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Old Dancer

16 Grove St

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Premises Status

This pub is currently closed. Not yet reopened after Coronavirus pandemic.

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - 1.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 1.00 am
SundayMidday - Midnight

Meal Times

12 - 9


Sedgwick Riley

About the Pub

Opened in 2014, the Old Dancer is from the same stable as the Treacle Tap, Macclesfield & the Young Pretender, Congleton, owned by Bronwyn Riley and Tim Sedgwick is a welcome addition to the Wilmslow bar scene. The Old Dancer (named after its previous incarnation) has repeated the successful café-bar formula of their other establishments. Seating is mainly at simple wooden tables and chairs on boarded floors but with some additional fixed padded seating. There are two large rooms with a bar in each, the upstairs room is normally open except when there are private functions in it. The walls of both rooms are decorated with some stunning hand-painted murals. The first floor has paintings by local artists and these are changed periodically as the pub is part of the Wilmslow Art Trail.

There are six hand pumps downstairs and three upstairs serving an interesting range of beers of different styles and strengths, including Local Ales, with one pump reserved for cider. Located on Wilmslow's main pedestrian shopping street the Old Dancer is designed to be a welcoming place to drop in for a drink at any time while in town, so as well as the hand pumped ales and cider they serve a wide range of wines and foreign beers and also teas, various coffees and soft drinks. The food choice includes a range of burgers, wraps, pies from Peter Herd of Wilmlsow, fries, nachos and desserts. There's a weekly quiz night each Sunday, a free film night on Wednesdays, and live music on most Saturdays. There are periodic Meet the Brewer events. In addition board games, cards, newspapers, books and free wi-fi are available.

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Changing cask ales

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Old Dancer, Wilmslow


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Ground floor only.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Tables on street, rear balcony.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events


  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Bagatelle, Shove Ha’penny.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Occasional see Facebook.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Old Dancer

16 Grove St

Sat Nav Reference

53.327301, -2.231400


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (10m)

130, 88

Nearby Station (400m)



On main pedestrianised shopping street.

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