Archaeology and Ale in Staircase House

On Thursday  evening five members went on the ‘Archaeology, Architecture & Ale’ tour of Staircase House  click here for the wikipedia entry

Staircase House is a beautifully restored Grade II listed 15th century townhouse situated in Stockports historic Market Place and is famous for its rare Jacobean cage-newel staircase

We had a very interesting guided tour through Staircase House’s architecturally significant undercroft and brewhouse (which are usually closed to the public) and were served various types of beer throughout the tour in order to experience the sort of beer that the mediaeval residents of the house would have drunk.

Afterwards, we visited one of Stockport’s other historic buildings – The Arden Arms 🙂