pub won the award for CAMRA's branch Pub of the Year in 2009. A
beautiful and historic pub with pleasing, attractive atmosphere and a
dedicated owner, Arden Arms should not be missed. Cask ales from the
local Robinson's brewery are offered.
31 Shaw Heath
Local pub with local flare, and all the Robinson's ales on hand-pull. CAMRA branch Pub of the Year runner-up in 2007.
154 Heaton Lane
very best pub in Stockport for a wide-range of cask ales, Crown offers
a central bar area directly through the main doors and many side rooms
and lounges in which to enjoy your pint. We'd suggest getting half
pints of several of the different UK craft ales - just as a delightful
159 Heaton Lane
of our favorite old pubs in Stockport, the Pineapple is another
Robinson's pub featuring a friendly owner and locals along with four
real ales in top form. Just around the corner from the Crown, the
Pineapple is a very quiet, relaxing place for conversation.
1 Avenue Street
won the CAMRA branch Pub of the Year in 2007 and offers 11 cask ales
from the Pennine Brewery. A craft cider is usually available as well,
along with a fine range of European bottled beers.
8 Tiviot Dale
pub contains three rooms and is located near the Stockport town center.
A couple of Robinson's ales are offered on hand-pump, and Old Tom
strong ale was being served by gravity tap straight from a cask sitting
on the bar on the day we visited.
Just what is cask ale (or real ale)? Why is it so important?
From London's Independent Real Ale Guide...
"Real ale or cask-conditioned beer is a natural, living product. At the
end of the production process - using the finest malted barley, hops,
yeast and pure water - the beer if not filtered, pasteurised or
artificially carbonated. It's placed into casks (called firkins), often
with extra hops for aroma, and delivered in unfinished form to pubs.
Here the beer enjoys a secondary fermentation in cask that creates a
full, mature flavour. In UK pubs, when the yeast has settled, the
beer is drawn by the familiar hand-pump attached to a suction pump
known as a beer engine. Some pubs without cellars still serve beer
straight from the cask using a simple gravity tap."
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