This welcoming, privately run pub on Stalybridge Station has featured in the Good Beer Guide for many years. There are several rooms, each with its own character, including a recently-restored Victorian conservatory. Eight hand-pumps provide an ever-changing selection of draught beers. Snacks and light meals are available.
There is no piped music, but the place cannot be said to be noise-free, because the entrance to the pub is actually on the platform of Stalybridge station, which is on the main Manchester to Leeds railway line. There are frequent trains to and from Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Liverpool, as well as Huddersfield, Leeds and even Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the opposite direction.
For those with an interest in railways and other aspects of industrial history there are plenty of memorabilia around the walls. The pub is a favourite meeting place for societies, including the Stalybridge Historical Society, CAMRA, Mensa and even the Sons of the Desert (the Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society!)
A quiz (free entry) is held on most Monday evenings.
Stalybridge Cheshire SK15 1RF