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This pub will fully reopen on 17th May.

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Initially opening hours may be different and the beer range may be more limited than shown.

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882 Wilmslow Road
M20 5PG

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Opening Times


Monday8.00 am - 11.30 pm
Tuesday8.00 am - 11.30 pm
Wednesday8.00 am - 11.30 pm
Thursday8.00 am - 11.30 pm
Friday8.00 am - Midnight
Saturday8.00 am - Midnight
Sunday8.00 am - 11.30 pm



About the Pub

Sited at the prominent junction of Kingsway and Manchester Road, this is a large roadhouse that dates from between the wars. Built of red stone and contrasting white brick, it is many-faceted with large bay windows at the corners adding visual impact. Inside the large island bar serves a large lounge with raised seating area (this used to act as a stage area during Hydes' ownership era), this is flanked by a comfy lounge on the Manchester Road side, and a more open lounge, that used to be the vault on the Kingsway side. Behind the bar is a more secluded drinking and dining area. All is carpeted, with half-height panelling on most of the walls. The interesting photos of the interior of yesteryear from the Hydes' period have been replaced by pictures and text relating to Daniel Adamson and the Ship Canal Co. Plus, there is imagery detailing the very high-frequency bus service 42 that terminates at the nearby Parrswood leisure complex. History: July 12th 2011 saw the re-opening of the former Hydes pub, the Gateway as a Wetherspoon outlet. Externally, and for that matter internally, the structure was little changed. A kitchen was created off the former vault area, whilst access to the upstairs function rooms is now via a locked door; the toilets were updated too. Outside, the pergola arrangement on the Kingsway side was updated and improved to include lighting.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Brightside Gateway to Heaven
  • Greene King Abbot
  • Ruddles Best Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Guest beers often sourced from Greater Manchester or Cheshire micro brewers.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Usually Westons Old Rosie and Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon, but guests may appear.

  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Level access to bars with no steps via a ramp from the entrance to the right of the car park (other entrance on the left of car park has two steps). Accessible toilet fully accessible for wheelchair users.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Beer and cider festivals along with occasiona "meet the brewer" evenings.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Large, well-appointed room.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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882 Wilmslow Road
M20 5PG

Sat Nav Reference

53.408061, -2.220376


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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

23, 42, 50, 42A, 141, 142, 171, 270, 42B

Adjacent Station

East Didsbury

Adjacent Metro

East Didsbury (Metrolink)


Jct Kingsway and Manchester Rd

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Gateway - Didsbury


882 Wilmslow Road
M20 5PG

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Additional Services
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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