Guidebook for Poynton

Kate
Guidebook for Poynton

Food Scene

Also excellent for takeaways.
Appayon Indian Restaurant
2 Chester Rd
Also excellent for takeaways.
It's a Wetherspoons.
The Kingfisher
It's a Wetherspoons.
Superb Indian with splendid naan bread.
The Purple Pakora Indian Food Bar
9 London Rd S
Superb Indian with splendid naan bread.
Quite pricey but really yummy Thai food. Always busy, you need to book.
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Tom Yam
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Quite pricey but really yummy Thai food. Always busy, you need to book.
Pizza Express
41/43 Park Ln
Family run Italian cafe. Highly recommended for brunch, lunch or sweet treats, all home made. Gorgeous coffee.
Deli Cofano
21 School Ln
Family run Italian cafe. Highly recommended for brunch, lunch or sweet treats, all home made. Gorgeous coffee.
Good coffee, good selection of snacks, really nice vibe. Live music in the evening, when it turns into a bar with good beer and cocktails. Dog friendly.
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The Acoustic Lounge
94-98 Park Ln
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Good coffee, good selection of snacks, really nice vibe. Live music in the evening, when it turns into a bar with good beer and cocktails. Dog friendly.
It's Costa.
Costa Coffee
87 Park Ln
It's Costa.
Pricey but tasty Chinese.
Beijing Restaurant
47-49 Queensway
Pricey but tasty Chinese.
Good Chinese takeaway. Will also deliver.
Panda Panda
58 Park Ln
Good Chinese takeaway. Will also deliver.
Excellent Chinese takeaway. Only takes cash.
Lucky Star
45 London Rd S
Excellent Chinese takeaway. Only takes cash.
Il Borgo Antico
62-66 Park Ln
Italian.
Homely pub, dog friendly in the vault but not in the lounge. Good beer, excellent pub grub home cooked.
The Boars Head
2 Shrigley Rd N
Homely pub, dog friendly in the vault but not in the lounge. Good beer, excellent pub grub home cooked.
A country pub with beer garden, play area and outside seating as well. It's cosy and has a great wood burning stove in the winter. The food is variable because it keeps changing hands but generally is pretty good, sometimes excellent.
The Miners Arms Adlington
A country pub with beer garden, play area and outside seating as well. It's cosy and has a great wood burning stove in the winter. The food is variable because it keeps changing hands but generally is pretty good, sometimes excellent.
We had a great breakfast here. Good coffee.
Fig & Fennel
1 School Lane
We had a great breakfast here. Good coffee.
Excellent fish and chips.
The Strawberry Pig
57 Park Ln
Excellent fish and chips.
A cute cosy wine bar. The local runners go from here on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Cask Tavern
42 Park Ln
A cute cosy wine bar. The local runners go from here on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Nice wine bar.
Flute & Firkin
51 Park Lane
Nice wine bar.
Great selection of gins and beers. Quite pricey food.
Vinehop
5 Fountain Pl
Great selection of gins and beers. Quite pricey food.
Gorgeous food, very smart. Cocktails are fab.
Panache One London Road
1 London Road South
Gorgeous food, very smart. Cocktails are fab.
Great pizza takeaway also awesome kebabs.
Park Lane Pizza
41 Park Lane
Great pizza takeaway also awesome kebabs.
Very nice for lunch or afternoon tea.
Poynton Tea Room
81c Park Lane
Very nice for lunch or afternoon tea.
The Farmers Arms
90 Park Ln
Nice pub.
The best icecream in the world.
Just-Ice Poynton
32 Park Lane
The best icecream in the world.
A restaurant and takeaway, they also deliver. Indian food with a difference.
Thali
61A London Road South
A restaurant and takeaway, they also deliver. Indian food with a difference.
Delicious Turkish food.
Turquoise Restaurant Bramhall
Delicious Turkish food.

