Excellent news for reinvigorated buffet bar
For several years, Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar has been a veritable mecca for real ale fanatics. From today, it can add another feather to its cap.
Manchester Food and Drink Pub of the Year for 2013.
In a packed ceremony at Manchester Town Hall, Samantha Smith and Caroline Barnes picked up the award for the reinvigorated public house on platform four of Stalybridge railway station. As well as maintaining its reputation for real ale and cider, they have improved the menu, offering a range of exquisite yet traditionally Northern fare, locally sourced.
Ms. Smith took on the Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar over a year ago and won new friends among locals and visitors. They also own The Sportsman in Huddersfield, the West Riding Refreshment Rooms on Dewsbury railway station and The Cricketers Arms in Horbury. Under their tutelage, it has gone from strength to strength.
Congratulations are in order for Samantha, Caroline and the rest of the team in their success. If you’ve never been to Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar recently, you don’t know what you’re missing. As well as its fantastic food (they still do the famous Black Peas as well), the atmosphere and well kept beer is unmissable.
S.V., 07 October 2013.