Stockport & South Manchester

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Aviator

6 Lancastrian Way
Woodford
SK7 1SA
Emailku.oc.seelwj@rotaiva Telephone(0161) 388 2567
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDisabled AccessParkingSmokingRestaurantDog FriendlyWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Thu 10:00-23:00; Fri and Sat 10:00-24:00; Sun 10:00-23:00
Regular beers: JW Lees --seasonal--, JW Lees Bitter, JW Lees Manchester Pale Ale

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

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.