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Weekday Wander - Stalybridge

Wednesday 4 May 2022

For May we are heading for the hills with a visit to Stalybridge. With a train approximately every half hour from Manchester to Stalybridge and trains from Stockport entering the main body of Piccadilly, travel time is only about 40 minutes.

Mild Magic will still be running, so if you need those last two stickers, bring your card along and 'bag' two areas as well. There is a varied offering of pubs, from one which maintains "traditional" afternoon closing, two micro-bars [one of which brews its own beer] and the legendary Station Buffet Bar. You can also sample the experience of taking your chippy bought food into a pub. Because the Wharf Tavern doesn't do food they allow you to take food in from the chip shop next door. You will be confused when entering Bridge Beers, where you will be able to see the original signboard from the Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn, not to be confused with the New Old Thirteenth Cheshire... which we passed after leaving the station — this is a modern imposter!

11:10am11:14amStockport Station, train to Manchester Piccadilly - arrive 11:23
11:23am11:35amPiccadilly Station, train to Stalybridge - arrive 11:50
11:50am12:45pmStation Buffet BarRassbottom Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1RFYes
13:00pm14:00pmWharf Tavern77 Caroline Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1PDNo but see below
14:15pm16:00pmBridge Beers55 Melbourne Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2JJNo
16:00pm17:00pmCracking Pint41 Melbourne Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2JJNo
17:15pm17:22pmStalybridge Station, train to Piccadilly - arrive 17:37
17:22pm17:47pmManchester Piccadilly Station, train to Stockport - arrive 17:56

The Wharf Tavern doesn't do food, but there is an arrangement with the chip shop next door that their food can be eaten in if you are also drinking!

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