • Mary D's Beamish Bar 13 Grey Mare Lane Beswick M11 3DQ Telephone(0161) 223 0687

      Began life as a club, then became a pub in the late nineties. Specialising in Irish keg stouts, it did dabble with cask JW Lees beers for a while, but that tailed off. Very large interior with longitudinal bar, and a couple of pool tables.

    • Townley Albert Street Beswick M11 3QW Telephone(0161) 223 1619

      Erstwhile Whitbread-Chesters estate pub. Comfortably appointed and having a good community feel. Dropped the cask some years ago.

  • Bramhall
    • Bramhall Lane Lawn Tennis Club Ramsdale Road Bramhall SK7 2PZ Telephone(0161) 439 5560

      Small tennis club with three floodlit clay courts, and seven artificial grass ones. The modern clubhouse evokes class and times past with its oak panelled fittings. No real ale.

    • Bramhall Park Lawn Tennis Club Bramhall Park Road Bramhall SK7 3JN Telephone(0161) 439 5514

      Small, neat club that has seven artificial grass courts, six floodlit, and one tarmac court with a practice wall. The large, modern clubhouse has a bar area (keg-only premises, as the limited trade dictates this), function room and changing facilities.

    • Bramhall Queensgate Sports Club Oakfield Close, Queensgate Bramhall SK7 1JT Telephone(0161) 439 2993

      A tidy, modern club built in 1996 after the hockey and cricket sections relocated to other local sites. This is all set within a modern housing estate location. The sports club houses tennis, bowls and snooker sections with a spacious clubhouse and car park. No real ale as limited trade dictates this.

    • Brookdale Club Bridge Lane Bramhall SK7 3AB Telephone(0161) 439 2782

      Social club founded in 1943 to provide a social centre for the community. This limited company is today a lively, friendly and popular club for people from a wide area; it has numerous sections including bowling and theatre. Financially Brookdale is self-supporting, relying upon members’ subscriptions and money raised by club activities. There are three major halls at Brookdale which are rented to the club sections and to outside organisations and this together with the profits from our own licensed bar provide the sound financial basis for the upkeep and maintenance of its clubhouse.

    • Bubble Room 2-4 Ack Lane East Bramhall SK7 2BY Telephone(0161) 439 8949

      Upmarket, yet relaxed café bar. An L-shaped bar is surrounded by a variety of seating areas, all of which you may eat in. It has a mix of furniture from high, posing tables, to dining tables and comfy leather tub chairs in which to relax and linger. All these are set against a background of light wood-panelled walls on one side, opposed by bare brick ones decorated by large poster art. A loose theme based around monkeys is apparent as there is a large drawing of a monkey on the back wall (the space at the back is also called The Monkey Room). A sun-exposed outside drinking area on the pavement completes the picture.

    • Drawing Room 3 Bramhall Lane South Bramhall SK7 1AL

      Sister pub to its elderly eponymous sibling that is in West Didsbury. Keg bar. History: opened 4/9/2020 in former photography retail premises.

    • Nook & Broom 9-11 Bramhall Lane South Bramhall SK7 1AL Telephone(0161) 470 1186

      Upmarket café bar. Has never sold cask beer. Concentrates on food, coupled with the screening of live sports.

  • Brinnington
    • Brinnington Labour Club Northumberland Road Brinnington SK5 8EP Telephone(0161) 430 4628

      Large open-plan labour members' club with an equally large function room available to hire with a capacity of around 200. Live artists on Saturday evenings, bingo Thursdays and Sundays. Karaoke twice a month - see website for dates. Darts team and has two full-size snooker tables, and a pool table. Children only allowed if attended booked functions. Has never served real ale.

    • Salisbury Club Truro Avenue Brinnington SK5 8BB Telephone(0161) 494 1062

      Describes itself as the pride of Brinnington and includes the very popular Eddy Bear's Café at the rear which is open even when the main club is closed. A friendly day-to-day club with large modern events venue, large open-plan bar with a further modern function room which can cater for up to 200 people catering for family celebrations, and much more. There is a Veterans Breakfast Club between 10am and 1pm on the first Saturday of the month. Children welcome until 8pm. The pool team plays on Wednesdays. The club has never served real ale.

  • Burnage
    • Farmers Arms 254 Burnage Lane Burnage M19 1EN Telephone(0161) 432 6441

      Under the control of the Hennigan empire (branching out from their Levenshulme base). It's a smart two room place with vault to the right, and the lounge to the left. The vault at one time had plenty of Oasis memorabilia (one corner had a series of images and articles about Burnage rock band, Oasis), the lounge sports a stage for entertainment at the weekend. The latter has plenty of TVs, which are often showing football, rugby and darts, although this is usually supplemented by background music from the jukebox.

    • Victoria Inn 196 Burnage Lane Burnage M19 1FL Telephone(0161) 442 1005

      Former Boddington's house set on a prominent corner site. At one time, this had good sales of cask Boddingtons, yet for a long time was a fallow spot for cask ale. That changed in April 2013 with the introduction of house-beer, Victoria Ale (brewed by Tetley's). 2015 saw more change on the cask ale front, the Victoria Ale was withdrawn from sale. Large wooden panelled lounge which from the ceiling looks as though it was once a number of smaller rooms. A vault lies beyond this. Disco Sat and Sun nights; free Irish Stew every Mon evening.

  • Cheadle
    • Brezo Lounge 30 High Street Cheadle SK8 1AL Telephone(0161) 491 3980

      Opened on 14/12/16, the Brezo Lounge is the third Greater Manchester outlet for southern-based group, Loungers. This is a good-sized conversion of the former Co-Op store, thus it is wide and stretches back a good way to the open kitchen area at the rear. Definitely more of a cafe-bar than a pub atmosphere, but that is how it sets its stall out. Food consists of tapas, burgers and specials. They also do a range of teas, coffees and cakes. Decor is vivid in a 1930s/40s style with almost every piece of wall space taken up with an artwork or mirror of some sort, many of the paintings / photos seem to be portraits of the owners' grandparents. Plenty of seating is available for both dining and drinking. A large table set in a niche by the kitchen allows a group to dine together. The goings on in the pub can be viewed via the webcam linked to the website.

    • Cheadle & Gatley Conservative Club 24 Stockport Road Cheadle SK8 2AA Telephone(0161) 428 8300

      Located opposite Cheadle Green, building work started in 1891, the club opened a year later on 1st September 1892. This large two storey building comprises of a single large room downstairs, the bar being located on the right hand wall. A large function room is on the first floor which is available to hire on Saturdays only. This room is also used by dance clubs, a dance school and for Karaoke nights. The club also has two snooker teams utilising the two tables available in a side room. A large crown bowling green is located at the back of the club, there are seven teams of varying ages taking part in local leagues. The local fishing club holds its meetings here as does the Cheadle Branch of the Manchester City Supporters Club. Opening hours Autumn/Winter hours Mon 6-11.30 last orders 10.55 Tue 6-11.30 last orders 10.55 Wed 6.30-11.30 last orders 10.55 Thu 6-11.30 last orders 10.55; Fri 6-12 last orders 11.30 Sat 12-12.30 last orders Sun 12-11.30 last orders 10.55. Although in the past it has had cask ale, it no longer does.

    • Cheadle Heath Sports Club 4 Norbreck Avenue Cheadle SK8 2ET Telephone(0161) 282 6574

      Predominently a sports club, home to the Cheadle Heath Nomads football team. Modern facilities set in a wedge of land with a railway embankment to one side, the other sides being overlooked by 1930s housing. MB's Bar serves Hydes beers.

    • David Lloyd Manchester Cheadle Royal Crescent, Wilmslow Road Cheadle SK8 3FL Telephone(0161) 491 7401

      One of a nationwide chain of sports-orientated clubs. Members only, so we have no description of the facilities. There is a cafe-bar called Dlicious (sic), but cannot say whether alcohol is sold.

    • Rectory 4 Old Rectory Gardens Cheadle SK8 1BX Telephone(0161) 243 1851

      Brightly coloured, modern bar set in former hairdressing salon premises. A light and airy bar, with one wall making an immediate impact, and an interesting talking point having four large panels printed with music lyrics. Added to the bright atmosphere is a ceiling light fitment spelling out "HELLO", the ceiling is otherwise decorated with salvaged doors. Full-height glazed doors at the front of the property allow for outdoor drinking in better weather. As you might imagine, the interior is a rectangular box with the bar set in the back left corner. Individual tables form the majority of furnishings. A mix of craft ales and foreign bottles are on offer; cocktails are a big thing here too.

    • Village Pub Cheadle Road Cheadle SK8 1HW Telephone(0161) 428 0404

      Built as the Village Hotel around thirty-five years ago on the site of the former Moseley Hall Grammar School; it underwent a re-branding within the De Vere group in 2010 to became the Victory Pub & Kitchen. Entered via the hotel reception area, the bar is one large room, referred to over the door as pub and kitchen. Very well furnished with leather armchairs and low lighting, there is a good choice of bar meals and main courses with special themed foreign dishes on weekday evenings. Thankfully the re-branding did not remove the two real cask conditioned ales, albeit they disappeared in 2017. Prices are typical hotel bar tariff for drinks, beverages and food.

  • Cheadle Hulme
    • Inventery 59-61 Station Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 7AA Telephone(0161) 710 1430

      Stylish, upmarket bar set in historic premises. There are five keg taps located at the back of the bar on the left-hand side. Pieces of slate hanging by metal chains from each keg tap indicate the beer name written in chalk. Beers from Tiny Rebel and Shindigger feature. Free of tie. The place itself is pleasant enough but, it's more for the cocktail and dining market. A rear extension and rear outside seating area may well be added in future. The name: Inventery (sic), it is a combination of inventive, and drinkery (geddit?) Planning Application DC/088756 | Rear single-storey extension to existing premises and associated works. Submitted 19/5/2023.

    • Micker Brook Councillor Lane Cheadle Hulme SK8 5NU Telephone(0161) 482 8139

      Large pub on different levels with an emphasis on food. Owned by Mitchells & Butler, it has probably the cheapest carvery in Cheadle Hulme. Revamped in Nov 2016 as a Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery. An identikit place of its type with no real individual features, it relies for its success on small profit and large turnover so can be hit and miss on food quality, sometimes with queues for drink as well as food. Attracts families with young children at busy meal times. Takeaway food also available. NB. ceased selling cask ale in early 2020.

    • Ryecroft Park Sports Club 36 Park Avenue Cheadle Hulme SK8 6EU Telephone(0161) 485 5262

      Tennis club with snooker table and function room for hire. Two or three tennis courts with artificial surface, plus a more traditional bowling green. Car par to front. No cask beer served, but bottled refreshments available from the modern club house building.

  • Chorlton-on-Medlock
    • Deaf Institute 135 Grosvenor Street Chorlton-on-Medlock M1 7DZ Telephone(0161) 276 9350

      A modern-thinking bar and music venue set in the 19th C surroundings of the city's former Deaf Institute (indeed that is still inscribed over the door), although very little of the old decor appears to remain. Former owners, the Trof chain seemed to like vivid decor, so here one gets big, bold print wallpaper, large expanses of colour, plus some soothing matchboard wall panelling. Blackboards abound advertising food, forthcoming music (see website and posters for events listings) and other offers. The ground floor is a horseshoe shape with the bar to one side, there is an upstairs concert room and bar too (mostly for weekend use), and a basement bar which has disabled access to the toilets there. To the outside rear is the terrace, a spartan space for smokers with checkerplate industrial flooring and little or no view. Began selling cask in July 2013, and at a reasonable price too. Sadly the cask ale fell out of favour in early 2017. Food is served till late.

    • Flour & Flagon 126 Grosvenor Street Chorlton-on-Medlock M1 7HL Telephone(0161) 273 1471

      Originally an Irish-themed bar, however none of that remains in its present incarnation. To the left of the pub are small compartments with an attractive snug to the side. The rest of the pub is largely open plan but all is furnished with mix and match furniture which gives the place a comfortable lived-in feel. At the rear is The Bread Shed, the main area where food can be found. Food is served 12-10 in university term time, reducing to 12-9 in the summer months. The opening hours may also be curtailed when the students are away. Table football is an unusual find. Two pool tables to rear right and curtained-off dining area to rear left.

    • Footage 137 Grosvenor Street Chorlton-on-Medlock M1 7DZ Telephone(0161) 275 9164

      In mid-2014 the pub was rejuvenated with a thorough refurbishment and the re-introduction of cask beers alongside an array of craft-keg ales (sadly the cask ales were dropped from sale in late 2019). Now, a large open space occupied by a good number of high tables, and three long refectory-style tables with bench seating. This is in the area that would have been the 'stalls' seating set beneath the former upper circle. Large TV screens flank the room, with one sited right above the long bar. Good use has been of lighting has been made to assist in delineating areas. The right side has a slightly raised part, whilst it counterpart on left has three pool tables. The whole thing is focused on getting young people in to enjoy themselves, but there is something for all ages here.

  • Clayton
    • Bridge Inn 273 Clayton Lane Clayton M11 4SS Telephone(0161) 223 8076

      Privately owned, and is currently run by experienced licensee Susan Haselden. Note, the Bridge Inn only opens for Manchester City home games, but here there are also additional evening opening for darts match nights. Although no cask beer is sold, a warm, welcoming atmosphere awaits those to this pleasant canal-side setting. Run-down interior at one time, with keg-only Tetley and Boddington beers on offer. The next-door mammoth sports complex that was constructed in 2015 should well have provided a lifeline for this hardy survivor, but sadly, no. History: Former Whitbread house.

    • Clayton Conservative Club 625 Ashton New Road Clayton M11 4RX Telephone(0161) 223 1128

      Social club that is within walking distance of the Manchester City football stadium and its associated complex. Large club with snug to the left as you enter. Main room is to the rear, this has a small lounge near the corner bar. Beyond this is a large room with plenty of seating, then two full size snooker tables, plus two pool tables. All comfortably appointed and kept in good order. Caters for functions with a large function room for hire, upstairs. NB on football match-days, the club will open earlier.

    • Velopark Cafe National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street Clayton M11 4DQ Telephone(0161) 223 2244

      Opened in October 2011 as part of the Velodrome complex (which itself opened in 1994). The velodrome was to be part of the bid Manchester made for the Olympic Games. Although those plans didn't come to fruition, it came to prominence in the 2002 Commonwealth Games that the city hosted. The cafe is a very spacious bar with plenty of outside seating in a secluded and well-sheltered spot. Hosted a small beer festival during the weekend of August bank holiday in past years.

    • Victoria 30 Croft Street Clayton M11 4RQ Telephone(0161) 273 0000

      Reopened as a pub 16/4/2014, albeit it is only open on Manchester City FC home games. The pub is privately owned by a Mr J Gleave who has been at the pub since 2001 now. Although it has limited opening times, on those days when open, pre- and post-match, it can shift anything from 800 to 1,000 pints (which is more than some places sell in a week!). History: Closed 2/2/2010 then seemingly change of use to accommodation. Prior to closure it was a lovely little Tetley house, with a fascinating aviary in the rear yard. Sold cask Tetley bitter for a time. It had unusual pierced wooden benching in the vault.

  • Didsbury
    • Art of Tea 47 Barlow Moor Road Didsbury M20 6TW Telephone(0161) 448 9323

      Conversion of shop premises to a quirky café and bar. Set on two levels with a few chairs out front too. Long and narrow, it appears to be furnished with shabby-chic second-hand furniture, but that merely adds to the cosiness of the place. A bookshop and picture framer is accessed at the back. Whether you're here for a tea, coffee or cake, or one of the bottled beers from Europe or home-grown Greater Manchester brewers, you are sure to be happy here.

    • Didsbury Lawn Tennis Club 509 Parrswood Road Didsbury M20 5GQ Telephone(0161) 434 3781

      Tennis club that is open to members only. There are no social events at this club. The bar is only opened for match-day suppers following tennis matches. No draught beer only bottled beers (non RAIB) are sold. Opening times vary depending upon featured tennis matches.

    • Dockyard 655-657 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 6RA Telephone(0161) 434 2407

      A plain single-room house laid out starkly with bare brick walls, non-upholstered bench seating and dining tables. The bench seating and tables are closest to the bar which is on the right as you enter, and there are some dining tables and a few comfy chairs scattered about near the window to watch the world and the many buses go by. As it became the Dockyard in May 2021, gone are the signs of its previous 'Irish' existence. Sale of cask ale ceased in early 2022 due to very low demand.

    • Expo Lounge 766 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 2DR Telephone(0161) 448 2141

      Opened on 18/7/2013, the Expo Lounge is the first Manchester outlet for southern-based group, Loungers. This is a good-sized conversion of the former Elm Interiors furniture store, thus it is wide and stretches back a good way to the open kitchen area at the rear. Definitely more of a cafe-bar than a pub atmosphere, but that is how it sets its stall out. Food consists of tapas, burgers and specials. They also do a range of teas, coffees and cakes. Decor is vivid in a 1930s/40s style with almost every piece of wall space taken up with an artwork or mirror of some sort, many of the paintings / photos seem to be portraits of the owners' grandparents. Plenty of seating is available for both dining and drinking, whilst an additional area out front allows people to get really close to the bustle of Wilmslow Road when the weather allows. A large table set in a niche by the kitchen allows a group to dine together. The sole cask beer was Toga Man, All hail the Ale, specially brewed for the pub chain by Bristol Beer Factory. It was good to see an operation like this selling cask ale in Didsbury, albeit at quite a price; unfortunately cask beer was taken off sale in late 2014. The goings on in the pub can be viewed via the webcam linked to the website.

    • OKitchen 43 Barlow Moor Road Didsbury M20 6TN Telephone(0161) 434 1854

      Impressive interior includes a glass atrium and installing a spiral staircase, as well as extending at the rear. The restaurant serves Japanese and Korean food. Three distinct zones have been created so customers have a choice of areas in which to relax. The bar has a cosmopolitan feel which is aimed at professionals aged 30-plus, as well as families. Larger and a tad more upmarket than near-neighbour, Art of Tea, it is set on two levels, with tables out to the front too, and a modern open-kitchen to the rear. Decor is modern and clean with bookcase wallpaper adding a contrast to the otherwise white part-panelled interior. Bottled beers from the likes of Tickety Brew may be available in the future. For the moment it remains a keg-only zone. History: venue opened on March 18, 2013 by property developer and restaurateur Abbi Mancini who bought the former Lloyds Pharmacy in 2008. Investing £200,000 he has converted and refurbished the empty building into a wine bar and bistro. The entrepreneur, who owns Mancini Property and operates restaurants across the North West, would like to see the Lounge brand in areas such as Chorlton and Heaton Moor. Became OKitchen in Dec 2017.

    • Saints & Scholars 694 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 2DN Telephone(0161) 448 2457

      Tiny bistro-like bar set in what appears to be an ivy-clad cottage. Somewhat opened out with an L-shaped bar installed and a clean, functional interior. A welcome introduction of cask ale began in mid 2016, but that ended in early 2022. Handy for the Library.

    • Slug & Lettuce 651 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 6QZ Telephone(0161) 434 1011

      New-build structure on two levels by Didsbury metro stop. The Slug began to offer cask ale in mid-2014; that survived till mid-2017 when the owners decided to drop cask to better position the beer offering to its current audience. Live jazz in the upstairs room every Tuesday. Interior can be loud, it has garish decor and bright lighting which seems to change colour on a regular basis.

  • Fallowfield
    • 256 Wilmslow Road 256 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6LB Telephone(0161) 533 0256

      This was the erstwhile Queen of Hearts. Around one side of the room is a mezzanine drinking space, opposite that is the long bar, whilst to the rear through some arches lies a pool and darts playing area. Features of note are the large lightbulbs spelling out '256' along with a wall highlighting the influence Oasis has had on popular music. To complement the inside, a most lavish exterior drinking area has been fashioned in the grounds. Quality furniture alongside fixed wooden seating will surely be a draw in the sunnier months. Hydes' have spent a considerable sum on the refurbishment here, so let us hope it pays off for them. Beers on tap are served in heavy plastic tumblers.

    • Fallowfield Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club 81 Wellington Road Fallowfield M14 6BN Telephone(0161) 224 4617

      Small, bungalow like club house, several tennis courts and a bowling green to the front. Three rooms off the central bar, a couple of them are used by the Manchester Bridge Club which meets there and holds competetive events. Two full size snooker tables and a pool table are there too. A fine photo of a garden party in 1860 shows the scene prior to the present day club house you now see. While the bowling and tennis facilities are in good order the club house, with its members’ bar and function room are a little rudimentary, with basic décor. Has a large crown bowling green. The club is normally closed Sat and Sun, except for functions.

    • HandleBar 236-8 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6LE Telephone(0161) 225 1821

      Fallowfield's first cafe bar-cum-bike shop. Seemingly a small street-corner bar, however once inside it is far larger than it appears. For a start it is on two levels, complete with a balcony for those balmy people-watching days. The brightly coloured downstairs area extends deeply towards the back, with the bar being set to the right, whilst the rest of the pub lies to the left on a slightly lower level. It caters to a good mix of people. Modern decor adorns the walls. Food served from noon till 8pm. Cycle repair area at the back.

    • Haus 2a Landcross Road Fallowfield M14 6NA Telephone07595 219534

      Was one of the first of the Trof chain of bars to open. Then in July 2013 it was sold so is now no longer part of the Trof chain. Re-named Fallow in 2014, Re-named Haus in mid 2020. it remains the same as before. No real ale as no cellar space plus little bar space. Mixed crowd, small downstairs area with a larger terrace upstairs.

    • Nest 310 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6XQ Telephone07595 219534

      Became Nest in mid-2020. A further change of name to Cubo in 1/10/2017; seems to be more of a club now. History: on 9/5/2012, the people behind The Gas Lamp, on Bridge Street in the city centre, opened this sister venue, Waehlbar. Spartanly furnished and decorated, it has a feature wooden-block wall behind the long bar. Two rooms, one at the front, then beyond a staircase is the rear one which has two large booths for groups of people to enjoy. Prices are cheaper than its city cousin. Despite it's location just down from the Owens Park campus, the management are aiming to attract more seasoned post-grad students and local drinks connoisseurs attracted by the range of over 50 world beers and an extensive cocktail menu. It now only opens in the evening and pizzas are served until 10pm. There's a quiz on Monday night and frequent music gigs in the upstairs room. Prior to this it had been Koh Tao (on 1/8/2014), it no longer served real ale as it was styled as a Thai beach bar, before that: Bar 43, Gin Club, and Karma.

    • St Kentigerns Irish Club 36 Wilbraham Road Fallowfield M14 7DW Telephone(0161) 224 2033

      This thriving award-winning club is very much an Irish community hub, whether it's Irish dancing, Gaelic games or the Irish language you are interested in it’s all here for you. Built in the late 60s with a comfortable, well furbished members’ bar full of Irish memorabilia and a large function room the single-storey building is very much a building of its era.

    • Studio Bar 256 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6LB Telephone(0161) 225 7444

      Sited next door to former sister pub, 256 Wilmslow Road. This one-time church annex is now a three room pub in a comfy style mixing rustic styling with masses of beer ephemera. This is especially true of the low room with sports TV set by the once connecting doors that led into next-door 256. The main high-ceilinged room has a real mix of furniture and decor, with plenty of beer-related material and beery sayings applied to the walls. The northern gable features a lovely original leaded-glass window, whilst down a few steps leads you to a lower area that features a pool table and a secluded booth, beyond that it is mainly a standing area. Note the feature wall decorated from wooden cask-ends. Stopped selling cask ale in c.1/7/2023.

    • Swankys 320 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6XQ Telephone(0161) 224 2746

      Small, converted former hairdressing premises. Bar is located along left hand wall to the rear of the premises, and on a slightly higher level. Stripped back interior but stylishly decorated giving it an air of class. Comfortable furnishings. Beyond the bar is a further, more private area with high seating. Similar sized outside drinking area to that available within. Karaoke and other events. All keg beers. NB the hairdressing salon still operates, it is now located in the basement, and can be accessed via an entrance at the side of the buidling.

  • Gatley
    • Bibita 1 Tatton Buildings, Gatley Road Gatley SK8 4BD

      Small bar sited in the corner spot of the regenerated former Tatton Cinema building. Consists of a seating area to the left, and the bar to the right with a variety of posing tables, etc in front of it. The drinks offering is mostly keg beers, but has the odd craft beer from the likes of Shindigger and Beavertown. History: Began life in late 2019 as a bar and restaurant with a pizza and hsaring platters offering. That changed in Nov 2021 when it dropped the food to concentrate on drinks alone.

  • Gorton
    • Angel 37 Wellington Street Gorton M18 8TX Telephone(0161) 223 0527

      Former Greenalls pub, the Angel. Basic two-roomer, that went keg some years ago.

    • Cotton Tree 79 Cross Lane Gorton M18 8NY Telephone(0161) 231 2710

      Largely open-plan, with a bar to the left. Karaoke and DJ nights are popular as the large interior allows plenty of room for people to circulate.

    • Friendship Tavern 786-788 Hyde Road Gorton M18 7JD Telephone(0161) 220 9910

      At one time, a real Marston's gem - beer-wise and architecturally. Even a winner of a Pub of the Month award in 1996. Two rooms at the front, plus the large bar and lounge towards the rear. A meeting room is available upstairs too. Things went wrong though with too many changes of licensee, and the loss of the cask ale. Changes occurred in mid-2013 however when real ale made a welcome albeit too brief a reappearance.

    • Lord Nelson 3 Fox Fold Gorton M18 7FA Telephone(0161) 223 2931

      This 300 year old pub had a makeover back in 2009 giving the place a clean modern look. On the walls are photos of Manchester United teams and legends (it’s the home of the East Manchester supporters club) along with, paradoxically, memorabilia from that great City fan, boxer Ricky Hatton, including signed boxing gloves. Famous song lyrics are also painted onto the walls throughout. Conventional value-for-money pub food is available 12-6 daily, with traditional roast dinners Sundays. Live music Fridays and Saturdays. Home of an established ladies darts team. Available for functions of up to 100 people. Has had an on-off relationship with cask ale; a new attempt was started in early 2018 but that did not last. Close to both Ryder Brow, and Belle Vue railway stations.

    • Royal Oak 114 Cross Lane Gorton M18 8NZ Telephone(0161) 223 7414

      Two-room former Boddington's Brewery house, each room having its own entrance and character. The left side is the lounge, comfortably decorated with images of old Manchester. The right-hand side is the vault with plenty of photos celebrating the successes of both the city's football teams; equally comfortable with much bric-a-brac on the beams and wood panelling. This room was once part of the adjacent cottage, this was bought by Boddington’s in the late 1970s to enlarge and enhance the premises. Outside is a beer yard. Televised sports are a big draw for the pub, and during the week most days have some form of entertainment laid on: Mon - ladies darts; Tue/Thu - mens darts; Wed - open-mic night (very popular); Fri - an artist; Sat - karaoke; Sun - singalong with club singers. The pub operates an over-21 policy, which suits the regulars just fine.

    • St James Conservative Club 572 Gorton Lane Gorton M18 8EH Telephone(0161) 223 0455

      Hosts a variety of activities most days of the week, from mens and ladies darts to bingo and 'higher and lower'. Small stage area. Has a function room for hire and at least one snooker table. TV sports and Samuel Smith keg beers.

    • Steelworks Tavern 247-249 Gorton Lane Gorton M18 8DA Telephone(0161) 217 0420

      Small former Chesters house, very aptly named for its location. Albeit the steelworks have now gone. Keg beer for many years now.

    • Vulcan 253 Gorton Lane Gorton M18 8DA Telephone(0161) 231 0074

      Known to all as the 'Monkey', even the sign shows a swinging ape! Once a thriving Wilson's house, but as industry has moved away, that trade dwindled along with sales of cask beer. History: 1937 house let to Walker & Homfray's Brewery by the Palatine Bottling Co, originally a Stopford's Brewery house; latterly conveyed to Wilsons Brewery in March 1968.

  • Great Moor
    • Great Moor Sports & Social Club 26 Store Street Great Moor SK2 7HA Telephone(0161) 483 2140

      Recently modernised and refurbished large main lounge area, excellently finished off and overlooking an immaculate crown green bowling area at the rear. Smaller, well-appointed lounge. Upstairs large concert room available for private function hire. Known in certain circles locally as the "Blue Pig". Parking is very limited.

  • Hazel Grove
    • Browns Bar 281-3 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4PS Telephone07535 825069

      Modern keg café bar catering to a mixed crowd. Operates more as a late night bar and nightclub than a true pub. Had links to Tahiti Bar (397-401 London Rd) prior to its closure in 9/2023.

    • Foundry 301 303 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4PS Telephone(0161) 280 9223

      Modern keg café bar attracting a mixed crowd with sports TV and various entertainment. A mix of fixed seating with rustic tables, walls are decorated with reclaimed planking, while the ceiling is fitted out with corrugated material.

    • Hazel Grove Reform Club 21 Napier Street Hazel Grove SK7 4EW Telephone(0161) 483 3713

      Pleasantly appointed, friendly, private members club, visitors can be signed in. Central bar with areas sectioned off it. Large seated area with TV and two snooker tables. Smaller modernised lounge, again with TV. A large back room decorated as a modern lounge, recently refurbished seating as chairs and bench style upholstered in royal blue velour. This room used for live music at the weekends. Upstairs concert room available for private function hire.

    • Horse & Jockey 201 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4HJ Telephone07761 232461

      This comfortable single roomed pub features a TV screen above the fireplace as you enter (another TV is in an alcove to the left), with a bar projecting from the centre of the right wall. Above the modern bar counter is an attractive wooden leaded glass pot rack. Opposite this is another comfortable seating area. Proceeding to the back, there is a wooden floored area which is used as a dance floor; also here is a seating area, a DJ booth in the corner, plus two further TV screens. There are a few tables in the well-tended beer garden which is also the smoking area. Karaoke and music are a feature of weekend evenings. History: The Horse & Jockey made a very welcome return to the real ale fold in early 2017, after many years as a keg-only establishment. That cask ale period unfortunately ended in late 2018.

    • O'Hare's 251 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4PL Telephone(0161) 419 9110

      Modern keg café bar and restaurant catering to a mixed crowd. History: became O'Hare's in late 2018; opened 6/1/08, originally being named Huffys.

  • Heald Green
    • Heald Green Social Club & Institute 17a Finney Lane Heald Green SK8 3DQ Telephone(0161) 437 2298

      Small, modern social club on the main thoroughfare between Stockport and Manchester Airport. Shows TV sports, and has a programme of live entertainment. There are three full-size billiard / snooker tables in the games room.

  • Heaton Chapel
    • Miller & Carter Heaton Chapel 271 Wellington Road North Heaton Chapel SK4 5BP Telephone(0161) 432 2753

      Although it feels like a hotel bar, it is very well appointed and comfortable single large room which is well broken up, creating nooks and crannies, with the soft furnishings giving a casual feel. A separate dining area is off that. On the walls are enlarged framed seaside postcards, alongside stills from comedy programmes and films. A quiet and convivial atmosphere is maintained throughout, all set in well-tended grounds. Food is served daily till just before 10pm. An Innkeepers Lodge hotel is attached.

  • Heaton Moor
    • Art Club 25 Shaw Road Heaton Moor SK4 4AG Telephone07794 185704

      A melange of cafe, art space, and bar all set in a former dress shop. Owner, Angela Lock has created an innovative experience here that caters for people just wanting a coffee and cake or a drink, to others keen to participate in art classes and life drawing. Given its name and purpose, you will not be surprised to see various exhibits ranging from artworks to photographs adorning the walls. The outside walled yard to the rear doesn't escape the treatment either - a large image of a bee on the head of flower dominates. Further outside drinking space can be had at the front of the premises, where you find a few tables and chairs. The venue is available for private hire. Beers are from Neighbourhood Brew Co.

    • Casa De Moor 60 Heaton Moor Road Heaton Moor SK4 4NZ Telephone(0161) 432 9999

      Contemporary café bar, keg-only for a mixed crowd. History: was Town Bar for many years, but changed tack in Dec 2018, becoming Casa De Moor.

    • Cassidys 19 Shaw Road Heaton Moor SK4 4AG Telephone07939 934746

      Contemporary café bar, keg-only catering for a mixed crowd. Set across two levels. Although seemingly quite small, it manages to have a small stage for the occasional artists who appear.

    • Cork of the North 104 Heaton Moor Road Heaton Moor SK4 4NZ Telephone(0161) 442 7111

      Modern bar set in former shop premises. Small interior, with clear windows allowing people to gaze out on the busy scene outside. At its heart it is a wine shop and wine tasting bar, but it does sell beer and spirits.

    • Damson 113 Heaton Moor Road Heaton Moor SK4 4HY Telephone(0161) 432 4666

      Originally Room, then becoming Three Eleven, it has evolved into a popular restaurant-cum-bar. Food is highly rated; keg-only.

    • Epicurean 157 Heaton Moor Road Heaton Moor SK4 4HY Telephone(0161) 432 7417

      Specialist craft beer off-licence in Heaton Moor, Stockport. They also feature selected wines and local "craft" gins from Ginealogy. History: Opened June 2018, sister shop to the first one in West Didsbury.

