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The Magnet, Stockport

51 Wellington Road North
Stockport
SK4 1HJ
Phone: 01614296287
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Gill Smith left this review about The Magnet

Another excellent pub that we unfortunately visited towards the end of a massive pub crawl of the area meaning we were unable to take advantage of the 12 cask and 14 tap beers on offer. Noted to try and get back up here at the end of May as I believe there is a local beer festival but an opportunity to do this pub justice. We did however enjoy the Track Sonoma beer, but will be back.

On 20th January 2019 - rating: 8
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Magnet

I had been looking forward to visiting this pub for a while, and Saturday evening did not disappoint. More real ale and keg than you can shake the proverbial stick at. Like the Hope Inn, if you weren't on a crawl, you could easily spend an evening in here and not drink the same beer twice. An electronic beer board lists everything on offer, which is very useful as due to the number of beers available it would be hard to take them all in otherwise (especially as the pumps seemed to be split between the rooms). I had a New York Cheesecake by Box Social Brewing (on cask), which was pretty good, not sure I could taste cheesecake as such but there was some subtle lemon/lime flavour coming through. I then tried the Orange Mocha Frapp Stout on keg, by Tiny Rebel, a 7% stout which tasted its strength, though the orange was not overpowering. My drinking buddy had a Faithless 81 by Redwillow, a pale ale which I found to be excellent. The pub was rather busy on Saturday evening but a table soon became free so we weren't left standing in the way of the bar for long. Definitely one to visit - I had wanted to for a while and it did not disappoint!

On 3rd April 2018 - rating: 9
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Magnet

This is a cracking multi-roomed freehouse in the Heaton Norris end of town, with an excellent ale policy and its own on-site brewery. The left hand side of the pub takes you into the Vault which is a fairly compact room with the bar down one side and some very pleasant fixed bench seating opposite. It’s an intimate space that has been nicely decorated to give it a very warm feel and is exactly the sort of room I could imagine settling down in for a few pints. Beyond there is a small games room, dominated by a pool table, but with a couple of dartboards on the wall as well. Passing behind the pump clip lined servery, you emerge into a tangled warren of rooms, mostly carpeted, offering a mix of seating options as well as a fair bit of standing room. Two of these areas have a similar feel to them, although one has a small servery in the back corner, whilst the third is located up a short flight of stairs, past some book shelves with a few board games on them, in a cosy looking back room with a lounge feel to it. Decor includes plenty of framed pump clips and the gents toilets were a real talking point with their wall covered in 70’s LP covers. There is also a sizable garden with the usual smoker’s shelter and garden furniture – it’s worth talking a quick peek out here to get a grand view of the Stockport viaduct which runs behind the pub.
There was an extensive ale range on when we visited early on a Friday evening, with handpulls in the Vault dispensing Tiny Rebel Hank, Track Sonoma, Beartown Ginger Bear, Dorking Pilcrow Pale, Salopian Oracle, Thornbridge Guthrie, Wycliffe & Duke XB1, Wild Beer Cottage Industry, Wildside Cyro Cascade and Lincoln American Brown. There may well have been further options in the other bar, but I didn’t get round to checking. Suffice to say, the beer quality was excellent, as befits a pub that has racked up a fair few CAMRA awards over the years.
I really liked this place and it was a shame that once again the crawl dictated we move on rather than explore the place a little further. There seems to be a lot going on here which would no doubt reward repeat visits and if the quality can be maintained across so many hand pumps, then you will pretty much always be guaranteed to find something of interest at the bar.

On 8th January 2018 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Clive Thompson
Stockport, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Heaton Chapel, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Davenport, 1.84 miles, 35 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Magnet, Stockport
20th Jan 2019, 16:57
Review submitted by Gill Smith
 
3rd Apr 2018, 17:20
Review submitted by Rob Hunter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 08 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 08 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 08 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 08 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 July 2017 by Bucking Fastard
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