Parks & Nature

A National Trust property. Lyme Hall was used as the set for Pemberley in Colin Firth's Pride and Prejudice in the 1990s. Lyme Park is a huge country park for keen walkers/fell runners but has areas which are good for kite flying. There is a tremendous children's adventure playground, which is handily near the National Trust shop, toilets and a good tea room. You can either drive round via the A6 and pay for parking, or embark on a longish walk right from our front door on farmers tracks.
Lyme Park
A National Trust property. Lyme Hall was used as the set for Pemberley in Colin Firth's Pride and Prejudice in the 1990s. Lyme Park is a huge country park for keen walkers/fell runners but has areas which are good for kite flying. There is a tremendous children's adventure playground, which is handily near the National Trust shop, toilets and a good tea room. You can either drive round via the A6 and pay for parking, or embark on a longish walk right from our front door on farmers tracks.
The Middlewood Way was once a railway line but is now a very pleasant bridle way. It runs between Macclesfield and Marple, passing just at the end of our road, so is ideal for walks, dog walks, bike rides etc. It can be muddy underfoot and you might well meet some local riders. It makes for a great circular walk with the Macclesfield Canal, and is the easiest way to get to the Miners Arms pub from our house if on foot. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlewood_Way
Middlewood Way
The Middlewood Way was once a railway line but is now a very pleasant bridle way. It runs between Macclesfield and Marple, passing just at the end of our road, so is ideal for walks, dog walks, bike rides etc. It can be muddy underfoot and you might well meet some local riders. It makes for a great circular walk with the Macclesfield Canal, and is the easiest way to get to the Miners Arms pub from our house if on foot. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlewood_Way
Walking but also open fields for picnics and family fun. Also tennis courts etc.
The Carrs
Walking but also open fields for picnics and family fun. Also tennis courts etc.
You can take a cable car up to the top of the Heights of Abraham and if you so choose you can do a tour in the mine too.
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Matlock Bath
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You can take a cable car up to the top of the Heights of Abraham and if you so choose you can do a tour in the mine too.
Glorious countryside and pretty villages.
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Peak District
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Glorious countryside and pretty villages.
Ladybrook Valley Interest Trail
Nice walk.
Picturesque walks from our doorstep.
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Macclesfield Canal
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Picturesque walks from our doorstep.
Lovely walks, good cafe with a gallery.
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Tegg's Nose Country Park
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Lovely walks, good cafe with a gallery.

Arts & Culture

Great for steam or diesel enthusiasts, with an interesting display about the local history, which is rich in coal mining heritage.
Anson Engine Museum
Great for steam or diesel enthusiasts, with an interesting display about the local history, which is rich in coal mining heritage.
An interesting look into the silk heritage in Macclesfield. It's on a couple of different sites and has tours, workshops and family activities. Also a good tea shop.
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Macclesfield Silk Museum
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An interesting look into the silk heritage in Macclesfield. It's on a couple of different sites and has tours, workshops and family activities. Also a good tea shop.
A good gallery, with a particular bent towards the textiles in Manchester history.
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Whitworth Art Gallery
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A good gallery, with a particular bent towards the textiles in Manchester history.
Excellent for families, it's a large and varied museum, especially well known for the Egyptian collection. There are always specialist exhibitions on too, you need to look to see what's on at the moment.
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Manchester Museum
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Excellent for families, it's a large and varied museum, especially well known for the Egyptian collection. There are always specialist exhibitions on too, you need to look to see what's on at the moment.
A very interesting museum with working steam engines all the way through to space shuttles. Excellent for children, there's a science gallery with lots of things to fiddle with like at the science museum in London.
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Science and Industry Museum
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A very interesting museum with working steam engines all the way through to space shuttles. Excellent for children, there's a science gallery with lots of things to fiddle with like at the science museum in London.
A theatre in the round, they put on an excellent variety of plays through the season and attract major acting talent. The environs of the theatre are very interesting and have a bar, coffee shop and gift shop.
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The Royal Exchange Theatre
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A theatre in the round, they put on an excellent variety of plays through the season and attract major acting talent. The environs of the theatre are very interesting and have a bar, coffee shop and gift shop.
A large theatre with a variety of shows during the year.
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Palace Theatre
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A large theatre with a variety of shows during the year.
A large theatre with a variety of show during the year.
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Opera House Manchester
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A large theatre with a variety of show during the year.
A comprehensive programme of different genres of music.
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Bridgewater Hall
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A comprehensive programme of different genres of music.
A varied programme of shows and events through the year.
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Buxton Opera House
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A varied programme of shows and events through the year.

