A mini-guide to a day out in Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme
PUBLISHED: 17:27 09 October 2013 | UPDATED: 17:30 09 October 2013
24 hours in Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme
If you live close by you can drop the children off at Cheadle Hulme School. Here they are committed to providing the very best education - preparing students for their adult lives. The school has developed a Ten Year Strategic Plan which sets out their vision and priorities for the next few years. they have introduced the first stage of an invigorated 11-13 curriculum, promoting specific skills as well as content; and have begun to shape the CHS Learner Profile – recognising that there is more to a great school than academic performance.
What about a round of golf? Cheadle Golf Club is where you can tee off whether you’re a beginner or more experienced. It’s a beautiful course which, while not too demanding for beginners, offers a challenging test of skill to the more experienced golfer with no tee times. There are gents and ladies competition days plus many mixed and fun competitions throughout the year, a fully stocked shop and lessons are available from a qualified professional.
Explore! The area is steeped in its own unique history. Situated alongside one of the tributaries of the River Mersey, the Lady Brook, it has been a settlement since Stone Age Times. The area remained very sparsely populated and, unlike many other northern towns and villages, the Industrial Revolution did little to change the way of life here and it remained very much a rural settlement. The introduction of the railways and improved road network did however bring change, but rather than an industrial transformation, it was a change in population. It brought commuters from Manchester and Stockport, as these places became overpopulated there was a need for expansion and with good road and rail connections it wasn’t long before the town started to grow into what we see today.
Head over to The Pointing Dog on Grove Lane Cheadle for a delicious lunch, perhaps from the daily menu, featuring a great selection of seasonal produce and Pointing Dog favourites. Another perfect place to lunch is Gusto, where you can choose a set menu, or share a deli board - a sampler of Italian meats and cheeses. Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme is blessed with lots of lovely venues to enjoy a leisurely lunch.
The area in and around Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme is a fantastic place for some retail therapy, whether you’re interested in fashion, food and homewares.
Lovely local boutiques such as Living Edge favourite, Crissan are where to find the perfect outfit for the new season. The green fingered will adore the Golden Days Garden Centre and of course, there’s the Sainsbury superstore and huge John Lewis at Cheadle Royal to snap up all the essentials.
Time to relax and unwind over a drink. Cheadle has a number of really charming pubs such as the Pointing Dog and the March Hare. Don’t expect a rip-roaring clubby night here, the vibe is a bit more sophisticated than that. Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme are desirable residential areas and so it’s a more about taking a stroll to a local bistro for dinner with friends than dancing the night away.
Time to discover what’s on the menu. The options for dinner are plenty. Perhaps enjoy the Italian classics at Bellini’s or a curry at Raja of Cheadle. The Turquoise Cafe Bar Restaurant offers and exciting mix of Turkish and Mediterranean food and the local pubs are great for casual dining. Check out early bird menu offers too.
For a less laid back night, De Vere Village Urban Resort in Cheadle is the place. It’s perfect for letting your hair down with friends. Every Friday night you can catch a tribute act and enjoy a drink at the Victory Pub. The hotel welcomes stags and hens but it also has a chop and ale house and Verve Grill for those who want a night out without breaking the bank. The hotel is also a good place to spend the night, whether you’ve got a big meeting or a mega night out.