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The Ale Stop, Buxton

Pub added by aleand hearty
3 Chapel Street
SK17 6HX
Phone: 07403528605

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ROB Camra left this review about The Ale Stop

An atmospheric micropub, just off the main road through Buxton. Very busy on our Sunday, late afternoon visit. Pump clips and old album covers all around the walls. It looked like a few of the regulars had been out all day, so not one for the faint hearted. We managed to get the last available table and settled down to listen to the very funny, if un PC banter going on. 3 handpumps on the bar and my pint of Durham Hopbound was in good nick. We both liked this place despite, or maybe because of the boisterous locals.

On 22nd December 2021 - rating: 7
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Ale Stop

I was in Buxton on Saturday evening with a friend and we had planned to visit the Ale Stop. The first thing we noticed was there were quite a few people drinking on the street outside. This was a sign of things to come as the place was absolutely rammed. There was a full on rave going on with a smoke machine in the room off to the right. We managed to work our way to the bar, there are three hand pulls, at the time offering a selection of pale beers. A large blackboard is helpfully placed to the right of the bar which confirms the beers available. But on this occasion we decided it wasn't to be, as we couldn't hear ourselves think and there was no space at all inside so we would have had to retreat to the street and stand up with our drinks, which didn't particularly appeal. This may be a nice quiet micropub by day, but by night the experience it offers does not seem to fit with the normal ethos of a micropub. We decided to leave and try elsewhere.

On 17th June 2019 - no rating submitted
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Aqualung . left this review about The Ale Stop

This micropub is opposite a church where the landlord has placed an A board with an arrow pointing to the pub labelled "BEER" and one pointing to the church labelled "NO BEER". Inside there is an area with the bar to the left and another area to the right. All the seating seemed to be low chairs and tables. It looks like the pump clip display had expanded as they seemed to be everywhere apart from the walls with the copies of album covers. As well as the predictable Beatles Revolver and Sgt Pepper, two long forgotten covers caught my eye, Freak Out by the Mothers Of Invention and Cheap Thrills by Big Brother And The Holding Company.
I forgot to write down one of the beers on but the other two were Exit 33 Hoptimist and Wild Weather Motorcycle Emptiness. I went for the Wild Weather beer (£3.20) which was excellent.

On 3rd July 2017 - rating: 8
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custodian 42 left this review about The Ale Stop

Good place but could benefit from being a bit bigger. Three cask ales (I had 12 Apostles IPA @ 5% ABV) and a selection of cans & bottles in the fridge. No disco to be seen but the album covers and the pump clips were still there. Worth a revisit.

On 29th January 2017 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Ale Stop

A micro-pub with a difference, as the right hand side of the room features a disco (not in use at the time of our visit), with album sleeves decorating the walls and there's another record player behind the bar. Music appeared to be in the soul/blues/jazz spectrum. Our Sunday afternoon visit saw the pub being put to more conventional use: drinking and conversation, with some popping outside to drink on the benches there, or to smoke in the doorway (making it difficult to get a photo!).

There are three hand pumps and an extensive menu of bottled and canned beers. A display of pump clips on one wall testifies to an interesting selection of ales, and the available beers at the time of our visit were interesting and in good condition.

Date of visit: 14th August 2016

On 12th October 2016 - rating: 7
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Al Bundy left this review about Ale Stop

A micropub with a selection of bottled beers and 3 handpumps with ever changing beers. The interior is adorned with LP covers and music leg ends, with the area to the right of the bar seemingly for psychedelic bands. I enjoyed my stay in here and though the background music was crap Pink Floyd-like nonsense it was ok.

On 20th May 2016 - rating: 7
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