5 useful tips on spending a day in Stockton Heath
PUBLISHED: 00:00 03 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:35 03 February 2017
Stockton Heath is proving to be more than just a suburb of Warrington.
Parking and Transport
There is plenty of central parking available in Stockton Heath; if you are popping in for a quick visit, there is free parking for 90 minutes situated behind Aldi. Next to that is a chargeable but reasonably priced car park, right behind The Forge Shopping Centre. You can also park for free on the streets, just a short 1 minute walk away from the hustle and the bustle of the village.
If you are travelling by train, Warrington Central is a 5-10 minute taxi drive away and there are also regular buses into Stockton Heath from Warrington.
Have a browse and treat yourself in one of the lovely, little shops such as Lemon Tree, their hand-picked collections come from established brands such as Hobbs, French Connection and Ted Baker but are stocked in small, carefully thought out quantities, to ensure individuality.
Try Laundry Boutique, at the top of London Road, for on-trend pieces and Broadbents in The Forge Shopping Centre for quality everyday wear, special occasion clothes and accessories.
If you are after a little pampering and relaxation then Stockton Heath has some lovely beauty and spa salons, such as Springs Day Spa or Retreat. Springs Day Spa offers you an escape from the hubbub, with a number of facial treatments ranging from Aromatherapy skincare to Decelor advanced anti-aging facials. There is also a long list of body, waxing and tanning treatments and not just for women…there is a huge gentleman’s grooming section too. Also for the men, at the bottom of London Road, you will find The Original Barber Shop; quirky and popular with a vintage and on-trend vibe.
Dog owners also have the luxury of dropping their canine friends off at The Dog Haus, Stockton Heath’s version of a dog crèche. They’ll look after them for you and on certain days of the week they have an in-house groomer.
Stockton Heath boasts a diverse array of eateries and cuisines, meaning you are spoilt for choice when deciding where to eat. A firm favourite of the village is A La Turka; a traditional Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant and bar in gorgeous surroundings, with tasty, authentic dishes such as falafel, Moroccan spiced lamb and (classy) kebabs! If you fancy a little Spanish, Pan Y Vino offers beautiful tapas dishes, fantastic wines and wonderful paella. The new arrival on London Road, Stockyard BBQ & Liquor (their first branch is very successful in Hale), adds a little American to the village with exciting burgers, such as the Mac Attack, huge hot-dogs and delicious barbecued meats and steaks.
For a casual but delicious bite to eat, try Bessie’s Village Bakery, offering traditional home-made pies and pasties. If you are here in the morning and fancy a good, fresh breakfast, visit Heath’s on Walton Road; a cosy little café, with a great, varied menu. They even have a healthy, low-fat menu which tastes just as good! You can also find the award-winning Asian restaurant, Little Box of Treats or you can combine music and cocktails with your food at Tom at 101.
Classy, trendy bars and warm, comfortable pubs fill the streets of Stockton Heath. If you fancy unwinding and getting in from the cold, then try The Mulberry Tree, a traditional and cosy pub with sink-in-the-seat comfy chairs, this is the perfect place to rest with a good beer after a day of shopping and exploring the village. For the wine and spirits lovers, visit Corks Out; a great little wine shop which expands into an intimate bar and gorgeous terrace, the pretty outside area is under cover in the bad weather, with blankets and heating provided. Here, you can sit back and sample the large selection of wines, have a glass or share a bottle, all at your own leisure.
If you need a caffeine fix, you can find Esquires Coffee inside The Forge Shopping Centre. It’s a very welcoming café with fresh, light bites to eat and a fantastic range of coffees to choose from.