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(formerly Byrons, Cheekies)

1 Avenue Street, Portwood

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MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm



About the Pub

This multi CAMRA-award winning pub is situated opposite the Peel Centre. It looks ordinary from the outside, but once inside it quickly becomes apparent this is a far from ordinary pub. A warm welcome awaits both the regular and the stranger from the friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. A single L-shaped bar serves a large lounge area. Seven permanent cask ales are complemented by three guests (always including a mild) plus a vast choice of foreign beers are waiting to be sampled. A very pleasant sun-trap of a beer garden is to the side of the pub, its walls providing a degree of privacy from the main road. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2007 and also Cider Pub of the Year multiple times. History: Originally called the Railway, it went through various incarnations (Byrons, Cheekies), before reverting to its original name when rescued by the Porter Brewing Company. The Railway in the name was the Cheshire Lines Committee, whose former tracks are buried beneath the nearby M60. Leaving after an always-enjoyable session you'll swear that you hear the sound of a passing train rather than the traffic noise!

Historic Interest

#### 23/12/2021: pub confirmed to close for good on 30/1/2022 ##### August 2021: although redevelopment plans (including demolition of the premises) have been approved, until a tenant has been secured for the proposed new development, the pub should be safe and shall remain open. In 1949 became a Wilsons Brewery house following merger with Walker & Homfray's Brewery, originally was a Showell's Brewery house.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 6 regular beers.

  • Dunham Massey Dunham Porter
  • Outstanding Strange Times Coyote APA
  • Outstanding Strange Times Neo Kosmo Blond
  • Phoenix Arizona
  • Pictish Brewers Gold
  • Salopian Oracle

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Two more from Strange Times, guest beers, always includes a mild.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • Garden Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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1 Avenue Street, Portwood

Sat Nav Reference

53.414149, -2.153009


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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

324, 325, 330, 7A, 382

Closest Station (1150m)



Jct Gt Portwood St A560

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Railway - Portwood 2019


1 Avenue Street, Portwood

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Newspapers
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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