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The Silk Trader, Macclesfield

37 Brook Street
Macclesfield
SK11 7AD
Phone: 01625420504
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Will Larter left this review about The Silk Trader

A modernised, some would say over-modernised, corner pub. It's been hugely opened out, with modern random-patterned tiles on the floors, plenty of grey paint (my favourite!) and low wattage light bulbs in the room away from the bar. My friends and I, nearing the end of our tour of Macclesfield pubs, asked if it was possible to turn the wattage up a little, but the staff either did not know how to do it or thought it was hilarious for a group of 60-something men to sit in the semi-dark, or both. This is a Robinsons pub and they are well known for doing what is right for the pub rather than preserving features that have stood the test of time, and of course they are always right. Bearing this in mind, I had decided that it was about time I tried their well-known Trooper, a beer developed in consultation with a heavy metal band and featured heavily (see what I did there?) on the cover of this year's Good Beer Guide. I must admit I hadn't realised it was 4.7%, a strength I usually try to avoid when on a pub crawl. It was actually in OK condition (NBSS 3.5) but I'm not sure I will be making a habit of drinking it.

On 13th January 2024 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Silk Trader

The Silk Trader has a bar counter on the left rear wall that faces high tables and a dartboard at the front. This area was busy during a recent mid evening visit, I imagine it was Monday night darts league. There is a pool table in the right rear and a seating area in the front right that was empty. Muted football via Sky Sports was on the televisions. Standard and premium keg was available alongside Brixton Lager. This is a Robinson’s pub so the four hand pumps were drawing Trooper, Unicorn and Big Sur. This place was forgettable to the point that the only memory I have of visiting are my notes.

On 13th March 2023 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about The Silk Trader

A Robbies pub they've vandalised. There's still a genuine multi-room layout but the gloomy lighting and snot green paint job (including the wood) is appalling. Three of theirs on, including a rare sighting of Old Tom which was a little flat but fine (NBSS 3). Of amusement value was the barman using the redundant handpump as a blue roll dispenser. The presence of a decent OT pushes it to 6.

On 28th February 2023 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by frisasu motuweth
Macclesfield, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Prestbury, 3.37 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
Adlington (Cheshire), 5.77 miles, 1 hr 51 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Silk Trader, Macclesfield
13th Jan 2024, 21:03
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
8th Dec 2023, 12:14
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 13 March 2023 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 August 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 13 March 2023 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 13 March 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 February 2023 by Quinno _
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