Shopping

A family run fancy goods and gift shop. She always has unusual things in, and does a really good line in personalised cards.
Lozziwoo
81 Park Ln
A family run fancy goods and gift shop. She always has unusual things in, and does a really good line in personalised cards.
Family run jewellers. Beautiful things.
Christopher Evans Goldsmiths Ltd
92 Park Ln
Family run jewellers. Beautiful things.
She has different clothes than the usual boring high street chains. Quirky, to suit every budget.
Zig Zag
38 Park Ln
She has different clothes than the usual boring high street chains. Quirky, to suit every budget.
An interesting city centre with thousands of shops, but also theatres, art galleries and museums. Something for everyone. Easily accessible from Poynton on the train or by car, although city centre parking is never easy or cheap.
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Manchester
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An interesting city centre with thousands of shops, but also theatres, art galleries and museums. Something for everyone. Easily accessible from Poynton on the train or by car, although city centre parking is never easy or cheap.
The largest Mall in Europe. Free parking. Also has a cinema and indoor mini golf and lazer quest. There's a massive food hall and other coffee shops interspersed between the high street stores. Debenhams, Selfridges, John Lewis etc.
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The Trafford Centre
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The largest Mall in Europe. Free parking. Also has a cinema and indoor mini golf and lazer quest. There's a massive food hall and other coffee shops interspersed between the high street stores. Debenhams, Selfridges, John Lewis etc.
A good high street, pedestrianised, with a wide selection of shops. Also an indoor market.
Macclesfield
A good high street, pedestrianised, with a wide selection of shops. Also an indoor market.
Cute gifts, balloons etc.
Hand Picked By Henrietta
35 Park Lane
Cute gifts, balloons etc.
Top quality beautiful things.
Blue Tree Home Furniture & Gifts
35 Queensway
Top quality beautiful things.
Alsohas a little train which runsweekends and school holidays.
Brookside Garden Centre
Alsohas a little train which runsweekends and school holidays.
Nice garden centre.
Woodford Park Garden Centre
Nice garden centre.
Quality baked goods.
Bramhall Bakery - Poynton
45 Queensway
Quality baked goods.

Drinks & Nightlife

Dog friendly, happy wine bar. Prosecco on tap, what more do you need? They are a branch of the Bollington Brewery and stock interesting micro brewery beers.
The Cask Tavern
42 Park Ln
Dog friendly, happy wine bar. Prosecco on tap, what more do you need? They are a branch of the Bollington Brewery and stock interesting micro brewery beers.
It's a pub. They also do gastro food.
The Farmers Arms
90 Park Ln
It's a pub. They also do gastro food.

