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Hope Inn

118 Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris

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Premises Status

This pub is long-term Closed. Closed 1/4/2022, change of use applied for.

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Opening Times

Spring - Autumn

MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm


WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 8.30 pm



About the Pub

Closed 1/4/2022, change of use applied for. Perhaps, fittingly, owner Martin Wood decided to close on April Fools Day given that he named his erstwhile brewery, Fool Hardy Ales. Martin chose to close things so that he could concentrate fully on the future of his family and personal affairs. The Hope offered six cask ales, four of which were formerly brewed in-house at the Hope's very own micro-brewery, ‘Fool Hardy Ales’ ( That name was a nod to the past history of the Hope which started life as a Hardy's Crown Ales brewery house; this was then acquired by Bass. Owner, Martin Wood had worked in the past with Outstanding Brewery's Dave Porter, and indeed Dave installed the micro-brewery here. Other changing ales from breweries across the country were available, alongside foreign draught and bottled beers. Two compact rooms, vault to left with a small games room to the rear of that. In the games area you would find a table football machine, a retro arcade video game, and a classic pinball machine. The more comfortably appointed lounge with raised-seating area was to the right. Throughout was done in a modern decor with lovely polished wood floors. Lunches in the form of cold pies were available, these were being served Sun-Thu noon till 8, Fri-Sat noon till 7.

Historic Interest

Closed 1/4/2022, change of use applied for, after that it will have a change of use to residential purposes, but this requires planning consent. History: Acquired by Martin and Samantha Wood (nee Halfyard) in late 2012 and opened its doors to the public under its new guise on 7/2/2013. So effective a transformation had been achieved that it turned a dead duck into a gem that won it branch Pub of the Year for 2014. Note: brewery tours of the former in-house Fool Hardy Brewery used to take place on a Thursday evening. Originally a Hardy's Crown Brewery house, sold to Bass in 1962.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Comprising guest beers from Howard Town and various microbrewers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    Mon-Thu 10p pint/5p half-pint on cask ales.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Left-hand bar.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children must be over 11 years old.

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

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Hope Inn

118 Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris

Sat Nav Reference

53.415755, -2.168971


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

191, 25, 192, 364

Closest Station (1200m)



To north of Belmont Way

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Hope Inn - Heaton Norris 2013


Hope Inn

118 Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • Quiet Pub
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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