Greater Manchester - Stockport

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

2 Buxton Road, Heaviley

Tel: (0161) 222 4150




Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Davenport

Station Distance: 850m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Davenport) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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A landmark pub originally built in 1824. It was later given a traditional layout of a central lobby and three rooms leading off, its unspoilt interior owing much to the long-serving licensee from 1942 to 1967, Mary Body. A passage leads to the lobby bar (the servery fittings are probably quite modern). On the right is the vault (now pool room) with vintage fixed seating and stained glass windows. On the left is a small room with more stained glass windows and a couple of old settles. The smoke room (rear left) still has vintage seating (with traces of bell-pushes), a hatch to the servery and more stained glazing. Function room upstairs.

Early 19th century building which retains its original plan form with lobby and three rooms off. Bells Brewery pub. Built 1824 on what was 'Blossoms Hill. Its little-altered interior owes much to the long-serving licensee Mary Body from 1942 to 1967. A passage from the front door leads to the lobby bar with a curved counter that looks similar to a 1950s design but it has a modern top and the bar back fitting looks modern. On the front right is the vault now with a pool table. It retains its original fixed seating in two sections, splendid coloured glass windows but has lost a fireplace and the floor has a modern lino tiled floor.

On the front left is a small room with door, more coloured leaded glass windows, a couple of antique settles but no fixed seating. At the rear left is the smoke room which is pretty much intactl intact vintage fixed seating all around with signs of bell pushes, a tiled (modern) and elaborately carved fireplace, service from a hatch to bar, stained glass window and tables which look very old. Modernised toilets. Function room upstairs.

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