THE BAKER'S ARMS

High Street early 1900s
High Street early 1900s

21 High Street in the background

Hammersleys of Cheadle
Hammersleys of Cheadle

Closed shop pictured 2013

Baker's Arms
Baker's Arms

Pictured 2019

High Street early 1900s
High Street early 1900s

21 High Street in the background

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The pub occupies 21 High Street, which was formerly the site of Hammersley’s Bakery. The bakery closed around 2014 and the building had been empty since then.

In May 2016 to the surprise of many, Caldmore Taverns Ltd based in Shropshire submitted a planning application to convert the shop into a public house.

 

The application generated some debate within the community, however it was seen as mostly positive and no formal comments were filed with the SMDC. The planning application was supported by the Cheadle Town Council, then in August the planning application was passed by the SMDC.

 

The bar officially opened on 25th April 2017, with members of the Cheadle Town Council amongst the first customers.

 

The pub has a traditional feel with a bar area, a snug and a beer garden to the rear. The first manager of the pub had a dog named Holly (aka Pub Dog) who mingled freely with the customers and their dogs. Regulars were rather upset when she left the pub.

The pub has recently won two CAMRA awards:

 

Staffordshire Moorlands Pub of the Year 2018 (highly commended)

Staffordshire Moorlands Urban Pub of the Year 2019 (highly commended)