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10 Stockport Indie Shops You Should Know About

10 Stockport Indie Shops You Should Know About

We’ve put together a list of some fantastic local indie businesses right here in Stockport town centre. Jump in, find out more and then pay them a visit.

6 Stockport Brands to Watch

6 Stockport Brands to Watch

We’ve put together a list of some our favourite brands coming out of Stockport – ranging from fashion, alcohol & wellbeing products – we have to do all we can in the current environment to support local makers & creators anyway we can!     

Cherry Jam – Stockport’s Good Vibes Bar

Cherry Jam – Stockport’s Good Vibes Bar

Opening today Stockport’s new feel good bar jumps cocktail first into the ever-growing local night time economy. We are writing this article to support them anyway we can, as we know new lockdown measures may come in later this week so we want to do our best to get the word out about this fantastic new addition to town. 

Cherry Jam is the latest venture by worldly cocktail maker, London bar owner and Britain’t Got Talent featured bar wizard Neil and his business partner Vicky. Neil, a fellow Stopfordian told us that he was incredibly proud to see what is going on in Stockport and wanted to “put his money where his mouth is” and jump into the ever-growing positivity and regeneration of the town he calls home. Cherry Jam is located on Mealhouse Brow which is turning into an incredibly exciting street in town with neighbours such as Plantshop, Good Rebel & All Night Flight Records. 

Cherry Jam is all about feeling good, letting your hair down, surrounding yourself with positivity and enjoying company with friends in a space that oozes flare and confidence. The bar will centre itself around a wide range of cocktails that are currently in the workshop and will be announced soon. 

There will be craft cans and bottles on sale with the cleverly marketed fridge that states “expensive beers in pretty cans” and draft beer including San Miguel, Carlsberg and Shed Head IPA

The space itself seats 20 in current conditions but with the vibrancy of brightly painted street art style walls, feel good lighting, indoor plants and a host of interesting touches such as a full functioning traffic light in the back corner means you won’t be missing any of the buzz. 

The plan in the current circumstances is to offer bottomless brunches at the weekend & food from newly opened Ate Days a Week, host customers following all covid guidelines, cocktail delivery service and gin afternoon teas. When some normality returns the team at Cherry Jam want to push Party Fridays, Musical Bingo and a greater selection of themed nights. 

We will update this article in due course when new information is provided by the Cherry Jam team – as you can imagine it is a crazy time to open a new business so we need to all offer our support! Even if it is liking and following them on social and ordering a few cheeky cocktails to your home!

Stockport’s Best Beaches and Where to Find them

Stockport’s Best Beaches and Where to Find them

Who doesn’t love a beach day? Lucky for us Stockport has a few small beaches locally! Find out where they are by jumping in!

The Glass Spider

The Glass Spider

The Glass Spider opens its door this week to the people of Stockport – If you are looking to escape the 21st century this bar is right up your street.

20 Stockport Restaurant’s Offering the up to 50% off “Eat Out to Help Out” Scheme

20 Stockport Restaurant’s Offering the up to 50% off “Eat Out to Help Out” Scheme

We’ve put together a list of 20 local eateries that are signed up for the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. From August 3rd customers will be able to get 50% off to a maximum of 10.00 at restaurants from Monday to Wednesday.

We’ve selected a random variety of businesses from chains to local independents for our list. We haven’t been able to feature everyone but we’ve added a link at the bottom of the page to the government website which allows you to pop in your postcode and find out businesses registered nearby! 

Read through our list below!



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1 – Nandos

August more than ever is the right time to order a cheeky Nandos.

2 – The Produce Hall

Most of the businesses inside Stockport’s now iconic food hall will be part of the scheme – if you haven’t been back post lockdown August is the perfect opportunity.

3 – Subway

Half price sandwiches you can’t really argue with that.

4 – Baekdu

The Korean charcoal grill located on Wellington Street opposite Grand Central Mcdonalds – if you haven’t been we highly recommend it.

5 – Mcdonalds

Not much to say about maccies but I am sure many of you will be taking advantage of this one.

6 – The Arden Arms

Located just off the marketplace this classic Stockport pub is one to try – especially their Sunday roasts.

7 – KFC

With a number of different locations across the borough KFC I am sure will be busy throughout August.

8 – Project 53

Recently featured on our best Stockport pizza list these guys are worth a visit – go for the goats cheese pizza it’s top!

9 – Berretto Lounge

Berretto Lounge has only recently opened its doors after lockdown so it would be great to support them anyway you can!

10 – Creams

Waffles, ice cream, pancakes & shakes – If you are looking for somewhere to get a solid sugar rush head over to Creams located near Redrock.

11 – Cafelito

Looking for a quick sandwich or bite to eat en route to the train station Cafelito has you covered. 

12 – Blackshaws Kitchen

Another reason to visit the marketplace is to head over to Blackshaws which offers a bistro dining experience.

13 – Roost 

Another recently featured quality pizza place located in Heaton Moor which also as the name suggests offer some fantastic chicken recipes.

15 – Swan with Two Necks  

Off Princess Street this quaint pub has some excellent hearty food ready to be enjoyed by locals.    

