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All that’s good in a pub still casting its spell

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year

Styal’s history is closely bound to that of the local cotton industry; many of the Ship’s customers call in after visiting nearby Quarry Bank Mill. The 350-year-old building was once a shippon, an ancient term for a farm’s cattle shed; it became a pub when the farmer owner started brewing for the locals. Happily, craft ales are still high in the pub’s attractions, with Weetwood Cheshire Cat and Big Tree Bitter by Dunham Massey usually among the five on offer. There’s something for everyone on the menu, with traditional favourites often given a creative spin. Children have their own selection, and are welcome until 8pm. There's a beer festival in the summer.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11-11 (Sunday 11-10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-9, Sunday and bank holidays 12-8
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 12-9, Sunday and bank holidays 12-8

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Weetwood Best and Cheshire Cat, Dunham Massey Big Tree Bitter, Timothy Taylor Boltmaker, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Hereford Cider

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Summer


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Getting here

From B5166 north of Wilmslow, left signed Styal into Altrincham Road

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