Altrincham

Altrincham is in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester and lies within the historic County boundaries of Cheshire. The town has rather subsumed the neighbouring boroughs of Hale, Timperley, Broadheath, Hale Barns and Bowdon.

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Old Market Tavern

A selection of over twelve local cask ales plus Belgian beers,traditional ciders, wines and an excellent range of whiskeys. Live bands on most Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. On Thursday night they have an open acoustic night which is open to all and has been going for over three years. Wednesday night is Jimmys' quiz night just a £1 to enter and free food at the end of the quiz. As well as good food every day they also show all lot of the MCFC and MUFC matches. The building used to be the Town Hall and then a police station. It was also the first building in Altrincham to have gas lighting. Have a look for the blue plaque.

DRINK   —  +44 161 927-7062 —  Old Market Pl

Bravest Little Street in England

The families that lived on Chapel St. in 1914 sent 161 men to fight in the trenches of World War I. King George V called Chapel Street in Altrincham the 'bravest little street in England' for providing so many volunteers. Out of the 161 that were sent, 29 of the recruits failed to return to their loved ones in the cul-de-sac which was demolished in 1960 to make way for flats. The plaque reads: 'Chapel Street Altrincham. From just 60 houses 161 men volunteered in the Great War 1914-18. 29 were killed. Recognised and praised by King George V'

SEE   —  Regent Rd


Altrincham Market

Visit the market in the town centre where local produce, and many other things can be bought. There is a Farmers' Market on the 1st Friday of each month. Every Thursday and Friday evening in the run up to Xmas they hold twighlight markets with stall, food, drink and music. The market has been refurbished and the old market hall is now all about eating and drinking even a real ale bar has appeared. In October 2015 the market won the Observer Food Monthly's 'Market of the Year' award.


Goose Green

An evening (or afternoon) in the Goose Green area is recommended. This compact historic area has recently been given a facelift and is home to various restaurants and bars; on warm evenings the clientèle use the open air facilities to drink (and smoke) outside. Look out for the statue of a goose in the passageway from Stamford New Road. Altrincham Cinema is a short distance away and many cinema goers stop for a drink before and after the film.

DO   —  Map


Tatton Park

A joint Cheshire County Council (CCC) and NT property. NT Members still have to pay for parking. Similar to Dunham Massey, although Tatton Park contains a petting zoo with farm animals and a Children's play area in addition. Tatton Park is also home to an annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) flower show (usually in late July) and plays host to a series of summer evening concerts each year, which vary from classical to pop.


Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail is a route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England. The trail passes along the abandoned Warrington to Timperley Railway line to the north of Altrincham before veering off towards the River Mersey and across to Stockport

DO   —  Map


Timperley Sports Club

"One of the oldest private sports clubs in the UK (founded in 1877) that incorporates Timperley Cricket Club, Hockey Club and Lacrosse Club. We are proud of our excellent facilities enjoyed by our 700 members including a brand new purpose built clubhouse, two artificial turf pitches and two cricket pitches on site." [[File:Timperley sports club 2006.jpg|thumb|Timperley Sports Club]]


Altrincham Golf Course

"Altrincham is an 18 hole, par 71, 6,385 yard, parkland golf course with Timperley brook meandering throughout. It provides a challenging test for any standard of golfer. The course is one of the Northwest's best pay and play courses which also offers great value golf course season tickets. It has some of the best kept greens in the area and the course plays well all year round."



Dunham Massey

A National Trust (NT) owned property. The historic house and grounds of Dunham Massey are a short distance from the town and it is perfectly possible to walk to them. The grounds contain a large amount of open space and deer, and the house is often open to visitors, as is the historic water mill. NB. The banner image at the top of this page is of Dunham Massey Hall.

SEE   —  +44 161 941-1025 —  WA14 4SJ

The Railway

A traditional pub with excellent real ales and a great atmosphere. Unchanged from the 1930's. Serves lunch M-F 12:00-14:00. This pub still has individual rooms, so you can escape into your own corner if required. Sky Sports. Watch out for the Coronation Street star! This is the venue for the Altrincham Festival pub quiz, usually in the second week of July


Code to Exit

A popular escape game in which the teams experience a not everyday thrill and adrenaline rush.<p>"We can confirm that there are no physical challenges or fear factors involved. Our game is all about engaging with your team and enjoying the experience of finding clues, solving puzzles and riddles in a fun and safe environment."


The Swan with Two Nicks

Country pub and restaurant close to the National Trust's Dunham Park, hence on weekends in the summer it can be very busy. The pub is dog friendly and serves real ale including one or two ales from the local Dunham Massey Brewery.


Altrincham Football Club

Altrincham FC play a short distance from the town centre at the Moss Lane ground. The ground is still predominately terraced . Admission is £13 for an adult to stand, £8 for a concession, £5 for a 12-16 and £2 for an under 12.

