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124 Wilmslow Road
Heald Green

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm



About the Pub

Manchester brewer, Joseph Holt spent a considerable sum in 2014 turning what had been a rather humdrum building a decade before into a gleaming, airy, well-lit local, successfully marrying the needs of the drinker with those of the diner. The former vault and lounge were combined, plus a conservatory constructed to one side. The dining area is at the back of the semi-open plan lounge where light oak wainscoting gives a manorial atmosphere (meals daily 12-9.30). There’s also a pizza/deli/ice cream counter as you enter. Built into the front of the building is a covered veranda which pioneered the provision of external smoking areas even before the legislation was introduced. On the Finney Lane side there is still part of the pub that might be described as a vault area, so drinkers are very much welcome. There is an extensive range of Holt’s bottled beers available.

Historic Interest

Opened on a nearby site in 1786 as the Black Griffin Inn. The Griffin was then moved north to its current site some time in the 1870s. Purchased by Manchester brewer, Joseph Holt in 1913. In 1967 the new Griffin (current building) was opened, and the original building closer to the road, was demolished. 2006-7 saw a major re-modelling inside and out take place; then a further change to its current incarnation took place in 2016. For in-depth historical information see -

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Bootleg --seasonal--
  • Joseph Holt Bitter
  • Joseph Holt Two Hoots

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    12-9.30 Mon-Sun.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    12-9.30 Mon-Sun.

  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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124 Wilmslow Road
Heald Green

Sat Nav Reference

53.372451, -2.217025


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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

368, 378, 379, 42C

Closest Station (1400m)

Heald Green


On B5358, jct Finney Lane

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Griffin 2016 - Heald Green


124 Wilmslow Road
Heald Green

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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