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The Cocked Hat, Stockport Central, Stockport

2 Market Place
Stockport
SK1 1EW
Phone: 01614804446
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Cocked Hat

Located just outside the market square, this is a large pub with an interior that has mostly been knocked through but still retains three distinctly separate areas. You enter into a corridor of sorts which divides the pub in two and has a couple of high tables and stools at the far end, beneath a large TV screen. The bar is in the area to the left and has a nice counter along the end wall plus a pump clip lined bar back which sported three different sized yard-of-ale style glasses. Seating is pretty limited on this side of the pub, but the area was nevertheless very busy, with most patrons sat on stools at the bar or else stood close by, making it a little tricky to get served. The right hand side of the pub is by far the best place to grab a seat and has been laid out as a comfortable lounge area with firm padded benches around the edge of the room and low stools elsewhere. The shape and positioning of various pillars and doorways suggest this side of the pub might well have been split into two rooms in the past and there was also a suggestion that the servery might once have been more central, around the area where the corridor now stands. The lounge tapers to a point at the rear, where another hard banquette can be found next to a nice tiled fireplace and some smart stained glass windows. The room has been decorated with a collection of black and white photos but the dominating factor was the numerous TV screens showing a live Premier League football fixture.
Six hand pumps proffered five cask ales – Moorhouse Pitch Craft and Black Cat, Phoenix Hopsack, Dunscar Sessh and Wily Fox Crafty Fox. After fighting my way to the bar, I ordered a pint of the Black Cat which was very enjoyable and slowly supped whilst watching the conclusion of the football.
This place struck me as a straight-up, workmanlike pub with no real pretensions but the added bonus of some well kept ale. The bar area seemed like a lively spot for chat whilst the lounge offered pleasant surrounds for those wanting a quieter visit. A pub that would be revered in many a town, but not quite in the top tier in a place like Stockport.

On 11th January 2018 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Cocked Hat

Having visited Stockport a couple of times before I didn't recognise this one. Inside it's a large open plan room with the bar area on the left and a seating area on the right. There is red tiling around the bar and a battered old carpet in the seating area. TV Sport was advertised which is off putting not to mention the bar stools around the bar.
There are six hand pumps in the centre of the bar. Beers available were Blakemere(?) Old and Filthy, Osset Silver King, Box Steam Chuffin' Ale, Thwaite's Wainwright, RAT Cheating Rat and Black Hole Cosmic. I asked the barman about who brewed the Old and Filthy but he had such a heavy Northern accent I didn't understand a word he said! I went for the Cheating Rat which was in great condition.
I thought this place was good enough with a decent ale selection but the TV Sport put me off.

On 15th November 2016 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about The Cocked Hat

I see dead people??? You will if you visit here judging by the 5 ignorant gits leaning on the bar watching cricket who refused to move so I could get to the bar!! I stood in front of one of them so he couldn't see the telly and said excuse me, he didn't move. They must have dug this lot up and leaned them on the bar so that it looks full. It's all one room really with a divided section. There's a couple of nice fireplaces and it all looks pleasant enough, shame about the clientele. 6 handpumps on the bar, with a reasonable selection of ales. My half was in good nick.

On 26th November 2015 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Stockport, 0.57 miles, 10 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Cocked Hat, Stockport
4th Mar 2019, 17:00
Request to mark pub as open by Rob Hunter approved
 
4th Mar 2019, 16:37
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Rob Hunter, with included notes: Re-opened 06/02/19 according to WhatPub

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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 04 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 11 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunchtime only - last updated 04 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 04 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 04 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : Yes last updated 04 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 04 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 January 2016 by ROB Camra
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