    • Leoni's 110 Heaton Moor Road Heaton Moor SK4 4NZ Telephone07749 905934

      Located in the premises of what was previously a bakers, the corner plot of this smallish modern bar set on two levels has been enlarged along one side by the addition of a conservatory-style extension. History: Became Leoni's 18/12/18. Became Tusk in August 2016; closed 31/10/18 following collapse of parent company, MAD Ltd. Began life as Kro (opened c.15/12/07), this is the Danish word for a pub. The Stockport branch of Manchester’s Kro Bar group was at one time the only café-bar along Heaton Moor Road to serve real ale. Although cask ale was available some years ago, there are no plans for its return.

    • Pale 3 Shaw Road Heaton Moor SK4 4AG Telephone(0161) 358 0272

      Modern bar set in former oriental restaurant premises. Smallish interior as befits a shop conversation with a neat beer 'garden' to the rear and a modest function/meeting room downstairs, alongside the toilets. At the moment all the beers are provided by a national company. Its name derives from the offering of Pies, plus Ale; geddit? No cask beer as yet, but this might change in future.

    • Rock Salt 192 Heaton Moor Rd Heaton Moor SK4 4DU Telephone(0161) 425 8030

      Deli with a bar in a totally refurbished building, owned by a lady called Gina. They sell no cask beer and do not plan to have cask on the bar in future. It does sell bottles of real ale though and is happy to stock suggested bottled real ale. Large outside drinking area that will do well in the better weather.

    • Thom's Wine Bar 54 Heaton Moor Road Heaton Moor SK4 4NZ Telephone(0161) 442 7771

      Larger than it first seems, this relaxed cafe bar is narrow at the front, with its bar and feature fireplace. Beyond that it extends to the back where outside is a tiny beer yard. The two back rooms offer a lounge area with leather sofas, whilst to the other side is a wooden-floored area with discrete tables and chairs ideal for intimate dining or drinking. A feature leaded-glass skylight adds drama to the space. In early 2014 it started to sell cask beer, but that sadly ended in early 2019. Breakfasts served from 9am.

  • Levenshulme
    • Beech House Bowling & Social Club Ross Avenue Levenshulme M19 2HW Telephone(0161) 224 4716

      Large club with a large crown bowling green to the rear. Consists of a lounge with bar, this can accommodate functions, etc. Full-size billiard / snooker table(s) available too, Karaoke, and Play your Cards Right every Friday; artist, Open-the-Box, and Bingo on Saturdays; Karaoke on Sundays. History: was thoroughly refurbished in late 2017.

    • Gherkin 312 Slade Lane Levenshulme M19 2BY Telephone07507 157875

      Cafe-cum-bar in converted former retail premises. Sited in a hitherto under-pubbed area of Levenshulme, close to the West Point area, and at the northern end of Burnage Ln. The cafe serves vegetarian and vegan fare alongside the usual coffees, teas, etc. Meanwhile, the bar serves a small number of draught keg beers; cask or craft beers may make a future appearance. Brightly decorated interior featuring a settle, a long-case clock, and a multitude of lamps and mirrors; the bar is set at the rear. Large covered, outdoor seating area to the front, and a further one at the back. Owner Jamie Whittaker. NB be aware, they may close early if trade warrants it.

    • Hennigan's Sports Bar 908 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3AD Telephone(0161) 224 8135

      Small, long keg sports bar. One of many pubs owned by the Hennigan family in Levenshulme. When it first began trading it did try cask, but that was short-lived. NB stays open beyond 8pm if TV football runs later.

    • Horseshoe 14 Chapel Street Levenshulme M19 3QA Telephone(0161) 225 6976

      As of 1/9/2023 the pub is to let via Stonegate Pub Co. Community keg pub comprising two, quite opened-out rooms, one being the full depth of the building. Outside is a large, decked garden area, some parts with shelter. Live music weekends, plus a DJ appears on Thu and Sun.

    • Klondyke Club 1 Burnage Range Levenshulme M19 2HQ Telephone(0161) 224 4122

      Large, slightly shabby premises with plenty of snooker tables. A good size lawn can be used for a variety of events. Venue for Levenshulme Beer Festival which is held mid-May.

    • Nordie 1044 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3WX

      Small keg bar on corner site by the side of the former Fallowfield Loop rail line. Long interior with bar to the back, right-hand side. The side windows allow plenty of light into the open and modern space. Outside at the rear is a pleasant drinking area away from the buzz of Stockport Road. NB card payments only, no cash.

    • OverDraught 855 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3PW

      Set in former bank retail premises (the name reflecting that history), this keg-only bar adds to the Levenshulme drinking scene. An open space, with the bar down one side. Rustic in style with much use made of bare brick walls, and unfinished wood, this is softened by some upholstered furnishings, plenty of hops hanging from the ceiling and bar, and the clever use of mirrors. There are no fewer than 30 keg taps, this may be the highest number in any bar in Manchester!

    • Station South 975-977 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3NP

      The former long-closed Levenshulme station building repurposed as a bar, cafe and cycle community space. Sited right over the Fallowfield Loop cycle and leisure route, the building has been refurbished from a near-derelict condition to a clean and airy space that exudes a quality fit-out. To the left is the cafe and bar area, this serves breakfasts and such from early in the day. To the right is the cycle shop and cycle repair area. To the rear, on the former enclosed footbridge that would have linked the two rail platforms is a glazed gallery area looking east over the Fallowfield Loop.

    • Union Inn 845 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3PW Telephone(0161) 224 1271

      Rather small two-room interior; central bar with the rooms either side. Resolutely on keg-only beer for many, many years.

  • Longsight
    • Longsight & District Sports & Social Club 140 Kirkmanshulme Lane Longsight M12 4WB Telephone(0161) 224 3213

      Social club with large function room with stage for hire. A variety of events through the week, and occasional live artists.

    • Longsight Cricket Club 84 East Road Longsight M12 5GZ Telephone(0161) 224 4352

      Despite the name, cricket is no longer played here. In recent years, the cricket field was sold off, for housing, which allowed for a total rebuild of the clubhouse. It does however, have a large crown bowling green. Note that the Club entrance / car park is off Armitage Ave at the rear of the building as you see it from East Road. Function room for hire and a variety of events fill the week.

  • Manchester Airport
    • Amber Alehouse Terminal 2 Departures Manchester Airport M90 3NT Telephone(0161) 228 2404

      A partnership between HMS Host International and Salford brewer, Seven Brothers. A bar-cum-restaurant with a chance to try the craft brewed ales of the brewery.

  • Moss Nook
    • Flying Horse 1 Longstone Road Moss Nook M22 5LB Telephone(0161) 437 6205

      Family-orientated yet inside is a good deal more pubby than you may expect with a good deal of fixed seating and extensive use of dark wood finishings within the design. Quirky pictures of planes and the local weaving industry add a sense of historic background. These themes are also featured in the murals on the walls and, given Avro was developed close by, they had to pay homage to that and the local rag trade in Manchester. Due to poor sales of cask beer, this was dropped in mid-2023.

  • Northenden
    • Escape 2 377 Palatine Road Northenden M22 4FY Telephone07572 502407

      A fairly featureless keg-only bar popular for it showing TV sports. The large, covered outside drinking area at the front is a popular meeting point.

    • Northenden Untapped 67 Church Road Northenden M22 4WD Telephone07889 388994

      Modern bar in an under-pubbed area of the town. Set in former shop premises, offering an intimate ambience without the intrusion of TV, loud music, or gaming machines. The appearance is clean and modern, with exposed brick, wooden flooring and stylish hand-made furniture. Eight tap keg / craft beer wall is set behind the bar, and a selection of canned craft beers. A large selection of wines, and artisanal gins are offered, paired with bar snacks, cheese boards, charcuterie boards, or pork pies if desired. Pizzas are available, ask for details. NB. the bar does NOT accept cash, all payments by CARD only please.

    • Tate's Bar 387 Palatine Road Northenden M22 4FY Telephone(0161) 222 0401

      A reasonably spartan keg-only bar. Became Tate's Bar on 24/11/2023. Prior to that it became Anton's in mid 2021. Oriiginally opened c.1/3/2005 as Bar Bibo in converted shop premises.

  • Offerton
    • Strawberry Gardens 84 Offerton Lane Offerton SK2 5BS Telephone(0161) 483 0213

      Set slightly back from the road this cobble-fronted country type pub is now more than double its original size. On entering you will find on the left a charming little snug, the only room that is original. There is a large car park, large garden (which appears to have been a former bowling green) and children’s play area. Although it sold cask ale for many years, this was dropped in late 2015. Telephone may now be 07572 620143.

    • Victoria 125 Hall Street Offerton SK1 4HE Telephone(0161) 307 3226

      This white-painted terraced property dating from 1840 sits at the end of other aged dwellings. This contrasts with the two 1960's tower blocks seen across the busy main road. There is a large vault with pool-room off that, and a slightly smaller but tidily-kept lounge. To the rear, around a large tree there is a very large garden and drinking area with a partitioned-off children’s play area. Programme of entertainment: live artists perform once a month, and karaoke every Friday and Sunday. Saturday nights are disco nights. The former large car park at the rear was sold off for housing in 2017.

  • Openshaw
    • Higher Openshaw Working Mens Club 49 Stanley Street Openshaw M11 1LE Telephone(0161) 370 1048

      Well appointed club, but sadly has no real ale. It is a surprisingly large multi-roomed building with an extensive concert room featuring a stage. Internal survey required.

    • Lord Raglan 1290 Ashton Old Road Openshaw M11 1JJ

      As of May 2013 it sports large Joseph Holt branding, unfortunately it sells none of the Manchester brewer's cask products. This is a shame as at one time this sold lot of Holts Bitter. Re-decorated in a bright and cheerful fashion. That old moniker of “basic, street corner boozer” adequately describes this pub, and it’s none the worse for that. Please note, phone number is unknown.

  • Reddish
    • Houldsworth Arms 1 Houldsworth Square Reddish SK5 7AF Telephone(0161) 432 7956

      Very large, multi-roomed house, set in a prominent position in the town. Unusually shaped interior, as the bar divides the pub into three distinct areas. Although open-plan, the areas each have their own feel. The car park and outside drinking area at the rear is vast as at one time it had been a bowling green. Had a brief period selling Greene King IPA on cask in 2012, but has now reverted to keg beer. NB. although the nearest rail station is Reddish South, this is only served by one "parliamentary" train per week; this runs early in the morning outside of pub opening hours. Best bet is to use the high-frequency bus service.

    • Houldsworth Golf Club Houldsworth Street Reddish SK5 6BN Telephone(0161) 442 1712

      The clubroom and bar, with rooms off it, and the well-appointed function room are all on the first floor but there is a lift for those who find the stairs difficult. The balcony running the length of the function room (which is available to hire) overlooks the golf course or what the club calls ‘Reddish’s hidden treasure’. As well as the above, they have occasional live entertainment.

    • Houldsworth Working Mens Club Leamington Road Reddish SK5 6BD Telephone(0161) 432 2829

      Known locally as the "Big Club". During summer, crown green bowls are a big feature on the well-tended green at the rear of the club. Grade II* listed building. After a long period of sale, real ale was withdrawn April 2018 due to lack of demand. Very large multi-roomed interior that can cater for a variety of functions of varying sizes.

    • North Reddish Working Mens Club 3a Midland Road Reddish SK5 6PY Telephone(0161) 223 2665

      This large Working Men’s Club was founded in 1911. Downstairs there are three large bar areas (there are three snooker tables in one of them alone) and upstairs a function room which hosts music at weekends. Popular when the football is on the TV. Non-members are welcome if accompanied by a member. NB. this is strictly enforced.

    • Reddish Reform Club 11 Broadstone Road Reddish SK5 7AE Telephone(0161) 432 8301

      Known locally as the "Red Nose". This lively, friendly, down-to-earth street corner club has one room downstairs with TV sport and loud music at weekends especially. There is a sub-divider in the room. Upstairs is a function room.

    • Reddish Vale Golf Club Southcliffe Road Reddish SK5 7EE Telephone(0161) 480 2359

      South Cliffe House is an impressive, stone-built manor house, which has been looking out over the Vale since early Victorian times and has served as the club house here since the course was built in 1912. Inside there are four well decorated and comfortably furnished rooms, including a function room which is of more modern design to the club rooms which have ornate high ceilings. The club house offers great panoramic views over the golf course, Reddish Vale and as far as the Peak District beyond.

    • Reddish Working Mens Club 129 Greg Street Reddish SK5 7LN Telephone(0161) 480 5062

      Club established in 1857. Although the club was established in 1857, the current club house was built post WWII. There is a large concert hall, members room and extensive games room with two snooker tables. The club can get very busy when Manchester United or City are on the television.

    • Thatched Tavern 54 Stanhope Street Reddish SK5 7AQ Telephone(0161) 879 5998

      Despite its well lit exterior this traditional street corner local can easily be overlooked hidden away as it is from the hurly-burly of the main roads through Reddish (yet barely 100 yards from Reddish South station and ½ mile from Reddish Vale Country Park). In the recently refurbished lounge, above one of the two ornate fireplaces, is a photo of the original thatched pub in 1882 with workmen outside who the story has it, were in the process of building the current pub. The other picture in the lounge is of the pub over a century later just after a renovation following a major fire. The other side of the central bar is a more basic yet comfortable vault which is divided into two and in the yard to the rear is a well appointed garden. Occasional entertainment. NB. although the nearest rail station is Reddish South, this is only served by one "parliamentary" train per week; this runs early in the morning outside of pub opening hours. Best bet is to use the high-frequency bus service. Often had a Saturday evening promotion of the Sharp's at £1.50 a pint.

  • Stockport
    • Bask 20 Railway Road Stockport SK1 3SW

      Styling itself as a "speakeasy" bar and music venue. This is set on the ground floor corner of a 2017 built office building, opened by a former music promoter. It is a large space, well lit by full height windows. Warm brick melds well with the exposed ceiling structure that somehow manages to belie its size. A long bar occupies the right-hand side; the bar showcases mostly national brands. Cocktails and an array of cold and hot beverages complete the offerings in this welcoming environment.

    • Berretto Lounge Redrock, Bridgefield Street Stockport SK1 1RY Telephone(0161) 477 7244

      Has more of a cafe-bar than a pub atmosphere, but that is how it sets out its stall. Food consists of tapas, burgers and specials. They also do a range of teas, coffees and cakes. Decor is vivid in a 1930s/40s style with almost every piece of wall space taken up with an artwork or mirror of some sort, many of the paintings / photos seem to be portraits of the owners' grandparents. Plenty of seating is available for both dining and drinking. Opened in January 2018, this is the fourth Greater Manchester outlet for southern-based group, Loungers.

    • Cheadle Heath Club & Institute Hoylake Road, Cheadle Heath Stockport SK3 0NS Telephone(0161) 480 2437

      Club that began life in mid-1920s as an enterprise by a local farmer. The building has evolved and been much extended in the intervening years. Consists of a lounge; a good size games room with two full-size snooker tables, a pool table, and darts area; and a concert room. This tidily-presented club is owned, and wholly run by the members for the benefit of the membership. The main business comes from the free-to-hire function room, this caters for all the usual - birthdays, funerals, weddings, etc. Sundays can see the likes of karaoke, and singalong-type evenings. At the rear is a small garden area with views over the Mersey valley. Most of the membership are very local; enquire at club for membership details. Entrance is via door at far end of Hoylake Road.

    • Cherry Jam 4 Mealhouse Brow Stockport SK1 1JP Telephone07917 845565

      Cocktail bar sited in converted former retail premises. Just off the Market Place, and in the shadow of the market hall. As well as the cocktails, wines and craft beers are also sold. It's a small space, but good use of it is utilised. The decor including graffiti and neon signs, may remind some of the 1960s era.

    • Chestergate 66 Chestergate Stockport SK1 1NP Telephone(0161) 641 9945

      Prominent and rather grand-looking former Wilson's house by Mersey Square. Opened out some years ago, yet plenty of comfortable seating around the bar area. Had sold only keg beers for many, many years until mid-2014, then again in 2019, when it dipped its tentative toe in the water to try a real ale. Such was the positive reaction to cask, that following a thorough refurbishment in late-2014, a further beer was added. That flirtation with cask ale ended in early 2022. Often has a lively atmosphere.

    • Cracked Actor 28 Little Underbank Stockport SK1 1JT Telephone07512 346283

      Describing itself as a small bar, with a big Blues attitude! Owned and operated by Joe Patten; he spent many months restoring this former Victorian two storey building back to what it may have looked like; this included installing a period-effect staircase, coving, flooring, and chandeliers. The result echoes the building's past: it was a general store, and hat shop. Sewing machine tables have been re-purposed, plus a bar designed to look like a Victorian pharmacy counter. Both floors are in use, the upper one having a lot more space. To the side of the bar are eight keg lines serving craft keg beers such as Delirium Tremens, the bar's own "Cracked Actor Lager", made by Delirium in Belgium, a range of craft ales from Tiny Rebel, plus a small selection of canned beers. The bar also has its own Cracked Hatter Gin, made by Stockport's Hatters Gin, as well as a selection of spirits from Manchester's Zymurgorium distillery, along with wine and cider. It hosts regular live music nights which may extend to nightly.

    • Crown (Hillgate) 14 Higher Hillgate Stockport SK1 3ER Telephone(0161) 000 0000

      Small, street-corner keg boozer in the shadow of the Hillgate tower blocks. Compact two-room interior, set out lengthways.

    • Edgeley Conservative Club St Matthews Road, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9AN Telephone(0161) 480 5446

      Club - no description yet, requires full survey.

    • Enigma 8 St Petersgate Stockport SK1 1HD

      Fairly spartan interior with bare-brick walls on one side of the room complemented by a rustic half-timbered wall on the other. Wooden barrels are dotted around to be used as tables.

    • Glitch 1 Princes Street Stockport SK1 1SL

      Glitch is a new concept for Stockport, a games bar. Owned and conceived by Stockport serial bar owner Joseph Patten (Cracked Actor, and Glass Spider) and partner, Amy Fletcher. There's a similar concept bar in Shoreditch, London, but it's unclear if there is a link to that London business here. The aim is to bring together people who like retro games and modern gamers, thus you will find arcade classics such as Space Invaders, Galaxians and so on with more modern fare. For lovers of the silver ball, there's a pinball table too. Cocktails are the big thing here. On the bar, there's a variety of beers and ciders from Brew York including a pilsner, a rainbow sherbet sour, and a sparkling cider - these will evolve over time. Glitch opened in late 2022.

    • Good Rebel 6 Mealhouse Brow Stockport SK1 1JP Telephone(0161) 429 0420

      Small bar specialising primarily in cocktails. The place is deceptively large with at the front a stand-up-cum-wall-shelf drinking area, opposite which is some picnic-style seating, then at the back of the room you reach the rustic yet colourful bar. There is an upright piano here too. Off to the left is the surprise, a further smaller plush seating area. The rear yard acts as a beer garden.

    • Huffy's 32 Great Underbank Stockport SK1 1NB Telephone(0161) 480 3845

      A two-minute walk from the shopping precinct, this black and white building dating from c.1580 (see blue plaque) is still called a wine bar. At one point it had four ever-changing guest beers from smaller and micro breweries, usually including one from Copper Dragon, but then after a period of closure, and under the ownership of Huffy's those cask beers were no more. A wide selected of freshly prepared food is available lunchtimes and evenings.

    • Jolly Crofter 15 Castle Street, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9AB

      Small, neighbourhood keg boozer. Refurbished in 2018 to a good standard.

    • Light Sociable Cinema Redrock, Bridgefield Street Stockport SK1 1RY Telephone(0161) 441 5021

      You don't need to be going to see a film to use the bar which is located on the right hand side of the airy modern foyer. Furnishings include some comfy seats near the far end of the bar whilst other wooden tables and chairs are located nearby. Food is served all day. The wooden floored foyer also contains a piano and across the other side is a soft drinks bar, offering light snacks which you would expect to find in a cinema such as popcorn as well as ice creams, and sweets. All these can be taken into the cinema screens as can drinks from the bar - and in proper glasses too! A single handpump dispensing changing cask ales from Robinsons was located on the right hand side of the curved bar near the coffee machine although it was envisaged to move it to a more central location. In late 2018, availability of cask ale was sporadic and in mid-2019 it was eventually dropped altogether. History: this ten screen fully accessible independent cinema opened on 28/11/17 in the new Redrock development in Stockport Town Centre.

    • LMRCA Railway Club 256 Edgeley Road, Cheadle Heath Stockport SK3 0TR Telephone(0161) 480 6901

      Sited by the former mainline rail connexion from Manchester Central to London, with now demolished Cheadle Heath station a stones throw away. This is a modern-looking, well-appointed club building that somewhat resembles a large bungalow. It has a well-tended bowling green to rear, a garden-cum-outside drinking area to the railway side, and parking to the other side. Internally it has a very large function room which is available to hire (usual things catered for - funerals, weddings, over-18s birthdays, etc. NB not for hire on Saturday); a games room with snooker table, football TV, and darts; and finally a large, quieter lounge. Weekly events include - Wed: bingo; Sat: members night with two artists; Sun: karaoke, quiz, and bingo. Membership is mostly local people from the surrounding area. Enquire at the club for membership details as they are very reasonable.

    • Notion 8 Vernon Street Stockport SK1 1TY Telephone(0161) 637 5050

      Tiny 'dive' bar set in former restaurant premises. The entrance stairs down to the premises provide you with an immediate foretaste of what is to come. Decorated overwhelmingly with graffiti it exudes a hard, urban edge. The bar room is similarly littered with graffiti on walls and ceiling. Although it is rusticly, and somewhat spartanly furnished, the bar offerings of cocktails, spirits, and keg draught beers is presented in a very warm and friendly manner. Although set in a basement, there are some windows to the outside world. Very late opening on weekends.

    • Our Lady & The Apostles Social Club Flint Street, Edgeley Stockport SK3 8BQ Telephone0345 241 2485

      Club - no description yet, requires full survey.

    • Park Inn 264 Newbridge Lane, Portwood Stockport SK1 2PG Telephone(0161) 480 2275

      Reports in Oct 2016 say that Holts Bitter is once again for sale, albeit intermittently. As of June 2015, the pub is for sale, so its long term future is uncertain. Situated by a busy crossroads, it was originally built as an hotel, there has been a hostelry on this site since 1824. Renamed from the Hare & Hounds when the adjacent Vernon Park opened in 1858. A central bar serves a Vault (with pool table) and the larger Lounge area. A quiet and welcoming pub that becomes busy and lively when the locals arrive to watch live sport on the four TV screens. Lunches 12-4 (12-6 Sat/Sun), evening meals are 4-7 Mon-Fri only. History: A change of ownership in Feb 2013 saw the end of the sale of Holts Bitter in favour of a new range; later still in 2015 cask ale was sadly removed altogether.

    • Pineapple 50 Castle Street, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9AD Telephone(0161) 476 6682

      Boisterous and lively keg boozer; the heart of Edgeley. Karaoke often heard all day.

    • Plough 197 Shaw Heath, Shaw Heath Stockport SK2 6QZ Telephone(0161) 285 6615

      Small traditional, comfortable and welcoming terraced former Wilsons house reached by some steps from the street (disabled access via side doors). Mainly opened-out with the bar slightly off to the right, in front of which is a seating area and a real fire. To the left is a modest well-kept lounge, with a games area behind that, boasting two pool tables. No fewer than three pool teams play out of the Plough, with landlord, Nick Aldred, himself a keen participant, so if you like to play pool, this is the place for you. To the rear is probably the most picturesque beer garden in the Borough of Stockport. No real ale since November 2017, although there are plans to reintroduce it in summer 2018. One changing guest ale was available from Enterprise Inn's list, typically this was Sharp's Doombar.

    • Produce Hall 22 Market Place Stockport SK1 1EU Telephone(0161) 477 7702

      The former fish and meat market, re-imagined, set right in the very heart of the town's market place. The Grade II listed structure (opened in the mid-1800s) now hosts a variety of stalls around the perimeter of the building, selling their prepared dishes, refectory style, to the central-situated seating area. The beer offering is of the keg and craft keg variety, all delivered from a wall-mounted array of twelve fonts. Whether cask ale will eventually make an appearance, remains to be seen.

    • Royal Oak 124 Castle Street, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9AL Telephone(0161) 509 7882

      Very popular corner house at the top of Edgeley's shopping street. A very thorough re-modelling of the interior took place in early 2022. This saw the removal of the central bar and thus the original floor plan of two rooms. The bar is now sited on the right-hand wall with this facing a large, comfortable room. A quieter snug-like area at the front provides respite from the hubbub of normal activity. This change also meant that cask ale returned to the pub after a long absence. Two football teams are based at the Royal Oak, they are looking for darts and pool teams to play out of the pub too. They have live sport on TV while a DJ and karaoke will entertain you from 7pm on various days. Real fires and roast chestnuts will feature in the winter months. Match days can see the place rammed, so it's worth knowing when the Hatters are playing at home.

    • Se7en 25 St Petersgate Stockport SK1 1EB Telephone(0161) 971 2766

      Re-opened as Se7en, a bar and restaurant on 31/5/19 after a nine year hiatus as a restaurant - Da Vinci's. Stylish, and modern interior. History: Closed 20/9/10; converted 30/10/10 to Da Vinci's Coffee House & Eatery. Prior to that it was a Greenalls house, the Stockport Arms that dabbled with cask ale for a time, but latterly it majored on karaoke and keg ale. Two-roomer with a central bar, and a music area to the rear.

    • Sir Robert Peel 83 Castle Street, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9AR Telephone(0161) 477 3424

      This can be a busy pub on match days when Stockport County FC are at home. Large house that is popular with the lunchtime trade. A vault area complete with pool table and dart board is to the left as you enter. A central wall in the middle of the building divides the former two-room layout with the bar being over to the right wall of the main room. Wood flooring abounds and modern lighting is in place. Feature fish tank. Large back yard for outdoor drinking. A brief trial of real ale took place in late 2015, but regretably sales did not justify its retention so it was dropped from sale in May 2016. Under the same licensee holding as the nearby Prince Albert. History: 1896 acquired with Joseph Worrall's Brewery, it became a Wilsons Brewery house, then into the 1990s it traded under the Greenalls banner.

    • Spinn Off 19 Little Underbank Stockport SK1 1LA

      Small bar in the shadow of the town's Market Place bridge. Food is available, in the form pies. The menu may be expanded at a later date.

    • Stanleys 13 Little Underbank Stockport SK1 1LA

      Opened in late 2023, this concept bar is the brainchild of Lyndon Thorpe. He was inspired by the past, so you find a Victorian bar and kitchen, yet with plenty of modern flourishes. Set out over two floors, the bar is an intimate place for people to come in and relax with drinks and snacks. Decorated in a Victorian style, but with modern aspects, A large front window looks out onto Underbank. The exterior decor is dark blue with highlights of gold lettering and fixtures, that adds class, and a feeling of quality and solidity. The interior decor is a relaxing darker green that includes the tasteful tiled-bar. Old Victorian photographs of owners and their dogs adorn the walls, but taking centre stage is a painting of Stanley the Manchester terrier, the eponymous name of the place.

    • Star & Garter 61 Higher Hillgate Stockport SK1 3HD Telephone07936 485126

      This is what some might call a 'proper boozer' with a friendly landlady and an equally friendly but lively set of customers. Opened-out but with clearly separate areas within the bar. The room on the right contains a pool table. At the rear is a separate vault. Around the walls and across the ceiling are England flags and bunting (football rather than politics being the driving force here). The pub has a gents and ladies darts team. They also have an occasional poker night. Lunches 12-2 Th-Fr. There was a threat that upon the current licensee's retirement in 2018, the pub would close for all time. Robinson's have had a change of heart in mid-2019, and have invested in the premises by refurbishing the exterior.

    • Stockport Cricket Club 75 Beech Road, Cale Green Stockport SK3 8HD Telephone(0161) 480 2766

      Traditional sports pavilion with many period features and a bookable function room. Two crown bowling greens here. NB. Winter opening hours are displayed on this page, the Summer hours are these: 6-10 Mon-Fri; 2-11 Sat; 5-10 Sun

    • Stockport Ukrainian Social Club 185 Buxton Road, Heaviley Stockport SK2 7AA Telephone(0161) 483 7826

      Club set in a large Victorian mansion on the busy A6 arterial road. The frontage gives no clue to the size of the place, as a vast function hall has been tacked on to the rear in the 1970s. That said, the club has relatively small rooms, more like a traditional pub, although the room available for hire is of a decent size for family parties, etc. There is also a kitchen that can also be hired out with the events room. The bar is well equipped and a recently modernised beer dispensing system has been installed by Carlsberg. Guests may order and pay for drinks. No cask ale nor real ciders available.

    • This Godless Place 15-17 Bridge Street Stockport SK1 1XR

      Modern bar and restaurant set in former bank premises just down from the Market Place. Style is mix of canteen / refectory tables in one part and smarter, more comfortable booths along one wall. The kitchen can be viewed at the back of the large single room. The elaborate ceiling from the venue's banking days has been retained. Large neon-lit quotations complete the look.

    • Town Hall Tavern 95 Wellington Road South Stockport SK1 3SL Telephone(0161) 476 4446

      Formerly the New Inn. A long-time keg pub, set on two levels.

  • West Didsbury
    • Albert's Restaurant & Bar 120-122 Barlow Moor Road West Didsbury M20 2PU Telephone(0161) 434 8289

      Primarily a restaurant, as about eighty percent of the space inside is given over to restaurant tables. The other fifth, down the right side, is a bar with some comfy modern seating and some space to stand. Outside at the front, are two distinct terrace areas: the first (inner) one covered, with restaurant tables and with a sign saying diners only (although they let people sit there if the tables are not needed); the other one (nearer the road) is uncovered with standard outdoor tables for drinkers - in fact there's probably more space for drinking outside than there is in. Waitress service is available even if you are merely drinking. You'd expect to pay through the nose here, but you may be surprised. The toilets are downstairs, but there is of course an accessible toilet at ground floor level. History: This began life as a Tetley pub, the Barleycorn, in its latter years it attracted rock music lovers and bikers. Re-opened April 2010 as Albert's. Until early 2019 they used to sell one cask beer, this was advertised via a single chrome handpump at the far end of the bar. They seemed to favour Brightside beers from Bury.

    • Cove 158 Burton Road West Didsbury M20 1LH Telephone(0161) 258 5332

      Reopened 1/10/2021 as Cove. Styling itself as a Caribbean rum and cocktail bar. History: Closed as Hula West Didsbury 31/10/2018 as part of MAD Ltd collapse. As Hula it was a contemporary cafe bar with a Tiki and cocktail theme. As of March 2015, became sister pub of Hula in Manchester's northern quarter. In late 2012 change of direction to a Tiki bar with palm-leaf canopies above all the tables! Modern and stylish bar, keg beer only.

    • Drawing Room 148b Burton Road West Didsbury M20 1LH Telephone(0161) 283 6244

      Tiny, narrow modern bar opened 12/08. Keg beer only, but there is a large variety of bottled beers available.

    • Epicurean 226 Burton Road West Didsbury M20 2LW Telephone(0161) 434 2549

      Specialist craft beer off-licence in West Didsbury, Manchester. They also feature selected wines and local "craft" gins from Ginealogy. History: Opened January 2016, sister shop to the second one in Heaton Moor.

    • Lapwing Deli 109 Lapwing Lane West Didsbury M20 6UR Telephone(0161) 438 0404

      As its name suggests, this operates primarily as a delicatessen, but began offering sale of alcohol on the prmises in Nov 2021. Comprises a narrow interior with deli counter to the right side, opposite which are the shelves of varied produce. At the back is the small bar around which are a handful of tables and chairs. Note the stencilled images of lapwings on the walls in this part of the building. Most of the seating is located at the front of the premises under the glazed canopy that adorns all of the shops in the row. Beers only available in bottles and cans.

    • Mary & Archie 200 Burton Road West Didsbury M20 2LW Telephone(0161) 445 3130

      This is the smallest and the longest established of the Burton Road bars and is possibly more characterful and quirky than its later-arriving cousins. The interior iss not large, yet they manage to make good use of it with a disparate array of furniture seemingly crammed into a relatively small space. Beyond the bar there is a small additional seating area at the rear. An array of furniture styles provides for comfort in the narrow space. Cupcakes and such were available during the day, supplemented by a full menu from opening time till 9 daily. Latterly, the cask beer was a feature here with three beers normally being on, usually from but not always local such as First Chop, Marble, Hornbeam, and Dark Star breweries. No cask cider, but good bottled variants complimented a range of British and foreign bottled beers. Quirky, and a fun place to drink and socialise. Can get very busy inside and out, so you may have to stand at the bar.

    • Proove 160 Burton Road West Didsbury M20 1LH Telephone(0161) 669 9061

      A swish, fashionable pizzeria-restaurant with a wood-fired oven but with a bar to the front. The company behind this started in Sheffield running pop-ups, and then opened a restaurant; West Didsbury is their second such venture. The lighting is modern with the chrome fitting in the bar sporting multiple bulbs hanging down in a chandelier effect. Seating can be limited when busy. History: opened for business 28/2/17. A lone handpump sold either a beer from a Sheffield brewer or from more local Greater Manchester ones; this experiment ended in early 2018, sadly.

