Drum & Monkey

Charming pub & restaurant in Alderley Edge

Outside Pub

About Us

Set off the beaten track within the village of Alderley Edge, The Drum has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We offer fresh, home cooked, traditional pub food. It features a bowling green, relaxing outside area plus a function room with large car park. Ideally situated just 5 minutes from the train station and the village centre.

  • Food
  • Dog friendly
  • Beer garden

A little more about us

Our Heritage In 1871, Annie P. Jennings lived in the end cottage on a terrace called Lifeless Moss. She and her mother turned the cottage into a beer house and the Drum and Monkey was born. In 1897 Henry Bell purchased the tavern and changed its name to The Moss Rose Tavern. Although the pub remained as The Moss Rose Tavern until 1923 it has always retained its nickname of The Drum and Monkey and is now the only remaining traditional pub in Alderley Edge. Modern Times Today, The Drum and Monkey is owned by the famous local brewer, Robinsons, based nearby in Stockport and is managed, on behalf of the tenant, by Nicci and her front of house team. We are a family friendly pub and welcome well-behaved dogs. There is a large patio area at the edge of the secluded beer garden - perfect for al fresco dining on sunny days. Inside, we have two separate dining areas seating 14/16 people in each but away from the main bar area - one of which has a cosy fireplace to warm you on winters evenings. Head Chef and his team will endeavour to give you a lovely dining experience. Larger parties can be easily accommodated by booking online or by phone. Occasionally, we host music events and will throw on a barbecue when the English weather allows! The Drum is close to Alderley Edge’s main shopping area and the train station is nearby, making it easily accessible to all our guests.

Opening Times

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We're open
12:00 - 22:00

Serving Food
12:00 - 20:00

Satisfying pub food for Alderley Edge

Satisfying pub food for Alderley Edge

The Drum & Monkey's pub menu offers tasty dishes that will satisfy even the biggest appetite. Enjoy a meal in the friendliest pub in Alderley Edge with a cracking pint of Robinsons beer. Come and see for yourself why we’re known across Cheshire as a great place to eat out.

The best drinks selection in Cheshire?

The best drinks selection in Cheshire?

We are proud to serve Robinsons beers alongside a tempting selection of old and new world wines, that complement our pub restaurant menu. For a pre or post meal ‘relaxer’ you will be glad to hear that the Drum also offers the world’s choice of spirits, with prosecco and gin a speciality.

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Pub walks in Alderley Edge

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