Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Friday, 15 December 2017

A Postcard from Timperley – The Stonemasons Arms

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Here’s the pub that has stood in the centre of Timperley since 1840, after a £270,000 make over inspired by two restauranteurs, Pilling and Pride (Steve Pilling and Angus Cameron Pride) and funded by Greene King.

It looks smart, but opinions on its mutation into a ‘destination premium casual dining and drinking venue’ with up to 180 covers may be divided.

Timperley was once the home of John Arnold, a stonemason.  He was landlord of the pub, which has also been known as ‘The Naked Child’. It looked like this five years ago.

Stonemasons Arms

I’m happy to add any more historical information to this posting, if it comes to light. (My ‘Timperley As It Was’ book seems to have gravitated to a dark corner of the bookshelf.)

1 comment:

AlanR said...

With so many heritage pubs closing, I think it’s great that someone is spending money and keeping it open to the public. It needs support now of course.