Christmas Gift Boxes

As a special treat for Christmas we’ve partnered with the Wincle Beer Co to present their lovely bottled beers in presentation/gift boxes.

On sale now in our Online Shop.


The boxes include 4 different beers from their range.

We’ll deliver (locally) or you can collect from the bar – you choose.

Buy here in our Online Shop.

Hanging Stone

Our last Seasonal beer of 2020 continues our focus on delicious dark ales this lightly smoked porter is a warming, rich and full flavoured beer, guaranteed to be a fireside pleaser

Style: Smoked Porter
Colour: Dark

Alc: 4.5% alc. (2.3UK Units)
Drinking notes: Full malty and fruit taste
Hops: Fuggles, Challenger, Target, EKG
Malt: Maris Otter, Dark Crystal

Beerspiration: Take the (steep in places) climb to Hanging Stone from the brewery and take in the awesome view of our 3 surrounding counties – the Moors and Roaches of Staffordshire, Shuttlingsloe and the plains of Cheshire and the Moors of Derbyshire. On a good day see the mountains of Wales.

Allergens: Barley, Wheat

Helles Belles

Ultimate in refreshment, this Helles lager has been a pet project of the brewery team for years and now finally we are able to release this delicious lager as a limited edition.

Style: Helles lager
Colour: Pale

Alc: 4.7% (2.4 UK units)
Drinking notes: Subtle, clean and refreshing it’s the perfect accompaniment to any season
Malt: Maris Otter and German Pilsner Malt
Hops: Saaz, Sladek & EKG

Beerspiration: Rumour has it that there is a coven of Wincle Witches in the area with the faces of Angels and the ability to party like no others…

Allergens: Barley, Wheat

Rambler

A subtle blend of malt and Autumnal fruit hoppiness. An enduring crowd pleaser this is an original that keeps on giving

Style: Amber Ale
Colour: Amber

Alc: 4.0% alc. (UK Units)
Drinking notes: Dark comforting ale with lashings of malt
Hops: Brewers Gold, Cascade, Fuggles
Malt: Pale, crystal, amber and chocolate

Beerspiration: Meet Peter – local and rambler extraordinaire – inspiration for the beer and indeed our 2020 walking series

Allergens: Barley, Wheat

Sir Phillip

An original premium bitter – enduring in our line up and for good reason.

Style: Premium Bitter
Colour: Medium

Alc: 4.2% alc. (2.1 UK Units)
Drinking notes: Full taste with light malty overtones
Hops: Challenger and Fuggles
Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, pale chocolate and brown.

Beerspiration: A beer created in honour of a local adventurer Squire who accompanied Shackleton to the Antarctic in 1908.

Allergens: Barley, Wheat

Wassale

Style: Vintage Ale 🎄
Colour: Dark

Alc: 8% alc. tbc (2.7 UK units)
Drinking notes: A celebration strength vintage ale, dark rich, spicy and “Christmassy”
Hops:
Malt:

Beerspiration: Christmas. Christmas. Did we mention Christmas? Seen now as a yuletide tradition by many this incredibly rich and complex vintage ale has notes of Christmas. Favoured by Peter in the team as the perfect accompaniment to mince pies and the fireside on a cold winter’s afternoon 😋

Allergens: Barley, Wheat

Wibbly Wallaby

Legendary and award winning. Wallabies on the roaches. Unconfirmed reports that Wallaby makes you Wibbly

Style: Strong Pale Ale
Colour: Pale

Alc: 4.4% alc. (UK Units)
Drinking notes: Golden with a fruity and biscuity finish
Hops: East Kent Goldings
Malt: Maris Otter, Wheat

Beerspiration: Tasmania meets the Roaches… allegedly released after the war a colony of Wallabies made the Roaches home. Last known sighting in Feb 2009

Allergens: Barley, Wheat

So…. go on order one (or two) from our Online Shop for your nearest & dearest.

… Alan xx

Stockport Gin

We’ve been selling the excellent Stockport Gin in the bar since we opened but now we’re very pleased to announce that we’re now selling Stockport Gin in small (5cl) and medium (20cl) bottles for you to buy in our Online Shop.

There are 4 different “editions” we’re selling:-

Original – Stockport Gin is a citrus-forward London Dry Gin made in small batches at our home distillery. We use 8 botanicals for the perfect tried & tested recipe, including Juniper Berries, Coriander Seeds, Cardamom Pods, Orris Root, Cubeb Berries, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, and locally sourced pine from Etherow Country Park. Perfectly served with plenty of ice, a wedge of lemon, a sprinkle of juniper berries and a premium tonic. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Pink – Stockport Gin Pink Edition is our award winning pink gin! We use our Original Edition gin and then infuse it with Raspberry, Strawberry and Pomegranate giving a fresh fruity flavour. Our Pink Edition gin won the Flavoured Gin categorys in The Gin Guide Awards 2020!

Twist of Lime – Stockport Gin Twist of Lime Edition was originally released in the summer of 2019 as a limited edition for Stockport’s ‘Giant Leap’ frog trail, however it was so popular the public decided to keep it! It is a citrus-forward London Dry Gin made with fresh lime peel giving a sharp and zesty citrus flavour.