    • Saison 236 Burton Road West Didsbury M20 2LW Telephone(0161) 434 9521

      Sister bar to Dulcimer, Chorlton; like that, it is the co-tap for the Brewed by Oud brewing company in which deputy bar manager, Tom is one of the two brewers. The bar took the decision in early 2018 to stop selling cask beer, thus two disused handpumps grace the main bar along with a back bar font wall featuring sixteen keg lines. The bar is located centrally in the ground floor with free-standing tables both between the entrance and the bar, and to rear of the building. Staircases opposite the bar run down to the toilets and up to the first floor where there are more tables and seating plus a second smaller bar with a seven-font keg wall. There are a couple of tables under a canopy on pavement to front. Beers are sourced both from local breweries such as Blackjack and nationally distributed micro-brewers including Siren, Wild Beer, and Fyne Ales plus occasional beers from Thwaites / Marstons who fitted the cellar. There is an extensive bottled range of foreign and UK craft beers. Food consists of mixed tapas like small plates and burgers; Food only available at weekends currently as they are looking to recruit a full-time chef.

    • Volta 167 Burton Road West Didsbury M20 2LN Telephone(0161) 448 8887

      Styled by the owners as a 'neighbourhood eatery and bar' there is much more of a restaurant feel than at its sister venue in Chorlton, Electrik, including full table service for diners from the menu which has a distinct 'gastro' look to it - quality is the byword. As at the Chorlton venue, the intention is to make everybody welcome no matter what they call in for - food, a quick coffee or for an evening's drinks. As of late 2017, now mostly dining only, apart from standing at the bar it will be very difficult to get a table for solely drinking. Cask ale was dropped from sale in late 2019, prior to that three handpumps on the bar featured guests (often from local brewers such as Black Jack, and RedWillow) plus a beer from the Electrik Ale Experiment range - brewed exclusively for the group by Bollington's Happy Valley Brewery.

    • West Didsbury Club 173 Burton Road West Didsbury M20 2LN Telephone(0161) 445 3917

      This two roomed club has an air of faded glory about it which is in contrast to the increasing new found opulence elsewhere on Burton Road. The club sports three full sized snooker tables.

    • Zaranda 1 Lapwing Lane West Didsbury M20 2NT Telephone(0161) 448 0101

      Very plush modern interior, lots of black and gold that gives an air of sophistication to the otherwise very small space. Quite cramped for space in its street corner location, keg beer only. History: Reopened 12/11/18 as Zaranda; opened 2006 as One Lounge Bar.

  • Withington
    • Albert 454 Wilmslow Road Withington M20 3BG

      Former Wilsons house. A small, very traditional yet long-time keg only pub with an Irish flavour, both in its management and its decor.

    • Fuel Bar 448 Wilmslow Road Withington M20 3BW Telephone(0161) 448 9702

      Folksy single room keg bar set in a shop conversion. Opened in the early 2000s. Quirky and well-run cafe bar on the main street in central Withington. Set on two levels, there is an upper floor that seems to cater for musicians. Decent food is produced in adequate quantities, and mostly of a vegetarian nature too. Good range of draught ales, plus interesting bottles to choose from; no cask though.

    • Southside 445-447 Wilmslow Road Withington M20 4AN Telephone(0161) 434 1723

      Re-opened as Southside on 6/7/2020, a bright new look for a taco and tequila Mexican-inspired bar. This concentrates on spirits and food, so no real ale. History: Re-opened in August 2015 with a name change to Solomon's Cafe Bar, a fresh new look, and good to say it was selling cask beer once more. That however was short-lived, with the cask dropped in early 2017. Following an earlier refurbishment in late 2012, the then Solomon Grundy was extended to the rear. It was a modern bar with a Bohemian appeal with full-height windows to the front letting in plenty of natural light, and allowing customers a view of bustling Wilmslow Road. There was a bar to the front which extended to the rear, open area which was a bit of a sun-trap. A downstairs area was used at times for music and DJ nights. Along with beers, they also offered a selection of wines, and cocktails, alongside food in the form of bagels, crepes and pizzas.

  • Woodford
    • Avro Golf Club Old Hall Lane Woodford SK7 1RN Telephone(0161) 439 2709

      Members golf club situated at the end of the old Woodford airfield. Small wooden-panelled bar with photos and memorabilia.

    • Bramhall Cricket Club Church Lane Woodford SK7 1PQ Telephone(0161) 439 4672

      Bramhall Cricket Club 1st XI plays in the ECB Cheshire County league premier division along with three other senior teams and has a thriving junior section. Situated on a beautiful picturesque site in Woodford. The club rooms are available for private functions and can be hired all year round. NB. opening hours: during the season the hours are as shown. Outside of that, the club is likely to be closed in the close season apart from special activities.

    • Woodford Centre Chester Road Woodford SK7 1PS Telephone(0161) 439 1651

      Large two-hall community centre situated on Chester Road used extensively by numerous groups and organisations. Small bar and lounge room to the left side of building, the larger function room occupies the right hand side. Available to hire. Extensive well-tended grounds to the rear aspect. The halls are available for public bookings. NB: opening hours: vary but community groups use facilities throughout the day. Bar facilities only open for specific events.

  • Wythenshawe
    • Benchill & District Conservative Club Crossacres Road Wythenshawe M22 5BS Telephone(0161) 498 9353

      Single-storey club house with two members’ rooms and a function room. One of the member’s rooms sports two snooker tables. Comfortable but standard club interior with televisions showing sports events. Function room for hire.

    • Cornishman Cornishway Wythenshawe M22 0JX Telephone(0161) 437 3391

      Large multi-roomed Marston's (former Banks's) house. That said, when you get inside, it appears considerably smaller than you think. Comfortable pub in the usual plan of vault and lounge, split by the central bar. Real ale was reintroduced early 2014 at the request of loyal regulars, whose preferred tipple was Wychwood's Hobgoblin; sadly cask ale was dropped in early 2017. Has two pool tables and also boasts its own football team. Function room is available for hire: capacity is 150. History: 1960 new-build Wilsons Brewery house, acquired by Marstons.

    • Red Beret Cornishway Wythenshawe M22 1PB Telephone(0161) 490 8981

      Resolutely keg former Bass house built around 1962. Large multi-room interior.

    • St John's Catholic Club 299 Greenwood Road, Benchill Wythenshawe M22 8HB Telephone(0161) 998 5807

      Club opened in 1957 and is still going strong over sixty years later. Unprepossessing to the external eye, but very friendly and warm community-based club; It has a large games room with three full-size snooker tables, plus a pool table; a sizeable comfortable lounge exists for those seeking a quiet drink, and a well used function room with a separate bar. Despite the name the club is open to all in the community irrespective of faith. The large function room is available for hire for parties, charity fundraising evenings, christenings, funerals and any other function. Bookings must be made by a member of the club. Artistes perform in the concert room every Sunday evening.

Branch pubs temporary closed

These are currently closed with their longer term prospects still not clear.

Branch area temporary closed

  • Ardwick
    • Manchester Brewing Co 66 North Western Street Ardwick M12 6DX Telephone(0161) 273 6167

      Closed 4/1/2023 as business ceased trading; future uncertain. Opened 25/4/2017 in railway arch premises. History: The brewery tap was open only very occasionally to members of the public, albeit most weekends they hosted private functions. Check their Facebook page for fuller details of events.

    • Temperance Street Brewery & Taproom 75 North Western Street Ardwick M12 6DY

      Closed 24/9/2023 as business no longer viable; future uncertain. On 20/9/2023 they announced complete closure of the business, brewery, and tap room would happen on 24/9/2023. See the statement on their Facebook page. Became Temperance Street Brewery & Taproom following the sale and takeover of former Beer Nouveau premises. It reopened on 31/12/2022. Their primary purpose is, of course, to make beer, but it is also open as a taproom, where people can drink beer and cider that has been brewed or made on-site. History: In the Beer Nouveau days, as the name suggested, this was the brewery tap set inside the brewery itself, where drinkers would be served beers where they were brewed by brewer, Steve Dunkley. Situated in a railway arch near Piccadilly Station, in an area that has proven popular with the brewing community. The furniture and bar were made from reclaimed pallets, while all glasses are donated from customers collections from beer festivals around the British Isles. From late 2019 the premises was also home to Origami Brewery, and a "community brew space" called Temperance Street Brewery. The latter offered Brew Day Experiences and Vouchers to let keen tyros have a go.

  • Burnage
    • Burnage Community Sports & Social Club Mauldeth Road Burnage M19 1AB Telephone(0161) 282 9304

      Closed 26/8/2022 by order of police following raid on premises to investigate alleged illegal activities. This ex-cricket club (the cricket field is now partially built upon) was refurbished in 2016. That upgraded both the members’ room and the function room but regretfully it still sells no real ale. Outside the children are catered for with a small menagerie including chickens, rabbits and sheep. One wonders how long it is since sheep last grazed in Burnage? Function room for hire.

  • Cheadle
    • Turquoise 65 High Street Cheadle SK8 1BJ Telephone(0161) 428 5544

      Closed long-term 24/11/2022. Conversion to Turkish restaurant use c.24/11/2022 albeit seemingly without planning permission; however this could be because the premises was already considered as a restaurant class by the local authority. History: Had many a name, the latest name, Turquoise came about c.1/5/2010. Latterly it was an upmarket restaurant with a bar added. Long gone were the days when it sold cask Websters, and Wilsons Bitter in the 1990s. Started life as the Old Vine, a small bar selling mostly keg John Smiths, then became the Vine, followed by BarSh, and Finbar's.

  • Cheadle Hulme
    • Hesketh 63 Hulme Hall Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 6JZ Telephone(0161) 348 7150

      Change of use to restaurant granted 11/10/2023. Planning Application DC/089447 | Remove existing astro turf and play area, extend rear stone terrace. Resurface and alter carpark layout. reform ramp with planters to East carpark. Repaint building external walls. Repair part of existing building roof like for like. Submitted 3/8/2023 by Pesto Restaurants Ltd. Closed 5/1/2023 supposedly awaiting a new tenant. Thoroughly boarded-up 1/4/2023. This is a good community pub that is busy on Friday nights with a lively atmosphere for those who like background music. A good balance is struck between a choice of real ales and food. There is a large bar extending into a carvery (noon-9pm daily) serving area. The rest of the ground floor is screened into four areas, quite well decorated for Interior Decorator’s pastiche, with a gas flame-effect fire in one room, and in the rear room that is neatly decorated, an enclosed stove also gas fired. Some may say there has been a loss of original character, yet it continues to thrive as a destination for both drinkers and diners. There is an attractive garden area at the rear with a large car park that replaced the bowling green in the 1970s.

  • Chorlton-on-Medlock
    • Jabez Clegg 2 Portsmouth Street Chorlton-on-Medlock M13 9GB Telephone(0161) 272 8612

      Closed 17/11/2013. Change of use granted 11/3/2011. Planning Application 093248/FO/2010/C1 | Proposed development for 68 student accommodation units plus 2 cluster units with ancillary support services and cafe bar, including conversion and new building following partial demolition of the existing building. Granted 11/3/2011. History: it described itself as a Beer Hall, perhaps even the ultimate student beer hall, and that is what you got. Set in a most characterful building, it had a long bar alongside which were tables to stand up at. Above and parallel to those was a series of deep booths set out refectory style. A small snug area off this has some more comfy lounge furniture. Popular student venue. Table football machine. It was always going to be a huge money-spinner and its success laid the foundations for the locally successful Hale Leisure chain of bars and pubs.

    • Mawson 74-80 Frances Street Chorlton-on-Medlock M13 9SQ Telephone(0161) 273 2157

      A heritage statement submitted on behalf of the owners in November 2022 made clear that they are looking for change of use Class E for the ground floor, and Class C4 (HMO) for the first floor. Planning Application 125024/LO/2019 | Listed Building Consent for internal alterations, room sub-division and refurbishment of interior and exterior. Validated 27/1/2020. Closed 2/3/2012. History: Conversion work was begun mid-2019, and the city council were aware of work. Sadly, it appears that it will never to return to pub use again. It is Grade II listed (as of 31/2/2012) and is on CAMRA's Heritage Pubs, National Inventory which was hoped would preclude it from any hasty action. Internally it was quite a small multi-roomed house, the original floor-plan had been retained throughout. A remarkable feature of most rooms were the green and gold decorated celings with elaborate diamond-shaped plasterwork relief. Fine woodwork was displayed around the bar, the vestibule, and each room. All rooms had original doors, and fixed seating, in a comforting red hue. Originally sold cask Tetley Mild, Bitter, and Ind Coope Burton Ale.

  • Didsbury
    • Wishing Well 1D School Lane Didsbury M20 6RD Telephone(0161) 399 0742

      Closed c.16/2/2024 with future uncertain. Interior has been largely cleared out. In design this a modern bar/restaurant set out over two good sized floors. Spacious ground floor with outside seating, albeit uncovered. A curving staircase leads you to the first floor which is mostly set aside for diners. Apart from the stairs, the two floors are linked by a feature "hole" or reveal in the upper floor.

  • Gorton
    • Frankie's Belle Vue Social Club 86 Belle Vue Street Gorton M12 5PP Telephone(0161) 223 0688

      Closed c.11/2/2023 with all signage removed; future uncertain and no planning application found. History: Social club with a function room for hire. Former British Legion, but latterly in different ownership. Plenty of events, including occasional live artists.

    • Gorton Mount 187 Mount Road Gorton M18 7QG Telephone(0161) 637 9100

      Closed 23/4/2019 for potential conversion to housing. Planning application 130073/FO/2021 | Change of use from a public house (sui generis) with residential accommodation above to 15 bedroom guest house (Use Class C1). Refused 17/6/2021. 127515/FO/2020 was also refused 21/10/2020, future uncertain. History: After a period of closure and operating as a restaurant, the pub re-opened in 1/10/2018 as a bar restaurant. Two smart rooms, one with pool table; popular national keg brands dominated the bar. The food menu consisted of burgers, hot-dogs and such; weekend entertainment was provided, usually by a DJ. Families were welcome too. Former lively Boddington's Brewery house. Sold nothing but keg beer in its latter years. Converted 7/2/2016 to Afro-Caribbean restaurant. Advertised for sale by auction on 4/2/2015 at £195,000. Closed 30/3/2012.

  • Hazel Grove
    • Anchor Inn 62 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4AF Telephone(0161) 483 4140

      Conversion building works began 28/8/2023. Change of use applied for 5/10/2022. Closed long-term 20/1/2022. Planning Application DC/086730 | Proposed rear single storey extension to Ground Floor and change of use for Beauty and Tanning Studio (Sui Generis). Proposed first floor rear extension, conversion of First Floor residential unit, into 2 number one bedroom apartments and 1 number two bedroom apartment. Validated 15/6/2023. Further Planning App. DC/086635 | Proposed detached three Bedroom dwelling on land behind 62 London Road with associated off street parking. Validated 15/6/2023. History: Single roomed establishment with a muted nautical theme with photos, a ship’s wheel, even a figurehead of a Turk. The pub itself had a pleasant multi-roomed feel despite there being a considerable amount of opening up over the years. There was a well appointed smoking area at the back and beyond that a beer garden. Darts and crib on Tues and pool on Weds. A local football teams also based itself at the pub. Regular lunchtime menu comprised toasties, burgers, chips and similar straightforward pub fare. Weddings and funerals were also catered for. It was to have been demolished sometime in 2011 for a proposed expansion of the next-door Asda supermarket, but the developers and Robinsons had second thoughts, so all was well with the pub for another eleven years.

    • Bird in Hand 117-119 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4HH Telephone(0161) 483 6728

      For sale 1/9/2023 as "Former Public House", no planning application found however. Closed 29/1/2023 awaiting a new tenant after a planned refurbishment. Single L-shaped room decorated with an interesting collection of drawings and photographs of old Hazel Grove and Stockport. A fishing club meets here on Wednesdays and there is Karaoke on Fridays and Saturdays. The smoking area is a gazebo in the yard behind. There are only a few parking spaces in the pub's alley but there is plenty of public parking locally. NB that as of early 2022 cask beer availability is variable and is most likely to be one from Robinson's "White Label" range.

    • Tahiti Bar 397-401 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 6AA Telephone(0161) 419 9607

      Closed 2/9/2023 being marketed as licensed premises. This is a modern keg café bar and restaurant set over two floors has a contemporary look and feel to it; well used by a mixed crowd. It has a function room for hire which can be booked irrespective of current opening hours.

  • Heald Green
    • Beech Tree 128 Outwood Road Heald Green SK8 3LZ Telephone(0161) 498 8858

      Structure damaged by fire on 2/6/2023. Future very uncertain now. History: Comfortably appointed estate house. Separate vault to left with large drop-down TV screen, darts area and pool table. A large open fire completed the setting, with wall decor related to football and boxing. The right hand part was a nicely fitted-out lounge with a small snug area off it and a small stage area too. In mid-2016, it was taken on by a young couple with small children. They invested heavily to make this a local, family-orientated warm place to be, with a brand new children's indoor play area and new kitchen that served up great food as well.

  • Heaton Moor
    • Hula Heaton Moor 17 Shaw Road Heaton Moor SK4 4AG Telephone(0161) 806 0125

      Closed 31/10/2018 as part of MAD Ltd collapse. Future uncertain. History: Contemporary cafe bar with a Tiki and cocktail theme, with food and drink in the form of tapas and deli items, served from breakfast till lunch daily. Acoustic live music was promised. During its time as the Blue Cat, it sold cask beers from Ramsbottom's First Chop brewery. Timeline - Time & Place closed 27/8/2017, then re-opened as Hula in 29/9/2017. Became Time & Place in c.1/9/2015 by owner Georgina Donnelly. This emerged out of the remnants of the Blue Cat, this first opened c.1/6/1996 and was run by Georgina's father, Danny Donnelly. The Blue Cat shut its doors in c.1/7/2015 after being unable to secure permission to open until 1am.

  • Ladybarn
    • Brewers Arms 149-151 Ladybarn Lane Ladybarn M14 6RQ Telephone(0161) 224 5576

      Closed 14/10/2019, change of use granted 29/11/2022. Planning Application 134870/FO/2022 | Erection of 3 no. two storey residential dwellinghouses (with living accommodation within the roof space) together with associated landscaping and boundary treatments following the demolition of existing vacant former Public House. Granted 29/11/2022. History: One L-shaped room fitted out partially with a rustic bare-boarded floor and partially with a tiled floor. Although it ended its days as a keg only pub, prior to closure there was hope of a return to cask as they were awaiting handpumps being installed. That would have been good to see, as these days the Brewers would be the only pub left trading in Ladybarn. Further changes were expected but never materialised, such as modern decor, and adding a bistro area at the rear. Barbecues were also to be tried, along with nights for students, open-mic, and quizzes, plus karaoke and Motown.

  • Levenshulme
    • Buttery at POD 30 Albert Road Levenshulme M19 2FP Telephone(0161) 248 7990

      Closed 12/11/2017, change of use granted 21/9/2018. Planning Application 120507/FO/2018 | Change of use of former post office and sorting office to a mixed use licensed food hall, grocery shop and deli, microbrewery, community space and associated offices with installation of PhotoVoltaic panels to flat roofs and elevational alterations to rear outbuildings. Granted 21/9/2018. History: Following a short period of closure around Christmas 2015, it emerged as the Buttery. Set in part of the building housing Levenshulme Post Office, where the right-hand side is the pub (formerly the Post Office Deli [POD]), while the left remains as a PO parcels collection office. POD began life in May 2010 in what was the public counter portion of the building, in those days it functioned purely as a café as it had no on-licence. It then went on to gain that on-licence a year later, at first selling British bottled ales and draught continental lagers. Two cask ales drawn from hand-pulls were added in mid-June of 2013 to add gloss to its already polished credentials. If keg craft beers are your thing, then the six tap dispensers on the wall will be of interest. An avant-garde set-up that would rival its contemporaries in either of the nearby trendy neighbourhoods of Chorlton or West Didsbury. It consists of a large room with space for plenty of tables, the decor is light and welcoming, brightened by a wall decorated in a bold floral print, plus a red wall that evokes memories of Post Office colours. Along the rear wall, part of what was the original PO counter now serves as the bar and deli display counter; from here food is served daily till about an hour before close (generally till 9pm). The food consists of pies, platters, soups, stews, and such like. The menu choices change from week to week, and varies depending on the season. The former courtyard at the front acts as the outside drinking area, where shade is provided for by table umbrellas; as you can imagine this is well used in times of good weather. All in all, Buttery is a real breath of fresh air for Levenshulme as it differs so much from what else is on offer in the town.

    • Dice Lounge 936 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3NN Telephone(0161) 425 1449

      Conversion began 1/4/2023 to restaurant use. Closed 23/10/2018, all signage removed. Work underway 1/4/2023 converting the interior. Planning Application 124089/FO/2019 | Proposed change of use from Class A1 charity shop at 938 Stockport Road and Class A4 Wine Bar at 936 Stockport Road to a restaurant (Class A3) with associated elevational alterations and the installation of 2 no. extraction flues to rear elevations. Granted 18/12/2019. CDN/23/0419 | Discharge of conditions 4 (noise) and 7 (fumes) attached to planning permission referenced 124089/FO/2019. Granted 4/9/2023. History: Swanky cocktail and champagne bar. Long interior, with plush decoration throughout; there was an outside drinking yard to the rear. Opened 27/2/2016 in the former Railway Hotel premises.

    • Fiddlers Green 881 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3PG Telephone(0161) 224 2254

      Change of use from Public House (Sui Generis) to Restaurant (Class E(b)) not applied for, and building works underway 1/5/2023 and completed c.19/6/2023. Council planning enforcement officer informed 8/10/2023. Council responded 13/10/2023 that no planning had been sought, but they didn't say what action would be taken. Converted 19/6/2023 to Asian restaurant use. Closed 18/4/2023. Opened c.1/1/1982 in former bank premises. As of 2/1/2023, it was announced that the pub had been sold and the long-term licencees of 32 years said the pub would be closing sometime after the Cheltenham Festival and St Patrick’s Day, 17/3/2023. History: High-set, low-lit independently-owned Irish pub. Very comfortably appointed and well maintained establishment. Never sold cask beer as there was never a demand from its customers.

    • Fred's Ale House 843 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3PW Telephone(0161) 221 0297

      Business advertised for sale, to lease, or to rent 8/11/2023. Closed 14/8/2023, as owner's seek new tenants. Lying at the heart of Levenshulme's busy centre, Fred's describes itself as part-bar, part-coffee shop and arcade. It is set over three floors with a neat yet narrow interior with a stylish bar set to left side, its size dictates that this is mostly for stand-up drinking on the ground floor apart from some seats at front and rear. The formerly somewhat spartan-looking basement has become a drinking area-cum vintage arcade games and events space; there is a large TV screen for showing short films and live sport. It can accommodate live gigs and acoustic acts too. Meanwhile the upstairs lounge has more seating and accommodate meetings if required. A few strides away from this is a walled roof terrace giving good views to the back of the property. A smart space at the front featuring lovely tilework allows outdoor drinking with a degree of shelter; there is an outside smoking area to the rear as well. It also serves a selection of coffees and hot drinks. Food can be obtained via partners, Kitchen 33, this includes Greek and Mexican-inspired dishes, plus a Sunday Roast. Their own cask beer range may well be developed in future if an arrangement with a small micro-brewery to supply the small chain of Levenshulme Pub Co independent bars can be agreed.

  • Longsight
    • Ducie Arms 424 Stockport Road Longsight M12 4FX Telephone(0161) 224 0000

      Closed c.1/1/2002. Change of use granted 25/11/2021. Planning Application 128987/FO/2020 | Erection of a three storey mixed use development comprising a medical centre (Class E) on the ground floor and 8 x residential apartments (Class C3) above, together with associated car parking and landscaping following demolition of existing building. Granted 25/11/2021. History: A small former Whitbread house. A very long time on keg beer.

  • Northenden
    • Grapes Lounge Bar 297 Palatine Road Northenden M22 4HH Telephone(0161) 945 3492

      Closed c.6/9/2023 with future uncertain. Long, mood-lit room with some sofas on one side, and some high tables on the other side. Until mid-2020, usually had one or two cask ales on offer, but they were dropped amid the Covid-19 crisis. The outside area at the front is coralled off from the busy street by wooden partitions. Quiz night Wed, karaoke on Fri, and live music on Sat.

    • Tatton Arms Boat Lane Northenden M22 4HR Telephone(0161) 945 2255

      Closed 1/4/2008, Change of use granted 30/4/2021. Site visit of 29/1/2023 found the site now surrounded by high fencing, the building in a poor condition and now looking ready for demolition. Planning Application 125635/FO/2019 | Conversion of former Tatton Arms public house to create 7 new residential (C3) apartments and development of a further 21 new apartments (C3) to the rear following partial demolition of existing extensions together with associated access, parking and landscaping. Granted 30/4/2021. History: was a very large Entrepreneur house built in 1895 it occupied a glorious position overlooking the Mersey. In the 1990s it sold cask Wilsons Bitter, Websters Bitter and Choice, and Ruddles County.

  • Offerton
    • Golden Hind Lisburne Lane Offerton SK2 5RH Telephone(0161) 456 9226

      Closed 23/11/2023, with the owners hoping to redevelop site. Future will remain uncertain until a planning application is submitted and approved. History: Large open-plan corner dining pub popular with families during the day, and those eating to a budget. In the evening, the pub catered more for the TV sports crowd and the young. A variety of pub entertainment was reguarly featured, ranging from the occasional live band, satellite TV, and assorted amusement machines.

  • Reddish
    • Ventile Brew Co Unit 4, Spur Mill, Broadstone Hall Rd Sth Reddish SK5 7BY Telephone07445 103282

      Closed c.1/11/2023 with future of the business uncertain. As of mid-2022, the Saturday 1600-2200hrs open session was suspended for a year or so. This was because Ventile were temporarily running Station Hop bar in Levenshulme on a maternity cover basis. The Ventile beers featured at Station Hop as a consequence. History: Former industrial premises formed the brewery and its associated brew tap. A no-frills interior with picnic tables-cum-refectory style seating in which to enjoy the rustic ambience of the place. The modern well-maintained brew kit could be examined at close quarters. You could buy their beers for consumption off the premises too. The beer was live by CAMRA's definition and they were served from membrane-keg containers. The Ventile name was a nod to WWII history in Manchester. It was a cotton fabric invented in the city that found favour for fighter pilot's flying suits that extended their survival chances should they ditch in water.

  • Stockport
    • Bulls Head 13 Market Place Stockport SK1 1EW Telephone07505 745003

      #### NEWS FLASH #### as of 29/1/2020 Robinson's announced a £400k refurbishment of the Bulls Head, the oldest pub in the Market Place, to re-open its doors for the first time in 8 years. The grade II listed pub, which dates back to 1731, has been closed since November 2011 following a tough trade period for the pub (and the town as a whole) but Robinsons are hoping to complete the refurbishment in time for the brewery’s 182nd birthday in September 2020. Closed 10/01/2011; mothballed by Robinsons on 10/1/2012, as they wish to find a future use for it. For an historic setting you cannot beat this one. Across the cobbled street from each other in the market place, atop the stone steps the preserved Victorian frontage of the Bulls stands face-to-face with the renovated market hall building. Inside, although opened-out into basically one large, high-ceilinged room, it retains an antique feeling. A must to see is the black and white tiled floor found in so many Robinsons pubs. There is however also a black and white, and terracotta example. Music here is inescapable as it is in the top three of Stockport’s music venues, with regular bands and DJs. There is a small snug down the corridor to the rear yard where the smoking area is located. Prior to construction of the market hall, the upstairs window was used extensively to address the crowds. Only pub on Stockport's Blue Plaque Trail.

    • Comfortable Gill 34 King Street West, Edgeley Stockport SK3 0DY Telephone07944 458956

      Closed 28/2/2023, future uncertain. To be demolished thereafter as part of the Stockport West regeneration scheme. No planning application found. The bar confronts you upon pushing your way through the saloon doors. Tidy pub with olde-worlde look to it as the decor is rustic in the two front rooms, and a further Games room lies beyond. Karaoke is a theme here, running from Thu-Sun (quiz too on Sun); it claims to be the town's number one for karaoke. Once sold Copper Dragon beers.

    • Cosmopolitan 205 Manchester Road, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 1TN Telephone(0161) 480 4639

      Demolition applied for 14/3/2024. Planning Application DC/091228 | Full planning permission for the demolition of existing structures, erection of a drive thru coffee shop (Class E / Sui Generis use), vehicle and cycle parking (including EV charging), landscaping and associated development. Registered 14/3/2024. Demolition applied for 17/7/2019 to become apartments. Closed 30/3/2009. Planning Application DC/074130 | Demolition of existing vacant Public House and erection of a three storey residential development, comprising 16 no. apartments with associated access, parking, landscaping, cycle/refuse storage and external works. Registered 17/7/2019. History: former new-build 1960s Boddington's house constructed in the estate style, that consisted of two large rooms separated by the bar. Originally the Three Crowns, then later on had a brief period as Venue. Final name change was to the Cosmopolitan. As the Three Crowns it sold cask Boddingtons Mild, Bitter, John Smiths, and Whitbread Old Henry.

    • Full Shilling 11 Tiviot Dale Stockport SK1 1TA Telephone(0161) 000 0000

      Closed 2/10/2014 and up for sale; future is uncertain. For sale by auction as of 12/7/2018. History: Originally the Kings Head. Closed, then re-opened a few times, one could never be quite sure what was happening? Narrow building, with plenty of dark wood panelling throughout. Bare-boarded, the bay-windowed front leads you to the bar which was set midway down the body of the pub. It then opened out towards the rear where a comfy TV and lounge area existed. Latterly as the Kings Head it sold cask Worthington Best, Draught Bass, and a guest ale.

    • George 15 Wellington Road North Stockport SK4 1AF Telephone(0161) 477 3927

      Demolition and change of use applied for 25/1/2024: Planning Application DC/090940 | Demolition of the existing building and redevelopment of the site with a part 12, part 17 storey building providing commercial / co-working space at ground floor and upper floor levels, 76 apartments on the upper floors, with associated cycle and refuse storage facilities at lower ground floor level and resident amenity space. Premises "To Let" as of 13/5/2018; and as of 2/4/2018, the licence had lapsed, so that was a further barrier to it re-opening. Closed 2/12/2017 future was uncertain as the building required quite a lot of work on it. History: Quarry tiled bar floor and elsewhere solid oak floor boards. It was lit by two large roof lights so the place was full of natural light on a sunny day. There were three distinct areas plus a pool room. TV sports orientated especially football. Very handy for the Hatting Museum, Mersey Square and the Plaza Theatre. The regular cask cider was Black Dragon. Cask ale loyalty offer introduced late 2015: buy five pints of any cask ale and receive your sixth pint free. Offer was run through a loyalty card and stamp.

    • Glass Spider 6 Vernon Street Stockport SK1 1TY Telephone07512 346283

      Closed 3/4/2023 with uncertain future as the owner, Joe Patten, cited rising costs and fewer people going out meaning the venue was now unviable. History: Stylish, upmarket "swing bar". For such a small interior, it was imaginatively fitted-out to make it appear larger. Thus, it featured plenty of leather button-back seating, Britannia tables, and dividing screens topped with leaded glass features. Some individual booths down one side added intimacy as each booth could be closed off with its own door.

    • Grapes 2 Quantock Close, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 1LF Telephone(0161) 480 6021

      Closed c.1/2/2024, tenancy being marketed by Admiral Taverns. Two-room Victorian-built pub that was once part of the former Boddington's extensive estate. On entering the pub, you will find a sports area to the left side with a TV. A pool table, and darts board. To the right side of the pub is the lounge area featuring an open fire with comfortable seating. Access to the beer garden is also from the right hand side of the pub. This large external area benefits from a significant amount of cover. The main area has a horseshoe-shaped central bar that serves all areas. Returned to selling cask beer in mid-2013, but that turned out to be short-lived.

    • Hope Inn 118 Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 2LL Telephone(0161) 637 6191

      Change of use granted 13/11/2023 and building works underway as of 18/7/2023. Closed long-term 1/4/2022, Council planning enforcement officer informed 20/7/2023. Confirmation of our complaint about possible planning breach received from SMBC on 31/7/2023. Response received 20/11/2023, viz "The site was the subject of a planning application submitted in May, reference DC/088851 and therefore it was not appropriate to consider whether a breach was occurring that might be remedied by the application. The application was approved on 13th November. That means that planning control is regularised and there is no breach to consider. There is therefore no further action for the council to take." Planning Application DC/088850 | Change of use from Public House (Sui Generis) to Fish & Chips Restaurant ( class E) with elevational alterations and erection of extraction flue to rear and erection of new signage to front. Granted 13/11/2023. History: Perhaps, fittingly, owner Martin Wood decided to close on April Fools Day given that he named his erstwhile brewery, Fool Hardy Ales. Martin chose to close things so that he could concentrate fully on the future of his family and personal affairs. The Hope offered six cask ales, four of which were formerly brewed in-house at the Hope's very own micro-brewery, ‘Fool Hardy Ales’ (www.foolhardyales.co.uk). That name was a nod to the past history of the Hope which started life as a Hardy's Crown Ales brewery house; this was then acquired by Bass. Owner, Martin Wood had worked in the past with Outstanding Brewery's Dave Porter, and indeed Dave installed the micro-brewery here. Other changing ales from breweries across the country were available, alongside foreign draught and bottled beers. Two compact rooms, vault to left with a small games room to the rear of that. In the games area you would find a table football machine, a retro arcade video game, and a classic pinball machine. The more comfortably appointed lounge with raised-seating area was to the right. Throughout was done in a modern decor with lovely polished wood floors. Lunches in the form of cold pies were available, these were being served Sun-Thu noon till 8, Fri-Sat noon till 7.

