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 Wharf Inn, Macclesfield

OS Map reference: Sheet 118 Stoke-on-Trent & Macclesfield area, ref SJ922733

CAMRA East Cheshire Pub of the Year!

107 Brook Street, Macclesfield SK11 7AW


Chris Stairmand

Open hours:

Monday - Thursday 16:00 - 11:30
Friday 16:00 - midnight
Saturday midday - midnight
Sunday midday - 23:30


Free house, reopened in 2011 to become one of the best real ale pubs and live music venues in the district. CAMRA Pub of the Season for Summer 2012 in recognition of the outstanding effort put in by the new owner and publican Chris Stairmand to make this a leading pub serving very good beer! Unashmedly decorated throughout in canal themes. Other awards: CAMRA Champion Pub Of Cheshire 2013, Macclesfield & East Cheshire Pub Of The Year 2012, Macclesfield & East Cheshire Pub Of The Season Summer 2011, CAMRA Good Beer Guide entry 2012, 2013, 2014.


Four cask pumps featuring one dark ale (even through the summer), usually Otter bitter from Honiton in Devon, and two others from well known breweries such as Red Willow, Storm, Bollington Brewing and Wincle. Recognised for a fine selection of Belgian bottles; also bottled ales from America and the world.



Other facilities:

Live music every Friday evening.

Finding it:

canal map | road map

Boats, moor near bridge 37, walk downhill and turn left into Union Road. Follow to the marina entrance where it becomes Brook Street, down the hill, it's on the left. About 400m.

It's also not far from bridges 38 and 39 but you need to go through the housing estate. Those bridges lead onto Black Road, cross into Bank Street, right into Swettenham Street, left at Brook Street. About 500m.

By road, from the main road through Macclesfield, the Silk Road, heading south pass the traffic lights at Buxton Road, turn left at next lights into Brook Street, The Wharf is a few metres on the right. Heading north, at the second set of junction lights coming into town, keep to the right hand lane, at next lights turn right into Brook Street, The Wharf is on the right (note that you cannot retrace this last route due to turning restrictions - cross the Silk Road lights, at the bottom turn left, left at the lights, then right at the Silk Road lights).