Find out more about one of Stockport’s favourite indie coffee houses!
Located on Stockport Underbanks The Spinn Off is a neighbourhood bar which focuses on independent craft beers, quality organic wines and locally sourced handmade pies. The Team behind The Spinn Off are known in the Stockport area as they already own a bar & kitchen in Gatley. Scott and Adam told us “it is great to be part of all the regeneration happening in this area – that is why we wanted to invest and be part of the positive change”.
The bar itself is small and intimate but due to the extension of outside seating placed amongst the historic Underbanks The Spinn off has a very Northern Quarter vibe. The use of open brick, market style seating and selection of locally sourced independent beers/wines ties together that pop up style atmosphere. The wine selection is curated by Stockport Market’s wine maestro Wineboy and the pies are brought in from Stockport’s Patel’s Pies. It is clear there is a huge focus on working with local producers and it is great to see local businesses partnering up and supporting each other.
Next time you are on the Underbanks why not pop in for a beer and a pie and support another exciting local business.
Stockport’s food scene continues to progress forward with the opening of The Mekong Cat. Located on Lower Hillgate, near the entrance to the Underbanks this restaurant’s main focus is on creating real and authentic Southeast Asian Noodles.
It’s not hipster, nor fashionable it is about creating something real that connects to the heritage of the owners. Good food always comes from people who create it out of passion and it is clear that is what is happening here.
The space itself is designed to feel easy and comfortable so that the main show is the food itself. Their goal is to introduce a new type of food to the pallets of the surrounding area and beyond – and we think they absolutely will. There is disability access on site and the best place to park is around the corner in front of Agapanthus Interiors.
The photos below show Beef Pho cooked for 15 hours and a Vegan King Oyster Mushroom Bahn Mi with cashew and mushroom pate, pickled carrots and Mooli. The pictures speak for themselves! We didn’t get chance to try to the food but the cacophony of smells were to die for!
Next time you are heading in to Stockport makes sure you visit The Mekong Cat and show them your support – a follow on social media will help them too!
As we all know from the 12th of April we can only drink and eat outdoors at our local hospitality businesses. With this in mind we thought we would put together a quick article highlighting the top places (that are currently open) for a cheeky outdoor beverage in Stockport town centre. We are sure to have missed some, so let us know who we should feature next time!
The Good Rebel
Located on on the ever-changing Meal House Brow The Good Rebel is a down to earth and friendly cocktail bar. Pre lockdown their outdoor space was next to none but with some vision, hard-work and a bit of creativity the team have created a brand new beer garden in a nearby car park/fly tipping area. The transformation really is unbelievable – head over to our Facebook page to see more images.
The Bakers Vault
Bakers Vault is one of two bars on the marketplace that have opened up from the 12th. They have invested in new a new set up for the outdoor space that will be soon home to sails, planting, and festoon lighting. The Bakers is a local favourite and it is great to see they are investing in enhancing the outdoor drinking experience.
The Angel Inn is the second bar currently open on the marketplace and they do have some temporary seating that front on to the square. They do however have a somewhat hidden outdoor seated beer garden to the rear that is only visible after entering the pub. The Angel Inn has a country pub feel but in the centre of town – it is definitely worth a gander!
Located on Petersgate this craft ale bar, specialising in a wide array and ever-changing selection of different beers currently has a selection of outdoor seating to the front of the premises. We do hope in the future the road is pedestrianised fully so that local bars and other hospitality businesses can spill out further on to the street.
Cafe SQ located on St Peters Square has currently expanded their outdoor space to offer a wonderfully located seating area. Whilst they only offer bottled beers as it is more of a cafe than a bar, the location and surrounding buildings make it a great place to sit and appreciate Stockport’s underrated architecture.
The Cracked Actor
The Cracked Actor, located on Underbanks, currently has the use of some outdoor space to the front of the premises using pavements to spill out on to everyones favourite historic street. You can now have a drink whilst taking in the bustle of the continued regeneration of nearby buildings and interesting visitors to Stockport’s indie shops.
The Arden Arms
Located on Millgate near Stockport Marketplace this traditional pub has a great beer garden to the rear of the premises. If you are looking for a solid pub with good hearty food we recommend you head over to The Arden Arms.