Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Magnet

Built in 1840 as a coaching inn, due to its close proximity to the Heaton Norris Station, The Magnet has retained its original name for over 170 years.

It has been extensively refurbished since 2009 and has won a number of awards including CAMRA Pub Of The Year (SSM) 2011. There is a barrel vaulted cellar destined be a micro-brewery where they are hoping to brew their own innovative, unique "Cellar Rat" branded beers. See The Magnet website for more details.

In an earlier post on July 11th I featured the signs on the corner for Mount Crescent and Duke Street which I'd photographed in 2010. The street names no longer exist and the signs have been painted over and don't stand out as much they did.

A contribution to signs, signs.


  1. Interesting sign given its age. How important magnets are in our modern age. Electric motors and generators would not work without them. Great looking pub.

  2. How unusual to have the same name for all these years. Pity the street names didn't last as long!

  3. The name is interesting, but the key thing at The Magnet is the range of real ales. You'd have to go a long way to beat it and that's why this pub is bucking the trend and packing them in.

  4. Thanks Gerald, that was interesting - it's on the list to visit now!