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51 Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris

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Opening Times


Monday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Wed No Service
Thu - Sat 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Sun No Service



About the Pub

This is a family-run, award-winning establishment that focuses on quality and choice. Boasting fourteen handpumps for beer, complemented by up to twelve craft and membrane keg beers, and a large foreign bottled range. Digital beer boards display all current beers on sale. It has a bustling vault to the left, leading to a lower pool room (where you can view the micro-brewery), and a series of rooms separated by arched 'magnet' doorways on the right. An extensive outdoor area, part-covered, part open, allows drinkers to marvel at Stockport's historic railway viaduct. The twin-storey beer terrace and function room are well used and popular. The upstairs room opens at busy times and weekends; a pizza vendor operates over weekend evenings from 5.30pm, order them from the purpose-built shack at the rear of the premises. The in-house microbrewery produces seasonal ales, it opened on 14/11/2014 to coincide with the pub's fifth birthday since re-opening as a free-house. History: within 22 months of being rescued from failure, the rejuvenated Magnet won acclaim as both CAMRA Regional and Branch Pub of the Year for the years 2011, 2015, and 2020.

Historic Interest

1949 became a Wilsons Brewery house following merger with Walker & Homfray's Brewery, originally was a Daniel Clifton & Co house, it was one of the pubs involved in pub-swap to John Smiths in the 1990s. Re-opened on 14/11/2009 in its current free house guise.

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • RedWillow Weightless
  • Salopian Oracle
  • Track Sonoma

Changing ales

This pub serves 11 changing beers.

Guest beers.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    From pizza shack at rear of premises.

  • Garden Garden

    On two levels.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    A pizza vendor operates over weekend evenings from 5.30pm.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Upstairs can be hired.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games


  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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51 Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris

Sat Nav Reference

53.412315, -2.167341


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

25, 191, 192, 364

Nearby Station (800m)



Jct. Duke Street

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Heaton Norris - Magnet Exterior Nighttime 02-2020


51 Wellington Road North, Heaton Norris

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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