Sightseeing

Quarry Bank Mill was remarkable in the Industrial Revolution for the way the owner looked after his workforce. The mill is still running with working water wheel powering working weaving machines. The tour is fascinating and takes in the school house and the local houses built for the workers.
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Quarry Bank
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Quarry Bank Mill was remarkable in the Industrial Revolution for the way the owner looked after his workforce. The mill is still running with working water wheel powering working weaving machines. The tour is fascinating and takes in the school house and the local houses built for the workers.
Impressive Tudor residence, packed full of history. They are quite good at activities to keep the children interested too. It might be National Trust, I'm not sure.
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Haddon Hall
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Impressive Tudor residence, packed full of history. They are quite good at activities to keep the children interested too. It might be National Trust, I'm not sure.
Not National Trust, because it's still a private residence. The house is enormous and impressive and the gardens are beautiful. They host an annual exhibition of modern art in the grounds. There is also a children's adventure playground, farm etc. Well worth a visit. Chatsworth was the set for Mr Darcy's house in the Keira Knightley version of Pride and Prejudice.
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Chatsworth House
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Not National Trust, because it's still a private residence. The house is enormous and impressive and the gardens are beautiful. They host an annual exhibition of modern art in the grounds. There is also a children's adventure playground, farm etc. Well worth a visit. Chatsworth was the set for Mr Darcy's house in the Keira Knightley version of Pride and Prejudice.
A lovely trip out in itself, through Peak District countryside, but Castleton is the place to go down into caverns and mines! One of them is even a boat ride on an underground river. The rock in the area means that for centuries Castleton has been the place to mine for Blue John stone, which is unique to this area. A trip up to the English Heritage castle is worth a go too.
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Castleton
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A lovely trip out in itself, through Peak District countryside, but Castleton is the place to go down into caverns and mines! One of them is even a boat ride on an underground river. The rock in the area means that for centuries Castleton has been the place to mine for Blue John stone, which is unique to this area. A trip up to the English Heritage castle is worth a go too.
One of our nearest seaside resorts. When the tide is right there are long sandy beaches, where you can find quiet spots if you don't wish to be in the touristy zone. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants for the end of a day by the sea.
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New Brighton
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One of our nearest seaside resorts. When the tide is right there are long sandy beaches, where you can find quiet spots if you don't wish to be in the touristy zone. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants for the end of a day by the sea.
A great beach when the tide is right, but also the home to an art installation by Anthony Gormley, Another Place. https://www.visitliverpool.com/things-to-do/another-place-by-antony-gormley-p160981
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Crosby Beach
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A great beach when the tide is right, but also the home to an art installation by Anthony Gormley, Another Place. https://www.visitliverpool.com/things-to-do/another-place-by-antony-gormley-p160981
Fantastic shops and bursting with history. Amazing cathedral. A Roman walled town where you can still walk around the walls. There are Roman exhibitions you can do with the children if you wish, or else just enjoy the amazing shopping on the double layered Tudor shopping streets called the Rows. http://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/chester-attractions/shopping-in-chester
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Chester
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Fantastic shops and bursting with history. Amazing cathedral. A Roman walled town where you can still walk around the walls. There are Roman exhibitions you can do with the children if you wish, or else just enjoy the amazing shopping on the double layered Tudor shopping streets called the Rows. http://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/chester-attractions/shopping-in-chester
Gorgeous beach, also a nature reserve with red squirrels.
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Formby Beach
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Gorgeous beach, also a nature reserve with red squirrels.
The setting for Keira Knightley's Pemberley. An impressive house with beautiful gardens and a maze. Often there are modern art sculptures dotted around. It's still a private residence, not National Trust.
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Chatsworth House
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The setting for Keira Knightley's Pemberley. An impressive house with beautiful gardens and a maze. Often there are modern art sculptures dotted around. It's still a private residence, not National Trust.
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Tatton Park
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Dunham Massey Park
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The oldest house in Britain.
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National Trust Little Moreton Hall
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The oldest house in Britain.
Capesthorne Hall

Essentials

Supermarket. Very reasonable prices. Also with a fascinating couple of aisles of seasonal clothes/housewares/accessories/tools which changes fortnightly. I find that Aldi fruit and veg needs to be bought on the day you want to use it.
ALDI
Supermarket. Very reasonable prices. Also with a fascinating couple of aisles of seasonal clothes/housewares/accessories/tools which changes fortnightly. I find that Aldi fruit and veg needs to be bought on the day you want to use it.
Supermarket, rather up market and a bit more pricey but the fruit and vegetables are very good quality and last well.
Waitrose & Partners Poynton
Supermarket, rather up market and a bit more pricey but the fruit and vegetables are very good quality and last well.
Massive supermarket also selling clothes, computing stuff, mobiles, tvs and homewares. Open 24 hours.
Tesco Extra
Massive supermarket also selling clothes, computing stuff, mobiles, tvs and homewares. Open 24 hours.
Supermarket. Not so large as the Extra at Handforth but stocks most things. Also does clothes and pharmacy.
Tesco Superstore
Supermarket. Not so large as the Extra at Handforth but stocks most things. Also does clothes and pharmacy.
It's a small branch.
Morrisons
21-27 Queensway
It's a small branch.