A few words about us
The Magnet was built in 1840 as a coaching inn, due to its close proximity to the Heaton Norris Station. It has retained its original name since then.
Formerly derelict and previously serving only keg beers, extensive refurbishment was undertaken when we got the keys on 22nd September 2009. Our vision was to establish a family run, family friendly real ale pub with decent beers and decent decor.
A couple of months later, on 13th November at 13:13:13, we tempted fate and opened our doors, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon was cut by our good friend John who was born on Friday 13th!
The Magnet is a friendly multi-roomed pub with ample seating. The beauty about this is that it suits everyone and all moods – you can switch off on your own with a drink, or you can enjoy a few drinks with friends. We have an extensive beer garden to the rear of the pub including 2 elevated terraces which trap the sun during the warm summer evenings.
We have a games room with a pool table, 2 dart boards and a fully loaded jukebox. We have a selection of board games and colouring books for both adults and children. Children are welcome until 8.30 pm each night. Baby changing facilities are available. Dogs are also welcome and we have doggy bowls available for them to sample a tap water or two.
We like to keep things simple – drinks and snacks! We offer locally-made pork pies (served with English mustard, naturally), and a great selection of crisps, nuts and pork scratchings.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5.30 pm to 9pm, we have fantastic stone baked pizzas available from the Pizza Maker located in our on-site pizzeria at the rear of the pub!
Our chosen charity is Kidneys For Life at MINT (Manchester Institute For Nephrology and Transplantation). This charity is based at Manchester Royal Infirmary and funds raised helps renal patients from all over the region. It is a charity very close to our hearts. So far we have raised a massive £15,260 (as of Feb 2024) through donations and the sale of pump clips.
Our numerous Awards
So far, our efforts have been recognised with the following awards:
- Greater Manchester Beer Awards – Best Pub 2017
- Stockport and South Manchester Pub Of The Year 2015
- CAMRA Pub Of The Month January 2014
- CAMRA Pub Of The Year (SSM) 2011
- CAMRA PUB OF THE REGION (Greater Manchester) 2011
- Mild Magic Award 2011
- CAMRA Pub Of The Month July 2010
- Mild Magic Award 2010
Awards like these are a huge compliment and inspire us to do more, and to continue to improve. We are enjoying ourselves so much giving enjoyment to so many.
What a fantastic first few years – a great achievement to take The Magnet from a derelict (and previously keg only) pub, to a haven for cask and keg beer lovers!
We hope you will come and see for yourself.