Plan Your Visit

Everything you need to know about visiting the Runway Brewery, including the Taproom, Beer Garden, Brewery Tours and Bottle Shop. 

Covid 19

Despite the lifting of restrictions, we continue to operate a COVID aware venue which requires co-operation between our staff and visitors to ensure we can provide a safe, relaxed and enjoyable environment for everybody during your visit.

This includes limiting our opening hours and capacity, managing circulation, respecting personal space as far as possible, contactless payment, and site specific hygiene measures.

If you are unwell, have been in contact with anyone suffering from Coronavirus symptoms, or have been asked to self-isolate, please stay at home, get well, and we'll see you soon!

Please ensure you share this information with everyone in your group.

Visiting The Taproom in Stockport

We operate a Challenge 25 policy, so if you're lucky enough to look under 25 years old, please bring suitable ID.

Do I Have To Book, Or Can I Walk Up?

We are operating indoors as well as outside, so have plenty of space. We no longer offer table bookings so feel free to visit at a time that suits you and stay as long as you like.

Card Only

We are operating as a card only venue and will encourage contactless payments as far as possible - so no cash at the moment (sorry).

Toilets & Facilities

Our all toilet facilities are located inside the brewery. Our WCs are checked regularly and managed to promote hygiene.

We do have 1 accessible toilet with baby changing facilities at the brewery.

Visiting With Pets & Children 

Children are welcome but need to remain seated with you during your visit.

Dogs are welcome but must remain on a lead and supervised at all times.


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    Brewery Tours

    You must be 18 or over. We operate a challenge 25 policy, so if you're lucky enough to look younger than that, please be aware that you may be asked for ID.

    Brewery tours are limited to 16 people per session and last approx. 90 minutes.

    After your tour

    The Runaway taproom, is open so feel free to stay on for a beer or two afterwards. We also sell bottles to take away and brewery t-shirts to remember your day.

    Location, Brewery Environment and Accessibility 

    The brewery building is not heated so may be a little chilly at cooler times of the year. 

    The tap room and brewery is situated over different floors with stepped access, though there is ramp access to the ground floor areas (tap room & brewery) from the courtyard garden to the rear of the building. There are areas of uneven floors within the tap room.

    Young children and animals will not be allowed in the brewery.

    Please advise of any special requirements prior to your visit and we'll do our best to assist you.

    Parking & Transport

    There is no parking at the brewery. But who needs a car when you're coming to a brewery?

    The brewery is only 5 minutes walk from Stockport railway station, and 30 seconds walk from the Stockport Bus Interchange.

    We have space for bike parking in the courtyard to the rear of the brewery (bikes left at owners risk).

    Tickets for Tours

    You will need to download your ticket(s) at the end of the checkout process. Please bring either a printed ticket, or digital equivalent with you in order to check in on the day.

    Changing Dates and Transferring Tickets

    Please contact us if you wish to change the date of your tour. This is usually only possible if there is space on another tour.

    Cancellations & Refunds

    Tickets are refundable up to 7 days in advance of the tour (minus booking fee).

    Beer To Take Away 

    Our Brewery Bottle Shop is open to buy beers to take away during core business hours Monday to Friday (10:00 - 17:00) from the brewery on Dantzic Street M4 4JW.

    We provide a click an collect service for pre-orders placed through our online shopPlease allow 24 hours between placing your order and making collection, unless otherwise agreed with the brewery.

    Find Us

    Runaway Brewery is located in a historic railway arch in Manchester’s Green Quarter – a stone’s throw from the city centre.

    • Train: The brewery is within easy reach of Manchester’s two main train stations, Manchester Victoria (500 meters) and Manchester Piccadilly (1 mile).
    • Tram and bus: You can reach us via the free Metroshuttle (#1 or #2 route: Victoria Station stop) and we are only 6 minutes walk from Shudehill Interchange (Bus and Tram station).
    • Parking: Runaway Brewery is accessible by car for click and collect only


    Find us in Stockport
    Our new site in Stockport is located behind the Pineapple (pub) on Astley Street, a stones throw from Stockport Town Centre.

    • Train & Bus: The brewery is within easy reach of Stockport's bus (1 minutes walk) and train (8 minutes walk) stations.
    • Parking: Runaway Brewery is accessible by car for click and collect only
    • Cycle: We have space for cycle parking in the courtyard to the rear of the brewery (Bike parking at owners risk)

    The full address is:  9-11 Astley Street, Stockport, SK4 1 AW