Bridge Beers55 Melbourne Street
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A combined micropub and bottle shop on the main pedestrianised shopping street in Stalybridge opened at the end of February 2016 by an enthusiastic CAMRA member. Originally a hairdressers, the interior has been re-styled to satisfy the needs of its new function. A small entrance area leads to a bar which sits in front of a row of stillaged casks. On the other side of the room is the display of bottles for sale. Upstairs is a comfortable lounge area decorated in a Victorian style. The four constantly changing beers are served by gravity and the intention is to focus on local breweries. In the now established micropub "tradition" food will be limited to crisps, nuts and pork scratchings. A welcome addition to the range of real ales available in the town at this, the first micropub in the area. Alcohol cannot be served before midday - takeaway only. Last entry one hour before closing. Closed Sundays except for the second Sunday each month when it opens (12 noon to 4 pm) to coincide with Stalybridge Farmers' Market. A closed pub nearby used to have the longest pub name in Britain and this has been rescued and is now displayed inside Bridge Beers.