    • Newbridge Lane Club 44 Tamworth Street, Portwood Stockport SK1 2PB Telephone(0161) 477 8647

      Closed c.1/11/2023, business being marketed for sale by Savills. Friendly staff and management, club open to non-members. The club is divided into four areas, three pleasantly decorated in a modern style. An open lounge area with ample seating and one slot machine. A darts room leads through to a snooker room with a full sized snooker table, both areas have seating. The fourth area is a beautiful manicured award winning beer garden. "Beer Garden of the Year 2018" (Stockport Pubs & Clubs). Club organises weekend barbecues, an annual charity fun day, regular music events including tribute acts, etc. There is no function room to hire, but members can book the lounge for celebrations/funerals etc. Quite well hidden away behind housing on Newbridge Lane.

    • Pineapple Inn 159 Heaton Lane Stockport SK4 1AQ Telephone(0161) 480 3221

      Closed 11/6/2019 until further notice; owners Robinsons mothballed the pub at that date. Their in-house magazine 'The Unicorn' Spring 2024 edition stated that major investment in the premises will take place in 2024. This coincides with the opening of the nearby bus interchange across the river, and the numerous residential developments going on. The Pineapple is a pub that feels like it should really be on a homely street well away from the hustle and bustle of life rather than only yards from the A6 in the centre of Stockport. Inside this friendly and cosy pub the two rooms to the front have been opened out somewhat but are still clearly separate and on the walls are numerous plates many of which the customers have brought back from their foreign travels for the very longstanding licensee. To the rear is a more basic games room resplendent with an array of trophies, from which leads the entrance to the smoking area. Originally a coaching house prior to becoming a pub early in the 20th century the building was the local headquarters of the botanical society. Very handy for Stockport’s Hatting Museum, the Plaza Theatre and Mersey Square. Note that closing hours may vary depending on the level of trade in the evening.

    • Queens Head 12 Little Underbank Stockport SK1 1JT Telephone(0161) 480 0725

      Closed 10/5/2023 as owners seek a new tenant. The Queens or 'Turner's Vaults' as it is sometimes referred to, is a much-prized Stockport hostelry dating back to at least the 1790's. It still maintains its three-room layout with the front narrow bar room including alcoves and a grandfather clock; the small snug tucked in the middle of the pub and at the back a quieter more comfortable room that might be used for meetings. The decor includes plenty of wooden panels and wood flooring, while around the walls are pictures of Victorian characters, old advertisements and mirrors. The snug has a stove 'wood burner' for those cold days and it helps keep things cosy when in use. This Samuel Smith pub does some lunchtime snacks but it is primarily a busy drinker's pub serving the cheapest pint in Stockport (excepting the odd Wetherspoon offer) To sum up, this is a pub where traditional service and ambience take centre stage.

    • Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre Apsley Street Stockport SK1 1YE Telephone(0161) 612 4100

      Closed long-term 20/1/2022 with its future uncertain. PLEASE NOTE, the Visitor Centre remains open, just the Brewery Bar has closed. Confirmed 3/2/2023 that they plan to move to the UPC packaging facility on Ashton Road, Bredbury by 2027/28. History: Sited in what was the former 'Unicorn Room', this was an impressive and bright space incorporating both visitor centre, and a bar. Approached via the reception area then down some steps, you went through a well-lit corridor-cum-standing drinking area decorated with images of the brewer's brands and historic bottles. Then it emerged into the main bar area; plenty of light wood furniture married well with the hardwood flooring. A nod to the past was evinced by a wall containing old copper brewing vessels. Primarily a space to entertain visitors who had completed the brewery tour, yet it operated as a bar and cafe in its own right. Good place to be the first to try the seasonal beers as well as doing light lunches, tapas, and cakes.

    • Town Bar 26 Lower Hillgate Stockport SK1 1JE Telephone07594 148585

      A Premises Licence Application has been submitted as follows - Application type: premises licence Applicant: Lapana Limited Premises address: 26 Lower Hillgate, SK1 1J Application date: 15 March 2024 Activities applied for: the supply of alcohol, on and off the premises Sunday to Thursday 11am to midnight, Friday to Saturday 11am to 2am; recorded music (indoors) Sunday to Wednesday 11pm to midnight, Thursday to Saturday 11pm to 2am. Last date for representations: 12 April 2024. Closed 12/6/2023 with premises sold and the future uncertain. History: Small bar down the street from Robinson's Brewery. Set on two floors, it specialised in cocktails. Upstairs hosted occasional poker games.

    • Waterloo Waterloo Road Stockport SK1 3BD Telephone(0161) 480 8647

      Closed 5/8/2016, stripped of signage and boarded up - future uncertain, although owner's Robinsons are known to mothball pubs until better economic times come around. History: Situated just off Middle Hillgate near Strawberry Studios (where artists such as Joy Division, Neil Sedaka, The Smiths, Stone Roses and Paul McCartney all recorded there) and opposite the site of the 1967 Hopes Carr air disaster (site is marked by blue plaque and memorial stone). It had a well furnished lounge which contained the bar, a vault, games room and snug. The pub was well supported by a dedicated clientele of imbibers and had a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

    • White Lion 20 Great Underbank Stockport SK1 1LW Telephone(0161) 480 6963

      Reopening expected in late 2023. As of 6/7/2022, plans put forward to allow the ground floor and basement of the building to operate once more as a pub. Planning Application DC/084387 | Internal and external alterations to facilitate reuse of The White Lion Public House as a public house (sui generis use) and provision of ancillary outside seating area. Granted 29/6/2022. Also Planning Application DC/088718 | Installation of illuminated individual letter sign, submitted 16/5/2023. In 2020, the upper storeys were converted to apartments this under the auspices of Stockport Metro BC, Closed 14/6/2009. History: The building was deteriorating and had been reportedly vandalised inside. This town centre landmark returned to selling cask beer in 2008. There had been a pub on this site since the 15th century; the current building was built in 1904 for Chesters brewery. A large building with three areas all decorated in light shades. To the right was the performance and big TV area, down the left side was comfortable seating, whilst beyond was a lower area with quite an intimate feel. Interesting old photos of the pub abounded along with other artefacts. Lunches were served 11-4 (not Tue or Sun). The pub featured live bands every week, and there was also a comedy evening on Thursdays. A function room was to be available upstairs at a future date. Closest pub to the Air Raid Shelter Tour.

  • Withington
    • Turnpike 520-522 Wilmslow Road Withington M20 4BT Telephone(0161) 445 4565

      Closed 1/9/2018 as owners are seeking a new tenant. Formerly the Wellington, this was acquired when Samuel Smith bought out Rochdale & Manor brewery. The pub was extended into the next door shop unit, then renamed in the early 1960s. At the same time the interior was thoroughly remodelled. Spartanly fitted-out vault on the left with a pebbled chimney breast, the right-hand lounge meanwhile is more comfortably furnished and has a lakeland stone faced fireplace together with wood-panelled walls. A recent conversion to cask ale and a listing in CAMRA's National Inventory of historic pub interiors has boosted this pub's profile.

  • Woodford
    • Deanwater Hotel Wilmslow Road Woodford SK7 1RJ Telephone(01625) 522906

      Closed 18/11/2023 with future uncertain of the hotel in its present form as the owners have retired. From January 2024 the hotel will be put up for sale, and its future as a venue may become clearer at that time. History: Country house hotel set in its own grounds and beautiful countryside. Available for dining, functions, weddings and conferences. The hotel is far more extensive than can be seen from the road. The bar and restaurant are at the rear in a low black and white mock-Tudor building. Very comfortable surroundings and gives the air of being quite upmarket. The most south-westerly pub in metro Stockport; cross the bridge over the River Dean and you're in Cheshire...

  • Wythenshawe
    • Mountain Ash Portway Wythenshawe M22 1SF Telephone(0161) 436 8277

      Closed 13/1/2023, future uncertain as site is fenced off, and seemingly building work is being undertaken. Allegedly the premises has been bought by the former licensee. and it is now being used as a private residence. No planning application for this change of use has been found. History: Large two-room, keg-only estate pub. Formerly part of the Burtonwood estate. Opened 1961 new-build Wilsons Brewery house.

    • Woodpecker Selstead Road Wythenshawe M22 1TP Telephone(0161) 900 0000

      Closed 2/2/2019, boarded up and fenced off 15/12/2022 future uncertain. No planning application found. History: Neatly presented, keg-only estate pub set in well-tended grounds. Originally part of the Bass empire, it opened in the 1960s.

LOST IN ACTION! - Permanently closed branch pubs

Premises demolished, converted to other use or otherwise lost to the pub trade

Permanently closed pubs

  • Abbey Hey
    • Abbey Hey Hotel 254 Abbey Hey Lane Abbey Hey M18 8RP Telephone(0161) 371 7691

      Demolished 6/2/2010. Site is now housing. Closed c1/6/2007. Planning Application 091144/FO/2009/N2 | Change of use of former Public House to five self contained flats with car parking to the rear and a new disabled access ramp to front entrance. Refused 12/10/2009. History: Large, characterful former Bass house. In the 1990s it sold cask Bass Toby Light, and Stones Bitter. Resolutely keg in its latter years.

    • Garibaldi 161 Lees Street Abbey Hey M18 8QL

      Converted 1/12/2020 for residential use (Class C3). Closed 15/3/2017, sold at auction for non-pub use. Planning Application 126389/FO/2020 | Change of use of public house (Class A4) to 3 residential apartments (Class C3) with associated elevational alterations. Granted 4/11/2021. History: As of mid-2020, the premises appeared derelict and were boarded up. Sold 15/3/2017 at auction for non-pub use. Was a friendly welcoming two-room house which started offering cask real ale in late 2014 following many years of selling just keg beers. Uptake had been so successful, that a second beer was being considered. It was popular with local CAMRA members too, who enjoyed a 10% discount. Easily accessible using public transport via Gorton rail station (two mins walk) or bus 7 (or high-frequency 219 along Ashton Old Rd). The large beer garden included a covered smoking area. Well worth finding even though it was set in a somewhat isolated position.

    • Hamlet 241 Abbey Hey Lane Abbey Hey M18 8XL Telephone(0161) 370 2947

      Converted 1/2/2013 to commercial (launderette) use on ground floor with flats to let above. 11/8/2011 changes to the former pub's use were then underway. Closed 1/8/2009. Planning Application 119103/FO/2018 | Proposed change of use of former public house (Class A4 drinking establishment) to 6 no. self contained apartments (Use Class C3) on the ground, first and second floors with associated car parking and outdoor amenity space, following the demolition of the existing single storey rear extension and single storey outbuilding. Granted 19/10/2018. History: Former two-room and quite spacious Vaux house (originally it was a Wilson's pub) sited on corner, yet set back from the road. It sold cask Vaux Bitter for a while before becoming keg only.

  • Ardwick
    • Church Inn 45-47 Ardwick Green North Ardwick M12 6FZ Telephone(0161) 273 5652

      Demolished 1/9/2016. Closed and boarded 1/4/2011. This and the adjoining site of the former Park Inn comprised a redevelopment site as of early 2022. The site was owned by Salford company Sloegrin Properties. Planning Application 098937/FO/2012/N2 | Erection of detached 3 storey building with basement to form 20 apartments with associated car & cycle parking and landscaped amenity areas following demolition of former Church Inn public house. Granted 7/1/2014. History: Well-appointed former Tetley house. Used to do a good trade in food and ale, but the hard times hit and it never fully recovered.

    • Grey Mare Exeter Close/Warmington Dr Ardwick M12 4AT Telephone(0161) 224 0000

      Converted 5/3/2011 to religious instruction community centre. Closed c.1/4/2000. Planning Application 078569/FO/2006/N2 | Change of use from public house (class A4) to community centre (class D2) and erection of single storey rear extension to provide childrens playroom and offices. Granted 25/4/2006. History: Former Boddingtons brewery estate house built around the late 1960s. Latterly sold cask Boddingtons Bitter.

    • Gt. Manchester Trans (Gen Divs) (c/o Stagecoach) Hyde Road Ardwick M12 6JS

      Converted 3/10/2001 to office use within the garage complex. Closed c.1/4/2001. Planning Application 062316/FO/NORTH2/01 | New door and windows to existing ground and first floor elevations in office accommodation. Granted 6/8/2001. History: Former club within the Hyde Road garage complex of the then GM Buses transport company. Club with a bar and a meeting / function room. With deregulation of buses in 1986, and the eventual acquisition of Hyde Road garage by Stagecaoch plc some years later, the need for such a club waned, and the business was no longer required.

    • Kings Head 13 Chancellor Lane Ardwick M12 6JZ Telephone(0161) 273 6671

      Demolished 1/8/2017 after many years being closed and near-derelict. Site now being used for vehicle storage. Closed 1/6/2008 with its future uncertain. Planning Application 108345/FO/2015/N2 | Demolition of former Kings Head public house, retention of existing 2.4m high palisade fencing and gates and installation of 2.4m high palisade fencing and gates. Granted 3/9/2015. History: was a large two-room house set by the railway viaduct that lead into Manchester Piccadilly. Very popular when nearby Devonshire Street had plenty of people working there, especially at the former Great Universal Stores complex. That trade diminished in early 2000, then the pub inevitably succumbed to that loss too.

    • Park Inn 17 Cotter Street Ardwick M12 6EY Telephone(0161) 273 0000

      Demolished 1/10/2021. Closed and boarded 12/3/2008. This and the adjoining site of the former Church Inn comprised a redevelopment site as of early 2022. Prior to this it was converted to residential use 6/1/2021. Converted 10/1/2009 to Martial Arts centre. Planning – Application 089252/FO/2009/N2 | Change of use from Public House to dwellinghouse. Granted 21/4/2009. History: prior to this it was a well-run Burtonwood house, that did quite a good trade in cask. Two large, neatly decorated rooms, and a spacious garden area to the side.

    • Star Inn 116 Hyde Road Ardwick M12 5AR Telephone(0161) 273 1132

      Converted 15/5/2007 to an educational establishment of a sort. Closed 1/8/2006. Planning Application 088036/FO/2008/N2 | Retrospective Application for change of use from public house (A4) to community centre and educational facility (D1). Granted 9/4/2009. History: A very large former Banks's house; had many rooms. Was well patronised by workers from the nearby bus garage. Prior to its era as a Banks's houes, it sold Wilsons Mild and Bitter. Note the Wilson's Brewery draught-board logo above the front entrance.

    • Union Tavern 37 Higher Ardwick Ardwick M12 6DB Telephone(0161) 273 4371

      Converted 10/1/2009 to curry restaurant. Closed 1/6/2008. Planning Application 088320/FU/2008/N2 | Change of use from public house to hot food takeaway and indoor seating area (sui generis). Granted 21/4/2009. History: Small street-corner former Burtonwood house. Another victim of the changing work and social scene in this part of inner-city Manchester. ​The CAMRA pub guide "Ale of Two Cities" published in 1990 described it thus - "The Union is a small but comfortable street corner local consisting of two rooms. The lounge is slightly larger and plusher and featuring two rocking chairs and a jukebox holding a mixture of traditional Irish music and latest sounds. Although primarily a locals pub, a warm welcome is assured to anyone who walks through the door. The staff are friendly and efficient and each pint is topped up using a small jug to ensure a full pint every time. An interesting feature of the pub is the Friday lunchtime trade when the pub becomes a sort of market where goods as diverse as bunches of flowers, chocolates, chicken legs, and torches can be bought. The Union is an essential part of the community and excellent beer to boot". At that time it sold cask Burtonwood Mild and Bitter.

  • Beswick
    • Champagne Charlie's Sports Bar 461 Mill Street Beswick M11 2AD Telephone(0161) 223 4394

      Demolished 1/8/2010. Site is now housing. History: Originally the Bradford Hotel (known locally as the 'Big Bradford'), a very large Whitbread-Chesters house. It fell into decline in the early 2000s which eventually led to its closure.

    • Clock Face Wynne Close Beswick M11 3TR Telephone(0161) 223 8323

      Demolished 4/4/2004, site is now housing. Planning Application 066334/OO/NORTH2/02 | Outline application for 1100 dwellings, 1no. primary school, 1 no.secondary school, mixed use of retail 1400 sqm and commercial B1 business 5000sqm. Granted 17/3/2003. History: A new-build 1979 Whitbread-Chesters tied estate house that once sold real ales. Two large rooms separated by a central bar. Photo courtesy of Alan Winfield, taken on Monday 8th February 1993.

    • Eastlands Bar 80 Grey Mare Lane Beswick M11 3DS Telephone(0161) 231 8076

      Converted 6/10/2016 to mini supermarket, latterly a Tesco Express. Closed 6/10/2016. Planning Application 112727/FO/2016 | Change of use of first floor from A4 (Drinking Establishment) to form 2 no. x 1 bedroom flats (Class C3) above retained Class A4 Use, together with elevational alterations. Granted 3/10/2016. History: Formerly the Queen Victoria, a Tetley house. L-shaped interior, with the bar featuring grilles in part along its length. A long-time keg pub till its closure. Latterly run by Man City fan, Mickey Francis. In its final days it was keg only, but as the Queen Victoira it latterly sold cask Chesters Bitter.

    • Maine Road 2 Rowsley Street Beswick M11 3FF Telephone(0161) 223 1604

      Demolished around 15/1/2013. Closed and converted 21/7/2010 to MCFC Media Centre, Planning Application 089150/FO/2009/N2 | Erection of two storey office building for a period of 5 years. Granted 24/3/2009. History: lovely little two-room former Greenalls house, the Britannia. The end came with the development of the area in 2002 for the Commonwealth Games. It then had a brief life as Summerbees which was targeted as a Manchester City FC bar,. The end finally came after the period as Maine Road, again a football-themed bar.

    • Manchester Bar One Grey Mare Lane Beswick M11 3DG Telephone(0161) 273 0000

      Demolished 31/01/2020. Closed for good 1/12/2019. Planning Application 125187/FO/2019 | Demolition of existing public house building (Use Class A4) and associated hardstandings. Granted 3/12/2019. History: Began life as a large Bass house, the Crossroads (built in the 1960s). It then became the Manchester shortly after the opening of the nearby Etihad (City of Manchester) stadium, obviously with the aim of cashing-in on football supporters, but seemingly it had a troubled time, being closed from mid-2010 till early 2013, then for another period in 2016. For most of its life it had been on keg beer.

    • Seven Stars 163 Ashton Old Road Beswick M11 3WH Telephone(0161) 223 5494

      Converted 14/1/2014 to bakery, then seafood retail use. Closed 14/8/2009. Planning Application 093505/FU/2010/N2 | Change of use from public house to bakery manufacturing unit with associated storage facilities (Class B1 and B8). Granted 26/1/2011. History: Former two-room Holts house with some nice architectural features. Extended on the eastern flank in the 1990s to accommodate a then burgeoning trade. Yet after that extension it appeared to struggle with trade ever after possibly due to changing tastes in local business and residents. Latterly sold cask Joseph Holt Mild and Bitter.

  • Bramhall
    • Bromale West Park Road Bramhall SK7 3JX Telephone(0161) 439 3453

      Demolished 1/11/2010, site now housing. Closed 1/11/2010. Planning Application DC/049034 | Minor Material Amendment to DC046136 for the erection of 6 dwellings allowed on appeal on 20th October 2011 PINS Ref:APP/C4235/A/11/2153576, amendments relate to a change to building heights, internal amendments to floor plans, changes to materials, boundary treatments and landscaping. Granted 20/4/2012. History: A large 1960s style Greenalls pub situated in a mature residential area consisting of one large lounge and a games room.

    • Shires Bar (County Hotel) Bramhall Lane South Bramhall SK7 2EB Telephone(0161) 455 9988

      Demolished 6/6/2007. Site is now care home / retirement flats. Planning Application DC/024273 | Demolition of existing hotel and erection of a Class C2 care home. Granted 12/2/2007. History: Comfortable, small hotel bar that made an effort to sell cask ale in its short existence.

  • Brinnington
    • Cheshire Cat 150 Middlesex Road Brinnington SK5 8HJ Telephone(0161) 494 7356

      Converted to housing/shop premises 15/1/2011. Further conversion application to housing c.1/1/2019. Closed and boarded 31/1/2010. Planning Application DC/046430 | Change of use of former public house to 7 no. residential apartments; first floor extension at front and first floor extension to side with associated car parking. Granted 23/5/2011. History: a distinctive oversize gable set the division between lounge and vault in this modern 1960s era estate pub. Lively in atmosphere, welcoming too, but somewhat spartan inside. Behind the lounge there were two rooms for amusements - one with pool, the other had arcade-style games. Disco Fri/Sat. Note the cat tiles in the toilets and on the bar front. Latterly sold cask Robinsons Hatters, and Best Bitter.

    • Farmers Arms Brinnington Road Brinnington SK5 8HT Telephone(0161) 406 7578

      Demolished c.1/6/2010. Site is now a care-home. Closed 31/1/2010. Planning Application DC/044596 | Demolition of existing public house and redevelopment for Care Home for the Elderley. Granted 31/8/2010. History: A sad end for what was a large and comfortable pub. Up until the 1990s it sold quite a lot of cask Boddingstons Bitter. Latterly though, it was left to moulder, becoming very tatty with its once proud bowling green becoming overgrown. An interesting footnote to the tale is that in the redevelopment of the site as a care home, the bowling green was retained and restored for use as a public facility. Thus a small but important fragment of the Farmers Arms lives on. Demolished 1/1/1993, site is road scheme. Closed 1/7/1991. History: Mill Street is now Alan Turing Way at this point. Re-opened as a free house late 1985; Opening Times magazine Aug 1991 reported closed following fire.Further history here:
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    • Jack & Jill Brinnington Road Brinnington SK5 8AD Telephone(0161) 430 8820

      Demolished 19/11/2016, houses built on site. Closed for good on 17/1/2016. Planning Application DC/062820 | Demolition of existing Jack & Jill Pub. Granted 27/10/2016. History: a high-set, long, low building built to a style not seen elsewhere in the Robinson's estate. Constructed in 1957 to cater for the new residents of this suburb of Stockport. It retained many original features of that period, especially the lounge with its regimented table layout evoked a club-like atmosphere. Divided equally as lounge and vault, it catered predominently for a local clientele. Comfortably appointed, it featured a splendid beer terrace shaded by mature trees. There was also a children's play area and a separate smoking shelter. Unfortunately the pub ditched cask Robinsons Hatters, and Unicorn in place of keg beer some time in 2013.

  • Burnage
    • Albion 576 Burnage Lane Burnage M19 1NA Telephone(0161) 443 2192

      Converted 20/4/2020 to restaurant use. Closed 19/11/2019 awaiting new licensee by then owners, Hydes, then re-opened briefly in early 2020 till Covid-19 lockdown took hold. Planning Application 131678/FO/2021 | Conversion of public house to form 13 residential apartments involving the erection of a two storey rear extension and roof top extension following demolition of existing outriggers, elevational alterations, laying out of car park, landscaping and cycle storage. Refused 17/6/2022. History: large corner house with lounge room, vault, and upstairs meeting room. The lounge was pleasantly furnished and, like most pubs these days, it had been opened out over the years. The spacious area was broken up into separate spaces by means of low walls and dividers. A separate large vault was accessed through a door by the side of the bar. It had a comfy, lived-in appearance complemented by friendly and chatty service. Note the fenced off benched seating area on the forecourt. Latterly promoted itself as a daytime cafe as well. As of early 2017, the Hydes cask beers were returned to the bar after a fallow period of keg-only beers.

    • Green End Mauldeth Road Burnage M19 1DZ Telephone(0161) 432 1624

      Demolished 3/4/2017 for replacement with housing development. Closed and boarded 31/3/2013. Planning Application 109304/FO/2015/S2 | Erection of 20 two and three-storey residential dwelling houses (Class C3) with associated car parking, landscaping and boundary treatment following demolition of existing public house. Granted 12/11/2015. History: large, cavernous former Entrepreneur pub that dated from the inter-wars era., It dabbled with cask ale in 2012, but it did not sell well enough to maintain its position on the bar. There was a large, very pleasant bowling green and children's play area to the rear. For many years the pub suffered from a poor reputation which cannot have helped stave off its eventual fate.

    • Mauldeth Kingsway Burnage M19 1BB Telephone(0161) 224 6529

      Converted 10/3/2016 to Rainbows Day Nursery. Closed 1/2/2016. Planning Application 110416/FU/2015/S2 | Change of use from public house (Class A4) to nursery (Class D1). Granted 8/1/2016. History: Large former inter-wars Wilsons house, set on a prominent corner of one of Manchester's major corridors. Became a most welcome conversion to cask ale in early 2013. That was a short-lived experiment, and sadly the cask disappeared. After a period of closure in early 2015 it was good to see it open again, albeit still without cask ale. It consisted of two large rooms, smartly decorated, which were fully separated by the bar. Well used at weekends as a venue for entertainment and live bands - outside posters/banners gave fuller information. Letterly managed by Trust Inns.

    • Rising Sun 45 Burnage Lane Burnage M19 2HZ Telephone(0161) 224 6735

      Demolished 1/7/2007, site is now sheltered accommodation for the elderly. Planning Application 080043/FO/2006/N2 | Demolition of existing public house and erection of a freestanding building to form 50 sheltered apartments for the elderly (category two) with house managers accommodation with associated landscaping and 18 parking spaces. Granted 29/9/2006. History: Opened as a purpose-built Banks' house, the Milestone in September 1986. Wolverhampton brewer, Banks' was expanding into the north west at the time. A red-brick building featuring a variety of gables and pitched roofs, it comprised a particularly well-appointed vault, and a comfortable lounge on two levels around a central fireplace. The lounge provided a wide circulating area between bar and seating, a welcome feature on busy weekend evenings. A high level of disabled access was designed into the building from the outset. A noteworthy feature was the availability of Sunday lunches, unusual in an inner suburban area such as this. It then had a name change to be the Rising Sun. Under that guise it garnered a branch Pub of the Month award in October 2002. Unfortunately, trade declined and Banks' took the decision to sell it off for ultimate demolition in 2007. The site was redeveloped for housing. It sold Mild, Bitter, and Hansons Bitter via electric metered pumps.

  • Cheadle
    • Malt Shovels Councillor Lane Cheadle SK8 2JE Telephone(0161) 428 5758

      Demolished 26/06/2015. Closed and boarded 4/12/2013. Planning Application DC/056122 | Demolition of vacant and derelict former Public House to provide new-build Convenience Store (net trading area approx 280 sq metres) including ATM and associated car parking. Granted 21/10/2014. History: In essence an estate pub for the locality. Resolutely keg. Built in the 1960s with a comfortable two-room interior. Former Wilsons house.

    • Queens Arms 177 Stockport Road Cheadle SK8 2DP Telephone(0161) 491 5307

      Demolished 22/11/2019. Closed 6/1/2018. Planning Application DC/072346 | Proposed redevelopment of site to include demolition of the existing property and erection of 68 Bedroom Care Home with associated landscaping, car park and access (resubmission of DC069999). Granted 3/5/2019. History: Refurbished at some expense in late 2007 from a rather tired old pub to a modern one which added another room, catering facilities, and more up-to-date features. An impressive L-shaped, slate-topped bar greeted you when you entered with two small rooms either side of the street entrance. To the side was a much larger room capable of accommodating a good number of drinkers and diners, while there was a lounge-cum-function room to the rear of that to give extra space. This was largely to good effect and it was smart, attractive and welcoming. This was down to the hard work of then tenant Dennis Davies who was working hard to restore the pub’s fortunes after what seemed to have been something of a troubled period. Dennis was an experienced and safe pair of hands. He’d run numerous pubs in the town over the past 20 years including amongst others the Crown, Great Moor; the Grapes, Heaton Norris, and then the Queens. He first came to the pub some years ago as a stand-in while Robinsons found a new tenant so he knew and liked the pub, and was aware of its potential, when the tenancy became available again. The kitchen was being put to good use with food being served every day. The menu ranged across the board from pub staples, to an all-day breakfast and a mixed grill. Jackets, sandwiches and baguettes are available for those with smaller appetites. On Tuesday and Thursday you could get two meals for £10 which had to be a bargain. To keep you entertained there was live music (of the open mic or karaoke kind) on Fridays and Saturdays, along with pool and darts. Live sports TV.

    • Weavers 1-3 Gatley Road Cheadle SK8 1LY Telephone(0161) 428 9916

      Converted 5/12/2011 to be a Turkish restaurant, Istanbul Grill. Closed 1/9/2011. No planning application found. History: the Weavers had a chequered past being at one time it was a Mr Q's pool fun-pub (a Tetley pub theme). Pub-wise, it ended its days as a large open-plan bar, and being set on a corner site, it featured a curved bar. For the last few years it sold only keg beers.

  • Cheadle Hulme
    • Cheadle Hulme Royal British Legion Club Turves Road, Cheadle Cheadle Hulme SK8 6AY Telephone(0161) 485 5649

      Demolished 22/12/2016 and site now replaced by a small housing estate on Knightswood Square. Closed 22/12/2016. Planning Application DC/045732 | Residential development comprising thirteen dwellings with access road, car parking, garages and landscaping (Revised layout) | Former The Royal British Legion Turves Road. Granted 17/3/2011. History: the building was thoroughly refurbished in 2011 to a very high standard, but RBL decided to sell the site off (along with many other properties nationwide). For people who still want to use cluc, meet at: 1st Floor, 7 Buckingham Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 5EG. On third Tuesday of each month at 2000hrs.

    • Greyhound 169 Ladybridge Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 5PL Telephone(0161) 485 3635

      Demolished 26/10/2010 with the site now being used for housing. Closed 19/6/2010. Planning Application DC/053220 | Erection of 12 dwellings with associated access and ancillary works. Granted 15/11/2013. History: Formerly the Gamebird, a Greenall's house. This was a large, corner establishment, with an upstairs function room. It served Tetley cask beer latterly, after a period of having no real ale. It was often crowded when showing live football. Comprising an L-shaped interior of two rooms with central bar; after the incarnation as the Gamebird, there were many raised seating areas to create an intimate mood. It was of a similar age to the nearby Cross Keys being built some thirty years before Councillor Lane was changed into a metalled road around 1958.

    • Ladybridge Sports & Social Club Off Meadway Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 5NZ Telephone(0161) 485 5068

      Converted 26/1/2021 to community sports-cum-worship use. Closed 26/10/2018. The replacement use, Ladybridge Connect, consists of the Brockbank Centre which has a cafe (open daytimes Thu-Sat) and worship use, and the Pavilion which is the sports facility. Neither of these buildings has the provision to sell alcohol. Both facilities can be hired out for functions. Ladybridge Connect opened c.6/6/2022. History: Ladybridge Sports and Social Club was the home to local sporting events for over 65 years. Facilities included a bowling green, playing fields, an indoor bar for refreshment, a member's bar and a games room with pool tables and table football. In mid-2018 the Club wished to modernise their premises by demolishing their changing rooms, the pavilion and equipment storage buildings, and erecting a new pavilion. The social club building would be refurbished. It was proposed to resurface the car park and extend it from 60 to 65 parking spaces, as well as having associated landscaping. It was possible that Lacrosse had been played here for 125 years. The spelling of nearby Crossefield Road built in 1928 suggested that the club predated that road. Sports included lacrosse, cricket, bowling and football. The building had two storeys until badly damaged by fire in 1925. Unlike many clubs this was one of several in Stockport MBC that had a pubs license so anyone could use it without being a member. There was a central bar, off which were two function rooms, one large with a pulldown screen, and a smaller one with TV type screen suitable for a lesser number of people. On the other side of the bar was a games room with pool tables and table football.

    • Ryecroft Arms Turves Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 6AJ Telephone(0161) 821 0821

      Demolished 18/4/2017 for erection of houses. The former hanging pub sign post has been retained and is now used to designate the development "Ryecroft Park". This mimics what has been done to the nearby former Talisman in Wythenshawe. Closed 12/2/2017. Planning Application DC/062255 | Demolition of existing public house and construction of 10 no. houses and associated parking spaces with two shared drives and existing access crossings. Granted 4/1/2017. History: originally the Conway, Hydes acquired this some years ago and converted it to a modern look. The success of that was limited; the pub was then building up trade again with a much pared-down offering. A large bar sat between a raised lounge to one side, and an entertainment (full programme throughout the week, ie. 50p off a pint of Hydes Cask Ale; Wii Sports and Guitar Hero; Tex-Mex Night; Curry and Quiz; Live Band; Live Band/DJ; Acoustic Musician) area to the other. There was an over-21 policy which was imposed with some discretion and flexibility. There were regular quizzes and the pub supported two football teams. Food was served 12-8 (5 Sun) Tues-Sun.

