Stockport & South Manchester

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

James Watts

13 High Street
Emailmoc.yrewerbsedyh@sttawsemaj Telephone(0161) 428 3361
Real AleGardenLunchtime MealsSmokingWiFiLive Music
Opening times: Mon–Thu 11:00-23:00; Fri and Sat 11:00-24:00; Sun 12:00-23:00
Regular beers: Hydes 1863, Hydes Dark Ruby, Hydes Lowry, Hydes Original

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

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.