Railway (Portwood) - Cider Pub of the Year

1 Avenue Street, Portwood, Stockport, SK1 2BZ

FOR the first time, Stockport & South Manchester CAMRA has decided to make a Cider Pub of the Year Award. This reflects the growing interest in traditional cider and perry both locally with more and more pubs selling the real thing.

The winner of the inaugural award was the Railway, Portwood. Previously owned by Dave Porter's eponymous Porter Brewing Co, the pub is now an independent free house run by Sue Hitchen, who holds the pub on a lease from the potential developers of the site who plan to replace the whole block with a new Sainsburys.

The Railway has a long tradition of selling traditional cider and perry, being, we think, the first pub in the entire Stockport & South Manchester branch area to sell traditional cider, and certainly the first to sell a rotating guest cider or perry. In recent years this has been enhanced by the running of an annual cider festival. It therefore seemed appropriate to mark both the Railway's long history of support for traditional cider and Sue's current enthusiasm when deciding on the first winner of what should be an annual award.

Pictured above - Stockport & South Manchester Branch Chairman and Branch Cider Representative Mike Gilroy present Sue and Vince with their award (Mike's colleague as Branch Cider Rep, Dave Preston, is missing).

The presentation night saw a large crowd down at the pub where a party atmosphere prevailed with live music and generous buffet - and a good selection of traditional cider and perry, of course!

Stockport and South Manchester
Pubs known to be selling Real Cider

(as at 14 June 2011)

Pub

Address

Area

Telephone

Website

Kings Hall
11-13 Station Road, Cheadle SK8 5AF
Cheadle Hulme
(0161) 4820460
jdwetherspoon.co.uk
Sandbar
120-122 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL
Chorlton-on-Medlock
(0161) 2731552
sandbaronline.co.uk
Dog & Partridge
667 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 6RA
Didsbury
(0161) 4343078
 
Fletcher Moss
1 William Street, Manchester M20 6RQ
Didsbury
(0161) 4380073
hydesbrewery.co.uk
Gateway
882 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 5PG
Didsbury
(0161) 4344670
jdwetherspoon.co.uk
Milson Rhodes
1d School Lane, Manchester M20 6RD
Didsbury
(0161) 4464100
jdwetherspoon.co.uk
Grapes
1c Castle Street, Stockport SK3 9AB
Edgeley
(0161) 4770967
frederic-robinson.co.uk
Olde Vic
1 Chatham Street, Stockport SK3 9ED
Edgeley
(0161) 4802410
yeoldevic.com
Olde Woolpack
70 Brinksway, Stockport SK3 0BY
Edgeley
(0161) 4741212
 
Font
236 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6LE
Fallowfield
(0161) 2484820
thefontbar.wordpress.com/fallowfield
Friendship
353 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6XS
Fallowfield
(0161) 2245758
hydesbrewery.co.uk
Queen of Hearts / Cheshire Cat
256 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6LB
Fallowfield
(0161) 2242232
 
Robinskis
5-7 Wilbraham Road, Manchester M14 6JS
Fallowfield
(0161) 2481931
screampubs.co.uk
Horse & Farrier
144 Gatley Road, Cheadle SK8 4AB
Gatley
(0161) 4282080
hydesbrewery.co.uk
Dog & Partridge
272 Buxton Road, Stockport SK2 7AN
Great Moor
(0161) 4839664
frederic-robinson.co.uk
Wilfred Wood
204 London Road, Stockport SK7 4DQ
Hazel Grove
(0161) 4192440
jdwetherspoon.co.uk
Plough
82 Heaton Moor Road, Stockport SK4 4NZ
Heaton Moor
(0161) 4325563
orchid-group.co.uk
Magnet
51 Wellington Road North, Stockport SK4 1HJ
Heaton Norris
(0161) 4296287
themagnetfreehouse.com
Navigation
1 Manchester Road, Stockport SK4 1TY
Heaton Norris
(0161) 4806626
 
Railway
74-76 Wellington Road North, Stockport SK4 1HF
Heaton Norris
(0161) 4773680
 
Blossoms
2 Buxton Road, Stockport SK2 6NU
Heaviley
(0161) 4772397
frederic-robinson.co.uk
Molly House
26 Richmond Street, M1 3NB
Manchester
(0161) 2379329
themollyhouse.com
Paramount
33-35 Oxford Street, M1 4BH
Manchester
(0161) 2331820
jdwetherspoon.co.uk
Lounge About
424 Palatine Road, Manchester M22 4JT
Northenden
(0161) 9980101
 
Legh Arms
741 Ashton Old Road, Manchester M11 2HD
Openshaw
(0161) 2234317
 
Railway
1 Avenue Street, Stockport SK1 2BZ
Portwood
(0161) 4296062
 
Ford Madox Brown
Unit 3 Wilmslow Park, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9NG
Rusholme
(0161) 2566660
jdwetherspoon.co.uk
Crown Inn
154 Heaton Lane, SK4 1AR
Stockport
(0161) 4805850
thecrowninn.uk.com
Swan with Two Necks
36 Princes Street, SK1 1RY
Stockport
(0161) 4802341
frederic-robinson.co.uk
Thatched House
74 Churchgate, SK1 1YJ
Stockport
(0161) 4802725
thatched-live.co.uk
Albert's Restaurant & Bar
120-122 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M20 2PU
West Didsbury
(0161) 4348289
albertsdidsbury.com
Victoria
438 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 3BW
Withington
(0161) 4342600
hydesbrewery.co.uk