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Stockton Heath



The Red Lion retains much of the old tradition pub feel of the Georgian coaching inn that it once was. It serves Thwaites beers. There is outside seating by the road and a bowling green with seating around the back. The right hand door takes you The Vaults  while the left hand takes to a larger drinking area.  The bar is to the right on entry while there is a large seating area to the left and straight on is a small snug.

have one here

real ale:      Lancaster Bomber; Waiwright; Original; Nutty Black;

                        Spiced Racked

bitter:          Thwaits Smooth

lager:         Carling;  Fosters;  Coors  ; Fosters; Peroni                        

cider:          Rose Cider                                Guinness

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Beer......making you see double and making you think you are single

Stockton Heath is a suburb of Warrington nestling between the Manchester Ship canal (think man made river) and the Bridgewater canal (think narrow canal boats) a bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal separates it from the town of Warrington giving it a feel of having a small village centre. Stockton Heath is a thriving community of about 6,000, with gift shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. The village centre, Victoria Square, has five roads leading to it and 4 pubs on or just off of it.

Stockton health has easy access to both the M6 and the M56


The Mulberry Tree is a large pub on the square at the crossroads and so has substantial outside seating to watch the people and traffic go by. From the outside Initial impressions are of a TV laden sports bar, however, despite TVs the pub is much more than this. The right hand door takes you into The Vaults better known to pub goers as the bar. The left hand door is for The Lounge. This opens into a large attractive interior. There is a long bar with plenty of standing room and some large tables.  Beside the door  is attractive bay window seating. Directly opposite the bar are two sitting rooms .  Beyond the bar there are further smaller rooms, two to the right and one to the left. Thus the pub offers a variety of seating areas of different degrees of privacy. It can be hard to avoid being able to look at a TV screen.  Service during the week can get monopolised by The Vaults room.

have one here

real ale             : Hobgoblin;  Pumkin Ale(Everards)

bitter                  : John Smith

lager                  : Carling, Stella ; Bud; Fosters; Coors                            

cider                   : Woodpecker, Strongbow                                       Guinness

There are four pubs close together at the intersection of 5 roads and one further up the hill.


The Mulberry Tree dominates the square at the crossroads so start there. Cross over the main road to The Red Lion. Cross over the small road and walk around the corner onto the next road to see Costello's. from here cross over the main road and opposite the Mulberry Bush is The Slug and Lettuce.

Walk back to the crossroads and turn to walk up the hill. At the canal bridge there is The London Bridge





Costello’s    owned by The Dunham Massey and Lymm Breweries to showcase their ales. The room is basically a large shop turned pub (keeping the brightness) with a serving area in the top left corner. It has a mixture of tall and dining height  tables, sofas with low tables, booths and a reasonable standing area.

Have a few here


real ale                   : Big tree Bitter, Bridgewater Blonde, Lymm Dam,

                                  Cheshire IPA, Dunham Porter, Dunham Black,

                                  Teacle Treat

lager                        : Becks; Estrella; Schnieder beer              

The London Bridge is a JW Lees pub.  It sits alongside The Bridgewater canal and takes full advantage of this position with lots of outdoor seating (much of it covered). Inside is carefully divided up into smaller seating areas and nooks. These are of a variety of designs including – booths, sofas, dining tables and small rooms. Lots of food on offer.

Have one here


real ale: Manchester PA; Coronation Street; Bitter;  

lager     : San Miguel; Original Lager; Carlsberg                            

cider:                                                                Guinness

Slug and Lettuce has a large open plan bar area to either side of the front door.The left hand side is sectioned off by a half wall.  The middle of the right hand side has the serving bar. There is a slightly raised seating area to the back beyond the bar.


Have a half pint here

real ale:                   Hobgoblin;  Tribute; Old Golden Hen

bitter:                       John Smith

lager:                        Estrella; Amstel; Peroni; Fosters                            

cider:                        Noble; Magners         Guinness

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