Mind the gap! Stockport now has its own ‘tube style’ map of its pubs and drinking holes.
Maths teacher John Coats and JJM Designs have recently published their latest Pub Stops design. The design displays 177 pubs and bars of Stockport and surrounding towns (including Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Heaton Chapel, Woodley, Romiley and Hazel Grove) set out in the distinctive style of the London underground map, each pub being marked on as a stop or interchange. The poster has been produced in association with Robinsons Brewery.
John has produced a number of Pub Stops designs for other cities and regions of the UK. The first design was for John’s home city of Sheffield 9 years ago.
Commenting on his pub maps John said: “I have to admit to being a bit taken aback at its success. These are obviously a great gift item, but I think there is something about the local pub and the way that pubs are such important landmarks that appeals to people. There are now over 50 designs in the series, including designs for Manchester, Liverpool, and Chester with the Stockport design now joining the ranks. We’ve had a lot of requests for this design – we’re just sorry we’ve taken so long to produce it!”
John runs www.pubstops.co.uk as a hobby when he isn’t teaching Maths in a Sheffield high school.
The Pub Stops of Stockport poster is currently available from Waterstones, Robinsons Visitors Centre shop, the Mirror and Picture Factory in Stockport, and the pubstops website… all for the price of a couple of pints.