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Located on Bridge Street (near that outrageously steep hill to the marketplace) This Godless Place joins the ever growing independent food & drink scene in Stockport. This Bar & Canteen is all about offering a new relaxed dining space in the historic setting of the Old Union Bank.
This Godless Place is the latest venture by Martin Healy of The Good Rebel, he told us “Stockport continues to thrive and grow and I wanted to grow with it”. It is great to see local businesses expanding and choosing to contribute further to SK1’s regeneration.
The space itself does an excellent job of reinvigorating the features of the iconic bank – whether that be from opening up the ornate ceiling, stripping back to the historic brick walls or utlising the old bank vaults. The height of the room really is incredible and the feeling of openness and depth takes you back as you enter the restaurant. We should also mention that there is disabled access and disabled facilities.
Martin was well aware that there is room for more eateries to set up shop in Stockport and the casual dining menu including tacos, Mac n Cheese, burgers, loaded fries and grilled cheese will help fill that gap. The food offering includes a variety of options for changing pallets, with a special mention of the on trend Vegan Beyond Burger.
Currently on draft, Union Bank Craft Lager (for obvious reasons), Estrella, Guiness, Poretti and some other crowd pleasers. There are also a selection of cocktails, bottled beers, and curated wines.
Opening next week this new establishment offers a new type of venue to Stockport town centre with a focus on eats and casual drinks. If you are looking to support new and local we highly recommend you pop down, follow them on socials and show them your support.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention, it’s dog friendly!
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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.
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Nestled off Lower Hillgate, inside the ground floor of a mock-Tudor building sits a quirky independent cafe by the name of Hillgate Cakery.
The cafe, which was recently featured in the MEN newspaper, has brought another opportunity for vegan food to be showcased in the Stockport area. Despite not being vegan, the Stop in Stockport team decided to visit the cakery after seeing the amazing cakes that are on offer.
Upon entry we were greeted by attentive hosts, a bright and colourful interior and the smell of freshly made cakes, brownies and treats. The owners provided plenty of pleasant chit-chat whilst we deliberated over what we would order.
Our choices included, a coffee and walnut cake with oodles of icing, a deliciously rich peanut butter and chocolate brownie along with a slice of double Oreo cake (side note: who knew Oreos were vegan?!)
No word of a lie, you would never ever know the cakes were made using only vegan ingredients. They. Were. Amazing… Honestly. Amazing.
The owners have created such a warm, family-orientated atmosphere that, young or old, vegan or not, all feel welcome.
So, whether you’re after a comfortable place to spend an afternoon with friends or after a quick sugar fix, we’d highly recommend a trip to the Hillgate Cakery.
Embrace the local.
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