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Stockport Produce Hall
Opening next week Stockport Produce Hall or as my Dad likes to call it “the old egg market” is finally opening its doors to the people of Stockport.
Set in the historic market place in the centre of town this fantastic addition is going to be the new meeting, eating, and drinking establishment we have all been waiting for.
Joining the ever-growing businesses opening their doors The Produce Hall is no doubt going to be a breath of fresh air.
Upon entry you are greeted by a large bar with a wide variety of craft ales including Stockport’s own Thirst Class Ale. The team behind The Produce Hall opted to add windows to the bar so you can literally see the beer travelling from its home straight to your glass.
Whilst this is cool enough there is also an array of other drinks ready to be made by the attentive staff behind the bar.
As you make your way past the bar you are greeted by the hall with a number of bench seating, tables, stools and standing areas. They have created an environment that matches the ever popular Mackie Mayor/ alty market style venue. The space encourages conversation due to its shared seating space. The team also added a stage which when not being used for live music sits below the fantastic old windows with views over the Stockport Horizon. We recommend sitting here during sunset because the views are fantastic.
Now to the food… and wow there is lots of it.
The food hall offers something for everyone. Here comes a list: Tapas, Fish & Chips or (Oh My Cod), Pie Curious, Dough boys (pizza), Roost Chicken, Fat Louis (American style), Pasta and Black Market Expresso.
There are some Vegan and Veggie options but as we visited on the soft launch I have been told there will be a greater variety added soon!
We were incredibly happy to see that all the food options were really affordable; something that we were hoping to see.
Once seated you really get to take in the room around you. Our eyes were drawn to the Stockport artwork on the wall created by local artist Eamonn Murphy. It’s also great to see many of the old features that have been brought back to life. Especially the old lighting that has been wonderfully refurbished.
The team have also created a cool co-working/dining/seating area upstairs which is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. The best part is making your way up using the locally crafted iron spiral staircase. Who doesn’t love a spiral staircase though? Let’s be honest.
Steve Pilling, the man behind the project, told us that “it’s all about bringing people together in the town that they love”.
Without harping on too much we see great things for this space and recommend all of you take a trip into Stockport rather than heading into the city centre.
As always Embrace the Local.
PS: Dogs welcome.
Disabled access and lift on site.
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We were invited to dine as guests at the launch event of The Produce Hall and were not asked to pay.
It’s been a few weeks since we have had time to bring another band into the coop but this week Plastic House made the trip.
Articulate Frontman Olli and bassist Robbie filled us in on their latest song Sober, places of interest in Stockport and the bands origins.
If you can spare a few minutes watch our interview.
Our tunes of choice | Hold on, City don’t sleep, Sober
Next Gig | Tramlines Festival
Genre | Alternative pop rock
Chicken comfortability | 6/10
Stockport places of interest | Bakers Vaults, Bamboo
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Thanks to Leaf Promotions on the second Thursday of every month at 7pm there is a free acoustic night at Cafelito. The event is really about giving local talent a platform to showcase their abilities.
The venue (Cafelito) is underneath the new build office space built next to Stockport train station. As it is next to the train station, a few minutes from the A6, and has a car park nearby it gives attendees many options to commute to the event.
I know what you might be thinking… It’s a cafe. I am happy to tell you they do serve alcohol; we saw beers, wines, and spirits all being consumed so don’t panic. There was also food flying around – I am sure we saw a huge hotdog…
The event is a sit down kind of affair. Not your usual stand at the front cheering gig. People lounge on comfy sofas, sit at tables and really appreciate the music.
Sometimes it’s nice to just chill and listen to live music rather than jumping around… But hey, thats just our opinion.
Anyway, as this was only their launch event at Cafelito it was great to see such a good turnout. We hope moving forward many more people will come and listen to the sounds of Stockport.
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