    • Sozzled Sausage 11 Warren Road Cheadle Hulme SK8 5AB Telephone(0161) 485 2455

      Converted 8/1/2013 to the Double Tree Indian restaurant. Closed 1/1/2012. No planning application found. In 2018 it was converted to office use. Planning Application DC/069666 | Change of use of existing building from a bar/restaurant (Use Class A4) to offices (Use Class B1). Granted 6/7/2018. History: 13/6/2011 renamed as the Sozzled Sausage (being originally the Penny Black). As the Penny Black, it was the most recent addition to Cheadle Hulme village. The former Warren Road GPO local sorting and parcel distribution office had been extended and converted to a modern, Smith & Jones bar, somewhat along the lines of JD Wetherspoon. Attracted a mainly young customer base; however the presence of real ale may have been an encouragement for a few older customers. There was a covered outdoor area at the front. The architect had made full use of the height of the existing building while providing a staircase to give access to first floor toilets in the extension alongside. Popular when first opened, it then settled to a steady trade.

  • Chorlton-on-Medlock
    • Bowling Green 3 Grafton Street Chorlton-on-Medlock M13 9NZ Telephone(0161) 273 1057

      Demolished 24/5/2017 for other use. Closed on 19/4/2011. Planning Application 114938/DEM/2017 | Demolition of Dis-used Bowling Green public house. Objection 20/1/2017. History: Did sell Black Sheep Bitter and guest beers. This was a former Greenalls house, latterly this was owned by Punch Taverns and was run by the amiable Kev Bayles, very much a cask beer man. It was essentially one L-shaped room, traditionally decked out in dark wood and comfortable seating. Decorated in dark colours with some fine wood fittings, it had a very restrained, yet genteel style that you may liken to that of gentlemen’s’ club or private library. For a long time, this did not sell cask ale, so it was great to report the return of the cask. There was a good beer garden at the back, too. This was one of the pubs where the trade largely evaporated when term time ended so only one of the three hand pumps was in use in quieter times.

    • Cleveland 32-34 Wilson Street Chorlton-on-Medlock M13 9EX Telephone(0161) 224 0000

      Converted 1/9/2020 to Ardwick Mosque. Closed 1/6/1997. Planning Application 099078/FO/2012/N2 | Retrospective Application for the change of use of former public house to community centre, place of worship and education facility only. Granted 20/9/2012. History: Was formerly a Wilsons Brewery house. As a Wilsons house it sold their Mild and Bitter in the 1980s and 90s. It may have been subject to conversion to non-pub use in 1998, then in 2020 was further conversion to retail use.

    • Kyoto Lounge 131 Grosvenor Street Chorlton-on-Medlock M1 7HE Telephone(0161) 273 8755

      Converted 1/9/2013 to an Oriental restaurant. Closed 1/9/2013. No planning application found. History: Two darkened rooms set in a dog-leg formation. The first room had a brightly lit bar to the left side, in front of that was a set of sunken seated-booths that faced the far wall housing a bank of large TV-gaming monitors; this allowed groups of people to play at the same time. On the way to the other room were some PCs for customer use, then beyond that more monitors and consoles for individual gamers to use. Occasional DJs added to the atmosphere. The visitor was to expect no real ale in this world of virtual reality…

    • Plymouth Grove 65 Plymouth Grove Chorlton-on-Medlock M13 9LU Telephone(0161) 273 3860

      Converted 3/9/2013 to a two-floor Chinese 128-seat restaurant, the Plymouth Grove Restaurant, opened in mid 2016. Closed 9/3/2012 after it was bought by developers. The proposals retained what was left of the damaged Grade II listed exterior, while helping to create the flats above the restaurant. Planning Application 099414/FO/2012/N2 | Change of use of part of ground and first floor and second floor in connection with the formation of two residential apartments (1x 2-bedroom, 1x3-bedroom), erection of a 3-storey rear extension to form enclosed stairway to upper floor apartment, elevational alterations, formation of a garage within the ground floor of rear outrigger, reconfiguration external space to form servicing area and 26 space car park (with access from Plymouth Grove and egress from Legh Street) and new boundary treatment. Granted 3/7/2013. History: This was formerly a very large and visually impressive Boddington's Brewery house built in 1873, empty and derelict for a period of 2003-2013; its interesting design includes a grand colonnaded entrance and an impressive clock tower to the right side of the structure. Latterly sold cask Boddingtons Mild and Bitter via electric dispense.

    • ScuBar 136 York Street Chorlton-on-Medlock M1 7XN Telephone(0161) 274 3189

      Demolished 26/11/2011. Converted 15/9/2009 to Mormon Chapel. Closed 15/9/2009. Planning Application 091601/FO/2009/C1 | Demolition of existing two-storey (+ basement) building and erection of a five-storey building with spire to be used as a religious institution (use Class D1). Granted 13/12/2010. Planning Application 090234/FO/2009/C1 | Use of the premises as a religious institution (use class D1) with elevational alteration. Granted 9/9/2009. History: Student-orientated bar. Built as the Old Steam Brewery, it later became ScuBar. In its Old Steam Brewery guise it sold cask Tetley Bitter, Jennings Bitter, and Ind Coope Burton Ale. It was owned by Honeycombe Leisure for a while, ending its days as a keg bar.

    • Tilted Falcon 104 Kincardine Road Chorlton-on-Medlock M13 9SY Telephone(0161) 273 0000

      Demolished c. 1/6/2008. Site is now housing. Planning Application 082877/FO/2007/N2 | Erection of 12 no. 3 storey town houses with integral garages, gardens and landscaping. Granted 20/8/2007. History: Started life as the Falcon, a 1980 new-build estate house for Wilsons Brewery. Ownership passed to Banks's in the early 1990s. Two rooms divided by a central bar. Subsidence caused the vault to be lower than the rest of the pub, a name change followed. It sold cask Banks's Mild, Bitter, and Hansons Bitter. Keg in latter years till closure. Photo courtesy of Alan Winfield, taken on Saturday 12th June 1993.

  • Clayton
    • Derby Arms 575-577 Ashton New Road Clayton M11 4EA Telephone(0161) 223 1985

      Converted 16/11/2011 to take-away food use. Closed 15/11/2011. Planning Application 095880/FO/2011/N2 | Change of use of ground floor from public house to 1 no. retail unit (A1) and 2 no. Hot Food Takeaways (A5) with associated ancillary storage at first floor, associated external alterations and shopfronts and installation of 2 no. extraction flues to the rear. Granted 23/5/2011. History: yet another Whitbread house that is no more. Opened-out some years prior to closure to make a single large room. For a while it sold cask Flowers beers, but was on keg beers for many years until closure in late 2011.

    • Fox Tavern 87 Clayton Lane Clayton M11 2AS Telephone(0161) 223 1779

      Demolished 1/12/2007. Site is now used by vehicle repair business. Planning Application 106272/FO/2014/N2 | Use of land as a 4 space staff car park to be used in association with neighbouring motor vehicle repair business. Granted 28/11/2014. History: Former two-roomed Whitbread-Chesters house built in Victorian times. In the 1990s and into the 2000s it sold cask Chesters Bitter.

  • Didsbury
    • Boardroom 704 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 2DW Telephone(0161) 434 0444

      Converted 28/8/2021 to a cafe-cum-diner. Closed 16/6/2018. Planning Application 127412/FO/2020 | Alterations to the existing roof and addition of rear dormer in association with the change of use of first floor from A3 restaurant to single residential dwelling C3. Granted 8/9/2020. History: as the Boardroom, this was a small, narrow-fronted bar based around an American bourbon whiskey theme. Blues music was a feature, but real ale was not. For a while it was a pizza restaurant with bar service on both ground and first floor. Still did food, but of a more eclectic nature. The upper storey had an appealing balcony that allowed users a vista of the bustling Barlow Moor Road junction.

    • Clock Tower 700 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 2DN Telephone(0161) 434 9868

      Conversion 11/1/2008 to Fugu restaurant. Closed 11/1/2008. Later on it became Zizzi's restaurant, that failed and was followed by another conversion to Cau restaurant that did not last long either. A number of years of closure followed. History: originally a prominent former Wilson's house the Wellington Hotel. In its Clock Tower era it had an on and off reputation with selling cask beer throughout the years. Large house with an unfortunate and somewhat boisterous reputation. Planning application - 132166/FO/2021 | Installation of enclosed pergola structures to front and rear outdoor seating areas of existing restaurant and associated works. This is to become a bar/restaurant named One Eight Six. Granted 4/4/2022. Work began on conversion mid-2022.

    • Dimitri's 846 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 2RN Telephone(0161) 434 5151

      Converted c.24/12/2019 to Jajoo Indian street food restaurant. Planning application 123044/FO/2019 | Erection of first floor rear extension, installation of external flue at rear and relocation of existing condensor units and installation of additional condensor unit to the roof, installation of door in side elevation. Granted 24/12/2019. History: Re-opened late 2011 as Dimitri's, at that time cask Dunham Massey Big Tree Bitter was dropped. Before that was the Fat Loaf, this closed 25/6/2011. Bagan as a former restaurant on Didsbury Green, converted to pub-use in late 2008. It occupied a Grade ll listed building and is one of the area's great character buildings being amongst the oldest in the original centre of Didsbury. They also had three or four Dunham beers in bottles, listed on a blackboard on the wall of the bar area, and four bottled Marble beers, listed on another blackboard on a pillar facing the bar.

    • Hogs Head 653a Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 6QZ Telephone(0161) 448 7875

      Converted 21/10/2011 to be a Tesco mini-market. Closed c.1/7/2011. Planning Application 097707/JO/2011/S2 | Variation of Condition 6 attached to planning permission 051032/FO/South1/96 seeking change of opening hours from 08:00-21:00 Mondays to Saturdays and 10:00-17:00 Sundays and Bank Holidays to 07:30-23:00 seven days a week and variation of condition 12 to allow servicing and deliveries to the premises between 07:30 to 19:00. Granted 20/1/2012. History: part of what used to be Whitbread's beerhouse-styled chain. The major selling-point of a multitude of different cask beers had sadly gone from this branch of the chain by the late 2000s, yet it remained popular with both drinkers and diners.

    • Solita Didsbury 12 Warburton Street Didsbury M20 6WA Telephone(0161) 434 4884

      Converted 5/5/2023 to restaurant (Class E). Closed long-term 6/5/2022. Conversion to restaurant seemingly without planning permission. Council planning enforcement officer informed 1/3/2023. Council planning response was "The previous use of the property was granted as a mixed bar and restaurant, so this is a continuation of that use". Former owners sold out to restaurant chain, Shoot the Bull on closure date. History: Previously, a Manchester-based burger chain restaurant with another outlet in the city centre. Mostly a restaurant, but two large tables in front of the bar were set aside for drinkers. The layout was over two floors, but the upper floor was only used on Fri and Sat for diners. It was a large space neatly broken up by a mix of dining and high tables, punctuated by a Manchester map mural at the spiral staircase end of the building. The other end of the building displayed large characatures of figures; these were repeated on the bar front too.

    • Tinto 784-788 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 2DR Telephone(0161) 445 1042

      Converted 22/9/2020 to an Asian restaurant. Operated as as restaurant/bar Tinto from 1/8/2017. Was Chalk Bar & Grill from 14/5/2014 till it closed 24/11/2016, History: a bar conversion that transformed three smaller units into a bar-restaurant. This relaxed, upmarket offering was created by a team originating from Alderley Edge. It was a classy addition to the Didsbury scene. It was part-panelled with large gilt mirrors on one side, whilst the other had feature wallpaper with niches for lights. In between sat the bar which acted as the busy hub of this slick operation. All done in a mute grey with flecks of green to add a liveliness to the interior. The outside area had high tables in a heated setting that allow one to gaze on the bustle of Didsbury. The pub did not serve cask ale.

  • Fallowfield
    • Bruins 2 Moseley Road Fallowfield M14 6ND Telephone(0161) 224 0000

      Converted 7/7/2007 to become an Estate Agency. Closed c.1/1/2006. Planning Application 084380/FO/2007/S1 | Installation of a new shopfront. Granted 16/11/2007. History: Opened as Manchester's first Beartown Brewery (of Congleton) house in early 2000s. It had a spartan interior that did not look as though it was built to last. Sold the full range of cask Beartown beers.

    • Corner Bar 254 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6NA Telephone(0161) 274 1350

      Converted 10/2/2013 to Papa John's hot food takeaway. Closed 2/2/2013. Planning Application 098117/FO/2011/S1 | Change of use from cafe/bar (sui generis) to hot food take-away (A5) and elevational alterations. Granted 8/2/2012. History: A neat keg bar that catered for a mixed crowd. There were two levels to it.

    • IQ Fallowfield 258 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6JR Telephone07429 377859

      Converted 13/6/2018 to restaurant use. Closed 13/3/2017 and for sale; future was uncertain. History: opened as Glass in converted premises, then taken over by the Baa chain. In Sept 2015 it became IQ Fallowfield. It remained a keg-only bar throughout all these changes, it always served food and primarily catered for a young crowd.

    • Orange Grove 304 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6NL Telephone(0161) 224 1148

      Demolished 12/1/2017, site is now mixed retail units, with housing above. Closed 1/1/2014. Planning Application 106846/FO/2014/S1 | Erection of part two, part three, part four, part five-storey building to form four commercial units (Class A1, A2, A3) at ground floor with 35no. residential units above, together with associated car parking, landscaping and amended access from Boland Drive following demolition of vacant public house. Granted 14/4/2015. History: this was a studenty former Whitbread house. Bare brick walls, sports TV screens, and a large bar divided the space up between a games area with pool table to the left, from its counterpart on the right which was more lounge-like. With a large garden to the front, and drinks and food offers, it was often busy with a mostly young crowd. Cider was Thatchers. Food was served 11-9 daily.

    • redrum (Lansdowne Hotel) 346 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6AB Telephone(0161) 224 6244

      Converted 5/1/2016 to curry restaurant. Closed 1/1/2014 by police revocation of licence order due to noise and anti-social behaviour. History: keg-only bar and night-spot. Part of the Lansdowne Hotel.

    • Remedy 341-343 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6XS Telephone(0161) 257 2403

      Converted 20/7/2013 to a café for the adjoining Sainsbury supermarket. Closed 1/10/2010 by Magistrates over unruly bahaviour issues. Planning Application 102851/AO/2013/S1 | Installation of 1no. internally-illuminated high level sign and 6no. non-illuminated fascia and wall mounted signs. Granted 9/8/2013. History: On 6/2/2013 the building was shrouded in scaffolding, in readiness for its conversion. It originally opened as Bar XS, a keg bar housed in what was the Fallowfield rail station building. Was an interesting space inside.

    • Revolution 311-313 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6NW Telephone(0161) 256 4754

      Converted 4/11/2020 to restaurant use. Closed 13/2/2020. Planning application 127725/FO/2020 | Change of use (Part Ground Floor / 1st Floor / 2nd Floor) from A4 to C3 use to provide 4.no apartments with associated external alterations, bin storage and cycle parking; subdivision of part ground floor and basement to comprise 2.no commercial units and associated change of use of part ground floor and basement from A2 uses and associated elevational changes and ancillary works. Granted 4/11/2020. History: one of the first Revolution chain bars to open in the late 1990s. Specialised in vodka-based drinks. Full range of internationally recognised keg and craft keg beers, plus keg ciders.

    • Something Blu 317 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6NW Telephone(0161) 248 0546

      Converted 10/1/2012 to takeaway food use. Closed 10/1/2011. Planning Application 101692/FO/2013/S1 | Change of use from off-license (Class A1) to restaurant with take-away (sui generis). Granted 19/6/2013. History: Opened c.1/1/2008. Was always a keg-only bar.

    • Twisted MCR 5-7 Wilbraham Road Fallowfield M14 6JS Telephone(0161) 248 1931

      Converted 6/2/2013 to 'Nayaab restaurant and Coffee Lounge’. Closed 9/9/2012. Planning Application 100779/FO/2012/S1 | Elevational alterations including the installation of sliding doors to front facade and installation of awnings, together with metal balustrading. Granted 20/2/2013. History: Twisted MCR was the new name for what was Robinski's (previously Robinski's Wallet, part of the "It's a Scream" chain), it did sell Westons Organic cider at one time, and it dabbled with cask ale in the 1990s. Rambling, bare-boarded interior that was very much a student bar. Inside had many areas set on varying levels, giving a rustic feel to the place. Outside there was plenty of seating to be had, both at the front and to the side. It began life as the Sandpiper Hotel.

  • Gatley
    • Gothic 61a Church Road Gatley SK8 4NG Telephone(0161) 491 1966

      Converted 6/11/2011 to a wine bar and Italian restaurant. Closed 31/8/2010 due to financial difficulties with owners, Cains Brewery. No planning application found. History: Dating back to 1841, the Gothic may make you think it is of ecclesiastical origin with its high pointed roof and tall chapel-like windows. Well, you’d be right. It was converted from a Methodist Church, by Cains Brewery of Liverpool, and at the time was their first tied house outside its Merseyside heartland. Bare-boarded throughout, it was a single room with the bar along the right wall, the main hall, a raised seating area to the left, and finally a small upstairs gallery with dart board, where events in the pub could be viewed with ease. TVs showing sport could dominate things at times. Good value meals were served lunchtimes (12-2 Mon-Fri), it tended to get busy at weekends when it hosted karaoke on Sundays, and the occasional Soul night or early Sunday breakfast event. Latterly it sold cask Cains Mild, Bitter, and Formidable Ale.

    • High Grove Silverdale Road Gatley SK8 4RF Telephone(0161) 428 2845

      Demolished 15/7/2016 site is now housing. Closed 13/6/2016 as it was already sold (15/1/16) to Henderson Homes for future housing development. Planning Application DC/063149 | Demolition of former public house and erection of 6no. dwelling houses with associated works. Granted 3/1/2017. History: Sited on fairly quiet residential road on the boundary between Heald Green and Gatley. Built circa 1962-3, it was refurbished in 2006 to produce a comfortable and well-furnished house that maintained a strong community following. It hosted events such as quiz nights, charity days, brewery trips, and it had a darts team. There was a games area to the rear, while the front had the lounge and dining area – meals were daily 12-2, 5.30-8 (12-7 Sun). A Happy Hour operated 3-5 weekdays.

    • Red Lion 63 Church Road Gatley SK8 4ES Telephone(0161) 428 4344

      Converted 2/4/2011 to a Tesco store. Closed 1/11/2009. Planning Application DC/044910 | External alterations; including installation of air conditioning/chiller units, single storey rear ext, new windows and doors to front elevation and cladding to existing single storey side ext (as part of conversion of building to a possible alternative use). Granted 23/11/2010. History: Prior to that it was for some years a failing keg pub that seemed to attract an unsavoury element. One large room dominated by a pool table. In the late 1990s however it appeared to have a thriving trade in cask ale as it sold no less than Boddingtons Bitter, Martsons Pedigree, Chesters Mild, Flowers IPA, plus guest beers! Where did it all go wrong?

  • Gorton
    • Aces 1 Kinley Close Gorton M12 5EH Telephone(0161) 223 0000

      Demolished 24/6/2011, site now housing. Closed 12/4/2002. Planning Application 099219/OO/2012/N2 | Outline Planning Application for housing-led mixed use redevelopment comprising: a maximum of 565 new dwellings; a Community Hub building(s) comprising Class A1 retail, Class A2 offices, Class A5 hot food takeaway (maximum floorspace 120 sq.m in total), Class B1office floorspace and Class D1 health centre and ancillary pharmacy use (maximum 1650sqm GFA non-residential space in total); new recreation open space; and associated access and infrastructure provision , following demolition of existing buildings. Granted 1/11/2012. History: Estate pub that celebrated in name, the Belle Vue Aces speedway team. Built in the 1960s to serve the then new hosuing development in West Gorton. It sold Holts bitter for a few years prior to closure. Photo courtesy and copyright of Alan Winfield. Further history here
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    • Bandstand 1077 Hyde Road Gorton M18 7LJ Telephone(0161) 223 0783

      History: Demolished 16/8/2018 following serious fire. Closed 20/1/2017 with the future uncertain. As at 11/5/2013 it was up for sale by Orchid Group at £650,000 freehold. Planning Application 115091/FO/2017 | Change of use from Public house/restaurant to banqueting hall and restaurant (Sui Generis) together with associated single storey extensions, elevational alterations, boundary treatment and landscaping following removal outdoor play area, demolition of the pavilion and alteration to car parking layout. Refused 28/7/2017. History: Constructed around 2000 as a new-build family-dining pub and well placed for Debdale Park. The Two-for-One menu was an obvious attraction, as was the children's play area and free WiFi. Large structure that externally resembled two barns joined together. Inside it was more plush than that; a large lounge area fronted the bar, this then lead through to a carvery beyond that. For the youngsters there was a full outdoor play area, whilst the adults could relax at one of many outdoor tables, or use the gazebo. It seemed strange that given its target audience, it had remained inexplicably keg-only throughout all that time.

    • Belle Vue Kirkmanshulme Lane Gorton M12 4UH Telephone(0161) 223 0000

      Demolished 13/12/2007, the site was redeveloped as housing in mid-2013. Planning Application 081236/FO/2006/N2 | Erection of 18 no. x three storey semi-detached houses, associated parking and landscaping. Granted 27/9/2007. History: Prior to being the Belle Vue, it was the Longsight, a Banks house built in 1985. An estate pub, built on a lavish scale, it had a roomy vault with pool, darts, and TV. A large lounge was sectioned into alcoves with some interesting maps, and prints of old Manchester. It sold cask Banks's Mild, and Bitter. It did well for many years, selling plenty of cask ale and food. When it was restyled as the Belle Vue, it seemed to lose its way totally for some reason; sadly demolished resulting in very limited choice in this part of Gorton. Photo courtesy of D.N. at ManMates.co.uk.

    • Coach & Horses 227 Belle Vue Street Gorton M12 5PQ Telephone(0161) 223 0440

      Demolished 20/3/2008. Site vacant after below planning application lapsed. Planning Application 084868/FO/2007/N2 | Demolition of vacant former public house and construction of part 2 storey, part 3 storey office building, with 3 car parking spaces to the rear. Granted 19/12/2007. History: Lovely, friendly little former Robinson's house, that had great beer and great characters. It featured a separate lounge and vault, leaded glass, tiled bar, and no pool table nor jukebox! Cask beers were Robinsons Best Mild, Best Bitter, and Old Tom (winter). Retirement forced a change in ownership and it went awry from there. Photo courtesy of Alan Winfield, taken on Saturday 4th July 1992.

    • Crown Valance Close Gorton M12 5LB Telephone(0161) 223 2786

      Converted 2/4/2013 to housing after it finally succumbed to external forces. Closed 1/12/2009. Planning Application 098058/FO/2011/N2 | Erection of four, 4-bedroom, 2.5 storey houses, associated landscaping, boundary treatment and car parking. Granted 2/3/2012. History: Former Chesters house, that was a comfy, two room estate pub from the 1960s. Indeed itt was even good enough at one time to earn a Pub of the Month award in March 1996.

    • Gardeners Arms 548 Gorton Lane Gorton M18 8EH Telephone(0161) 223 2749

      Converted 1/6/2022 to retail premises, prior to planning approval. Closed 10/9/2021. Planning application 133158/FO/2022 | Change of use of ground floor from public house (sui generis) to retail store (Class E). Granted retrospectively 5/7/2023. History: was a very large corner-sited ex-Whitbread house. It had a central bar around which the drinking spaces radiated. It would have benefitted from its proximity to many places of employment in the era in which it operated. It did sell cask beers (Chesters Bitter in the 1990s) for many years, but then sales declined too much to sustain.

    • Gorton Sports & Social Club 8-10 Ashkirk Street Gorton M18 8LS Telephone(0161) 223 0252

      Converted 18/4/2011 to carpet shop. Closed 1/3/2011. Planning application 095165/FO/2011/N2 | Change of use from Social Club to Carpet Storage Warehouse with retail sales (sui generis use) approved 18/4/2011. History: smart former single-storey club building in a much earlier residential setting. Built c.1970s.

    • Gorton Villa Social Club 34 Gortonvilla Walk Gorton M12 5ES Telephone(0161) 223 2879

      Demolished 9/8/2017, site is now housing. Closed 10/3/2016. New housing built on the former site in 2018. Planning Application 099219/OO/2012/N2 | Outline Planning Application for housing-led mixed use redevelopment comprising: a maximum of 565 new dwellings; a Community Hub building(s) comprising Class A1 retail, Class A2 offices, Class A5 hot food takeaway (maximum floorspace 120 sq.m in total), Class B1office floorspace and Class D1 health centre and ancillary pharmacy use (maximum 1650sqm GFA non-residential space in total); new recreation open space; and associated access and infrastructure provision , following demolition of existing buildings. Granted 1/11/2012. History: social club built in the 1960s for the social housing constructed around the same time in this densely populated part of West Gorton. No description of interior available.

    • Gorton Working Mens Club 2 Thornwood Avenue Gorton M18 7HW Telephone(0161) 223 3509

      Converted 22/6/2018 to residential use. Closed 1/5/2018. Planning application 119325/FO/2018 | Change of use of existing working mens' club to provide three dwelling houses with associated external alterations. Approved 22/6/2018. History: locally known as the "Bunker", this was a club that provided social activities for local people. Large, one-room interior with bar and facilities.

    • Haxby 3 Haxby Road Gorton M18 7WW Telephone(0161) 223 2398

      Converted 21/9/2010 to housing use. Closed c.1/1/2007. Planning Application 088847/FO/2009/N2 | Change of use of former Public House to a single residential dwelling and erection of verandah to side and rear. Granted 21/4/2009. History: Former Threlfall's/Whitbread house in a very hidden-away location on an inter-wars housing estate. Unfortunately we have no information as to the interior layout or what beers or features it offered..

    • Imperial 31 Birch Street Gorton M12 5HQ Telephone(0161) 223 0000

      Converted 2/8/2012 to TV shop premises. Closed 20/1/2010. No planning application found. History: Formerly a well-liked Wilsons house that sold Boddington Bitter for some years. Its latter years were dingey, on keg beer from 2004, and somewhat unwelcoming.

    • Mount Road Social Club 301 Mount Road Gorton M19 3ET Telephone(0161) 224 1176

      Demolished 3/4/2004 site is now housing. Planning Application 105530/DEM/2014/N2 | Prior notification of proposed demolition of GMT Club located off Mount Road. Granted 23/6/2014. History: Former club of the GM Buses transport company east Manchester division. Was a very spartan building internally with a bar and a meeting / function room. With deregulation of buses in 1986, the need for such a club waned, and the business was no longer required. There was also a north Manchester equivalent club, the White House, Middleton Road, Crumpsall.

    • Nags Head 541-543 Hyde Road Gorton M12 5NQ Telephone(0161) 231 8893

      Converted 2/8/2012 to shop premises. Closed 10/5/2011. No planning application found. History: This was formerly a Boddington's Brewery house which featured two rooms set around a central bar. Latterly it sold cask Boddington Bitter.

    • Pineapple Garratt Way Gorton M18 8HE Telephone(0161) 231 4201

      Converted 19/3/2014 to Dribble Drabble Day Care children's nursery. Closed 1/1/2014 then sold by Hydes. Planning Application 107581/FO/2014/N2 | Change of use from vacant public house (Class A4) to day nursery (Class D1) with associated elevational alterations and formation of external play areas and 13 space car park. Granted 3/2/2015. History: This was a modern (built c.1970) open-plan pub with two large joined rectangular rooms around a bar area. The most striking feature was the pine boarded ceiling in the lounge. Decor was mainly city-scape in the vault, whilst the lounge enjoyed studies of an artist's muse. Sold cask Hydes Mild and Bitter.

    • Pomona 24 Reddish Lane Gorton M18 7JN Telephone(0161) 223 7948

      Demolished 2/8/2015 after a long period of closure and resulting decay. Site is now residential properties. Closed 1/6/2004. Planning Application 105483/FO/2014/N2 | Demolition of existing premises and the erection of nine x four bedroom, 3 storey dwellinghouses (including accommodation in roof space) with associated access, car parking, and amenity space following demolition of existing building. Granted 13/8/2014. History: One-time former Wilson's house that consisted of a vault and a best room. Close to the Manchester-Stockport boundary.

    • Railway 250 Chapman Street Gorton M18 8WQ Telephone(0161) 220 8400

      Converted c.1/8/2012 to be a retail travel business. Closed 2/9/2009. In later years it became a residence. Planning Application 101008/FU/2012/N2 | Change of use of ground floor of public house (A4) to community centre (D1). Granted 25/4/2013. Formerly, a small ex-Wilson's house. In the 1990s it sold Wilsons Mild, and Bitter.

    • Suburban 43 Gorton Cross Street Gorton M18 8LD Telephone(0161) 231 7478

      Demolished 8/7/2019 for further retail development. Closed 18/3/2019. Planning Application 123353/VO/2019 | CITY COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT to demolish vacant redundant former public house licensed premises known as The Suburban Pub to enable the future development of the site Granted 23/5/2019. And Planning Application 078079/FO/2005/N2 | Erection of a Class A1 foodstore (8,198 sqm) and retail units on two floors (1,672 sqm), petrol filling station and market hall in refurbished former foodstore following demolition of existing market hall, former cinema building and retail units ( but with retention of three retail units at junction of Garratt Way and Wellington Street). Closure of Dorney Street and Gorelan Road. New vehicular junction at Hyde Road; parking for 584 vehicles with service yard accessed from Garratt Way. Granted 5/4/2006. History: almost completely dwarfed by the nearby Tesco store (built 2010) which totally hid what was the original front of the pub from the aspect of Hyde Road. The vault was the oldest part of the building, while the lounge was in an extension built in better trading times a few decades ago, probably late 1970s. The latter had been pleasantly refurbished. Sadly, the Suburban ceased to sell cask JW Lees beers in 2014.

    • Timers Restaurant & Bar 9 Clowes Street Gorton M12 5JE Telephone(0161) 223 0000

      Demolished 1/2/2013, site is now housing. Closed 1/2/2011 and left vacant till that housing scheme was started. Planning Application 096982/DEM/2011/N2 | CITY COUNCIL DEVELOMENT - Prior notification of demolition of former public house building. Granted 31/8/2011. History: The period as Timers (from mid-2000s) was a last gasp attempt to keep the ailing business alive; unfortunately it did not flourish. Nor did it sell cask ale. Originally built as the Dolphin, this was a plain, small but neat two-room beer house.

    • Travellers Call 521-523 Hyde Road Gorton M12 5FL Telephone(0161) 223 1722

      Converted 5/11/2021 and into 2022 for use as commercial premises. Closed 5/2/2021 with signage removed. Planning aplication - 131810/FO/2021 | Change of use from public house (Sui Generis P) to offices Class E(g)(i) with associated new entrance and elevation alterations. History: As of late 2020, the premises was for sale. Trade in the area had dropped considerably, making the future of the business totally uncertain. Former Hydes house until being sold off by the brewery in the early 2000s. Till that time it had sold cask Hydes beers using electric pumps giving metered pints. Once it was sold into private ownership, the cask ale was withdrawn from sale. At the front was a small, longitudinal L-shaped room that hugged the front bar. Going through a doorway got you to the rear room, this was long and narrow.

    • Wellington Clowes Street Gorton M12 5EG Telephone(0161) 231 3768

      Demolished 25/10/2010, site is now housing. Closed and boarded 26/3/2010. Planning Application 099219/OO/2012/N2 | Outline Planning Application for housing-led mixed use redevelopment comprising: a maximum of 565 new dwellings; a Community Hub building(s) comprising Class A1 retail, Class A2 offices, Class A5 hot food takeaway (maximum floorspace 120 sq.m in total), Class B1 office floorspace and Class D1 health centre and ancillary pharmacy use (maximum 1650sqm GFA non-residential space in total); new recreation open space; and associated access and infrastructure provision, following demolition of existing buildings. Granted 2/11/2012. History: This was a well-used estate pub of the 1970s era. Built as part of the regeneration of this part of West Gorton at that time..

  • Hazel Grove
    • Bar Viva 45-7 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4AW

      Converted 5/5/2012 to Spice Tower Food Bar. Closed 1/8/2010. Planning Application DC/048408 | Change of use from a wine bar to a mix use restaurant / cafe and hot food take-away. (Retrospective application). Granted 10/12/2012. History: Began life in late 2005 as R Bar, then became Three Lions Sports Bar a few years after. It ended its days as Bar Viva, at all times it was always a keg-only bar and for a time from 1/4/2009, it only opened for private parties.

    • Grove 53 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4AX Telephone(0161) 483 4021

      Demolished 5/8/2014. Building ravaged by fire 25/5/2014. Closed 28/1/2011 in a deal with Asda supermarket and a local church. Planning Application DC/050392 | Demolition of existing Public House and associated buildings and the erection of 2 semi-detached houses and a detached building comprising 3 ground floor units of flexible uses (Use Classes of A1, A2 and A3) and 6 flats within the upper floors. Granted 13/3/2014. History: This pub was originally called the Hazel Grove, built in 1790. It is believed that its name was shortened when the area changed its name from Bullock Smithy. There was a large lounge running the length of the pub on the right as you entered, separated from the bar by three distinctive archways. An attractive snug was located behind the bar. Games room with pool table was to the left of the front door. The outdoor smoking area was a patio at the back of the car park. Opening times: 2-11 (11.30-11 Fri & Sat); 12-11 Sun

    • Lounge 319 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4PS Telephone07889 194985

      Converted 15/10/2020 to takeaway food (pizza) premises. Closed 13/7/2020. Planning Application DC/085834 | Retrospective Change of Use to a hot and cold food takeaway and café use (Sui Generis Use), with retention of externally mounted fume extraction system and replacement shopfront. Granted 1/7/2022. History: Modern café bar catering to a mixed crowd. The L-shaped room was divided into two distinct areas. There was a back area with small round tables, giving an almost kitchen-diner feel, and on the walls were numerous pictures plus an unusual display of old mobile phones. The front room area, nearest the bar, was furnished with settees. Although on keg beer for many years, it started selling cask beer in 2016.

