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The Armoury, Stockport

31 Shaw Heath
Stockport
SK3 8BD
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Armoury

Located a short stroll from Stockport station, this is a nice, welcoming Robinson's pub with a simple two bar layout. Turning right from the entrance lobby, you enter into the main bar which is carpeted and has some great curved banquette seating around the perimeter which forms into independent booths of sorts. To the right there is a very attractive fireplace with an old brass hood underneath a collection of regimental insignia and other such memorabilia. The servery is to the rear left and has a pleasing curved dark wood counter and smart bar back. Decor is rounded off with a few excellent old brewery mirrors dotted around the room and a large TV screen which was showing a football highlights programme with music playing in the background. The left hand bar has limited seating and a relatively short section of bar and was most notable for its dartboard and impressive trophy cabinet. Both rooms boast some attractive etched glass windows and the pub has achieved a nice balancing act between a traditional pub and a modern day venue which seems to have gone down well with the locals as there was a good crowd in on our Friday evening visit.
There were four Robinson's beer on the bar, so not the widest of showcases for the brewery, although they did have one beer on that I don't recall seeing elsewhere, namely Mercian Volunteers - a charity brew that lined up alongside Trooper, Dizzy Blonde and Unicorn. I think I tried them all except the Unicorn over our extended visit here and from what I recall, they were all in pretty good nick. The barmaid who served me each time was very friendly, as were some of the locals congregated around the bar.
This is far from the best pub in Stockport but is nevertheless a solid, dependable kind of place that I could easily imagine enjoying regularly if it was my local. I found the pub very friendly and comfortable and the beer well kept, which is really all you can ask for. Well worth a look on your way to or from the station.

On 9th January 2018 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Armoury

A brief stop before the train back down south. As expected, no change. I went for the Robbie's Unicorn and got an excellent half for my troubles. It’s a solid stop here. 7.5

January 2017
Well-placed for the railway station and Stockport County, this is a straightforward Robbies pub that has hung on to a decent amount of a refit in the 1920’s (note the brass footplate at the bottom of the bar and the large curved banquettes). A large main lounge bar and a couple of rear rooms (one specifically for darts), traditionally decorated though the colour scheme wasn’t to my taste and it is a bit plain compared to somewhere like the nearby Crown. Three Robinson’s ales on, I tried the Xmas and Unicorn which were both in decent nick, though I am not really a fan of their beers. It’s a decent little stop. Rated 7

On 1st December 2017 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Armoury

A well supported locals pub, where on our visit I noticed one of the bar staff respectfully aiding an elderly chap across the busy junction, most probably on his way home. I found this pub to be comfortable, with decent seating areas and carpeted throughout. The main features in the main bar area was the brass 1920's brass fireplace and the brass foot plate, around the bottom of the bar. I went for the Unicorn which was good condition and priced reasonably.

On 24th November 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alexander Kapp
Stockport, 0.28 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Davenport, 1.04 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Woodsmoor, 1.75 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Armoury, Stockport
12th Feb 2018, 19:39
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
12th Feb 2018, 19:37
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 18 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 18 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 18 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes - Occasional - upstairs - last updated 18 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 March 2017 by Quinno _
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