Hazel Grove North

Friday 22 July 2016

Tonight we start the Stagger Three Tunnes, London Road, Hazel Grove at the Three Tunnes. Recently redecorated by Robinson's, we await with anticipation to see what the interior looks like. Judging by other contemporary examples we expect it should look good. The beers on offer are, as you can probably guess, Unicorn and the seasonal.

Back across the road now to Grove Alehouse, London Road, Hazel Grove a café bar, but as its name implies, the Grove Alehouse does sell real ale. The prefered branding for what was a former shop is however, micropub and this latest addition to Stockport's collection was opened for business on 5/12/15 by former licensees of the nearby Bird in Hand, Kevin and Tina Clarke. Set in what was originally Tittertons butcher's shop, latterly it became a computer shop, then lay empty for a year until being re-opened as an intimate welcoming ale house, contrasting starkly with the barn-like expanse of the Wilfred Wood. A small lending library in one corner adds a community feature to the pub. Five handpumps adorn the the front of the bar, and boldly face the window enabling the customer to see the cask offering before anything else. As a nod towards its aforementioned owners, the food offering is pork pies from Tittertons served with a choice of chutneys or Colman's English mustard.

Further along the road, Bird In Hand, London Road, Hazel Grove we enter the Bird in Hand. Inside it is an L-shaped room with a collection of photographs and drawing depicting Hazel Grove in times gone by. This Robinson's house is well used by local, who support several clubs and events during the week. Being a Robinson's house I bet you can't tell me what beers will be available - yes Unicorn is on offer but this should be accompanied by the seasonal.

Moving along and crossing the busy A6, Flying Coach, London Road, Hazel Grove we arive at what used to be the Cock Hotel (as shown in photo) but has recently been re-branded as the Flying Coach. Standing right by the traffic lights at the Commercial Road junction just by an ASDA supermarket. Yet another example of a Robinsons local's pub, with three rooms and featuring yet another patio to the rear. Can get busy later on with people dropping in before going to the local night club. I'm sure you'll not be surprised when I tell you it sells Unicorn.

In previous years we would have now gone around the corner onto Commercial Road and visited the Royal Oak. Robinsons have closed this establishment down and sold it on. Sad though it is to see a pub close, I think we can survive without yet another pint of Unicorn.

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Hazel Grove North


Pub Name


Bus & Rail


7.30pm Start point:

Three Tunnes
194 London Road
Hazel Grove

8.30pm Mid point:

Grove Alehouse
145 London Road
Hazel Grove


Bird in Hand
117-119 London Road
Hazel Grove
Flying Coach
120 London Road
Hazel Grove

Finishing at

Anchor Inn
62 London Road


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Updated 11 June 2016