16 – Jolly Sailor

If you are looking for an evening out a little further from the centre this newly refurbished pub could be a great option.

17 – The Funky Monkey Cafe

Great staff, energetic atmosphere and brilliant food – head over to Davenport for some hearty locally sourced grub.

18 – Rozafa Restaurant

Fantastic independent Greek Restaurant hidden away on Petersgate.

19 – Pizza Express

Head over to Redrock for another pizza/pasta option!

20 – Costa

Costa are believed to be reducing the price of their coffee too due to the VAT reduction so eating a quick lunch and grabbing a coffee could be even better in August.


We hope you’ve found our list helpful and if you are looking to find out more options in your immediate area click here and put your postcode in!

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5 Best Pizza Places in Stockport

5 Best Pizza Places in Stockport

Find out about our top picks for Pizza in Stockport ! Jump in!

11 Famous Faces of Stockport

11 Famous Faces of Stockport

We have put together a short list of some of our favourite Stockport celebrities – Jump in!

Our Top 10 Stockport Picks for Delivery and Takeaways During Lockdown

Our Top 10 Stockport Picks for Delivery and Takeaways During Lockdown

All of us at Stop in Stockport have put together a list of our favourite independent businesses who are offering delivery during the current crisis. From veg boxes to pizza, and vegan treats to wine, our Stockport indies have you sorted. 

1 – Pickle Rick’s Pizza

Arguably, one of the best pizza places in Stockport on a standard weekend, Pickle Rick’s offers huge American style pizza at a very reasonable price (£8 for a Margherita). Located in Hazel Grove, these guys really know how to make a solid pizza. Top tip – Pickle Rick’s is incredibly popular so if you want to order on Just Eat or UberEats make sure you get in there early! If it says they are not taking orders, it’s probably because they’ve been inundated so just give it some time and hope they come back online!

 

2 – Stockport Maker’s Market

Stockport Maker’s Market is now offering an online delivery service, bringing all your favourite artisan goodies to your front door. Ranging from gooey chocolate brownies, to handmade samosas, gourmet cheesecakes and make-your-own pizza kits. Check out their website here to find out more information and when you need to get your orders in by!  

3 – WineBoy

WineBoy, residents of Stockport Indoor Market, are now offering delivery of their wide array of organic and natural wines. If you’re looking to open up your palette why not head over to their instagram account @wineboyuk   and direct message them about your order!

 

4 – The Bun and Bones Club

Located in Hazel Grove, this hugely popular burger and wings joint continues to offer delivery in the Stockport area serving top quality burgers, wings, fries and more. We highly recommend the fried halloumi burger with dusted fries; the vegan Groot burger is also incredibly tasty. The Bun and Bones Club is highly sought after and like Pickle Rick’s, you may have to wait to be able to order if there are too many people trying to get their burger fix! Check out their menu here .

5 – Stockport Indoor Market

Stockport Indoor Market traders are now offering a local delivery service for essentials such as meat, eggs, cheese and fruit and veg. Boxes range in different sizes and they have a delivery radius of 3 miles. Now is an excellent time to support the indoor market and what better than having fresh produce delivered right to your front door! Click here to find out more details.

6 – The Spinn

Brought to you by the famous Oh My Glaze (from Stockport’s Foodie Friday) and Coronation Street star Adam Thomas, this Gatley-based business has set up a new delivery service offering the best chicken wraps, burgers, fries and other top-quality bites. If you want to order head over to Deliveroo – click here –  to browse their menu. 

7 – Thirst Class Ale

Stockport’s local independent microbrewery based in Reddish now offers a free delivery service to residents across the borough. They have also added a batch of Stockport Gin to their online shop so that locals can still order this highly prized gin. If you’d like to find out more visit https://thirstclassale.co.uk/collections/all

8 – The Fish Inn

If you are still in the mood for a classic British fish and Chips The Fish Inn on Underbank is now offering a delivery service via Just Eat. The Fish Inn is almost an institution in itself due its  popularity amongst local residents. Find out more here https://www.just-eat.co.uk/restaurants-the-fish-inn-stockport-stockport/menu 

9 – Vaso Kitchen

Vaso Kitchen are offering Indian street food ready meals delivered to your door. Based in Heaton Moor, these incredible cooks are making it possible for us all to enjoy street food during the current lock down. If you’re thinking of ordering, click here to visit their Instagram page for the details!

10 – Hillgate Cakery

Hillgate Cakery is the beloved cake shop located on Lower Hillgate. Vegan or not, this cakery provides those with a sweet tooth the outlet to fulfil their cake cravings. If you’re looking to order, head over to their Facebook page to find out about their ordering and delivery process.

We’re certain we have missed a few local classics so let us know your favourites and we’ll feature them soon! We should all do our best to continue to support the local businesses that make Stockport the town we love!

Please note: the delivery radius for each business will vary across the borough. 

15 things you’ll know if you’re from Stockport

15 things you’ll know if you’re from Stockport

If you live, grew up, or have spent much time in Stockport, we guarantee you will have experienced a few of these!