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Bakers Vaults, Stockport

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Handsome grade II listed building - big windows, high ceiling, wooden floors.

Didn't realise it was a Robinsons and found an unusual Butcombe Haka which was perfect.

Really nice pub. Would be my local, if I lived here.
Mappiman - 20 Nov 2018 14:29
Robinson's pub with a difference in the Market Square. The interior is nicely decorated with a mix of seating. A kitchen in one corner serves food. But the real attraction is the ale selection. The usual Robinson's ales are served - Dizzy Blonde, Trooper & Unicorn, alongside lesser seen ones - Double Hop & Cumbria Way. But they also have Titanic Plum Porter, plus a number of guests - Titanic Cappuccino, Luna Moonshake & Bridgehouse Holy Cow. The real cider is Old Rosie. A new bar called Project 53 has opened a few doors up and the Remedy Bar & Brewhouse is also across the square. I only visited the latter. But it was very good. I have requested it to be added to BITE.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Oct 2018 20:50
My first ever visit yesterday. No problems whatsoever with the bar staff, in fact, I found them very convivial. Each to their own I suppose...

The fact that they had one of my favourite drinks on - Titanic's Plum Porter, made my visit most memorable.

Classic jukebox in the corner blasting out my favourite songs. This sounds like a Thin Lizzy song haha.

Good solid 9/10 for me.

realalerules1983 - 30 Jul 2017 20:45
Very nice pub and as has been pointed out, has obviously had a major refurb in the not too distant past. It looks nothing like the photo that is on here - in fact the contrast is quite fascinating.

There was a fair amount of choice at the bar, a few Robinsons ales plus guests. However, when in Stockport... so a pint of the Red N Black Porter it was, at 5.8% and served in Robinsons branded dimpled glass tankards.

The pub was quite busy but we didn't wait too long to be served, and managed to find a table near the front of the pub. I would be very happy to pay a return visit.
RealAleRobUK - 15 Nov 2016 17:38
Concur with the previous poster, I went in a couple of Saturdays ago and had a similar issue. It really is a shame tho because this is a really good pub with decent beer.
Thelittleman - 5 Feb 2016 13:20
Another great Robinsons pub, no expense spared, and cracking array of different drinks to suit all tastes. Sadly let down by poor attitude of bar staff on duty possibly due to a recruitment or maybe a training issue? Refused service because 1 person in our group sang, when a quiet word with the individual concerned would have been suffice. Can't cope if more than 1 person awaiting service. Lacks atmosphere as a result.
Jimbo1978 - 4 Feb 2016 11:20
Appears newly refurbished. Had four or five decent ales on. Nice atmosphere. A must on any trip to Stockport.
Superjon - 10 Sep 2015 19:56
Clearly a beer lover behind this establishment. The ale selection is impressive. 5 handpumps with Robinsonso, and 4 changing guest beers. The place has a nice feel, with large windows and high vaulted roof. Fantastic wurlitzer jukebox gives a 1950's/1960's sound to the background. Really worth visiting.
karinAlelvr - 10 Mar 2015 14:40
Great pub. Remember juke boxes? Well they've got a brilliant one here. Place was buzzing on a sat night with a good well behaved crowd.
andy99 - 11 Sep 2014 20:11
Just spent a brilliant few hours here. 5 non-Robinsons beers, excellent food and cheerful and helpful staff. A very welcome attraction to the Market Place which is otherwise pretty much devoid of reasons to go there.
Alf47 - 28 Aug 2014 17:02
apparently opening today at noon. looking through the window the other day it looks very good. 10 ales on. Robbies plus guests. with Cocked Hat at the other end of the market, this area will hopefully now be a good venue for a night out
juninhocrunch - 11 Jul 2014 11:24
Still closed on our Stockport pub crawl last Saturday (29.03.14).
DoctorBarfly - 5 Apr 2014 08:12
The Baker's closed in early 2014. The brewery have apparently been considering reopening the place, but as Stockport is no longer posh enough for Robinson's pubs, I wouldn't hold out too much hope.
Blokfluit - 14 Feb 2014 16:45
Great jazz last night huge turn out but only one girl behind the bar. No fruit juices, guiness, mild, dizzy blond, veltins or much else really. Great music poorpub.
mrhandsome - 11 Jan 2012 14:53
New landlady she is very nice beer not so good still
caz101 - 2 Jun 2011 17:35
A good atmosphere, good bands and friendly staff but badly let down by the beer. Robinsons beer is great if looked after properly but the Unicorn here is awful and each time I have been tempted back by a good band I and my friends have had the same experience. It has been mentioned to the licensee.
Alemale - 13 Nov 2010 11:12
Great pub with some amazing bands. Staff are friendly. This pub & The Crown are the best pubs for Music!
chantelfan79 - 28 Aug 2009 16:10
OK pint
Big_G_unit - 19 Jan 2009 21:04
The Bakers Vaults is my favourite Pub in Stockport they put really good Entertainment on with really good Bands playing there.....Blues/rock/Old style R&B/Soul everything to suit everybody's taste in music!
DomBoogie - 18 Jan 2009 22:54
Quite an arty pub in the market area in Stockport. This was our first pre football pub on Saturday. I believe the landlord opened slightly earlier for us, thanks. Three hand pumps with Robinsons beer; Unicorn, Hatters and Spellbound. Hatters was on good form and was very drinkable. I think it was the cheapest pub of the day at 1.90 a pint. Lots of mirrors and artwork around the walls of the pub.
Love_good_ale - 20 Oct 2008 23:15
OK pub. Probably good for gigs. visited one week day early evening and was very quite.
doncaosdelanada - 11 Aug 2008 18:27
Pubs Ok and some of the Bands are good. Saw a band called "Undercover" and have to say that they were Ok but would be better without the singer, she lets them down.
rockbabe - 19 Oct 2007 19:24
Yuk!Looked like something out of the Addams Family, with the mad monk behind the bar.
Only Robinsons Unicorn available on the hand pulls, tasted like vinegar.

AlRobis - 14 Jan 2007 13:11
The Bakers Vaults is THE live music venue in Stockport! The standard of bands is incredibly high, particularly on Friday & Saturday when it is advisable to come early if you want a seat. The music is usually Blues, Rock or Soul. So what if they don't stock Parsons Buttock or Throttled Ram - they keep an excellent Guinness!
silverdog - 7 Jan 2007 22:17
Terrible absence of real ales, which is the reason one might find staff members in the Railway on Portwood.
brewJew - 11 Oct 2006 16:47
Not a bad pub, usually has some local 'jazz sounds' emitting from the premises on a weekends. Not particularly brilliant but then again it is free entry and also free from chav's and 'herberts'.

Decent folk, decent pint and an old piano for your musical pleasure, providing you can play!
Worth a pint.
macboswell - 10 Dec 2005 22:05
Well worth a visit.
A really splendid pub, most pleasantlandlord, fascinating interior, great heritage, formally the George and Dragon from about 1824, rebuilt in 1841 to enable the enlargement of the market.
Live music frequently,fantastic local groups play here.
Pity about the beer - only Robinsons real ale on offer - you either love it or hate it [bad hang-over fare in my book, sadly!].
A guest ale would be 'magic'.

7thEarlLordLucan - 27 Oct 2005 00:36

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