Restaurants, Bars and Cafes

First Look: The Stonemasons Arms, Stockport Road, Timperley

By David Prior at

Here’s an exclusive first look at The Stonemasons Arms in Timperley village, which has been completely transformed into a “destination premium casual dining and drinking venue” by two experienced restaurateurs.

We revealed in June how owner Greene King had committed £270,000 to a refurbishment project after beer sales at the Stockport Road pub fell by a third in just a year.

And after two invite-only trial days today and tomorrow, the new Stonemasons will reopen this Saturday, December 2nd.

The new pub features a “vastly improved” food offer, presented by executive chef Patrick Moyo, formerly of Gaucho in Manchester, with space for 98 covers inside and a further 90 covers on a planned new terrace area outside, where there are also plans for a children’s play area.

The project represents a second venture for restaurant team Pilling and Pride – Steve Pilling and Angus Cameron Pride – who recently revamped another Greene King pub, the Dog and Partridge in Didsbury, under their “Terroir Pub” brand.

The Stonemasons will be open from 10am – 10pm for food every day, and 10.30pm on Friday and Saturday, with later closing hours for drinking.

Take a look inside: