month I should like to feature what is probably one of the best pubs
in the Macclesfield & East Cheshire branch area.
An added attraction for Opening Times readers is that it is easily
accessible by train from Stockport and South Manchester.
Prestbury is only fifteen minutes from Stockport on the train and
the Admiral Rodney is less than five minutes walk from the station.
Come out of the station, turn left down the hill to the centre of
the village and the pub is on the right opposite St Peters church.
It is an attractive building in a stone terace.
Landlord Peter Brady may be known to longer standing OT readers as
his previous pub was
Horsfield Arms in Bredbury opposite Robinsons bottling plant.
Having successfully strived for some time to gain a Good Beer Guide
entry for the Horsfield he immediately moved here and quickly repeated
the trick with the Admiral Rodney.
Let me start by courting controversy and displaying my petty prejudices.
Prestbury is not my favourite place.
It attempts to exude the aura of a rural village of Olde England when,
in fact, it is a large up-market housing estate within easy commuting
distance of Manchester and the airport.