Plan Your Visit
Everything you need to know about visiting the Runway Brewery, including the Taproom, Beer Garden, Brewery Tours and Bottle Shop
Visiting The Brewery & 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.
Winter Opening Times
The Tap Room: Thursday 15:00- 21:30, Friday & Saturday 13:00 - 22:00
The Brewery Bottle Shop: 10:00 - 16:00 Monday - Friday
We do not offer table bookings so feel free to visit at a time that suits you. When the weather is fine, we will also have lots of seating in our courtyard garden.
We are operating as a card only venue and will encourage contactless payments as far as possible - so no cash at the moment (sorry).
Food & Drink Available
We are a brewery so the focus of our taproom is beer BUT we also stock some excellent wines, independently produced cider and soft drinks from our friends at Steep Soda.
If you'd like to know what beers are pouring in advance of your visit, please check our Instagram
We offer bar snacks in the taproom and are hosting Honest Crust Sourdough Pizza in the courtyard garden.
Toilets & Facilities
Our all toilet facilities are located inside the brewery and taproom. Our WCs are checked regularly and are managed to promote hygiene.
We do have an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities located on the ground floor of our taproom.
Our building is situated over 3 floors with stairs between, though there is ramped access to the ground floor where the taproom & brewery are located. The ramped access is from the courtyard garden to the rear of the building. Please advise of any special requirements prior to your visit and we'll do our best to assist you.
Please note: there are areas of uneven floors within the taproom.
Visiting With Pets & Children
Children are welcome but need to remain seated with you during your visit.
Well behaved dogs are welcome but must remain on a lead and supervised at all times. For the comfort of all customers please do not allow dogs on seats or tables.
Although welcome in the taproom and beer garden, children and pets will not be allowed in production areas of the brewery.
Our tours and tastings take place at our brewery & taproom in central Stockport
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 area is not heated so may be a little chilly at cooler times of the year.
Our brewery and taproom are both accessible from the courtyard via ramped access. Please advise of any special requirements prior to your visit and we'll do our best to assist you.
There are areas of uneven floors within the taproom.
Children and animals will not be allowed in the brewery.
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 & RefundsTickets 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 - 16:00) from the brewery on Astley Street SK4 1AW.
We provide a click an collect service for pre-orders placed through our online shop. Please allow 24 hours between placing your order and making collection, unless otherwise agreed with the brewery.
We have recently moved!
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