Food review - Stalybridge Station Original Buffet Bar

PUBLISHED: 00:00 11 February 2015

Stalybridge Station Original Buffet Bar

Stalybridge Station Original Buffet Bar


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Wonderfully cosy station buffet bar, dating back to 1885. If Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson had had their Brief Encounter here, they’d still be snuggled up together by the fireside. Stalybridge is one end of the increasingly popular Transpennine Real Ale Trail through Saddleworth and Huddersfield to Batley...a pub crawl on rails.


Inexpensive ballast for beer-drinking: home-made soups, burgers, pies and peas, sausage casserole, plus paninis and sandwiches. Fine choice of real ales, including local beers from Stalybridge-based TicketyBrew and the Millstone Brewery, Mossley.

Decor and ambience

A living museum to the glory days of steam transport, with marble-topped bar, open fire and walls adorned with rail memorabilia and bygone advertising. Good stop for walkers and train enthusiasts.


Friendly and informal.


A delicious cheese and onion pie with peas, corned beef hash with black peas, a pint of Fruli strawberry beer and a large glass of white wine came to only £17.95. Beat that!

Louise Allen-Taylor

Stalybridge Station Original Buffet Bar,

Platform 4, Stalybridge Railway Station

Rassbottom Street, SK15 1RF

0161 303 0007

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