latest news

‘Sir Patrick Stewart portrait now up at The Sportsman’

We are very proud to have our very own piece of Olivia Hemingway’s photography hanging up in the Sportsman. Olivia approached us last year to ask if she could use The Sportsman as a backdrop for her portrait of Sir Patrick Stewart, as part of her HRI photo series.
We are working closely with Olivia again this year so watch this space for more exciting news ..


The West Riding is 24 years young!

24, that’s how old our flag ship pub is this month. Thank you to our loyal customers and staff who continue to make the West the success it is. Obviously it’s the big two five next year so keep a look out for our celebration plans. For anyone who is doing dry January it might be best giving that a miss next year as January will be the month to celebrate!! Cheers

Stalybridge Buffet Bar raises £75 for local hospice


Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket to win a homemade Christmas cake. A fantastic £75.00 was raised in aid of Willow Wood Hospice. Willow Wood Hospice is an adult Hospice providing specialist palliative care for patients with life limiting illnesses, both cancer and non-cancer diagnosis. They provide care, free of charge, and patients, families and their carers are at the centre of everything they do.

Congratulations to Colin who was the winner!


Platforms for all

For three weeks Stalybridge rail station is being transformed into a community hubs as part of Transport for Greater Manchester’s Platforms For All project.
Spaces at the station will be used for a range of free activities for the benefit of passengers and the local communities. Events include arts exhibitions and classes, community gym classes, mental health awareness sessions, debt advice workshops and Christmas stalls.

Platforms For All is part of Action Stations, a TfGM project that transforms the city-region’s stations into community hubs by connecting them to social enterprises.
TfGM believes this innovative partnership-based project will enhance the stations, stimulate the local pride, and create a sense of community ownership.