    • Mirrlees Social Club 110 Bramhall Moor Lane Hazel Grove SK7 5AQ Telephone(0161) 000 0000

      Demolished 1/10/2008 replaced by new housing development named Elm Close. Closed 25/10/2007. Planning Application DC/046179 | Demolition of existing buildings, mixed employment and residential development comprising, 3,712 sq m of employment space B2/B8 (move-on units) and up to a maximum of 203 dwellings. Granted 5/3/2012. History: A small industrial estate accessed via Mirrlees Drive, is the one remnant of the existence of the former club. The housing estate leads you north through Mirrlees Fields, this was once the Mirrlees nine-hole golf course. Club closed for all time after the takeover of the parent group by MAN AG, a vestige of the business is still at the end of Mirrlees Drive.

    • Pluto Bar 139 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4HJ Telephone07757 876339

      Converted 2/8/2012 restaurant use. Closed 2/8/2012. No planning application found. History: Small bar that always sold keg beer only. Set in an under-pubbed part of the village. Seemingly it was never a success, so ultimate closure was not unexpected. Opened as Bar Remix in 2010, became Pluto Bar in early 2012.

    • Royal Oak 104 Commercial Road Hazel Grove SK7 4BP Telephone(0161) 270 8193

      Demolished 29/11/2018. Closed 28/2/2013. Planning Application DC/067919 | Erection of retirement living accommodation comprising 40 self-contained apartments with associated communal facilities, landscaping and car parking, following demolition of existing buildings/structures. Granted 26/10/2018. History: This was a large pub built in the 1930s, a third of a mile from the A6. There were two lounges; the largest was accessed from the central main entrance, which was originally a revolving door. To your left as you entered was a dominant oak-panelled staircase, while to your right was a corner three-sided bar and a door leading to the other lounge which tended only to be used when the pub was very busy. To the rear of the pub was a large games room with two pool tables and a dartboard. Upstairs was a function room. The most surprising feature lay to the rear outside, where there was a splendid bowling green and outdoor drinking area; this was popular in summer.

    • Thai Fusion 249 Buxton Road Hazel Grove SK7 6NA Telephone(0161) 221 1962

      Demolished 22/2/2019 site re-developed as housing. Closed for good on 9/12/2017. Planning Application DC/064288 | Demolition of existing buildings and construction of eight new dwellings and associated landscaping, including change of use from A3 to C3.| Former Thai Fusion Restaurant. Granted 12/6/2017. History: What was once the humble Robin Hood became Thai Fusion pub-restaurant on 1/8/2010 when brewery owners Robinson's realised that it could no longer work solely as a pub. Was a fairly large two-roomed house with central bar dividing the rooms.

    • White Hart 259 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4PL Telephone(0161) 483 2563

      Converted 19/6/2017 to a mix of accommodation and retail. Closed 26/8/2015. Planning Application DC/064205 | Conversion and extension of one shop to one Cafe/ Restaurant and one Casino including change of use, conversion and extension of 2 Flats to 5 Flats, conversion and extension of Public House to 2 Retail units plus 1 new build Retail unit and 2 Flats.(Re-submission of DC061429). Granted 16/3/2017. History: This small welcoming, simply furnished, and uncluttered pub was originally a beer house. It had a small 'horseshoe' bar to the right as you entered. There was an attractive yard to the rear with seating and plants. It latterly sold Robinsons Hatters and Unicorn.

    • Woodman 60 London Road Hazel Grove SK7 4AX Telephone(0161) 355 3985

      Demolished 2/2/2023, site is now housing. Closed 5/3/2011. Planning Application DC/077768 | Demolition of existing buildings and structures on-site, including the former Woodman Inn (Use Class A4), and erection of a single five storey block comprising of 32 no. residential apartments (Use Class C3 (a)) with access, parking provision, landscaping and associated works. Granted 14/9/2021. History: Mothballed in 2017 as the original plans for it to be demolished to make way for an Asda supermarket expansion had changed. The address of Brewers Green was named after the Brewer family. Based around an old pub which had been considerably enlarged. The area near the bar featured a lot of dark wood. There was a games area with pool and darts at the left hand end which lead to a patio behind the pub. The pub had two letting rooms. Open very late at weekends and did Sun lunches.

  • Heaton Chapel
    • Ash Hotel 232 Manchester Road Heaton Chapel SK4 1NN Telephone(0161) 476 0399

      Converted 15/4/2011 to 'The Ash Tea Rooms'. Closed 16/1/2011. No planning application found. A later Planning Application DC/078315 | Residential conversion of existing building to create 9 no. apartments (C3) with associated access, landscaping, boundary treatments and infrastructure. Granted 23/4/2021. History: Was a very large, and well-appointed former Wilson's house, built at the turn of the 20th century. Several rooms (including a billiard room) radiated from the large bar. Cask beers were Boddingtons Bitter, plus a guest ale. The subsequent tea room business closed in 2018. The 2003 edition of CAMRA pub guide "Viaducts & Vaults 3" stated 'Following a major refurbishment, which has transformed the interior, customers have come back in their droves, following years of decline. A large open-plan pub, very comfortably furnished, with a dining area housing the dartboard in the evenings; vault area with pool and large screen TV for football, and a sizeable function room to the rear. There is entertainment every Thu and Fri night. As well as being home to the Reddish Blues (Manchester City), the pub is very popular for food. The garden is one of the best in the area for children, with swings and slides, and is a pleasant place for parents to have a drink while the kids play safely'.

    • Conor's Bar 394a Wellington Road North Heaton Chapel SK4 5AD Telephone(0161) 432 2968

      Converted 24/7/2011 to become Tesco supermarket, albeit short-lived... Closed 1/11/2010. Planning Application DC/047713 | Service yard alterations, installation of a condensor and air conditioning units, erection of canopy and installation of external lighting columns. Granted 7/10/2011. History: Formerly and originally the Chapel House (a Whitbread house selling Chesters and Boddingtons beers), then for a while was a dreadful theme pub, the Tut & Shive, albeit doing a variety of cask ales. The decor included internal doors being used as ceiling decoration. It ended it days as a keg bar, Conor's Bar.

  • Heaton Mersey
    • Beldings 464 Didsbury Road Heaton Mersey SK4 3BS Telephone(0161) 975 9043

      Converted 5/6/2020 to restaurant use (Black Spot pizza). Closed 5/6/2020. History: first off, it was a small bar that opened on 26/9/2013 as Buffalo Cafe Wine Bar, owned and run by Steve Hughes and his wife. No real ale was ever sold, although they did have a selection of bottled ales and craft beers. Became Deja Vu in late 2014. That owner was previously involved with the 'Rayhoon' restaurant on St Petersgate in central Stockport. Promoted itself as a 'Mediterranean restaurant & wine bar'. In January 2016 became the Venetian restaurant, sibling venue to its namesake in Ramsbottom. Re-opened 27/2/2017 as Boundary Bar, run by the team behind The Lawn Club in Spinningfields, Manchester. Finally, it was re-branded 30/10/2018 as Beldings, a modern American diner. Meals were available alongside various cans and bottles, plus a keg Beavertown beer being a draught staple.

  • Ladybarn
    • Ladybarn 91 Mauldeth Road Ladybarn M14 6SP Telephone(0161) 249 3712

      Demolished 1/12/2009. Closed 1/6/2008. Planning Application 096584/FO/2011/S1 | Erection of 12 x 3 storey town houses (C3) with undercroft car parking and decked garden areas above. Granted 18/2/2013. As of mid-2014 saw flats / town-houses built on the site of the former Ladybarn. History: For a time it was named Peninsula, originally it was the Talbot. Prior to closure and demolition, this offered bright walls and dim lighting in the large main bar with decks set up for music to come. It was clearly aimed at a younger market. However, the quite sophisticated food menu (served mainly in a separate room) and the comparatively high price of beer (£2.50 a pint at the time in 2008) indicated an intention to attract a more up-market crowd.

    • Ladybarn & District Royal British Legion Club Beverly Road Ladybarn M14 6TZ Telephone(0161) 225 8105

      Demolished 12/10/2012, site is now housing. Club closed 12/10/2012 with demolition following shortly afterward. Planning Application 099191/FO/2012/S1 | Erection of 2 pairs of 3 storey semi-detached dwellinghouses, a terrace of seven 3 storey dwellinghouses, two 1 bed apartments over the access driveway and the provision of associated car parking and landscaping. Granted 23/7/2013. History: Was a long, low structure that had the appearance of a prefab. This wasn't the end of the club however as the business moved to the former Robinson's pub, the White Swan on nearby Green Lane.

    • Old House at Home 74-76 Braemar Road Ladybarn M14 6PG Telephone(0161) 224 5557

      Converted 16/8/2011 to housing. Closed 1/8/2010. Planning Application 095971/FU/2011/N2 | Change of use of ground floor from Public House to C3 dwelling with associated elevational alterations. Granted 5/7/2011. History: In early 2018 it became student accommodation for Manchester University students. The frontage remained as it was in its pub days. Former Greenalls house that was predominantly locals-only (serving the two main roads around it: Braemar Road and Brailsford Road) as it was well hidden. Well-run, and well liked, it had two smallish rooms with a high bar. In its pomp it sold cask Greenalls Mild and Bitter, however towards its demise it only sold keg beers.

    • White Swan 13 Green Street Ladybarn M14 6TL Telephone(0161) 224 3309

      Converted 2/8/2013 to Ladybarn Social Club. Closed 2/5/2012 and sold by Robinsons on 12/10/2012. History: This multi-roomed old fashioned Robinson’s house retained much of its lovely etched glass, period ceramic tiling, and a solid-oak carved wood bar. At the front were two large lounges, each having their own characters and atmosphere. The bar somewhat dominated the left side of the main room, off to the left of this was a short corridor leading you to a tiny snug with its own male toilets - this featured a couple of 1920s urinals which were worth a look-see. To the right in the main room, a splendid staircase lead you to the upstairs comfortably appointed snooker room. Finally, at the rear right was a small room offering a pool table. Note too the historic Off-Sales sign etched in the glass outside, Known by many decades ago, and to this day as the ‘mucky duck’. In its latter years it only sold Robinsons Unicorn bitter. Here's a link to the Ladybarn Social Club entry - Ladybarn Social Club

  • Levenshulme
    • Church Inn 874 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3BP Telephone(0161) 221 0111

      Demolished 1/2/2010, site is now library and leisure centre. Change of use to Indian Restaurant from 1/9/2008 for a brief period. Closed 8/6/2007. Planning Application 106143/VO/2014/N2 | CITY COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT Erection of a building to a maximum height of 2 storeys relating to the formation of a new library and leisure centre incorporating 2 x swimming pools, fitness suite, changing facilities with associated roof mounted equipment, hard and soft landscaping, 53 space car park (with 3 accessible spaces) accessed via Yew Tee Avenue, 18 cycle spaces and coach drop-off point. Granted 15/9/2014. History: Formerly a large, street-corner Greenall's house, in the 1990s it sold Greenalls Bitter.

    • Farmers Arms 812 Stockport Road Levenshulme M12 4QL Telephone(0161) 256 2587

      Converted 29/7/2012 to retail premises following the building being renovated and the paint being stripped-off. Closed 12/5/2010. No planning application found. History: began life as a two-room Whitbread Chesters house selling cask Chesters Bitter. Pub swaps brought into the Greenalls fold. Ended life as a lightly themed Irish bar, the bizarrely named Farmers Kipper.

    • Golden Prague 1065 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 2TF Telephone(0161) 224 0000

      Converted 7/7/2012 to window retailer. Closed 1/2/2012 with possible change of use to Carpet Shop. Planning Application 100171/FO/2012/N2 | Formation of three self-contained flats (Class C3) at first floor above ground floor retail unit. Granted 2/1/2013. History: A once-iconic, and very large Greenalls house at the southern entrance to Levenshulme. When it became the Golden Prague, a lightly Polish-themed pub in early 2000s, there was also a Stockport Road entrance to a separate bar, Club Moravka. During its Wheatsheaf years it sold cask Greenalls Mild and Bitter.

    • Kingsway Moseley Road Levenshulme M19 2LJ Telephone(0161) 224 0350

      Demolished 24/6/2019, site is now housing. Closed on 25/02/2018 and ceased trading. Planning Application 117274/FO/2017 | Erection of an apartment block with a maximum height of 5 storeys (excluding roof top plant) and comprising 27 units (26 x two bedroom and 1 x one bedroom) with car parking, amenity space and boundary treatments and 4 two storey houses with roof space accommodation with garden areas, car parking and associated walls and fencing and vehicular access from Kingsway and Moseley Road following the demolition of the existing public house. Granted 12/1/2018. History: Sold by owners, Joseph Holt to a developer with plans to either convert to flats, or to demolish and build flats on the site. Occupied a prominent position at the northern end of Kingsway. Comprised of three large, distinct rooms and an upstairs function room. It did lunchtime food, with a popular carvery on a Sunday. Well appointed, and well run, yet for its size it appeared for many years to be lacking customers. Sadly it ceased to sell cask Holts beers back in early 2017.

    • Levenshulme Conservative Club 11-15 Barlow Road Levenshulme M19 3DH Telephone(0161) 224 4122

      Converted 8/2/2012 to carpet shop. Closed c.1/9/2011. Planning Application 094922/FO/2010/N2 | Retrospective Application for the change of use of former social club to A1 carpet shop with associated elevational alterations and disabled access ramp to front elevation. Granted 15/2/2011. History: Formerly a community-based Conservative Club housed in terraced premises. It advertised that it sold Tetley beers.

    • Little Vic 709 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3AG Telephone(0161) 221 2332

      Converted 30/6/2016 to retail use. Closed 1/3/2016. Building was gutted totally to bare walls and ceilings. Plan was to reopen as a pub and restaurant but that was changed to retail use. Planning Application 115502/FO/2017 | Retrospective planning application for the installation of front elevation alterations including installation of new shopfront and security shutters. Granted 3/5/2017. History: Keg former Wilsons house. Small, cramped interior.

    • M19 Bar 847-849 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3PW Telephone(0161) 224 8135

      Converted 14/10/2021 to pizza restaurant, Cibus. Closed 14/10/2021. History: Was a late-night music venue and bar that opened some time in mid-2003.

    • Pack Horse 861 Stockport Road Levenshulme M19 3PW Telephone(0161) 224 4355

      Converted 31/5/2016 to retail premises. Closed 1/6/2007. Planning Application 109600/FO/2015/N2 | Conversion of former public house to form 8 apartments with associated use of part of ground floor to retail units (Class A1). Granted 31/8/2018. And 097381/FO/2011/N2 | Conversion of former public house to form six apartments with associated use of part of ground floor to retail units (Class A1). Granted 3/1/2012. History: Was a boisterous and lively former Wilson's (selling their Mild and Bitter) haunt before that. It had remained mothballed between closure and eventual conversion.

    • Polygon 293 Barlow Road Levenshulme M19 3HQ Telephone(0161) 249 0444

      Converted 6/4/2008 to housing. Closed 6/2/2008. No planning application found although external evidence of a multitude of satellite dishes points to it being a residence now. Bizarrely, all of the former Boddingtons signage and pub name remains in place. History: Former Boddingtons house. Sited in an under-pubbed area of the town. From the 1980s till 2000 it sold cask Boddingtons Bitter via electric pump. Come the change of century however, trade declined and keg beer introduced.

  • Longsight
    • Bay Horse 536 Stockport Road Longsight M12 4JJ Telephone(0161) 248 9855

      Demolished 1/10/2015; priot to this it was converted 24/4/2010 to be a grocers shop. Closed 20/12/2009. New retail premises were built on site of former pub, these were constructed in late 2019. Planning Application 105768/DEM/2014/N2 | Prior Notification application for the demolition of former Bay Horse Public House (nos. 544-548) and single storey front elevation of supermarket (nos 536-542). Granted 14/8/2014. History: no-nonsense, former open-plan Boddington's Brewery house set in the heart of bustling Longsight.

    • Garratt Pink Bank Lane Longsight M12 5RF Telephone(0161) 224 7530

      Converted 26/9/2013 to religious use as an Islamic community resource. Closed 6/5/2013, signage removed and currently being offered To Let or For Sale. Planning Application 102887/FU/2013/N2 | Change of use of former public house to Class D1 community centre and prayer Hall with associated external alterations. Granted 14/8/2013. History: This 1960s estate-type house used to feature etched windows depicting the locomotives built by the Manchester firm after whom the pub was named. Over the years that history has been destroyed by inventive vandals and casual damage, never to be replaced. A great shame, as latterly it became a very shabby and forlorn boozer. Only the Vault was open at all times which saw the comfortable Lounge and small Snug in the other half of the building hidden from view of the casual visitor. Lively atmosphere, and somehow it struggled on. Ignore the Mild pump as they didn't sell it in latter years.

    • Huntington Northmoor Road Longsight M12 4HP Telephone(0161) 225 6400

      Converted 14/12/2022 to restaurant (Class E). Closed 6/4/2019. Converted to an old American West themed restaurant called Howdy! Part of a Yorkshire chain. Planning application - 129778/FO/2021 | Conversion of former public house building to restaurant (Class E) - Granted 7/1/2022. History: estate-style house built c.1970 for the Bass estate. Prior to closure this was a very long-time keg boozer set on a street corner. At one time this was styled as the Mad Hatter.

    • Longsight & District Royal British Legion Club 669 Stockport Road Longsight M12 4QE Telephone(0161) 224 4790

      Converted 10/7/1997 to Jain Community Centre. Closed c.1/10/1996. Planning Application 052077/FO/CENTL2/97 | Change of use to a community centre including indoor games hall, worship space and cultural activities , with parking provision for 35 cars. Granted 10/7/1997. History: former Royal British Legion for Longsight. No information or internal description.

    • Midway 703 Stockport Road Longsight M12 4QN Telephone(0161) 224 6548

      Converted 1/5/2008 to college and multi-occupancy store. Closed 1/5/2008. Planning Application 086686/FO/2008/N2 | Elevational alterations to public house in connection with sub-division into four A1 retail units and change of use of part of rear ground floor to business suite and management suite. Granted 24/12/2008. History: Very large former Wilsons roadhouse, it sold plenty of cask Wilsons Bitter. Trade declined in the early 2000s, the cask disappeared, and ineviitably it closed.

    • New Victoria 38 Kingfisher Close Longsight M12 4PW Telephone(0161) 274 4280

      Converted 1/3/2015 to childrens nursery use. Closed and for sale 21/3/2013. Planning Application 108332/FO/2015/N2 | Change of use from (A4 use) Public House to (D1 use) Day Nursery with associated external alterations. Granted 12/5/2015. History: “Never judge a book by its cover”. Externally the 1970s architecture did not inspire, yet inside was a different story. Within lay openness, warmth and friendliness. This was exemplified by the greetings and farewells from the regulars. Expect to be engaged in friendly conversation. This really was a local community pub in the true sense of the words, where it was no surprise to walk in and be greeted by a wake or birthday party. Latterly an Oakwell Brewery house, the Oakwell beers were rare for the area and its closure was a sad loss.

    • Railway 60 Berigan Close Longsight M12 4RE Telephone(0161) 273 7634

      Converted 6/4/2012 to Charlies Mini-market. Closed 2/1/2012. No planning application found. History: Was at one time a lively Boddington's estate house serving their Bitter and Mild from electric dispense. At the time of construction, its address was Rona Walk.

    • Springbank Tavern 579 Stockport Road Longsight M13 0RG Telephone(0161) 225 8980

      Demolished 2/2/2009, closed 7/11/2008. Site is now food takeaway. Planning Application 087931/FO/2008/N2 | External alterations to create two shopfronts in association with sub-division of existing public house to form two retail units and external staircase enclosure to rear. History: Former Tetley house with a distinct Irish atmosphere to it. A stepped entrance led to the single front bar. Very compact. Had a a brief spell as O'Connors in the 1990s. At that time it sold cask Tetley Bitter.

    • St Richards Social Club 10-12 Sutcliffe Avenue Longsight M12 5TN Telephone(0161) 224 1405

      Converted 8/8/2014 to St Richards Parish Centre. Closed 7/7/2014. Planning Application 105148/FO/2014/N2 | Construction of a new two storey teaching block to include 6 classrooms, toilets and multi-functional hall following demolition of existing classroom block, parish hall and nursery play area, creation of a new external play area and associated works to boundary treatment. Granted 21/7/2014. History: Club was attached to St Richards Roman Catholic church. The club has now closed and the building has become St Richards Parish Centre a multi-functional scholastic facilty rather than the former club.

  • Manchester Airport
    • Busby's Bar Terminal 2 Arrivals Manchester Airport M90 4AF Telephone(0161) 959 0000

      Demolished 25/8/2006 in remodelling of Terminal 2. History: Featureless keg bar sited in the SE corner of T2 Arrivals on the ground floor and well away from the meeting point (where everyone congregated). Sales were slow, probably leading to its closure.

    • Donkey Stone Terminal 1 Manchester Airport M90 1QX Telephone(0161) 959 0000

      Converted 24/2/2008 to non-pub use. Closed 24/2/2008. No planning application found. History: Manchester Airport's first, and for a very long time, the only bar in the airport offering cask Boddingtons Bitter. The photo is copyright of Manchester Airport plc.

    • Spinning Jenny Terminal 2 Departures Manchester Airport M90 3NT Telephone(0161) 489 6036

      Demolished 20/11/2020 with the complete re-modelling of Terminal 2. History: Air-side only. Its design paid tribute to Manchester’s industrial history and was named after the famous spinning machine that transformed the textile industry in the 19th century. The design was inspired by the themes including a German beer hall and Brooklyn, New York. The Spinning Jenny’s Brew House menu featured smokehouse cooking including 20-hour pulled pork burgers made from Staffordshire-reared meat, 'proper' pork scratching and chicken wings. Diners could view the chefs in the theatre-style kitchen through glass walls.

  • Moss Side
    • Beehive 197 Claremont Road Moss Side M14 4JF Telephone(0161) 226 3232

      Converted 1/8/2015, to the Beehive Nursery for children. Closed 1/8/2011. Planning Application 100339/FU/2012/S1 | Change of use of former public house (Class A4) to nursery and adult learning centre (Class D1). Granted 4/12/2012. History: Basic one-roomed estate-style establishment with island bar built some time in 1970s. Left side was the lounge area, whilst the right side was the more basic bar area. Latterly it sold Hydes Bitter (and occasionally Mild) from metered electric pumps.

  • Northenden
    • Bonito's 273 Palatine Road Northenden M22 4ET Telephone(0161) 902 0248

      Converted 25/8/2017 to retail use. Closed 25/04/2017. History: Stylish, late-night keg-only bar, re-opened as Bonito's on 17/1/2015 after a period of closure. It seemed to specialise in private bar hire and parties. It was to have converted 28/2/2014 to residential use, but that did not take place. Opened around 2007 in converted shop premises. Started life as the Mill (presumably due to its proximity to Mill Lane), then changed name to Bar Mono.

    • Church Inn 75 Church Road Northenden M22 4WD Telephone(0161) 998 0000

      Converted 15/03/2015 to housing. Closed c.1/2/2006, badly damaged by a subsequent fire, alleged to be arson. Planning Application 103535/FO/2013/S2 | Refurbishment and conversion of the former Church Inn to form four dwellings and erection of two 3 storey dwellings and six 2 storey dwellings within the curtilage of the site, creation of vehicular access from Elverston Street and associated car parking and landscaping. Granted 4/2/2014. History: It was built in 1897 and was for many years a successful Bass house, albeit selling cask Tetley Bitter in the 1990s. A Hardy's Crown Brewery, sold to Bass in 1962. A change of use to restaurant proposal was mooted in 10/12/2009, however that came to nought, and it lay forlorn, roofless and in a ruinous condition for many years.

    • Grants Bar 351-359 Palatine Road Northenden M22 4FY Telephone(0161) 945 7731

      Demolished 1/11/2022, site is now housing. Closed 15/12/2019. Planning Application 121828/FO/2018 | Erection of a 4 storey building to form 16 two bed apartments with one commercial unit (Class A1 to Class A4)) on the ground floor, with associated car parking, refuse and cycle stores at the rear, following demolition of existing building. Granted 14/8/2020. History: From opening in 2004 it had been keg-only, that was until they joined the LWC Cask Club around Christmas 2012; it had two changing cask beers for a time until early 2017 when it reverted to keg beer again. As it was a bar with an adjoining Indian restaurant, you could then have a curry together with a pint of beer.

    • Jolly Carter 72 Royle Green Road Northenden M22 4WR Telephone(0161) 945 4285

      Demolished 2/6/2004. Site is now housing on Cedarwood Close as of 2005. Planning Application 070721/FO/2004/S2 | Erection of 30 houses and 34 apartments within associated car parking and landscaping with new vehicular access roads from Bradgate Close and Royle Green Road following demolition of existing public house. Granted 10/12/2004. History: Originally a Boddington's house, selling cask Boddington Mild and Bitter on electric dispense. Its ultimate fate was its demolition and replacement by housing to become Cedarwood Close in 2005.

    • Northenden Royal British Legion Club 14 Royal Green Road Northenden M22 4NG Telephone(0161) 998 4684

      Converted 7/6/2016 to childrens nursery. Closed 6/6/2016. Planning Application 101594/FU/2013/S2 | Change of use of former social club (Class D2) to child care day nursery (Class D1), with associated car parking. Granted 18/9/2013. History: No internal description available.

    • Spread Eagle 9 Royle Green Road Northenden M22 4WQ Telephone(0161) 998 1139

      Demolished 11/12/2012 and replaced by new flats and houses. Closed 20/8/2011 following a shooting incident. On 10/5/2012 a developer submitted plans to demolish it and build houses in its place. The community welcomed those plans for what had by then become a derelict building. Planning Application 099121/FO/2012/S2 | Erection of 11 x two storey dwellinghouses within associated car parking, boundary treatment and landscaping following demolition of the former Spread Eagle Public House (Conservation Area Consent 099122/CC/2012/S2). Granted 25/6/2012. History: One-time Greenalls house, that was latterly keg only. Was a very large 60s estate-style pub with games room at the front, and a large lounge to the rear right side.

  • Offerton
    • White House 384 Hempshaw Lane Offerton SK1 4NT Telephone(0161) 476 5732

      Converted 1/12/2008 to childrens nursery. Closed c.14/5/2008. Planning Application DC/041163 | Change of use from public house into day nursery, external alterations, extension to car parking area. Granted 9/3/2009. History: A good sized former Wilson's house. Large house with two lounges and a vault. Tastefully decorated with pictures of New York skyline in the lounge. Gave up the ghost after a series of licensee changes, and the dropping of cask beer (latterly Boddingtons Bitter) in favour of keg.

    • Wrights Arms 198 Marple Road Offerton SK2 5EU Telephone(0161) 483 9988

      Converted 24/4/2010 to Spice Tower restaurant. Closed c.1/12/2009. Planning Application DC/044855 | Retention of a single storey flat roof extension, erection of balustrading to roof and installation of personnel door at first floor to form fire exit and formation of steps. Granted 13/9/2010. History: Was a low-ceilinged roadside inn, dating from the 1800s, retaining its air of history and rusticity. Two large rooms plus an intimate snug at front and lounge to rear. Two cask ales were normally available. In the 1990s it sold cask Boddingtons Bitter, Bass, Websters Green Label, and Courage Directors.

  • Openshaw
    • Albion 1357 Ashton Old Road Openshaw M11 1JT Telephone(0161) 370 1047

      Converted 2/2/2010 to two houses. Closed c.2/2/2010. No planning application found. History: Was a popular two-room Whitbread house that used to do quite a trade in Holts Bitter towards the end of its pub life. In the 1990s it sold cask Chesters Mild and Bitter.Further history here:
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    • CKs 1417 Ashton Old Road Openshaw M11 1HJ Telephone(0161) 370 1397

      Converted 24/9/2012 to retail use. Closed 24/9/2012. Planning Application 098258/FO/2012/N2 | Environmental Improvement Works including rendering of the existing rear boundary wall, erection of knee rail to remainder of boundary,and associated landscaping of site. Granted 20/3/2012. History: This interesting Victorian building stands back from the road with what may well be a coach road in front. Inside the high ceilings and glorious plasterwork gave the impression of a gentlemen’s club. Though it previously sold cask Banks’s beers in its earlier years, its final days were seen out with only keg beers being available.

    • Concert Inn 13 Fairfield Road Openshaw M11 1EN Telephone(0161) 200 0000

      Demolished 1/8/2009. Site is now a retail park. Planning Application 080930/FO/2006/N2 | Erection of retail foodstore (Class A1- 7711 sqm gross), non-food retail units- 6987 sqm (incorporating Class A1 retail; Restaurant/Bar Uses Classes A3 & A4- max floorspace 465 sqm; hot food takeaway uses Class A5- max floorspace 185sqm); Offices (Class A2 & B1- 4980 sqm); Leisure Use (Class D2 - 2090 sqm) and associated landscaping and car parking. Granted 12/3/2007. History: prior to closure this was a very traditional two-room Boddingtons house built in the Victorian era. The interior had been opened up in the 1980s, and had a rustic, somewhat rough-and-ready appearance.

    • Crown 1501 Ashton Old Road Openshaw M11 1HH Telephone(0161) 200 0000

      Demolished 20/8/2007. Site is now housing. Planning Application 108423/FO/2015/N2 | Erection of 164 no. two and three storey residential dwellings (two, three and four bedrooms) with associated infrastructure works, car parking boundary treatments and landscaping. Granted 2/7/2015. History: former small, street-corner Boddingtons house. It had a good trade in cask Boddingtons Mild, and Bitter in the 1990s, but trade withered away till it ultimately closed.

    • Forresters Arms 1272 Ashton Old Road Openshaw M11 1JJ Telephone(0161) 370 3581

      Converted 22/6/2015 to office use. Closed 6/11/2014. Planning Application 107641/FO/2014/N2 | Elevational alterations to facilitate the use of public house (Class A4) to two commercial units (Class A1 (Retail) / Class A2 (Financial Services). Granted 22/5/2015. History A former Kay’s Atlas house, bought by Robinson's in 1929. It had a modern, minimalist appearance, complemented by contemporary paintings on the walls. Formerly consisting of two rooms with the bar in the middle having been partially opened out some time before. Note the difference in the spelling of the pub's name on the hanging sign compared with the original glazed block frieze. Due to falling sales of the cask Robinsons Best Mild, and Best Bitter beers were dropped from sale in early 2013.

    • Grove 1515 Ashton Old Road Openshaw M11 1GR Telephone(0161) 258 3780

      Demolished 11/1/2023, site is now housing. Closed 13/12/2021, with property for sale by auction. Planning Application 133433/FO/2022 | Proposed demolition of existing buildings and construction of three dwellinghouses (Use Class C3) including access and landscaping and associated infrastructure. Granted 21/7/2022. History: Small former Wilson's house. Two-room interior with a quirky layout. Latterly sold keg beers only for many years.

    • Halfway House 1292 Ashton Old Road Openshaw M11 1JG Telephone(0161) 200 0000

      Demolished 6/11/2019 as the structure was deemed unsafe, indeed Manchester city council stated: "We can confirm that because of the condition of the building, and the very serious risk to public safety, the City Council had no alternative other than to intervene, using emergency dangerous building powers to demolish the premises". On 8/3/2018, the building was surrounded by scalfolding, this was to secure the building that had been seriously damaged by a fire in May 2017. Closed 1/6/2009 and converted to a gym, then followed a time as a computer store. History: was a very large and prominently positioned Whitbread-Chesters house. Multi-roomed originally, then the traditional internal room plan was opened-out. A spiral of decline in the trade, then eventual closure of the pub followed.

    • High Bank 138 Ogden Lane Openshaw M11 2LZ Telephone(0161) 231 0809

      Converted c.1/1/2019 to building contractors offices. Closed 18/1/2015. Planning Application 121128/FO/2018 | Retrospective application for the change of use of the existing public house to a B1 office use with erection of a single storey rear extension with roofing over of rear yard to form storage area and the installation of external roller shutter, new boundary treatments and flag poles. Granted 6/11/2018. History: Former Boddington's house, open and lively with people but unfortunately at the end of its days it sold no real ale. In the 1990s it sold cask Boddingtons Bitter.

    • Legh Arms 741 Ashton Old Road Openshaw M11 2HD Telephone(0161) 223 4317

      Converted 7/12/2014 firstly to flats with a shop at ground level, then to educastional use. Closed 7/11/2014. Planning Application 116747/FO/2017 | Change of use of former public house to a centre for education, training and advice and community use (sui generis). Granted 6/4/2018. History: Was an oasis in a real ale desert, run by a licensee who was passionate about both his beer and nearby (half a mile) Manchester City FC. In times past it was Stockport & South Manchester branch Pub of the Year for 2005. Eclectic locals would extend a warm welcome to this once multi-roomed pub which still retained quiet nooks and crannies. With games of pool and darts (unusual log-end board) plus an enclosed beer garden where a barbecue or bouncy castle may have been found in summer, the Legh Arms had something for everyone. Latterly, you had to be aware that the cask beer was generally only available at the weekend or when City played a home game.

