Stock Party

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Stock Party
Stock Party

Stock Party at Robinsons Brewery, Stockport 20 July 2024 Entrance is free — Visit now

Everything’s coming up Stockport. Once an unassuming passthrough point south of the real deal, now Stockport commands respect, soaring house prices and more importantly, free-for-all family-friendly events like Stock Party, held in the heart of the city. But what’s on offer? Expect beer, food and a stellar soundtrack.

It’s all organised by some pretty impressive names: Where The Light Gets In, Track, Cloudwater, Robinsons Brewery, Sureshot, Balance and Runaway, in collaboration with Stockport’s Business Improvement District. When? Stick Saturday, 20 July, in your Google Calendar, and block off 12 pm to 9 pm. The aim is to show everyone a good time by celebrating the town’s thriving independent scene and rich brewing history.

Robinsons Brewery on Lower Hillgate will be home to the main festival square and bar, pouring the beers from each of the breweries and a DJ set curated by Bohemian Arts Club.

For those who prefer a pinot noir to a pint, Isca will be on hand serving a selection of their natural wines. There’s also a BBQ by Where The Light Gets and sourdough pizza from Honest Crust.

Stockport’s Underbanks will be filled with tables and chairs enabling festival-goers to enjoy an alfresco beer from a five-tap van located outside Rare Mags, which will be serving up beers from both Cloudwater and Track, while over at pottery studio and bakery Yellowhammer, visitors can build their own tankard in a special one-off pottery workshop.

On Little Underbank, independent record shop & cafe SK1 will be supplying the tunes, alongside tap takeovers at The Spinn Off and Cracked Actor, with Cafe San Juan & Marley’s Tacos serving up street food.

Heading further down the Underbanks, the brand new White Lion will host an Old Town General Store DJ set and tap takeover, with Ginger’s Ice Cream Emporium on hand to serve its artisan ice cream.

PS. If anyone has a direct line to the Rain God, can they ask them to give it a rest, for this weekend only? Cheers.

Stock Party at Robinsons Brewery, Stockport 20 July 2024 Entrance is free Visit now

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