Opening Hours

MONDAY 12:00 – 23:00
TUESDAY 12:00 – 23:00
WEDNESDAY 12:00 – 23:00
THURSDAY 12:00 – 23:00
FRIDAY 12:00 – 00:00
SATURDAY 12:00 – 00:00
SUNDAY 12:00 – 23:00

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Our History & Mission

Martin has worked in & around the pub trade for over 30 years, winning such accolades as Camra Pub of the Year 5 times at 3 different pubs, amongst other awards. In mid 2012 Martin decided it was the right stage in his career to buy his first pub knowing he wanted it to be a brewpub even though he’d never brewed in his own right before, not even homebrew!

The time had come to accomplish for himself, what he has helped so many other pubs achieve.

With this said & done he set about searching for his ideal pub, a few were in contention during the early part of the search, but one pub always stood out head & shoulders above the rest, with its iconic looks & brewery history, The Hope Inn.

The ideology behind Fool Hardy Ales is simple, to produce excellent, saleable beer.  After selling hundred’s of varieties of cask ale over the years, Martin didn’t just want to emulate someone else’s beers, he wanted to produce quality, engaging beers in his own right.  Martin also does all his own design work and has designed pump clips and logo’s for many other breweries over the years.

During the first 12 months of trade we managed to gain many accolades & awards, we hope this is just the tip of the iceberg & strive for more in the coming years.

Our aim: to produce cracking beer that sells itself, enough said!

Our Awards

Since we opened our doors in February 2013 we have gained a few awards!

Best new brewery pump clip design 2013 from The National Pump Clip Museum for ‘Reckless’

Stockport & South Manchester Camra ‘Pub of the Year 2014’

Stockport Beer & Cider Festival, Beer of the festival 2014, ‘Silver for Risky blond’

Mild Magic Award, The Hope Inn, ‘Champion Mild Pub 2014’

Stockport Beer & Cider Festival, Beer of the festival 2017, ‘Gold for Riptide’

SIBA’s Independent Beer Awards 2017, Cask Speciality Light Beers, ‘Gold for Riptide’

Our beer has also been in The House of Commons twice, which is no mean feat for a small brewery like us.

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