Pink Grapefruit & Pink Peppercorn – Our Pink Grapefruit and Pink Peppercorn Edition Gin started life at Christmas 2019 as one of 6 limitied edition flavoured gins but this one was so popular we’ve brought it back as part of our permanent range with a brand new and improved recipe! Distilled with fresh pink grapefruits and pink peppercorns then infused afterwards with more, it has a delicious combination of citrusy sweetness from the pink grapefruit and a warming kick from the pink peppercorns that leaves a tingle on the end of your tongue.

And don’t forget we also sell a range of 6 different tonic waters to complement your gin.

… Alan xx

New Cocktails

We’ve just added Margarita and Mojito to our ever growing list of cocktails. These are available to buy in our Shop. As usual we sell them in “pouches” of 2 cocktails and include all the trimmings & extras you need – apart from the ice – which you’ll have to provide ;o)

They’re both pretty much what you’d expect – we’ve not strayed from the traditional with these two.

Margarita

A margarita is a Mexican cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice often served with salt on the rim of the glass. The drink is served shaken with ice, blended with ice, or without ice

Ingredients: Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice

Extras supplied: lime slices

To Serve: shake the pouch and pour over ice. Top with a couple of the lime slices.

Mojito

Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball. The cocktail often consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. Its combination of sweetness, citrus, and herbaceous mint flavours is intended to complement the rum, and has made the mojito a popular summer drink


Ingredients: White rum, soda water, lime, mint

Extras supplied: lime slices, fresh mint

To Serve: shake the pouch and pour over ice. Top with a couple of the lime slices and mint leaves.

Enjoy :o) xx

Takeaways & Deliveries

We’re reopening our online shop so you can order draught beer & lager, plus wines, cocktails and bottled beers. We can deliver locally: Marple; Marple Bridge. Or you can collect from the bar.

Note that we do not deliver the same day as you order. So you can order any day you like but we can only deliver on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Collections are on the same basis.

Obviously you can’t come into the bar at the moment but you can turn up to our door for takeaways on Thursday, Friday & Saturday between 2pm and 5pm.

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 2pm-5pm Takeaway/Collection
  • Friday: 2pm-5pm Takeaway/Collection
  • Saturday: 2pm-5pm Takeaway/Collection
  • Sunday: Closed

CLOSED AGAIN

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions by the UK Government we are closed at the moment.

So… anywhere on this website where it says when we’re open… we’re not :o(

We should have our online shop up & running in the next few days, so we can deliver or you can collect from the bar on specific days.

More info soon :o)

Draught Guinness

We now serve Guinness [almost] on draught – we’ve got a “surger” which makes the beer almost identical to draught (see below).

The harp, the gold and the signature of the brewery’s founder underline Guinness’ epic status. This beverage with its inimitable taste and lineage enhances its flavour and aroma through the use of roast barley grain. Black but fluid, its contrasts are heightened. Its darkness is only emphasised by its legendary creamy head – the result of a technique which involves injecting nitrogen while serving the drink under pressure.

To satisfy all knights on their quests around the world (where beer pumps are unavailable), Guinness invented a system in 1988 to enable the beer to be brewed in the can : the floating widget. Thanks to the action of a sphere which is perforated through the centre, when the ring-pull is removed the drink gains its all-important creamy head in the glass.

And for those who offer knights shelter, but lack the equipment to serve the beer under pressure in their establishment, Guinness invented the Surger in 2006. This simple and ingenious apparatus enables a beer to be served that is identical to draught. The emission of a sound wave causes an abundant, attractive head of foam to appear as if by magic.

However it is served, though, a Guinness remains a Guinness, with the same full black body, the same creamy white head and above all the same universally recognisable flavour !

New Opening Times

Here’s our new opening times:

  • Monday: 1pm – 10pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 1pm – 10pm
  • Friday: 1pm – 10pm
  • Saturday: 12 noon – 10pm
  • Sunday: 12 noon – 4pm

NOTE: Because of the current COVID-19 restrictions we will be calling “last orders” at 9:15pm. This is to give us sufficient time to serve final drinks and for customers to drink them in time for us to get everyone out & the place closed for 10pm.

ABB

That’s Aggie’s Bar Bee!

Yes we’ve got a bee now on the wall, thanks to Ray Richardson. He also did our amazing floor art. See more here.

The pipes

Sunday Special

We are open until 4pm on Sundays and we have a special on our house wines, buy 2 large glasses of red, white or rose for £5 per glass and get the rest of the bottle free.

We also have the return of Calvors Helles lager (3.8%) which is really crisp and refreshing.

And don’t forget our delicious hot bar snacks from EatHomeMade and LittlewoodsButchers.

Calvors Brewery

We are pleased to announce that as of today we will be selling Calvors Helles Lager. we tried it a few weeks ago and got an amazing response. So we thought we’d set up an agreement with them to secure a regular supply.

We’re very excited to become only their second national outlet.

The guys have kindly sent us samples of their other beers, so it may be that we decide to do some more with them.

Briefly here’s their story…

Struggling to find any unique, genuine lagers locally that he liked, Calvors founder, Alec Williamson identified a significant opportunity in the UK drinks industry for quality English craft lager.

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Alec established the brewery in 2008 on his family farm in Coddenham Green, Suffolk. Test brewing began early the same year and by September the first Calvors beer had been perfected – Calvors Premium Pilsner was ready for the market in bottled form. With this, Calvors became one of just three lager breweries in England and their flagship Pilsner would go on to win two SIBA Gold Awards and the SIBA National Keg Silver Award!

You can find out more about the brewery here.