Beech Road in Chorlton has made a bit of a national name for itself as, allegedly, the street that sells more copies of the Guardian than anywhere else in the country. Britain’s first “cashless” road, it has provided the backdrop for countless TV shows. A laid-back mix of gift shops, independent outfitters, restaurants, pubs and parks, on a sunny weekend afternoon it’s heaving.
The Beech, 72 Beech Rd, Manchester, M21 9EG
A superb boozer with a bit of an old school feel on the inside. It’s cozy in winter and one of Cholrton’s most popular suntraps come summer. Hot tip; if there’s room in the beer garden on a sunny day, try and grab a seat at the back, the sun will follow you there along with half of the punters come sunset.
Beech Road Park, Beech Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9FA - Visit now
The small green park is a favorite of dog walkers and Chorlton’s famous yummy mummies and daddies, and you can see why. Plenty of space to let the pooch off the leash and a cracking play area for the nippers. When the blossom hits the trees here in spring, it’s absolutely beautiful.
The Laundrette Chorlton, 32 Beech Rd, Manchester, M21 9EL - Visit now
Not so long ago a literal launderette, this restaurant specialises in pizza, burgers and the like. If it’s traditional pizza you’re craving, might be worth a walk down to the excellent Double Zero, otherwise you can’t really go wrong with The Launderette’s something-for-everyone-menu. The outdoor seating area is incredibly comfortable and manages to stay cozy whatever the Manchester skies throw at us.
Horse and Jockey Chorlton, 9 Green Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9HS - Visit now
The Horse and Jockey is a popular gastro pub located at the bottom of Beech Road on Chorlton Green. A beautiful building and a Chorlton landmark, The Jockey might be lacking the personality it once had, but outdoor area and it’s views more than make up for the generic-chain-bar feel inside.