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Why we love Stockport, and so should you

Why we love Stockport, and so should you

Stockport stands as a testament of change, to a revival of a town on the brink of decline.

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!

Cracked Actor • Stockport’s Newest Craft Ale and Blues Bar

Cracked Actor • Stockport’s Newest Craft Ale and Blues Bar

Underbank Revival Continues


The Cracked Actor is the latest addition to Stockport’s night time economy. Located amongst the ever changing landscape of Stockport Underbank, the bar owner Joe tells me “it’s all about helping Stockport become the place we all know it can be”. 

The beauty of Underbank is not to be understated. Yes, it has some buildings that need repairing but every week it feels like another business is setting up and helping in the regeneration.

The Cracked Actor is centred around craft ale, a wide range of gins and a blues atmosphere. The old large shop front windows create an incredible setting for a bar which allow visitors to feel almost part of the historic street outside.

The interior, whilst small, really uses the space brilliantly. It has the charm of always feeling busy. All of the work has been done by Joe and it has a sense of realness to it. Wooden floorboards, old loom tables for seating, copper containers, traditional chandelier lighting and vintage furniture – it all feels very rustic but contemporary at the same time.

The bar itself is spread over two floors with the bathroom being on the second. The history of the building is felt even more on the second floor by the original fireplace still standing proudly for all to admire. There is more seating available and some fantastic views from the bay windows.

We have to admit it was a big win for us knowing that Paulaner was available on draft. A draft beer not available in Stockport we are led to believe!

There are a number of interesting gins on the menu and some classic home brew. We have to admit it is hard to choose but there will always be quality advice given!

All we can say is is we are immensely grateful to all the work Joe has put in to create this new indie bar in the centre of town. If you are looking for another drinking hole The Cracked Actor must be on the list!

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Pear Mill Vintage Tea Room • Vintage Warehouse

Pear Mill Vintage Tea Room • Vintage Warehouse

Find out more about this Fantastic Vintage cafe located amongst a huge vintage warehouse!

Stockport Food Hall • Something For Everyone

Stockport Food Hall • Something For Everyone

Find out more about Stockport’s brand new food hall. With a wide range of food and drink this is not one to be missed.

I N T O • T H E • C O O P with Plastic House

I N T O • T H E • C O O P with Plastic House

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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Cafelito Bistro – Next To Stockport Train Station

Cafelito Bistro – Next To Stockport Train Station

Whether you are on the commute or meeting up with friends – Cafelito is great modern and contemporary coffee house that offers a range of food and drink.

Acoustic Night @ Cafelito – Second Thursday Of Every Month

Acoustic Night @ Cafelito – Second Thursday Of Every Month

If you love music as much as we do – why not check out our short review of the acoustic night at Cafelito – It is great chance to see local musicians performing in front of their local town.

The Makers Market • Stockport’s Artisan Showcase

The Makers Market • Stockport’s Artisan Showcase

The Makers Market – The Stockport Edition


On the second Saturday of every month between 10-4 The Makers Market sets up its stalls to welcome the Stockport community. The market gives local creators, bakers, designers and artists the chance to show off their fantastic locally produced products.

The Stop in Stockport team decided to venture down to Stockport Old Town to see what all the fuss is about. We compiled a short video of the days events so our readers can get a true feel for the market! Enjoy!

Event Dates 2021

Saturday 8th May
Saturday 12th June
Saturday 10th July
Saturday 14th August
Saturday 11th September
Saturday 9th October
Saturday 13th November
Saturday 11th December

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The Savoy Cinema – Heaton Moor’s Luxury Cinema

The Savoy Cinema – Heaton Moor’s Luxury Cinema

Some people think visiting the cinema is all about the film. We disagree. The space where you watch a film can change your whole viewing experience. If you fancy a change from your usual cinema take a look at our review!