NO STAGGER, BUT STOCKPORT STILL STARTLES

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A few holiday snaps from Stockport. I know how much you like my holiday snaps.

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Over our 6th pint in Shifnal I’d decided that a night in Stocky was overdue and I’d join local worthies like Old Mudgie on their annual Christmas Stagger.

£29 a room, and Mrs RM could come to if she wanted to drink a gallon of Unicorn and Holt Bitter (she didn’t).

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A good plan, but two heavy nights in the Lake District already had me doubting my sanity, with a night in Wales the next day.

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Plane delivering craft to Heaton Chapel

AND I had that last Derbyshire tick in Whaley to do first.

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One of our great views

AND this was the day I had 25 minutes before the train to Whaley Bridge, just long enough to pop in Robinson’s Brewery Centre for a pint.

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All your favourites. Except Wizard, oddly.

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A HALF of Old Tom. What nonsense is this ?

Not a great place to drink, but the Unicorn was as good as I’ve had, if not quite as good as the Wizard was in 2016.

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By the time I was back from Whaley the prospect of a further half dozen pints seemed less appealing than a week ago, and the Stockport street markets rather more so.

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Stockport looked its very best, a band played carols in the indoor market, Prosecco was served in huge quantities, I weighed up pizza in the Angel against kebabs in “Where The Light Gets In”, Stockport’s award winning takeaway.

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Secret takeaway

But in the end good old curried goat won the day. Mmmm.

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A quick stroll down the ‘banks, and an early night. I win. If Mudgie and co. sang carols outside my hotel room at midnight I missed it.

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Shame on you, Holts

And in the morning something almost healthy at Blackshaw’s Café to line the stomach ahead of the Welsh ordeal ahead.

Admit it, you’re jealous.

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13 thoughts on “NO STAGGER, BUT STOCKPORT STILL STARTLES

  1. We openly admit to jealousy. How often is the main square busy like it shows in your photos? More of a Mudgie question really I guess. Such a great spot, but it has been fairly quiet when I have been there.

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      1. LAF, what is really nice about a crawl in Stockport is how different all the pubs are from one another. And most of them are gems. Strongly recommended.

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  2. “A HALF of Old Tom. What nonsense is this ?”
    Indeed, and I’m expecting proper pints it of it on Thursday 16th when I won’t waste time looking in at the Bakers Vaults – and why is that no longer the George and Dragon ?

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  3. You did well to get a couple of shots of the Stockport skyline without planes.
    I’m always a bit unnerved there with all the planes just above but I expect the local residents are used to them and take no notice.

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