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Chiverton Tap

8 Mellor Road
Cheadle Hulme
Telephone(0161) 485 4149
Real AleQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenDisabled AccessCiderSmokingFunction RoomDog FriendlyWiFi
Opening times: Mon 14:00-22:30; Tue–Thu 12:00-22:30; Fri and Sat 12:00-23:00; Sun 12:00-21:30
Regular beers: Bollington Bollington Best, Bollington Long Hop

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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.