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Bistro Marc will finally open its doors at the painstakingly restored Winter’s on Stockport Underbank on Thursday the 31st of March. The Bistro Marc team have been chomping at the bit to get open and it is great to see it is finally happening.
The amount of people stopping in to ask questions, speak to the owners, get a sneak peek has been crazy – it is great to see such community interest in a such an iconic local building. Bistro Marc is opening Stockport town centres first French Bistro – it is so positive to see more food operators setting up and adding to the growing local food scene.
The menu looks great as does the curated selection of handpicked wines. We have not yet tried the food but don’t worry – we will soon be on it when they are up and running!
Upon entry you really do feel like you are being transported to a beautiful French bistro and wine bar in the heart of a cosmopolitan and thriving urban district. We can’t wait to be strolling past soon and hearing the bustle of this new venue and the atmosphere it will add to the Underbanks!
PS upstairs you can actually sit next to the clock mechanism and watch all of the moving parts! It is amazing!
If you want to find out more, book a table or just have a nosey click the link here to visit Bistro Marc’s website!
Robinsons Brewery have today announced they will be relocating from their historic town centre site on Hillgate. The move, hopefully by 2025, will allow the business to perform more efficiently as all operations will take place at the already active Bredbury site.
The Brewer will be investing 12 million pounds into the current Bredbury site “which will see the installation of a new brewhouse, together with up-to-date, purpose built office accommodation”. This will will mean for the first time since 1949 brewing, kegging, logistics and other business related practices will be housed at the same site. This has been a long standing ambition for the Robinsons family.
Robinson Brewery have said regarding the move “It will be a wrench. The business has a long history in the town centre and we are very respectful of the company’s role in the Lower Hillgate area. But the economic and logistical limitations of the site were impossible to ignore. Moving everything under one roof gives us the ability to provide a more modern, flexible and greener brewing and packaging operation, while reflecting the company’s heritage.”
The positive news is the family envisage there will be no compulsory job losses due to the move and as one of Stockport’s biggest employers this is incredibly important to them and the town.
It is clear a new chapter awaits from the Iconic Stockport brewery but the question on all our minds is what will happen to the current site? It is historically important to the town and represents our history. We have been saying for ages… It would be great for a rooftop bar at the top of the tower – maybe now it could become a reality!
Looking for things to do this summer? Stockport has a lot going on – all you have to do is visit!
Based on Vernon street this self proclaimed dive bar is as Andy (the owner) puts it all about creating a space to “come, let loose and have fun”.
The interior mimics that of a classic dive bar – with graffiti inspired walls using every available space to create a grungy and underground atmosphere.
The place reeks of attitude and has some let’s say non pc artwork on the toilet doors… We’ll let you see them for yourselves.
Notion will be open until 2am which will make it the latest opening for a watering hole in town. Although, if you want to get in past 11:30 you have to acquire a special key.
The drinks range from Cocktails to a huge number of spirits and small selection of draft beer.
Andy told us that he set up in Stockport because he always felt Stockport was a “sleeping giant” and the “Manchester scene was starting to eat itself”. Stockport has become a destination for experimentation and it’s great that we are becoming the the hub for creatives to try their ideas.
If you are on the look out for a bar that’s all about some no nonsense drinks – Notion is definitely worth a visit.