Stockport & South Manchester

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Prince of Wales

Gatley Green
Emailmoc.yrewerbsedyh@selawfoecnirp Telephone(0161) 491 5854
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Opening times: Mon–Thu 11:30-23:00; Fri and Sat 11:30-24:00; Sun 12:00-23:00
Regular beers: Hydes 1863, Hydes Original

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

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.