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Pointing Dog

(formerly Smithy)

Grove Lane, Cheadle
Cheadle Hulme

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Monday11.00 am - 10.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 10.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 10.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 10.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 10.00 pm
Saturday10.00 am - 10.00 pm
Sunday10.00 am - 10.00 pm

About the Pub

The exterior is a striking mix of boarding, white rendering, and weathered copper set in extensive grounds. Parking is available to three sides, whilst a lawned area to the rear aspect is bounded by trees, in front of which is a large covered pergola and patio area housing many tables to enable enjoyment of the British weather. Inside, the result of this expenditure can be appreciated in a very modern space set around an island bar with an open kitchen visible beyond that. This is a very large building, it has five rooms with the smallest being an alcove area with full-height wine racking acting as a screen between there and the toilets. All of the rooms offer the user a drinking or dining experience, given that an emphasis is heavily placed on dining, everywhere is a place that you may eat. The front rooms appear slightly more plush and give you some old hunting photos and enlarged postage stamp images of hunting dogs to look at. Elsewhere the décor is minimal and somewhat rustic, some walls are painted, whilst others are seemingly bare plaster, this look is fitting as most rooms have no ceiling, just the exposed underside of the roof structure. These blend with huge sliding wooden-gates that act as doors-cum-wall screens; one of the rooms even has a faux minstrels gallery (with the floor of the gallery here fashioned from industrial galvanised flooring however). This was a most welcome addition to the Cheadle Hulme pub scene, especially in an area that had next to no provision of cask ales prior to this. The large menu offers 50% off steaks on a Tuesday among its many choices. Why the name Pointing Dog? Two ideas are mooted - a variant on a renowned New Zealand wine, Dog Point; or a name used by no other pub in the UK that will always come top of a web search with that name.

History: in April 2017 this pub, along with sister pubs in Sheffield and Bakewell, was purchased by Marston's, with the pubs to be run by the Revere pub group. On July 11 2011, the restaurant group Felicini opened this, their first gastropub. They spent a considerable amount of money on the conversion of the former Smithy (which stood on the site), so much so that it is hard to say how much of the original structure remains as much was demolished on 1/11/10. This was a large open plan pub but with an attractive and effective outdoor drinking area to the rear of the building.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Wainwright

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Guest beers often from RedWillow.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    12-10 Mon-Sun.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    12-10 Mon-Sun.

  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Pointing Dog

Grove Lane, Cheadle
Cheadle Hulme

Sat Nav Reference

53.358325, -2.195420


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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

313, 378, 42B


Jct. Stanley and Gillbent Roads

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Pointing Dog - Cheadle Hulme

Pointing Dog

Grove Lane, Cheadle
Cheadle Hulme

Pub Features

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

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