Welcome to The Arden Arms

Joe & Steve warmly welcome you to the “Arden Arms”


The Arden is a gem of a pub, an early 19th century coaching inn set on the edge of Stockport’s historic Market Place. The Good Beer Guide describes the pub as “Grade II listed & warranting a visit for the building alone”.The Guide continues ” Note the fine bar, tiled lobby, grandfather clock & splendid snug”  Although we would be delighted if you’d stay for a pint & a spot of lunch or dinner as well! Why not read our history page to learn more about the pub’s fascinating past? The Arden features traditional hand pulled beers from Stockport’s Robinsons Brewery and an extensive range of wine, spirits, liqueurs and soft drinks.

Lunches are served every day of the week. Choose a bowl of home made soup, a sandwich or a three course meal. You can see the Lunch Menu here. The Lunch Menu is supplemented by our Specials Menu and this month’s Specials Menu is on this page. Enjoy your lunch in front of the two real fires in winter or in the sunny courtyard in the summer

food Dinner is now being served on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings & features an a la carte menu which changes monthly. Read the menu here.The food at the Arden Arms is independently reviewed by diners in the Restaurant section of the Tripadvisor website, Read more about us on Tripadvisor here. .
The-four-core-beers-of-Robinsons-Brewery-including-new-look-Unicorn-and-new-beer-WizardHere at The Arden we are proud of our range of Robinson’s cask ales and welcome drinkers to come in and sample our cellarmanship  In the evening, the pub becomes a meeting place for many local societies & organisations, has a regular weekly charity quiz night & a popular weekly jazz night. Our open air gigs in the Courtyard on Saturday nights are not to be missed & the venue is heated! See the Events Page for details. The pub also attracts a local gay crowd, particularly at the weekends.
For more details of  forthcoming events at the “Arden”, please go to our Facebook Page ” Arden Arms Stockport”      

Once again this year we are holding a series of open air gigs in the Courtyard of the “Arden” on Saturday nights from early spring to late autumn. You will find a list of forthcoming bands on the Events page.


We are proud that The “Arden Arms” has won many awards in the past few years. The “Arden “was voted Greater Manchester’s Regional Pub of the Year in the 32nd edition of the Good Beer Guide published by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). The pub went on to win the Runner up prize in the National Competition in 2004, placing the ‘Arden’ in the top four pubs in Britain as judged by the people who matter most , the customers. These awards are based on criteria including the quality of beer, customer service, decor & value for money.

More recently the pub was nominated as “Pub of the Year” as part of the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2008. As well as being judged by Manchester’s Food & Drink professionals, the nominees also received votes from the public.  We were delighted to announce that we were declared “Pub of the Year” for 2008/2009.

Please note that the interior of The “Arden Arms” is included in CAMRA’s National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors

Here are some images of our pub as a slideshow. Our thanks to JB for his images


Please enjoy the Website. Come & pay us a visit next time you are in Stockport!