Thursday, 15 May 2014

Pushing tin

Here’s a picture of the former Adswood Hotel in Stockport, which was recently closed by Robinson’s brewery and was “tinned up” only yesterday. The second picture is a screen grab from Google StreetView showing it as it was in 2012. It was the starting point of one of the regular CAMRA pub crawls and in the past has been used for CAMRA branch meetings. As you can see, it’s a sizeable pub with an attractive cobbled forecourt and it also has a surprisingly large beer garden at the rear.

Although it’s in the middle of a large area of mainly terraced housing with no other pubs nearby I’d be very surprised if it ever reopened as a pub. If you’re interested, I’m sure Robinson’s will be happy to talk to you – they won’t be applying a restrictive covenant. Don’t all rush at once, now.

This was one of the three at-risk pubs within a mile of the town centre I referred to in this post from last year.


  1. I bet on a new multi beer freehouse with a hip craft offering and hipper customers. Scatter cushions all rounds, artisan scotch eggs and gallons of pale hoppy hazy microbrewed pong! Bring on the future!

  2. Well, if you listen to a certain commenter the reason for its closure will undoubtedly be that it didn't serve a wide enough range of modern cutting-edge craft beers.

  3. And py talks common sense and would be right on that score. He's convinced me. Hence me coming round to the same view.

    I've seen a few pubs I thought were no hopers. Dead every night of the week. Lick of paint, scatter cushions, range of interesting beers from lots of cask pong to the more authentic keg lagers & decent wine. Posh crisps. Then the pub is thriving, winning beard awards and everything.

    As Carl Sagan said "What counts is not what sounds plausible, not what we would like to believe, not what one or two witnesses claim, but only what is supported by hard evidence rigorously and skeptically examined. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."

    Boring brown slop is the past. Pale hoppy pong is the future, I've tasted it.


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