Tuesday, 23 February 2010
TODAY'S RANDOM PUB OF THE DAY : THE WATERS GREEN TAVERN
96 Waters Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire. SK11 6LH [map]
A proper old skool pub this, conveniently located just a stones throw away from the train station.
First appearances may be deceptive as it looks a little rundown from the exterior.The landlord clearly knows his ales. Usually around 6-8 guest ales from microbreweries from all around the Country to choose from. And usually light and hoppy orientated which is handy if that's your preferred tipple like me.
Always top notch too. The beer is always well kept and this pub doesn't use the sprinkler system when pulling pints meaning you get a proper ale as it should be. It's definitely the best pub I've found in Macclesfield. Won numerous local awards from CAMRA and features in THE GOOD BEER GUIDE 2010.
The only downside for me personally is it also has old-skool hours meaning it's not open until 7pm on Saturday's (though online opening times suggest it is open 12pm-3pm I've never noticed this on my visits)which if in the area during the day is a bit of a pisser as the closest pubs around here are rather inadequate in comparison.
Exactly the sort of thing you'd expect to see in Macc, smashing!
This is Macc, not The Wicker Man!