Tag: Stockport

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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Stockport Makers Market

Stockport Makers Market

On the second Saturday of every month Stockport Makers Market sets up an artisan market displaying locally produce independent good!

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!

Baekdu – Stockport’s Korean BBQ Restaurant

Baekdu – Stockport’s Korean BBQ Restaurant

Baekdu


In awe of the recent Winter Olympics in South Korea – I was reminded of a restaurant that I recently became aware of.

It goes by the name of Baekdu (a North Korean mountain).

The restaurant is oddly located in what appears to be an old pub style building just off Lords Street. I cant imagine it’s the footfall that brings the diners in; however, there is a public car park opposite which is incredibly convenient.

The restaurant, it its own words, labels itself as Korean BBQ.

The concept is based around charcoal fire pits that are set within the tables. Each table has its own pit that the chefs use to grill, BBQ and cook your food right in front of you.

After some contemplation I opted to order the spicy marinated chicken. In addition to this I selected the lettuce & spring onion side which the menu highly recommends. I am sooo glad I did this.

Once the chicken is grilled, the server places a curved lettuce leaf into a bowl, then adds some of the seasoned spring onion and finally takes the chicken off the grill and adds it to your already delightful looking salad.

As you can see from the photos below the lettuce is used as a kind of wrap. It is a little delicate to pick up but it creates a great authentic Korean dish that is full of flavour.

My visit to Baekdu was my first experience of Korean food, usually I am a little tentative because I worry about the chopsticks, how to navigate my way around the menu, and the pronunciation of some of the dishes.

Having said that the staff were very attentive, the menu had numbers which made it easier to order, and the BBQ you eat with your hands so it ticked off all my ignorant insecurities.

With all that in mind I had a great experience and would highly recommend a visit. Although, I believe they are closed for refurbishment from 11th of March to the 27th. Just a heads up. 

Baekdu is another example of the Stockport food scene growing and diversifying; we just need to make sure that we give them our support and embrace the local. 

Baekdu, Stockport   Baekdu, Stockport

 

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Hillgate Cakery

Hillgate Cakery

Cakes, brownies, cupcakes, peppermint tea and Dandelion and Burdock… Need we say more? Jump in and find out more.

Berretto Lounge – Stockport’s Newest Eatery

Berretto Lounge – Stockport’s Newest Eatery

Casual, affordable, relaxed, modern – all words that resonate from the new restaurant in town the Berretto Lounge. Click in to find out more!

5 Things You Should Know About The White Lion Pub

5 Things You Should Know About The White Lion Pub

The White Lion pub, situated in Stockport Underbank, has recently been given a new opportunity to return to its former glory after sitting idle for the past few years. Plans were unveiled by Stockport Council to transform the building into residential apartments and a restaurant.

As one of the oldest buildings in Stockport we decided to take a look into its long history and see what we could find out. Here’s five of our interesting (and slightly bizarre) findings! 


1 – The building itself dates as far back as the 14th century and is Stockport’s oldest hostelry (hostelry: an inn or pub). It has been modified and rebuilt several times over the centuries and has been Grade II listed since 1993.

 

2 – As a coaching inn based on the main route in and out of Stockport, The White Lion could hold up to 20 horses at any given time in its stables.

 

3 – In years gone by, the pub’s garden led to the now covered river Mersey – rumour has it the guests were entitled to fish for salmon during their stay.

 

4 – Allegedly, a “Wife Sale” took place at The White Lion in 1831, during which a man called William Clayton sold his wife for 5 shillings (this equates to roughly £151).

 

5 – The pub’s landlord apparently owned a cannon. He would fire it to inform the towns people of the arrival of the mail coach that brought the news from London; which was then read out by the town crier. The canon was also fired in 1815 to announce the British victories in the battle of Waterloo.


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What Do You Know About The Stockport Air Disaster?

What Do You Know About The Stockport Air Disaster?

Never heard of the Stockport Air Disaster? Already Know about it but want to find out more? Read our brief article.