    • Openshaw A.E.U. Club & Institute 14 Club Street Openshaw M11 1EZ Telephone(0161) 370 2069

      Demolished 23/6/2023, site currently vacant. Closed 30/9/2021 with approval for demolition. Planning Application 132995/DEM/2022 | PRIOR NOTIFICATION OF DEMOLITION relating to social club building, spectator stands, toilets, bungalow with associated removal of hard surfaced areas. Granted 8/4/2022. And 133036/OO/2022 | Outline application for proposed redevelopment of the former A.E.U Club, incorporating demolition of existing buildings and structures and construction of up to 25 new residential dwellings (houses or flats) (Use Class C3), with parking, associated landscaping and infrastructure, with approval of siting and access sought. History: Social club with large function room that can be hired out. Good bowling green to side. Sold Hydes beers.

    • Prince of Wales 1233 Ashton Old Road Openshaw M11 1DA Telephone(0161) 223 3084

      Demolished 20/2/2010, site is now retail units. Change of use to Asian restaurant around 1/11/2006. Planning Application 080930/FO/2006/N2 | Erection of retail foodstore (Class A1- 7711 sqm gross), non-food retail units- 6987 sqm (incorporating Class A1 retail; Restaurant/Bar Uses Classes A3 & A4- max floorspace 465 sqm; hot food takeaway uses Class A5- max floorspace 185sqm); Offices (Class A2 & B1- 4980 sqm); Leisure Use (Class D2 - 2090 sqm) and associated landscaping and car parking. Granted 12/3/2007. History: A large, rather unremarkable former Bass house occupying a corner plot. At one point it sold Stones Bitter, but in its latter years was keg-only.

    • Queen Anne 817 Ashton Old Road Openshaw M11 2NL Telephone(0161) 220 9422

      Converted 12/11/2019 to storage premises. Closed 2/1/2017 for initial use as residence. Planning Application 102667/FO/2013/N2 | Change of use of the former public house ground floor from Class A4 (Public House) to a Class B8 (storage facility). Granted 15/8/2013. History: Re-opened 15/4/2013 following a sixteen month period where it appeared to have been moth-balled. It was a long-time, two-room keg-only establishment, prior to which in the 1980s as the Lord Wolsey it sold cask Chesters Mild, Bitter, and Whitbread Trophy.

    • Royal Oak 100 Ogden Lane Openshaw M11 1NG Telephone(0161) 223 0836

      Converted 1/2/2010 to residential use. Closed c.1/2/2010. Planning Application 084686/FO/2007/N2 | Change of use from public house to 3 self-contained flats with associated car parking and landscaping. Granted 30/7/2008. History: Was a compact two-room Banks house that in the 1990s sold cask Banks's Mild and Bitter. Unfortunately, like many other pubs in this area, it ran out of steam and customers in the early 2000s.

  • Reddish
    • 3 Rivers Club Delta House, Greg Street Reddish SK5 7BS Telephone(0161) 477 3333

      Converted 14/9/2012 to vehicle storage facility. Closed 2/10/2009 brewery having gone bankrupt. Planning Application DC/050405 | Division of single unit into 2 units, increase in height of walls, recladding of walls and new roof. Granted 14/9/2012. History: Set in an industrial estate beside the Pace Motor Company, it was a somewhat obscure location. The club was upstairs above the brewery. Plainly, yet neatly furnished, it had an L-shaped main room with TV and pool that sat alongside a plusher lounge. All in all, a relaxed and convivial place to enjoy the great beers from a talented local producer. A good range of Belgian bottled beers completed the scene. To gain entry, one would press the door buzzer, then say your name and quote the 'Stockport Pub Guide'. Full £ Rivers cask ale range was available including GMT, Manchester IPA, Hillary Gold, and Old Disreputable.

    • Bulls Head 605 Gorton Road Reddish SK5 6NX Telephone(0161) 976 9051

      Converted 6/1/2011 to retail premises. Closed and boarded 1/7/2009. Planning Application DC/045849 | Change of use from A4 (drinking establishment) to A1 retail unit with managers accommodation at first floor. Granted 22/12/2010. History: Formerly a large Bass house with a reputation for being lively, at times. Sited on the Stockport / Manchester border. In the 1990s it sold cask Worthington Bitter, but it ended its days very much a keg beer house. In January 2016, this became Manchester Vacs - a Dyson vacuum repair shop.

    • Fir Tree 257 Gorton Road Reddish SK5 6LL Telephone(0161) 432 7017

      Demolished 11/12/2020. Closed 9/8/2019, initially for the ultimate construction of a Lidl supermarket. However on 24/4/2023, the plans were withdrawn over concerns about additional land requirements for car parking between the developers and Stockport MBC. Future of the site is now unknown. Planning Application DC/077358 | Full planning application for the demolition of the former Fir Tree Public House. Granted 10/11/2020. History: A large roadhouse style pub that began life as a Tetley establishment, became a Mr Q's pool house for a while, but latterly had settled into a community pub role. Vast lounge on one side featuring two raised areas, one with a pool table and games machines, the other area was more comfortable, while a stage at the far end completed the scene. In fact, the stage end of the room somewhat resembled a club in its layout. Next door was a separate, equally huge vault, nicely fitted-out, and complete with TVs and pool. 20% off pints for CAMRA members. See MEN article - https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/once-thriving-community-pub-knocked-19255478

    • Railway 465 Gorton Road Reddish SK5 6LR Telephone(0161) 432 7331

      Demolished 23/10/2008, the site was then redeveloped as flats. Planning Application DC/026377 | Demolition of existing building and erection of single apartment block comprising of eleven, two bed, three, one bed apartments with ancillary car parking. Granted 15/10/2007. History: Formerly a Whitbread Chesters house.

    • Reddish Vale Longford Road West Reddish SK5 6HX Telephone(0161) 432 6603

      Demolished on c.1/5/2009. Planning Application DC/046198 | Fourteen new residential dwellings with associated off road parking and gardens. Granted 5/12/2011. History: Characterful building with a prominent gable roof, that was a former Bass house.

  • Rusholme
    • Albert 5 Walmer Street Rusholme M14 5UB Telephone(0161) 224 7705

      Converted 11/2/2022 to restaurant use. Closed 6/9/2020. Planning application 132053/FO/2021 for change of use from pub to restaurant (E(b)). Granted 9/2/2022. History: This two roomed former Hydes pub had a lived-in feel to it but was by no means shabby with every wall in the place shouting its heritage of the Emerald Isle - from a large map of the country to photos of famous Irish playwrights, and posters promoting the country and its drinks. In the latter years, the place no longer seemed to have the buzz and atmosphere of the 1980s or 90s. Real ale availability was VERY variable, eventually being withdrawn in early 2017.

    • Clarence 97 Wilmslow Road Rusholme M14 5SU Telephone(0161) 248 1910

      Converted 21/1/2008 to Village restaurant. Closed 21/1/2008. Planning Application 092980/FO/2010/S1 | Retrospective Application for part enclosed seating area in association with existing restaurant. Granted 2/8/2010. History: One-time large Bass house. Dabbled with cask in the past. CAMRA magazine "What's Doing" described it thus in the March 1978 edition - '"...has an unusual facade with a row of large, round-headed windows and two entrances. Inside, there is a very plain public bar, and a large back lounge. The other door leads on to a more basic vault".

    • Gardeners Arms 21 Victory Street Rusholme M14 5AE Telephone(0161) 200 0000

      Converted 2/2/2008 to use as flats. Closed c.1/2/2008. Planning Application 082005/FO/2007/N2 | Conversion and extension of public house to form 2 apartments and 1no. four bedroom dwellinghouse with asscociated car parking. Granted 29/3/2007. History: Small back-street Greenalls house that just died when trade slipped away. CAMRA magazine "What's Doing" described it thus in the March 1978 edition - '"...a tiny, basic Greenall Whitley pub with a vault and a tiny open room containing a pool table. Electric metered pumps are used". In the late 1990s it sold cask Greenalls Bitter.

    • Hardy's Well 257 Wilmslow Road Rusholme M14 5LN Telephone(0161) 257 0450

      Demolished 26/5/2023 due to the building being deemed unsafe following a very serious fire in the near-derelict property. Closed 16/7/2016. Planning Application 119100/FO/2018 | Erection of a part two, part three, part four and part five storey building to provide 8 ground floor A1 retail / A2 financial and professional services at ground floor and 35no. apartments above with associated access, parking and landscaping arrangements. Withdrawn 14/6/2021. History: As of Sept 2015 the pub had the protection of Asset of Community Value status and was run by a team of volunteers manning the bar and running events to make this into a real community-focused space. Formerly the Birch Villa, this was one of Hulme-based Hardy's Crown Brewery houses (note the Hardy's mosaic on the front of the building); there had been a Birch Villa here since 1837. It was sited at the southern end of the Curry Mile, and was noted for its poem (this is by Lemn Sissay, a local poet) writ large on the gable which dominates the wall overlooking the beer garden. Inside this large, high-ceilinged, slightly care-worn, one roomed pub there was a cosmopolitan mix of locals and students. Its draught real ales served as welcome respite to the endless offering of Asian lager from its restaurant neighbours. Evening meals featured steaks, lamb shanks, pizzas, burgers and strangely enough curry! Weston’s Old Rosie was the cider, and you could find entertainment in the two pool tables and the two goldfish behind the bar. The large outside area beneath the famous poem had tables enough to seat 100 people. CAMRA magazine "What's Doing" described it thus in the March 1978 edition - '"...two pubs in one. The front door leads into a large, carpeted lounge which is a very popular rendezvous. The Dickenson Road entrance leads by way of a flight of virtiginous stone steps into a plain one-room bar with a raised square-domed ceiling".

    • Huntsman 130 Wilmslow Road Rusholme M14 5AH Telephone(0161) 200 0000

      Converted from 5/5/2019 and well into 2020 to be a Shisha bar. Closed 4/7/2011. Planning Application 110905/FO/2015/S1 | Change of use and subdivision of public house (Class A4) to two hot food take-aways (Class A5), erection of front single-storey extension with terrace area above, installation of two flues to the rear, single-storey detached outbuilding and a gated access from Claremont Road. Granted 4/5/2016. History: was a basic, and at times, very lively keg boozer. Former Hardy's Crown Brewery house which became a Bass pub. CAMRA magazine "What's Doing" described it thus in the March 1978 edition - '"...was a Hardys house and still bears the name in a roof line mosiac. The pub has a traditional appearance but the inside, which is smaller than the outside appearance would suggest,, has a bright, plain vault which is wedge-shaped, a central bar with lobby, and a best room".

    • Osborne House 32 Victory Street Rusholme M14 5AE Telephone(0161) 224 9534

      Converted 1/11/2008 to housing. Closed c.1/11/2008. Planning Application 091566/FO/2009/S1 | Change of use from public house (A4) to 2 x self contained flats (C3) including two storey rear and first floor side extensions. Granted 16/4/2010. History: Former Hydes Brewery house. Was once described as a typical Manchester back-street local were there more such pubs still open to allow comparison! This was a Manchester City supporters’ pub when the ground was only a few hundred yards away but though the stadium may have moved in the early 2000s the allegiance still remained. The bar was an old-fashioned wooden type and the locals did enjoy a Friday karaoke. CAMRA pub guide "Ale of Two Cities" published 1990 described it thus - '"A very pleasant pub tucked away down a side street, the Osborne, despite having lost its separate rooms, still preserves a good separation between the various areas of the pub. While there is a good 'base-load' of local trade, visitors to this cosmopolitan part of town provide the icing on the cake. Pub grub, while unpretentious, is good value, with most meals under £2. Hereabouts you could be tempted to eat elsewhere, of course. Electric metered pumps are used". In the late 1990s it sold cask Hydes Anvil Light, and Bitter.

    • Rusholme Conservative Club Antwerp House, Kent Road West Rusholme M14 5RF Telephone(0161) 224 1897

      Converted 1/8/2020 to a Music, Art and Photography venue. Closed 13/6/2016. It was used as a creative space for artists, photographers, film makers and musicians making a valuable contribution to the community and local economy. The building was used as a nightclub between 2300 and 0300 during the week and weekends. This latter activity was subject of an Enforcement Notice 28/2/2018 resulting in that closing down. History: Antwerp House as the Conservative Club was spread over two floors; it had a bar and function room at ground floor level, and ballroom and a bar on the upper floor.

    • Sherwood Inn 417 Claremont Road Rusholme M14 5WP Telephone(0161) 200 0000

      Converted 1/1/2008 to mixed use of cafe and educational establishment. Closed 1/1/2008. Planning Application 099935/FO/2012/S1 | Part retrospective change of use from former public house (Class A4) to restaurant and community education centre with nursery unit extension. Granted 26/6/2013. History: Former Whitbread house. Small street-corner house with two rooms. Ended its days on keg beer. Sold Chesters Bitter in the 1980s.

    • Varsity Unit 10, Wilmslow Park, Oxford Rd Rusholme M13 0EJ Telephone(0161) 248 9873

      Converted 2/9/2014 to Poundland discount store. Closed 1/11/2013 following the collapse of owners, the Bramwell Pub Co. Planning Application 106218/AO/2014/N2 | Erection of 6no. internally illuminated fascia signs. Granted 13/8/2014. History: a Smith & Jones Pub Co house which opened in the early 2000s. It was a large, open-plan, Wetherspoons-lite beer hall. Lots of sports screens and loud music. It was not the place you would expect to sell cask ale yet to their credit the management appeared to be doing well experimenting with cask via three well-placed handpumps.

    • Welcome Inn 26-30 Rusholme Grove Rusholme M14 5AR Telephone(0161) 224 4685

      Converted 1/12/2009 to dentist surgery. Closed c.1/12/2009. Planning Application 092806/FO/2010/S1 | Change of use from Public House (A4) to dental surgery (D1) including the installation of a disabled access ramp. Granted 17/5/2010. History: Former Greenalls house. An attractive and generally busy pub, it consisted of three rooms - Smoke Room, Bar Parlour, and a Vault. There was also a small lobby area by the central bar. The vault contained a fabulous collection of darts shields and trophies, while in the lobby area there was a display of signed photographs of radio and television personalities of the 1950s and 1960s, dating from the time when the BBC had studios on nearby Dickenson Road. The old Groves & Whitnall brewery windows in the vault were noteworthy. It sold Greenalls Bitter and Original till the 1990s. Sadly all it served latterly was keg beer.

    • Whitworth 508 Moss Lane East Rusholme M14 4PA Telephone(0161) 257 0306

      Converted 24/2/2012 to the Anchor Coffee House as it was now owned by Vinelife Manchester church. Closed 23/2/2012. No planning application found. History: At the northern boundary of the so-called Curry Mile lay the Whitworth overlooking the park and art gallery of that name. For a time, the paraphernalia around the neighbouring corner bar/restaurant means you could very easily have missed the place. Inside the pub was on two levels, higher at the entrance, then down a step to the bottom level near the bar. Décor was minimal other than a number of mirrors set about the place, and lounge seating in the lower saloon area. The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. For the warmer seasons, a very neat decked and enclosed drinking area at the rear proved a very pleasant arbour. Latterly it sold cask Marstons Burton Bitter and Pedigree.

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    • Adswood Hotel 60 Adswood Lane West, Cale Green Stockport SK3 8HZ Telephone(0161) 480 2063

      Demolished 24/11/2021, site is now 60-bed care home with ancillary parking, servicing and landscaping. On 5/7/2014 the building was sold for redevelopment and would not re-open as a pub again. Closed and boarded 13/5/2014, with all signage was removed. Planning Application DC/066750 | Change of use of former public house to care home with demolition of side and rear extensions and erection of new side and rear extensions to form 60-bed care home with ancillary community cafe, parking, servicing and landscaping. Granted 21/12/2017. History: A large pub, the central section was the original ‘Adswood Inn’, set back from the road behind a cobbled courtyard.. Inside there were three separate rooms, the original fourth having been opened up to the modern bar. The pub was in a residential area, was well supported and had a welcoming atmosphere. At the rear there was a large wall and tree enclosed garden with a children’s play area. Directly from the rear door you stepped under a large covered smoking and drinking area with a TV and fireplace! Oh, and one of the resident ghosts didn’t like clocks.

    • Bank Chambers Live 41 Market Place Stockport SK1 1UN Telephone(0161) 222 3329

      Converted 16/6/2017 to nine apartments. Closed 16/11/2015. Planning Application DC/062802 | Conversion of existing building from pub/offices to residential to provide 9no. apartments over 3.5 stories. Granted 2/12/2016. History: Re-opened on 22/10/2014 as a bar and music venue called Live Stockport, later on becoming Bank Chambers Live. Large Grade II-listed former Victorian banking hall with the bar set at the back of a fairly open room. That bar was divided by one of the ornate red granite Corinthian columns that added character and history to the mainly open space. Walls were part-painted, and marble panelled elsewhere, the floor was bare-boarded. A stage for live entertainment (this was the pub's real point of difference) greeted you as you entered, this had large feature arched windows behind it. A mezzanine floor partly covered the opposite corner of the room, beneath this were sofas and low tables for relaxing in. A small room off the entrance afforded some peace from the hubbub of the music and the busy main room. From the time they re-opened they were offering ten cask ales from Greater Manchester and nearby micro breweries (mostly Outstanding who provide two house beers, Phoenix, and Moorhouse's), plus a real cider. That starting point proved to be somewhat over-ambitious, hence we usually saw three permanent beers plus a guest, and on Monday to Thursday the visitor may well have found a reduced range.

    • Bishop Blaize 63 Lower Hillgate Stockport SK1 3AW Telephone(0161) 429 9981

      Converted 22/6/2018 to residential use. Closed 4/4/2011. Planning Application DC/069516 | Refurbishment and conversion of existing building former public house into four residential flats. History: from 2/8/2012 it was wholly converted to office-use after a few months of operating as an office whilst the building was for sale. Former Burtonwood house, before that it was a Tetley house (till early 1990s) named the Gladstone. Interesting layout as the two rooms were on differing levels. Central bar, with a small snug to the front. It was renamed the Bishop Blaize in early 1998.

    • Black Lion 41 Middle Hillgate Stockport SK1 3DG Telephone(0161) 400 0000

      Converted 1/1/2008 to offices use. Closed c.1/1/2007. Planning Application DC/021816 | Change of use from Public House to Offices (A2 and B1). Granted 23/2/2006. History: A former Boddingtons house that featured high-ceilings in the central-bar, two-room layout. The CAMRA pub guide "Viaducts & Vaults II" published in 1996 described it thus: "As you walk up Hillgate, the Black Lion on the pub's side wall greets you as a robust example of Victorian commercial art. And the pub itself though now owned by Greenalls retains the atmosphere of a typical Boddingtons local it once was. This is best experienced in the vault at the front of the pub, a splendid fluorescent-lit, high-ceilinged room which houses dartboard, television, and piano (still played from time to time unlike so many of the pianos that survive). The heart of the pub, this is the fine old-fashioned room for serious drinkers. The rear lounge has less character which is a pleasant alternative for those who require a little more comfort. In summer, tables are put out on the grassy bank overlooking Waterloo Road. All in all, the Black Lion seems poised to carry the values of the straightforward urban local proudly into the new millennium". It sold cask Boddingtons Bitter, and Flowers IPA at that time.

    • Blue Bell 12 Shaw Heath, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9DY Telephone(0161) 429 0000

      Converted 1/2/2009 to apartments. Closed c.1/2/2005. Planning Application DC/009208 | Change of use of public house and hotel into 6 no. 2 bed flats. Granted 11/2/2004. History: Large and imposing building by the Edgeley entrance to Stockport's rail station. A grand multi-room interior befitting what was once a large station hotel. It was originally a Wilsons brewery house, though in its latter years it sold cask Holts bitter (a lamp with the Holt's escutcheon above the front door is still visible). Also visible externally is the inscription "Blue Bell Hotel" at the roof line. In the 1990s it sold cask Wilsons Bitter.

    • Bow Garrett 199 Higher Brinksway, Edgeley Stockport SK3 0HP Telephone(0161) 474 1212

      Converted 15/2/2017 to eight flats. Closed 1/5/2008, it then lay empty for some years after that. Planning Application DC/066527 | Conversion of existing public house and the addition of a three storey rear extension to create 8 no. apartments (1 x One Beds, 7 x Two Beds), along with remedial work to external areas, car parking and associated landscaping (Re-submission of DC061848). Granted 22/9/2017. History: Prominent and well-maintained former Boddingtons house. Much of the pub’s structure was retained by the flat conversion scheme. It was latterly considered as a building of architectural interest. As a pub it consisted of two rooms separated by a central bar. As the Bow Garrett, it stopped selling cask ale. In its previous guise as the Bulkeley Arms it sold Boddingtons Mild, Bitter, Whitbread Castle Eden Ale, and guest.

    • Bowling Green 5 Charles Street, Heaviley Stockport SK1 3JR Telephone(0161) 612 2352

      Converted 28/2/2014 to housing use. Closed 2/10/2011. Planning Application DC/051081 | Change of use of former public house with 2 flats over to form 4 self contained flats. Granted 17/12/2012. And Planning Application DC/058119 | Retrospective application for: 1) Change of use from public house to vehicles parts storage at ground floor; 2) house in multiple occupation at first floor; 3) retention of windows to Charles St. elevation; 4) retention of roller shutter door to side elevation; 5) retention of replacement hardstanding; and 6) erection of 2.4 metre high brick wall and solid gates. Granted 19/6/2015. History: This formerly multi-roomed pub was refurbished into a multi-area pub around a central bar which in early 2000s received a tasteful renovation. It was a recent addition to the real ale scene in Stockport, having been keg for a number of years, the pub offered a welcome choice in a Robinson's dominated area. It was worth noting that cask was seldom available midweek. The new licensees were experienced in the pub trade and could be expected to make a success of this venture, with future plans involving food and differing guest ales. Latterly sold Black Sheep Bitter and a guest beer.

    • Brannigan's Grand Central, Wellington Road South Stockport SK1 3TA Telephone(0161) 473 4680

      Demolished on 23/5/2012 along with most of the other surrounding buildings. Site became a hotel. Closed 12/10/2007. Planning Application DC/048552 | Demolition of former Heaven and Hell Nightclub, Tenpin Bowling Alley, and Brannigans to form temporary Car Park. Granted 12/1/2012. History: large former 'showbar' type establishment that catered for a younger pre-club market. Purpose-built in the 1980s along with the rest of the Grand Central complex, including the cinema, Heaven & Hell nightclub, and adjoining bowling alley. Was very successful until the lure of the Grand Central area waned. See the photo here - https://interactive.stockport.gov.uk/stockportimagearchive/SIA/53569.jpg

    • Cale Green & Heaviley Conservative Club Dundonald Street, Cale Green Stockport SK2 6PA Telephone(0161) 480 2926

      Converted 2/11/2018 to housing. Closed 2/11/2018. Planning Application DC/055809 | Demolition of garages and refurbishment of existing building to provide 2 no. apartments. Erection of extensions to building to provide 1 no. house and 4 no. apartments with associated car parking and access off Lilac Street. Granted 28/8/2015. History: Former political club - no internal description received prior to its closure.

    • Church Inn 9 Moseley Street, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9HR Telephone(0161) 477 8279

      Converted 1/2/2009 to housing. Closed 1/12/2007. Planning Application DC/042097 | Change of use of public house to 2 No. flats. Granted 15/10/2009. History: Former small, two-room Robinsons house. In the 1990s it sold cask Robinsons Hatters, and Best Bitter. Although a popular pub, interest waned which led to its eventual closure and sale.

    • Club Replay 61 Wood Street, Edgeley Stockport SK3 0DH Telephone(0161) 477 7496

      Converted 1/2/2019 to function suite and venue that can cater for 100 or more visitors. Former pool and snooker club that also catered for functions. Large building with all facilities required. See booking website - https://venues4hire.org/venue/details/48/club-replay

    • Cobdens 25 Wellington Road South Stockport SK4 1AA Telephone(0161) 477 9053

      Converted 17/7/2022 to housing. Closed 10/1/2013. Planning Application DC/083979 of 17/1/2022 | Conversion of former Cobdens Public House (25 Wellington Road South) and upper floors of adjacent buildings (72 St Petersgate and 24 - 26 Lawrence Street) to create 9 residential apartments. Works include demolition of glazed conservatory structure, construction of 2 storey infill extension, creation of external residents' amenity space, and other external alterations. Granted 8/7/2022. History: Mystery surrounded its closure on 10/1/2013; future was uncertain as all signage was removed and it was mothballed from then till its conversion. Formerly the Manchester Arms, a rather careworn rockers pub that showcased plenty of music. The "MA" had a varied range of customers from rockers, punks, young, old, businessmen, postal workers all mingled. The pub consisted of a central bar that served a simple vault with TV, a boisterous pool room, and a pleasantly decorated rear room. Cask beers atthat time were Best Mild, Best Bitter, and Old Tom. Owners Robinson's decided a change of direction was required, so it was substantially modernised, extended, opened-out and renamed Cobdens in early 2001. The re-fit involved a deep interior on multiple levels, plus construction of a new beer terrace to the north-facing side of the building. This work was to appeal to the younger end of the market. This met with some success, and indeed changed the clientele completely. An unfortunate consequence was that the pub went keg.

    • Cube Grand Central, Wellington Road South Stockport SK1 3TA Telephone(0161) 477 6080

      Demolished 11/1/2012, site now commercial use. Closed c.6/6/2006. Planning Application DC/045450 | Development of a temporary car park and the demolition of the Cube Public House. Granted 26/11/2010. History: Purpose-built in the 1980s as a Greenalls Brewery 'fun-pub' along with the rest of the Grand Central complex. Had a degree of success until the lure of Grand Central and this part of town waned. See the photo here - https://interactive.stockport.gov.uk/stockportimagearchive/SIA/53567.jpg

    • Edgeley & Shaw Heath Labour Club Ltd Hardcastle Road, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9DB Telephone(0161) 480 4559

      Demolished 9/11/2022. Closed 17/10/2018 club went into administration and subsequently closed. Planning Application DC/085521 for demolition of existing buildings, widening of access and use of the site as a temporary 140 vehicle car park for three years, was granted 15/9/2022. History: The club building started life as a bungalow, and vestiges of its origins could still be made out in the concert room. Popularly and locally known as the "Bungalow", especially to all crown green bowlers in the town and beyond. The original building had been much extended over the years, it consisted of a pleasant lounge, an adjoining games room (with darts and a full-size snooker table), and finally a 200-capacity function room. The latter room was available to hire for all usual functions - birthdays, weddings, funerals, etc; it was L-shaped and had four dartboards for league matches. Sundays the club played host to a live artist and bingo evening. The bowling green was just beyond the car park, in the shadow of Stockport County FC, the club was in the Stockport & District, and Cheadle & Gatley bowling leagues. Interestingly on Stockport County FC home match-days it was open to all.

    • Fairway 137 Higher Hillgate, Heaviley Stockport SK1 3HR Telephone(0161) 474 1082

      Converted 26/6/2018 to offices for the use of next door "Offizone". Closed 26/6/2018. Planning Application DC/070434 | This proposal is for the change of use of a A4 public house to B1 Offices for the use of "Offizone". There is no proposed building work. Granted 18/9/2018. History: the pub was extended to the rear in late 2015 with a lounge-cum-conservatory area being created with a large amount of glazing to bring in extra light. The toilets were relocated upstairs, but there was a disabled toilet downstairs. The remainder of the pub to the front was of a mildly opened-out configuration - smart, but small lounge to the right of the entrance, then to the front of the bar was a small, neat area, while further right was a comfortably furnished room with a feature real fire in place. This area was used for live acts and karaoke too. When the Fairway was created the new owners did a thorough re-fit - new toilets, a new kitchen, new fitted and upholstered bench seating, new décor and lighting, plus an upgraded outside smoking / drinking area. All of the glazing was changed too, and the cellar facilities upgraded. Eight cask beers were available including a permanent mild or stout, where mostly local micros feature prominently in a rotational scheme. The other handpulls dispensed two real ciders. Obviously, trade determined how the beer range fared, as the range and variety had grown over time. Meal times were 12-2 Wed-Fri, 12-6 Sat-Sun (eves 5-8 Thu was curry night). There was live entertainment every Saturday night.

    • Farmers Arms 209 Stockport Road, Cheadle Heath Stockport SK3 0LX Telephone(0161) 480 3180

      Demolished 1/2/2024. Change of use granted 9/10/2023 including demolition. Closed and boarded 11/12/2020, Planning application applied 14/7/2022 - DC/085975 Demolition of Vacant Public House and development of a single Restaurant with Drive-Thru Lane (Class E). Granted 9/10/2023. History: building and site sold, and pub never to re-open. Closed 12/3/2020 as Greene King closing and selling off unprofitable sites. On 6/11/2019 it was advertised for sale at £650,000 freehold with estate agents, Fleurets. Probable that site sold for redevelopment. History: Large open plan corner dining pub popular with families during the day, and those eating to a budget. In the evening, the pub catered more for the TV sports crowd and the young. A variety of pub entertainment was reguarly featured, ranging from the occasional live band, satellite TV, assorted amusement machines, and bungee jumping. While real ale was represented, it was not the pub's main feature. Food was served 12-9 daily.

    • Florist 100 Shaw Heath, Shaw Heath Stockport SK2 6QS Telephone(0161) 429 9863

      Converted 14/9/2018 to housing, self-contained flats. Closed 24/1/2018. Planning Application DC/070140 | To change use of vacant public house (Use Classes A4) to form 6 self-contained flats at ground, first and second floors (use class C3) with single storey extension to the rear, together with demolition of existing commercial building at rear, and carry out associated works. Granted 13/9/2018. History: the Florist was an imposing, three-storey early-Victorian pub which despite changes over the years had been left with a choice of five distinct drinking areas plus the bar area. All this had given the place definite character and appeal. Pubs however are more than bricks and mortar, they are really made by the people, and at the Florist the people on both sides of the bar were some of the friendliest you could meet. This was a pub where everybody was welcome, no one went unnoticed, and you could have a good pint into the bargain. Value carvery lunch on Sundays. For some years the Florist was merely ticking over, then in 2006 in stepped Tom Barlow, the husband of Sheila the licensee of the already flourishing Armoury just down the road and perhaps unsurprisingly with that pedigree the rescue had commenced. Tom had returned the pub to its roots in the local community, with darts teams and pub quizzes. Unfortunately, Tom passed away in mid-2012, after that the business declined.

    • Four Heatons 63 Didsbury Road, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 2BA Telephone(0161) 431 9655

      Demolished 26/11/2013 The Four Heatons closed on 15/2/2011. Planning Application DC/051044 | Demolition of public house and erection of retail unit (404sqm) and 8 no. residential apartments with associated landscaping and ancillary works. Granted 6/3/2013. History: the unusual design of the exterior may have put many folk off visiting this pub, but it was a comfortably appointed and well-run pub. When it first opened it was called the Moss Rose. An extensive refit had very considerably improved the interior decor of this once welcoming pub, with its pleasant vault and well appointed lounge. A quiz was on Wednesdays and a disco on Saturdays. Lunches 12-3.

    • Gardeners Arms 72 Northgate Road, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9PH Telephone(0161) 476 1221

      Converted 20/9/2014 to housing use. Closed 21/7/2013 and up for auction, guide price £200-300k. Although the planning application mentions demolition, that never occured as the original building was converted. Planning Application DC/050634 | Demolition of public house and erection of 6 dwellings (outline application). Granted 21/6/2013. History: Latterly a two-room JW Lees house - large main room with stage area, with a sizeable vault too. Most of the interior including a stage area was part-panelled in a pleasing way. Known locally as the War Office, possibly as it may have acted as a recruiting office for WWII.

    • Golden Lion 89 Middle Hillgate Stockport SK1 3EH

      Converted 1/3/2009 to architects offices. Closed 5/3/2007. Planning Application DC/023669 | Conversion of public house with flat above into ground and basement floor offices with two flats above. Rebuilding of existing single storey rear extension and the provision of additional windows and door to rear elevation. Granted 12/9/2006. History: Was a popular two-room Burtonwood house that sold both Burtonwood Mild and Bitter till its closure.

    • Grapes 1c Castle Street, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9AB Telephone07745 223213

      Converted 21/7/2013 to a coffee house. Closed 13/2/2012. As of early 2016 became Thyme for Food, this was offering bottled beers. Planning Application DC/059362 | Change of use from ancillary accommodation of former public house to ground floor coffee shop and first floor conference and office space. Granted 28/9/2015. History: This small two-room pub at the top of the Castle Street shopping precinct summed up what was best about community locals. It had been knocked about a bit over the years and did comprise two rooms, a vault to the left and a lounge to the right. There was no food, no beer garden and no outdoor smoking area. However it’s what it did have that made this such a good pub. In August 2006 the then licensees moved here from the Spread Eagle on Hillgate when that pub was closed by Robinson’s. They brought with them, not only most of their regulars, but also years of experience in the licensed trade. As a result this was a pub that did the important things well. It was well appointed, with the lounge in particular having a warm and welcoming feel, and the cask ales (the landlord is proud of his cellar, and his Old Tom in particular) being invariably in good form. The more mature clientele ensured a good turnover of cask beer. Pool and darts teams added to the community feel of this excellent local.

