Music Night

Now we’re starting to open up properly – not long to wait now – we’ve decided to do more music nights. So this Friday (July 16th 2021) we’re hosting “An Evening with Matt Jacques and Chris Goulding”.

For more info go to @that_matt_chap and @chipped_box.

They’ll be on from about 8pm until late… each doing a solo set, then a combined one to finish off.

We don’t know what they’ll be playing, but it’ll be great anyway.

… Alan xx

June 21st

Well it came as no surprise that June 21st reopening has been postponed!

We’re carrying on as normal – or as normal as it gets in the UK now – for the moment, with seats outside & a few seats inside. Looking to get more tables & chairs for outside – especially because the sunny weather is here now.

It’s rumoured that we’ll be open properly in early July – we can only hope.

… Alan xx

Back To Lockdown


We still can’t open… nor can we do Takeaway/Collections.

So we’re back to our pre-Christmas opening times:

  • Thursday: 3pm – 7pm
  • Friday: 3pm – 7pm
  • Saturday: 3pm – 7pm


Make your order online and we’ll deliver – if you’re in Marple, Marple Bridge, or within a couple of miles. If in doubt, give us a call.

… Alan xx

New Draught Beers

Torrside have come up with 2 new beers so we thought we’d try them out.

They’re both available for you to buy in our shop. So get your flagons ready… go ;o)

… Alan xx

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


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


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”

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

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

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 !


We’re aiming to open on July 4th at 12 noon (until 11pm).

We obviously need to get all the correct safety measures in place as per government guidelines – which we should.

Space will be limited but we’ll be offering table service inside and outside – hopefully it’s a sunny weekend. We’re not taking table bookings at the moment so that we can welcome everyone who’s supported us.

Then we’ll be opening from Thursday July 9th. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday will be our normal opeing days for the moment. We’ll also have food available from Eat Homemade (menu tba).

So next week we’ll be suspending deliveries so that we can get the bar open and food onto the online shop too.

… Alan xx

Father’s Day

Well it’s been an interesting couple of days! The takeaway service has been going so well we ran out of flagons for the draught beer. I managed to source some more on Thursday – for delivery today (Saturday). But the supplier was expecting DPD Local to deliver – they don’t do Saturdays. Which meant I had to go up to the DPD depot at Denton this morning & hope they’d arrived!! Thankfully they were there – so panic over.

But… when I got back to the bar we found we had just enough draught beer to supply the orders for Father’s Day. If we received any more we’d be knackered! One of the great features of being a new bar – we don’t know how much we’re going to sell!!

It’s not easy to find a draught beer supplier on a Saturday. But, shout out to Chris at Torrside Brewing in New Mills for coming back to us so quickly. We now have 3 extra ales for home delivery (or pickup) on our online shop. Only had the chance to try the IPA properly – it’s very good – citrus flavours. The Amber and Bitter taste good but only had a sip of them – I’ll have a proper taste during the week.

Anyway, we’re all stocked up & raring to go for Father’s Day delivery – we don’t normally deliver on Sundays but we’ve made an exception for all you lovely sons & daughters who are buying for their Dads.

… Alan xx


Saturday March 21st 2020 is the first Make It Marple market on Market Street.

We are open for one day only. We have a Temporary Event Notice so come in, buy a drink, look around & see what we’re up to.

… Alan xx