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Re-opens 4th July. Due to restrictions, some new rules have been put in place..
• Upon arrival you need to sanitize your hands and write down your name and contact number for track and trace purposes
• Please then wait to be seated
• Table service only- our staff will be on hand to come and take your order at your table

Our opening times currently are as follows:
Monday- Thursday: 12pm till 10pm last orders
Friday/ Saturday: 12pm till 11pm last orders
Sunday: 12pm till 10.30 last orders

Everyone must be out 30 minutes after last orders

Thanks for everyone for their continued cooperation in these difficult times.

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(formerly Byrons, Cheekies)

1 Avenue Street, Portwood

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Opening Times

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. Eight permanent cask ales are complemented by three guests (always including a mild). Real cider (a cider festival is arranged every August bank holiday) and a vast choice of foreign beers are also 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 six 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

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 UltraPale
  • Phoenix Arizona
  • Pictish Brewers Gold
  • Salopian Oracle
  • Thornbridge Jaipur IPA

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Guest beers, always includes a mild.

Source: National

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  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Constantly changing ciders and perries from Merrylegs.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • Garden Pub 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, 380, 381


Jct Gt Portwood St A560

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