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Studio Bar

(formerly Beer Studio Bar & Grill; Sir Joseph Whitworth; Cheshire Cat)

256 Wilmslow Road
M14 6LB

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Opening Times


Monday5.00 pm - 1.00 am
Tuesday5.00 pm - 1.00 am
Wednesday5.00 pm - 1.00 am
Thursday5.00 pm - 1.00 am
FridayNoon - 1.00 am
SaturdayNoon - 1.00 am
SundayNoon - 00.30 am

About the Pub

Sited next door to former sister pub, 256 Wilmslow Road. This one-time church annex is now a three room pub in a comfy style mixing rustic styling with masses of beer ephemera. This is especially true of the low room with sports TV set by the once connecting doors that led into next-door 256. The main high-ceilinged room has a real mix of furniture and decor, with plenty of beer-related material and beery sayings applied to the walls. The northern gable features a lovely original leaded-glass window, whilst down a few steps leads you to a lower area that features a pool table and a secluded booth, beyond that it is mainly a standing area. Note the feature wall decorated from wooden cask-ends.

Historic Interest

This was the former Cheshire Cat, acquired in April 2011 by Hydes, modernised and re-named the Joseph Whitworth, then a further re-branding took place in early 2015 to give Beer Studio. In September 2019 with yet more rebranding it became Studio Bar.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Hydes --seasonal--
  • Hydes Studio Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Hydes Beer Studio seasonal beer plus three guests.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    12-6 Mon-Sun.

  • Garden Garden
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

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Studio Bar

256 Wilmslow Road
M14 6LB

Sat Nav Reference

53.44308, -2.218723


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

41, 42, 42A, 43, 44, 142, 143, 42B

Closest Station (1300m)

Mauldeth Road


Jct Moseley Rd

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Fallowfield - Studio Bar 2020

Studio Bar

256 Wilmslow Road
M14 6LB

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Garden
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Close to Bus Routes

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