DO   —  +44 161 928-1045 —  Moss Ln

Costello's

This bar serves well-priced and excellent-tasting beers from the local Dunham Massey Brewing Company. Be careful though, some are strong! In the Good Beer Guide and been awarded Trafford & Hulme Pub of the Year 2012 and 2013.

DRINK   —  +44 161 929-0663 —  18 Goose Green

Altrincham Market

The market has been refurbished and the old market hall is now all about eating and drinking even a real ale bar has appeared. In October 2015 the market won the Observer Food Monthly's 'Market of the Year' award.


Frank Sidebottom Statue

A statue of the papier mâché headed comedian was unveiled on 20th October 2013 at 11:37 in Timperley Village. Often dressed up by the locals to match the season. Expect a Santa outfit on him at Xmas.


Altrincham Ice Rink

Silver Blades Altrincham is open 7 days a week including bank holidays and is home for all ice disciplines including general public skating, figure skating, ice dancing, speed skating and ice hockey.


Pi

Always has at least 2 real ales on, one local usually from the Tatton Brewery; plus more exotic lagers and beers many from foreign shores.. Food is pie, mash and peas!

DRINK   —  Shaws Rd

Old Packet House

Good Beer and food. Holds the Cask Marque Award for serving great quality real ale. A great place to talk to the landlord about motorbikes and skiing.


Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

"Discover a world of entertainment and drama" at Altrincham's recently refurbished playhouse and theatre. Drama, musicals, concerts and pantomime.


Cheshire Midland

The place to go for a cheap pint, but avoid in the summer and Christmas season as it's extremely busy due to the influx of students.

DRINK   —  Ashley Rd, Hale

The Quarry Bank Inn

Best pub in Timperley Village serves Hydes ales. Food available, popular for its lunchtime menu. Still has a bowling green attached.


The Gardeners Arms

Recently spruced up local pub with a selection of real ales from Theakstone's brewery. Good reasonably priced home made meals


Altrincham Fish Bar

Traditional fish and chip shop, with formica tables in the dining room, maritime kitsch and some quite curt service!

EAT   —  41 Greenwood St

Joanne's Fish & Chips

A fish & chip shop since 1901. Pensioner portions £2.30 excellent value. Open Tue & Fri lunch and Mon-Fri tea time


Sugar Junction

Breakfast is served from 9am and brunch is served throughout the day.<p>Home made cakes and china cups rule here!


Dunham Forest Golf Club

Visitors should contact the Professional Shop on +44 161 928-2727 to check availability and reserve a tee time.


Taste Buds

The place to go for a cheap, quality doner kebab or a chicken burger after a night out. Takeaway only.

EAT   —  2 Lloyd St

Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel

A 3 star hotel located about a mile from Altrincham town centre but quite close to Hale Village


Greenhouse Vegetarian Restaurant

The only vegetarian restaurant in Altrincham. It serves fresh, made-daily salads and hot meals.


Yara

Popular venue specialising in traditional Lebanese and Syrian food. Booking is essential.


Altrincham Kersal Rugby Football Club

Amateur Rugby Union club that caters for all ages both men and women.


Bull's Head and Lodge

Lodge that adjoins the village pub, handy for the airport and M56


Altrincham Today

News and stories about happenings and developments in Altrincham

OTHER   —  Map

Hale Golf Club

Visitors are very welcome at Hale Golf Club. A 9-hole course.

DO   —  +44 161 980-4225 —  Rappax Rd

Ringway Golf Club

This private members club welcomes visitors and societies.


Cresta Court Hotel

140 bed, Best Western Hotel on the north side of the town


Art With a Heart

Home of the Arts for the Community in Altrincham.


Altrincham Leisure Centre

Includes swimming pools, sports halls and gym.


Masala Bangladeshi Take Away

Try the traditional dish "Bangla Achari".

EAT   —  Church St, WA14 4DW

Sugo Pasta Kitchen

Popular new restaurant, booking essential


Altrincham Little Theatre

"The 21st Oldest Drama Group in the UK"


Altrincham Walk

Occasionally there are guided walks

DO   —  Map

Altrincham Lodge Hotel

Does a deal on stay, park and fly


Thai Chilli Club

Excellent lunchtime offers.

EAT   —  +44 161 926-9197 —  12 Ashley Rd

Marriot Hotel

Very close to the airport


La Rioja

Serves traditional tapas.


Walton's Models

Model railway specialists


Abacus Books

Independent bookshop

BUY   —  +44 161 928-5108 —  24 Regent Rd

Visit Altrincham

Community Website

OTHER   —  Map

Francs Restaurant

French cuisine


Mort Subite

Belgian bar.

DRINK   —  39 Greenwood St


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