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The Cracked Actor, Stockport

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24 Little Underbank
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Will Larter left this review about The Cracked Actor

In the same ownership as a couple of other nearby pubs (the Glass Spider being one), it is perhaps surprising that this one has such an unfinished look about it, with a few electrical cables hanging from the ceiling and what appears to be an inn sign depicting a half-crazed man with a couple of marionettes leaning against a half-painted wall, but perhaps this is a form of distressed chic. The bar is towards the rear and would be quite difficult to access if a crowd were to materialise. As many as 10 beers were listed on a blackboard, with one or two crossed through, and the keg taps were located on the back wall, which I think is a less than perfect arrangement as it means the server has their back turned to the customers while pouring the drinks. I noticed a couple of beers from Deya, but it being October I was pleased to see a couple of Oktoberfest beers, and went for the Spaten which was very good, though a little colder than I would normally like. There's a steep staircase to access the upper floors, where there is more seating and also a toilet. The background music was an interesting selection, with a late-70s Kinks number followed appropriately by the Jam's Liza Radley. If I lived locally I might well call in once or twice a month, for its different beers and its quirkiness.

On 10th October 2021 - rating: 6
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peter ashworth left this review about The Cracked Actor

This is a Victorian themed blues bar located on Little Underbank in a former general store and hat shop.The owner Joseph Patten an actor has restored the former shop back to it's original glory and installed a new period effect staircase,coving ,floors and chandeliers.There are also Singer sewing machine tables and a bar designed to look like a Victorian pharmacy counter

On 26th September 2019 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by peter ashworth
Stockport, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Davenport, 1.47 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Heaton Chapel, 1.69 miles, 32 min walk (show)
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10th Oct 2021, 21:04
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
10th Oct 2021, 21:01
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 October 2019 by ROB Camra
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 10 October 2021 by Will Larter
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