    • Grey Horse 89 Old Road, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 1TE Telephone(0161) 429 6444

      Converted 5/2/2013 to offices. Closed 31/1/2010. As of April 2017, the former pub is now a site exclusively dedicated to the arts, run by Pure Innovations with Arts Council funding. Planning Application DC/048257 | Material change of use of vacant public house to B1 offices. Granted 10/1/2012. History: Former two-room street-corner Greenalls pub that was not of a great size; it catered primarily for the light industry and housing that once surrounded it. In the 1990s it sold cask Greenalls Bitter, and Festival Bitter.

    • Greyhound 27 Bowden Street, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9HG Telephone(0161) 291 0617

      Converted 3/3/2018 into housing. Closed its doors for the final time on 1/4/2013. Pub sold at auction 14/10/2013. Planning Application DC/066944 | Change of use from public house to an 8 bedroomed HMO (sui generis) and demolition of single storey extension to the east. Granted 21/3/2018. History: at one time, a very busy and popular former Boddington's house. Large L-shaped lounge, with a lower, more spartan vault to the front. With the retirement of the long-term licensee though, came changes of clientele and beers. Keg for some years thereafter, it had changed hands a few times since that time.

    • Heaton Norris Conservative Club 19 Hapton Place, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 1JN Telephone(0161) 477 6105

      Converted 17/4/2016 into residential flats. Closed 1/1/2013. Planning Application DC/049960 | Change of use of a existing conservative club into two houses and three flats and development of existing extended pavement into two disabled parking bays. Granted 1/10/2012. History unfortunately, no description of interior was ever obtained.

    • Hollywood 12 Bloom Street, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9LA Telephone(0161) 480 6525

      Converted 2/7/2013 to a private children's nursery. Closed 1/1/2012. Planning Application DC/052200 | Change of use of Public House (A4) to Day Nursery D1. Granted on 20/5/2013. History: a very large former Wilson's house that was on keg beer for many years. Was popular in the late 1990s as a live music venue.

    • Imperial 55 St Petersgate Stockport SK1 1DH Telephone(0161) 000 0000

      Converted July 2015 to a short-lived stationers, now it is deli-cum-grocers, prior to that in 10/9/2014 it was a Shisha bar use. No planning application needed. History: From June 2012 the pub was renamed the Imperial (which was its original name) and was set to reduce in size by closing the front room on the St Peters Square side to concentrate trade on the current back room, which was to be accessed from Piccadilly. With beers from the Thwaites stable it was envisaged that the pub would be a good deal more cosy and bring back the atmosphere that once held sway in the nearby Unity. A convert to cask ale in mid-2011.

    • Lamp Hotel 64 Middle Hillgate Stockport SK1 3EH Telephone(0161) 477 2146

      Converted 1/1/2008 to housing. Closed c.1/6/2007. Planning Application DC/025891 | Change of use to five studio flats & one 1- bed flat. Granted 4/5/2207. History: Originally the Pack Horse, a popular and spacious Chesters house. It sold Flowers IPA, and Boddingtons Bitter as the Pack Horse in the mid-1990s. Various conversions to restaurant-use were tried after it closed, but without success.

    • Little Jack Horners 28 Lord Street Stockport SK1 3NA Telephone(0161) 477 3068

      Converted 29/7/2017 to restaurant use. Closed 13/2/2017. Planning Application DC/062780 | Change of use to Baekdu Korean Barbecue Restaurant (A3 use) including the conversion of smoking area to form new kitchens and the installation of air extract flues. Granted 13/1/2017. History: Its location meant that this pub got overlooked at times. Not by local business people however, who appreciated the Mon-Fri (12-2) lunchtime fare. The licensee had experimented with cask ales over time with the result being the two beers you saw on the bar. A narrow frontage, but deceptively deep inside; the differing levels in the building form the divisions between a number of comfortable, rustic rooms. Surprisingly spacious with three distinct areas on varying levels, the bar counter being in the middle of the three.

    • Nicholsons Arms 2 Penny Lane, Heaton Norris Stockport SK5 7RN Telephone(0161) 480 4508

      Converted 4/4/2011 to a Cost-Cutter mini-market. Closed c.1/6/2007. No planning application found. Hitsory: Former Robinson's house built in the 1960s to replace a much older house of the same name. Estate-style pub that was to serve the high-density housing nearby. A bright and airy pub of modern design. Consisted of two large rooms divided by a central bar; one room had a small stage area. Latterly sold cask Robinsons Hatters, and Best Bitter on electric dispense.

    • Old King 60 Great Portwood Street, Portwood Stockport SK1 2HH Telephone(0161) 480 1088

      Demolished 14/4/2012 two food outlets now occupy the site. One outlet became a restaurant. Closed in 16/1/2009. Planning Application DC/049454 | Demolition of existing building and erection of single storey retail unit (Use class A1, A2, A3, A4, or A5) with associated car parking. Granted 17/2/2014. History: after closure it was badly damaged by vandalism and theft. This left it roofless and in a ruinous condition. Originally a large, former Bass house with a mostly opened-out interior with impressive fireplace feature.

    • Olde Woolpack 70 Brinksway, Edgeley Stockport SK3 0BY Telephone(0161) 968 1848

      Converted 5/12/2019 to office premises. Closed 1/6/2017 and building sold. Pub interior gutted by builders from 5/12/2019, with all internal fittings removed, and rooms taken back to brickwork. Planning Application DC/075503 | Change of use of existing public house to a commercial office (Use Class B1) building inclusive of a cellar and loft conversion and material changes to the external facades. Granted 10/3/2020. History: Re-opened on 12/12/2014 after almost a year of closure, when it was thought it would never re-open. It had gone from strength to strength majoring on quality cask ales and good home-cooked food (served daily 12-4) - both much appreciated by the occupants of Stockport’s landmark blue pyramid that dwarfs the nearby pub. While there had been some opening out, the Woolpack still retained much of the original layout of front and rear lounges, drinking lobby and well-used vault. In former landlord Bob Dickinson’s day, the history of consistent excellence was marked by a clutch of CAMRA awards adorning the walls, from Pub of the Month, to Pub of the Year, local and regional. It was a handy starting point for a walk along the Mersey.

    • Railway 1 Avenue Street, Portwood Stockport SK1 2BZ Telephone(0161) 429 6062

      Demolished 20/7/2022. Closed 30/1/2022 for good. August 2021: redevelopment plans by next door owner of Carpetright (including demolition of the premises) were approved. Planning application - DC/073239 - REVISED PROPOSALS: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of Class E retail unit with associated parking and vehicular access. Granted 4/3/2022. History: this multi CAMRA-award winning pub is situated opposite the Peel Centre. It looked ordinary from the outside, but once inside it quickly became apparent this is a far from ordinary pub. A warm welcome awaited both the regular and the stranger from the friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. A single L-shaped bar serves a large lounge area. Seven permanent cask ales were complemented by three guests (always including a mild) plus a vast choice of foreign beers were waiting to be sampled. A very pleasant sun-trap of a beer garden was to the side of the pub, its walls providing a degree of privacy from the main road. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2007 and also Cider Pub of the Year multiple times. History: The Railway in the name was the Cheshire Lines Committee, whose former tracks are buried beneath the nearby M60. Leaving after an always-enjoyable session you'll swear that you hear the sound of a passing train rather than the traffic noise!

    • Roundhouse Belmont Way, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 1QX Telephone(0161) 480 2522

      Demolished 1/10/2010. Closed 25/8/2010. Site is now housing. Planning Application DC/053537 | Construction of fourteen 3 bed dwellings. Granted 20/12/2013. History: Former hexagonal-shaped Wilsons / Websters house. It was named the Lonsdale at one point before reverting to its original name.

    • Royal Oak 11 High Street Stockport SK1 1EG Telephone(0161) 477 9018

      Converted 31/10/2017 to housing use. Closed and sold by Robinson's 10/1/2012 for non-pub use. Planning Application DC/066394 | Change of use from commercial public house to a residential dwelling. Granted 31/8/2017. History: This 'whitewashed' Robinson's pub overlooked the Unicorn Brewery on the adjacent, lower situated street, Lower Hillgate. The compact interior had an 'L' bar to the left of the entrance and the pub included three distinct areas - a front bar area where a TV screen was situated; a pool table and machines off to the right, and towards the rear a seated and tabled area combined with dart board and karaoke console. It had had some smartening up prior to eventual closure to give it a clean, modern airy look. Lunches had been introduced too. Latterly sold cask Robinsons Hatters and Unicorn.

    • Sam's Bar 26-7 Market Place Stockport SK1 1ES Telephone(0161) 480 2693

      Converted 1/8/2013 into residential use. Closed 1/10/2007. Planning Application DC/043830 | Conversion of property to provide additional shop at ground floor level and 10 No. studio apartments above. Granted 18/11/2011. History: Upstairs bar that for a time sold Banks's cask beers in a very pleasant and relaxed environment.

    • Silver Jubilee 21 Hamilton Square, Heaton Norris Stockport SK4 1JG Telephone(0161) 292 0070

      Converted 1/12/2022 to childrens nursery. Closed 21/9/2021 upon retirement of long-term tenant. Planning Application DC/085036 | Change of use from (Sui Generis) Public House to (Class E) Day Care Nursery for up to 52 children, and erection of enclosures. Granted 12/9/2022. History: Built in 1977, this estate pub was allegedly to be called the Odd Spots (it replaced the nearby Oddfellows Arms) but the occasion of the Queen's Jubilee changed minds; a plaque in the vestibule celebrates this. Neat and pleasant two room layout, with enclosed garden to one side. There was a water jug collection above the bar, and the photos of old cinematic and boxing stars on the walls. Regular entertainment. Sun lunch 2-5.

    • SK One 57 St Petersgate Stockport SK1 1DH Telephone(0161) 474 0088

      Converted 1/10/2013 to financial/office use, but since has been converted to housing. Closed 14/2/2009, and was for sale and empty for some years. Planning Application DC/068329 | Change of use from Office Use (B1a) to Dwellinghouse (C3) to form 12no. apartments. Granted 2/3/2018. History: Short-lived music venue and bar, converted from former Building Society premises c.1/1/2004, originally named Abbey Bar.

    • Spread Eagle 31 Lower Hillgate Stockport SK1 1JQ Telephone(0161) 480 7057

      Converted 5/1/2008 to be offices for Robinsons Brewery. Closed 1/12/2007. Planning Application DC/027180 | Change of use from A4 (drinking establishment) to B1 Class ii (offices), Change of use from A1 (shop) to B1 Class ii (offices), Change of use from C3 (dwelling) to B1 Class ii (offices), Construction of glazed entrance lobby to the rear with a glazed link between the two buildings and modifications to the middle yard gates. Granted 11/9/2007. History: Formerly the Robinson's brewery tap. A deep two-roomed pub that had a slightly awkward layout - a pool room to the front, with a small lounge attached. Beyond that was the long bar with a lounge and vault area filling in the rear. Always sold Robinsons Mild, Best Bitter, and Old Tom (winter). The CAMRA pub guide "Viaducts & Vaults 3" published in 2003 described it thus: "The Robinson's Brewery tap, whose main distinction is that it stands on the site of the Unicorn Inn, where Frederic Robinson first began brewing. Much altered internally, a loyal band of regulars and brewery workers create a lively community atmosphere. Old Tom is available in antique nip glasses for those with too much sense to drink halves. There is a compact pool room and darts is often played immediately by the front door, which can be rather disconcerting. As well as low prices, the pub offers a delicious range of home-made curries which can be taken away".

    • Stockport Brewing Co Arch 14, Heaton Lane Stockport SK4 1AQ Telephone(0161) 477 1084

      Converted 15/7/2017 to other use. Closed 15/7/2017 as brewery premises moved to nearby Bredbury. History: This was the Stockport Brewing Company's brewery tap. As of 1/10/2014 the tap was effectively non-operational and was closed. The bar had been folded away, but it could be reassembled for special or booked events. It may have been resurrected at some stage. It opened 12/7/2014 and was located in one of the arches at the side of the Kwik-Fit car park. The brewery was here too. Four beers were usually on. Style was bohemian and somewhat basic, as may be imagined, it was a brewery first, after all. There was a very stylish toilet around the corner though.

    • Thatched House 74 Churchgate Stockport SK1 1YJ Telephone(0161) 480 2725

      Converted 17/3/2016 to apartments. Closed 25/10/2010. Planning Application DC/060620 | Change of use to four apartments. Granted 11/3/2016. And Planning – Application DC/048909 | Change of use from a public house to a dwelling house. Granted 29/2/2012. History: Was one of the town's premier venues for live music, with mainly heavy rock, metal and punk bands playing Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. A quiet pub it was not. Remaining architectural details of note are a mosaic floor in the porch and rare windows featuring Showell's Brewery. The large, open-plan main bar had a stage to the right, doorway to the left which led to a pool room and, ultimately, the beer garden which featured a regularly-used barbecue. Two guest beers were usually available (often Vaux Samson) along with a changing guest cider, plus a good range of bottled beers. One could check the website for details of forthcoming live acts. Food was served 11-2.30 Wed-Fri. Free jukebox and free pool were often on offer.

    • Tiviot 8 Tiviot Dale Stockport SK1 1TA Telephone(0161) 480 4109

      Demolished on 14/5/2015. Closed 16/11/2013. The near 200-year building's condition was poor, and the pub's tenants Gill and Dave Walker retired from the trade. Planning Application DC/054171 | Demolition of three storey main building, two storey living accommodation and workshop. Granted 30/12/2013. History:The Tiviot fulfilled its roles as a splendid traditional town centre pub (very handy for Merseyway shopping) and good value lunchtime eatery (12-2 Tue-Sat) with equal aplomb. The vault, with its pictures of old aircraft ‘donated’ to the pub when the RAF office opposite shut decades ago, was one of the few left in the town centre. To the rear was the dining room and at the front a cosy lounge with a long room behind which served as a secondary dining room at lunchtimes. On the walls were photos of steam locos and of old Stockport in which Tiviot Dale predominates, showing the pub serving this neighbourhood, including the nearby now defunct Tiviot Dale station. Although the Tiviot seemed cut off from this hinterland by the road network it had still managed to remain a community pub. The credit for this was due to the landlord who had been here since 1965, the last 30 years as licensee. You could also ask him about the ghost that was in the cellar!

    • Unity 41 Wellington Road South Stockport SK1 3RU Telephone(0161) 480 4310

      Converted 3/1/2017 to housing. Closed 27/2/2012 and moth-balled by owners Robinson's. Planning Application DC/064588 | Change of use of former Public House (Class A4) to 4no. self-contained residential flats and associated building works. Granted 21/3/2017. History: Smallish, one-roomed pub on the busy A6. Plainly, but tidily decorated with Lowry prints and such in the L-shaped room. At lunchtimes the draw was the generous portions of good value food. The pub was sed by a cross-section of the local community including postal workers and town hall staff. There was always a good welcome to strangers. Karaoke and sing-alongs were a feature of Fri, Sat, and Sun evenings. Handy for the rail station, the Grand Central complex, and Central Library.

    • Wembley 276 Adswood Road, Adswood Stockport SK3 8PN

      Demolished 2/5/2002. Closed 12/1/2002. Site is now a small development of 12 houses now occupies the site, the street that serves them is aptly named Wembley Close. Planning Application DC/007527 | Demolition of public house and erection of 12 two and three bedroom dwellings with new access road off Adswood Road. Granted 13/9/2002. History: Large roadhouse-style house built in 1934 by Wilsons Brewery to cater for the new inter-war housing developments being constructed in the locale. It was built on the site of the historic former Adswood Hall, nearby was another historic old house: Batesley (at the start of Garners Lane). The Wembley Hotel name came from Wilson's Wembley Ale which, although much used in football-related adverts in the 1930s, was unconnected to the sport. Rather, it derived from a corruption of 'WMB', the abbreviation for Wilsons Mild Beer, a particularly good seller at the time, and thus 'Wembley' Ale was born in 1932. Multi-roomed layout with rooms for functions and catering. For a time in the 1970s the pub was styled as The Doubloon, yet in the succeeding two decades it gained a tainted reputation as with so many of these large pubs which saw trade fall away leaving the community without a focal point.

    • Windsors 41 Castle Street, Edgeley Stockport SK3 9AT Telephone(0161) 429 0000

      Demolished 20/10/2008, site is now retail premises. Planning Application DC/039587 | Erection of one no. retail unit and fourteen no.apartments (12 x 2 bed and 2 x 1 bed), with associated parking. Granted 21/11/2008. History: Originally the Windsor Castle, a vast Wilsons pub at the very centre of things on once bustling Castle Street. It had a smart lounge, central bar, and a large vault with a pool table. Tasteful decor of part panelling and mirrors. It sold cask Boddingtons Bitter in the eraly 2000s. During its time, it suffered from several ill-judged refurbishments and name changes (Jonjo Greene's, and Joseph Worrall) to end its days a sad and gloomy keg spot.

    • Winter's 23-27 Little Underbank Stockport SK1 1LA Telephone(0161) 834 3285

      Converted 19/2/2021 to restaurant use, French bistro, Bistro-Marc opened Spring 2022 with all the Grade II listed features restored. Closed 15/1/2018 and ownership transferring to Stockport Metro Borough Council after acquired the building. Planning Application DC/075540 | The refurbishment of Winters, Stockport, with change of use class from A4 (Drinking Establishment) to A3 (Restaurants and Cafes). Works involve repair and refurbishment of the building fabric, strip out of inappropriate modern interventions, new service installations and new internal fit-out, demolition of pantile roof to the north elevation and replacement with a new bituminous flat roof, refurbishment of shop front and installation of roller shutters. Granted 3/3/2020. History: What was once Winter's the jewellers was converted into a pub in the 1990s, at that time it sold cask Tetley Bitter. It then became a Holt's house in the early 2000s. Its prominent position and shop-window frontage made it stand out well. It had one room downstairs with a raised area to the rear where darts were sometimes played, while the bar was on the far right. A central bannistered stairway lead to a plush and comfortable first floor lounge and dining area with plenty of tables and chairs. Here too could be viewed the workings of the famous and truly splendid automaton clock mechanism as it struck the hours. Returning to the main room, a well-used jukebox and fruit machines completed the picture. Late afternoons and early evening could often be lively with a bustling atmosphere enhanced by sing-alongs or karaoke.

  • Victoria Park
    • Rampant Lion Complex 17 Anson Road Victoria Park M14 5BZ Telephone(0161) 225 0263

      Converted 1/4/2017 to hotel use. Closed 8/1/2013. Planning Application 103188/FO/2013/N2 | Alterations to existing pub/restaurant including internal adaptations and erection of two storey and single storey extensions and roof dormer extension to rear change of use of ground floor entrance and first and second floors to form 8 bedroom Class C1 hotel with associated works to car parking and landscaped area. Granted 3/4/2014. History: Large detached Victorian Gothic Grade II-listed residence converted to pub-use in the 1980s. Originally a private residence named Milverton Lodge built in the mid to late 19th century. Since that time it had varied uses including that of a private hotel in the 1960s, before becoming a nightclub in the 70s. Some impressive internal features, and set in lovely grounds. A refurbishment a few years ago transformed it from a student drinking haunt to more of a student drinking and dining haunt. It ditched the cask beer in 2010 too. Former Tetley house at one time selling Tetley Mild, Bitter, and Ind Coope Burton Ale.

  • West Didsbury
    • Gallery Bar & Grill 110-112 Burton Road West Didsbury M20 1LP Telephone(0161) 448 7679

      Converted 12/9/2014 to Saffron Lounge restaurant. Closed 12/01/2014 along with sister outlet in Chorlton. No planning application required. History: Short period of closure before that in May 2013 to re-emerge as Gallery Bar & Grill. Prior to that it reopened 18/2/2013 following conversion to what was very much a themed restaurant called Elvis' Kitchen. This did not appear to operate as much of a bar any more. Everything, including food and cocktails, was on an Elvis Presley theme, with lots of glitz around the place, and the bar is decorated with LP records. Opening times were: 10-late (9-late Sat); 9-late Sun. In mid-Nov 2012 it was renamed Terrace Bar & Grill, but that was short-lived. Began life as Verso.

    • Greenfinch 108 Palatine Road West Didsbury M20 3ZA Telephone(0161) 448 9397

      Converted 9/8/2022 to offices and flats. Closed 23/8/2020. Planning application - 133740/FO/2022 | Change of use and conversion of former Greenfinch Public House including selective demolition to provide office accommodation (use class E) and 3 apartments (use class C3), and redevelopment of site to provide 9 dwellings (use class C3) with associated works including landscaping and car parking. Approved 09/08/2022. History: With its conversion to the Greenfinch in late 2012, it was then in the Marston’s “Two for One” stable, in late 2016 it was re-branded once more, this time becoming a "Generous George" house. This was a warm and comfortable dining pub that featured an ‘L’ shaped bar, off which radiated a variety of drinking and eating areas. The whole was decorated using pleasing, neutral tones which were punctuated by the odd splash of colour to highlight chimney breasts and other significant features. The front part had plenty of space and extended to the right into a conservatory. Another conservatory was set to the left giving a good view of the outside drinking area, whilst to the rear was a lower level room that often played host to large groups of people dining. This grand house was set in extensive grounds and did well from the food. Overall, quite a plush affair with many folk taking advantage of the gardens when the weather was good. The guest beers were from the Marston’s range, so was often Burton Bitter and Jennings Cumberland.

    • Pomegranate 202 Burton Road West Didsbury M20 2LW Telephone(0161) 445 9580

      Converted 13/9/2011 to restaurant use. Closed 13/9/2011. No planning application found. History: Began life as Eurasia 202 in 2009, changed to Thyme Bar & Grill a year or so later. During all this, it only ever sold keg beer.

  • Withington
    • Bar Four Six One 461 Wilmslow Road Withington M20 4AL Telephone(0161) 434 1043

      Converted 30/11/2016 to "World Food Buffet restaurant" - Al Jumeirah. Closed 19/12/2015 with the pub having a "Closing down sale". History: Bar that had a seeming on-off relationship with cask beer. Did a range of world beers in bottle. Could be classed as a sports bar what with the influence of TVs and to the left side, a well-used pool table. All decorated quite darkly.

    • Cotton Tree 2-6 Cotton Hill Withington M20 4XR Telephone(0161) 445 3189

      Demolished 5/12/2010. Closed 3/10/2010. Planning Application 091750/FO/2009/S2 | Erection of six two storey (three bedroomed) dwelling houses with associated boundary walls and parking/garage courtyard. Granted 11/5/2010. History: One time former Greenalls pub. Houses built on former site. Did sell cask ale for a while: Black Sheep Bitter [H]

    • Golden Lion 579 Wilmslow Road Withington M20 3QH Telephone(0161) 445 0899

      Demolished 14/4/2009, the site lay dormant for years afterwards, then in late 2015 it became a car park for the nearby Christie Hospital. Planning Application 086311/FO/2008/S2 | Erection of 3 No. x 3 storey buildings to accommodate 48 two bedroomed flats with underground car parking for 61 spaces with associated landscaping. Granted 17/9/2008. History: at one time this was a large and busy Tetley house with a variety of drinking spaces in which you could enjoy a range of cask ales. It variously sold Tetley Bitter, Jennings Bitter, and Ind Coope Burton Ale during its time.

    • Katy o' Daley's 27 Copson Street Withington M20 3HE Telephone(0161) 200 0000

      Converted 23/11/2007 to use as a betting shop. Closed c.1/1/2007. Planning Application 088742/FO/2008/S1 | Installation of a new shop front and change of use from bar (Class A4) to betting office (Class A2) and provision of 3 air conditioning units at rear elevation. Granted 12/3/2009. History: Former small and compact Irish bar. In its days as Berties, it sold cask Chesters Mild and Bitter.

    • Libertine 437 Wilmslow Road Withington M20 4AF Telephone(0161) 441 9105

      Converted 26/5/2023 to restaurant (Class E). Closed 17/12/2022, Converted seemingly without planning permission. Council planning enforcement officer informed 29/6/2023. Response from council on 29/6/2023: "The previous use of the property was granted as a mixed bar and restaurant following its conversion from the former Natwest Bank. A planning application and Listed Building Consent were both approved in July 2022 for some external alterations, this ahead of its conversion to Almost Famous, which falls in the same mixed bar and restaurant use". In late Feb 2023 a forfeiture notice appeared in the window, advising that the landlord had taken back possession. The bar owners were citing financial pressures re energy tariffs causing the closure. See MEN article - https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/withington-pub-libertine-closes-temporarily-26167457 History: A Grade II* listed former bank building, converted into a very pleasant pub/restaurant. Many of the historic features have been retained in its new guise. Interior is open plan. You are greeted by the long green tile fronted bar. To the left is a large room with feature fireplace, a piano, and a DJ table. To the right is a small alcove seating area, then beyond that is the open kitchen. Adjacent to the kitchen is a room primarily for diners, darkly decorated and having a lower ceiling than other areas. Other than the folio wainscoting all round, the upper paintwork is described as 'distressed', although it makes it appear unfinished as the walls retain a patchwork of previous decoration.

    • Majaz 489 Wilmslow Road Withington M20 4AN Telephone(0161) 434 4300

      Demolished 9/8/2017, site is now retail with housing above. Closed 1/8/2009 and converted to a shisha bar. Planning Application 109580/FO/2015/S1 | Erection of part three, part four-storey building with retail/commercial space at ground floor (64 sq m) and seven self-contained flats above (two studio flats, four one-bed and one two-bed) following demolition of existing unit. Granted 11/12/2015. History: Small cafe bar, located on a corner plot. Prior to being named Majaz, it was named Arabesque, it started out as the Pleasure Bar.

    • Old House at Home 73 Burton Road Withington M20 1HB Telephone(0161) 446 2315

      Demolished 18/10/2019. Closed and boarded 13/9/2017. Planning Application 119450/FO/2018 | Erection of 12 no. four-bed, three-storey dwelling houses (Class C3) with associated parking, landscaping and boundary treatment following demolition of existing, vacant, public house. Granted 21/9/2018. History: Former Whitbread house that attained a Pub of the Month award back in September of 2001. Was latterly under Greene King ownership, it was given a tasteful refurbishment in mid-2013. This had lightened the decor somewhat to make the place really warm and inviting. An L-shaped building with the older leg of the L containing the bar, whilst the newer leg was largely given over to food tables. A sign outside announced that food was served every day until 9 pm, so there was quite a food emphasis yet in spite of that, the pub had the feel of a community local, and there was still plenty of room for drinkers in the older part of the pub.

    • Vespa Bar 432 Wilmslow Road Withington M20 3BW Telephone(0161) 445 0267

      Converted 14/4/2011 to Coriander restaurant. Closed 15/3/2010. No planning application found. History: small keg-only bar set in retail-style premises.

    • White Lion 496 Wilmslow Road Withington M20 3BG Telephone(0161) 445 1409

      Converted 2/6/2011 to a Sainsburys local store. Closed c.1/6/2005. Planning Application 093493/LO/2010/S1 | LISTED BUILDING CONSENT for part demolition of existing ground floor rear extension, two storey extension to the rear fronting Burton Road, internal works to facilitate change of use of building and repair and repainting of stone columns and railings. Granted 10/9/2010. History: A landmark building in Withington. In its latter days it was styled the Withington Ale House, it sold Wilsons Bitter, Websters Bitter, and Choice. The very large interior had been heavily rusticated to echo what the big brewers considered an 'ale house' theme look at the time.

    • Ziggy Sixx Social Club 393 Wilmslow Road Withington M20 4WA Telephone(0161) 283 9296

      Converted 1/6/2023 to gymnasium / health club. Closed c.1/10/2021 for conversion to Muscle Manor gym. Planning Application 136551/FO/2023 Retention of use of former Hotel (C1) as Temporary Living Accommodation for Single Homeless People (Sui Generis). Granted 6/6/2023. History: renamed as Ziggy's in 2019. Reverted in late 2018 to the Drop Inn name, prior to this it was Inferno. Formerly a rustic bar and music venue. A large pub, it was popular with students, local residents and hotel guests. It had many TVs showing sports, games machines aplenty, pool tables, a dart board, plenty of regular and one-off events. Hotel attached, the Ram Lodge; at one time incorporated Inferno restaurant too.

  • Wythenshawe
    • Anvil Greenwood Road Wythenshawe M22 8HH Telephone(0161) 200 0000

      Demolished 26/3/2004, site is now housing. Planning Application 070006/FO/2003/S2 | Erection of 10 mews dwellinghouses (five at 2 storeys and five at 3 storeys) , with associated car parking and landscaping, following demolition of The Anvil public house. Granted 15/7/2004. History: A new-build estate house (built c.1965) for Hydes Anvil Brewery of Moss Side. In its latter days this was a quite dark, two-room rather run-down Hydes pub, yet it still sold cask Hydes Mild and Bitter from metered electric dispensers.

    • Greenwood Tree Greenwood Road Wythenshawe M22 9RA Telephone(0161) 498 9964

      Demolished c.26/3/2006, site is now housing. Planning Application 083189/FO/2007/S2 | Erection of a part 2 to part 4 storey apartment block to form a total of 32 apartments, with associated landscaping and undercroft parking for 32 vehicles. Granted 28/9/2007. History: Built c.1962 as a large, multi-roomed Tetley estate house, set on a corner plot. In the 1990s it became a Burtonwood house, selling their cask mild and bitter.

    • Happy Man 22 Portway Wythenshawe M22 1UB Telephone(0161) 498 8600

      Demolished 15/12/2022 site to become housing. Closed 18/3/2019. Planning Application 128682/FO/2020 | Erection of 9 No. dwellinghouses and a 3 storey apartment building providing 9 Assisted Living Apartments (Class C2), together with landscaping, associated access and car parking following demolition of existing public house. Granted 8/12/2021. History: Sold by auction Oct 2018 for £285,000 with planning consent for housing construction. This was a former Bass estate house dating from the 1960s. It consisted of two large rooms separated by a central bar. Its name is in honour of a very successful racehorse that had links to the Hardy's Crown Brewery (taken over by Bass). The Hardys brewery also brewed a "Happy Man Ale" at one point.

    • Peel Hall 55-57 Peel Hall Road Wythenshawe M22 5BU

      Demolished 26/3/2003, site now occupied by new housing (Belvedere Square). Closed 26/3/2003. Planning Application 052986/OO/SOUTH3/97 | Residential development after demolition of existing public house. Granted 28/11/1997. History: Erstwhile large, multi-roomed Tetley house, adjacent to the shopping parade.

    • Portway Hotel Ruddpark Road Wythenshawe M22 0DN Telephone(0161) 437 3278

      Demolished 6/8/2019, site is now housing. Closed 31/5/2019. Planning Application 118482/FO/2017 | Erection of 7 no. 2 storey residential dwelling houses and 3 storey building to form 3 no. self contained apartments including associated car parking, boundary treatment and landscaping following demolition of existing Public House. Granted 12/2/2018. History: Large former Whitbread-Chesters two-room estate house. Set on a prominent junction opposite a shopping parade and a large church. Although it had sold cask Holt's beers in the past, these were removed in early 2015 due to poor sales.

    • Talisman Oatlands Road Wythenshawe M22 1BE Telephone(0161) 493 3774

      Demolished 22/12/2009. Closed 1/9/2008. Planning Application 089986/OO/2009/S2 | OUTLINE APPLICATION for the approval of layout and means of access for the erection of 20 no. x two storey dwellinghouses and 6 no. x three storey self-contained apartments. Granted 18/12/2009. As of 1/8/2017 the site is now Georgiou Court (231 Portway), a number of residential flats. Interestingly, the former pub's hanging sign post is now used to hold the name of the development. This hanging-sign 'trick' has been mimiced at the nearby former Ryecroft Arms in Cheadle Hulme. History: Was a large, multi-roomed Burtonwood estate pub, set on a road junction. Began life as the Cock o' th' North, a Groves & Whitnall house, then in time becoming a Greenalls house.

    • Tudor Tavern Peel Hall Road Wythenshawe M22 5HB Telephone(0161) 437 2645

      Demolished 11/2/2019, homes now occupy the former site, with a some might say, cynical, hint to its past, the development is styled as "Tudor Green". Closed 13/10/2018. Planning Application 119318/FO/2018 | Erection of ten 2 storey dwellinghouses, with associated landscaping and car parking, following demolition of public house. Granted 21/5/2018. History: Neatly set out two-room keg-only estate pub. Formerly part of the Wilson's Brewery empire. When it opened in 1966, it was named the Flying Machine.

    • Wythenshawe British Legion Social & Welfare Club 224 Woodhouse Lane Wythenshawe M22 9TF Telephone(0161) 436 3331

      Demolished 2/2/2015 so that St Vincent's Housing Association could build property on the site. Closed 21/8/2014 over problems with rent arrears. Planning Application 112476/DEM/2016/S2 | Prior notification of proposed demolition of the Royal British Legion Club. Granted 26/9/2016. History: A sad end as the Royal British Legion had been serving the community since 1947. See - http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/royal-british-legion-wythenshawe-shut-7645957.