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Weekday Wander - Hyde

Wednesday 6 April 2022

Today we are undertaking a Dickensian Weekday Wander — what do we mean by this? It is a Tale Of Two Cities - okay two options. Option one is the simplest, just walk between all four pubs before catching the bus back to Stockport. Option two involved a short bus ride to pick up the last two pubs - this will demand a little accuracy in drinking to catch the bus, but they are fairly regular. Both options end with a pub not opening until 4pm, so if a prompt return is desired at 5pm rapid drinking will be involved, but the 330 bus is every 10 minutes so there isn't too much accuracy required.

What can you expect on this wander?

We start with a lively traditional Holts pub with the usual accoutrements, but supplemented by that rare beer, Holts Mild, being on offer, so bring along your Mild Magic cards. Next up, the Sportsman, has been a stalwart outlet for Rossendale Brewery beers almost from the day the brewery was founded. Six ales are available, of which two or so are 'guests' [ie not Rossendale beers]. So if you are suffering from Sunshine withdrawal after the closure of the Railway in Portwood this is a must. Food is available here, with some dishes having a Caribbean persuasion.

We now have to choose two from four [unless you are enthusiastic and want to visit all!] varying from a pub with its own brewery, a modern micro a large ale house and a canal side pub with a good selection of guest beers.

And for the adventurous, returning to the Sportsman for 6pm will be rewarded by their curry night!

Something for everyone!

11:15amMeet Mersey Square, Stockport outside TfGM Travel Shop
11:20am11:30pmWalk to Little Egerton Street, other end of Merseyway, for temporary bus stop.
11:38am12:06pmBus 330 for Ashton Under Lyne, alighting at Hyde
12:15pm1:20pmQueens23 Clarendon Place, Hyde, SK14 2NDNo food but shops nearby
1:30pm3:00pmSportsman57 Mottram Road, Hyde, SK14 2NNWed - Fri: 1pm - 9pm
Option One
3:00pm4:00pmCotton Bale21-25 Market Place, Hyde, SK14 2LX
4:00pm5:00pmJack's Bar3 Hamnett Street, Hyde, SK14 2EXOpens at 4pm
Option Two
3:00pm4:00pmLowes Arms301 Hyde Road, Denton, M34 3FFTue - Fri: noon - 2.30pm, 5pm - 9pm
4:00pm5:00pmCheshire Ring72-74 Manchester Road, Hyde, SK14 2BJOpens at 4pm
5:00pm onwards35 minutes laterBus 330 back to Stockport are every 10 minutes at this time of day

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