The Spring Gardens, Fool Hardy Ales Tap House, Marple Bridge, opened March 2016. Martin and Samantha Wood Owner/Managers are very proud to welcome you to their second public house. Fool Hardy Ales, The Hope's own 'in house' micro-brewery produces very distinctive cask and bottled ales.


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Camra pub of the year 2014

Pump Clip Award

A visit from Roger Protz

Capital Fun!



The Hope Inn was the stand out winner for Camra Pub Of The Year 2014 for the Stockport & South Manchester region, presented by John Clarke.

Camra pub of the Year 2014


Martin recently received his award from the National Pump Clip Museum for Best Designed New Brewery Pump Clip 2013. We actually won it for the Reckless pump clip, when we originally heard we'd won we thought it was for Risky, but anyway, we are extremely happy and proud of the award. With this and Camra Pub of the Year it has been a very good end to a very exciting first year!

Reckless Breed wins Best Designed New Brewery Pump Clip 2013

Ale author visits The Hope Inn


When Roger Protz, author of 300 Beers to try before you die, The ultimate encyclopedia of beer, The good beer guide and many more, recently visited The Hope Inn & Fool Hardy Ales it seems he was very impressed, saying 'I enjoyed your beers very much - well made, professional and full of flavour. I look forward to visiting the pub again.'

Rash Dash in the Capital


In March 2014 ‘Rash dash 3.8%’ was chosen by The All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group to be a guest beer in ‘The Strangers Bar’ in the House of Commons and presented by Andrew Gwynne MP.

Opening Times:

Sun – Thur 12noon – 11pm

Fri– Sat 12noon – 11.30pm


The Spring Gardens, 89 Compstall Road, Marple Bridge, Stockport, Greater Manchester SK6 5HE

Contact Us:


Tel: 0161 6375950