Styal Life


Styal is home to any number of thriving sports and social activities, for the more active we have Cricket and Football teams who are regularly taking advantage of the Sports and Social centre on Altrincham road whilst the Wilmslow Phoenix club has some very well equipped facilities on Styal Road itself. Please see links below to contact any of these lively groups.

StyalGolfClub_1Of course other sports are not ignored; the Styal Tennis Club has some very committed and enthusiastic members and has their own courts, again on Altrincham road whilst any golfers are very well catered for with the Styal Golf club just along Station Road, a lush little course complete with driving range and eatery.

Tel: 01625 416376

StyalLodgeCo-sited with the golf club is the Styal Lodge a bespoke wedding venue who will cater for a variety of celebrations and conferences.

Tel: 01625 416378

Styal-Tennis-ClubStyal Tennis Club is set in lovely surroundings and open countryside in the National Trust Estate and in close proximity to Quarry Bank Mill. The club has 3 recently refurbished tarmac courts and a clubhouse with a social area and changing facilities. New members are always welcome.

Tel: 01625 527 234

The Phoenix Sports Club on Styal Road offers cricket, football, hockey and lacrosse sports and has a full size floodlit sand based astroturf for hire. The social facilities are excellent and available to local residents to hire for parties and celebrations. There is parking on site for 110 cars

Tel: 01625 527 234

Dining and Drinking out

The39Steps_restaurant The39Steps_restaurant2For a village of our size, we are particularly lucky to have a prize winning restaurant right in the heart of the village, the 39 Steps provides a very busy location for visitors and residents alike and really worth a visit by anyone looking for an enjoyable dining experience.

Tel: 01625 548144

Ship-InnThe Ship has been providing for the local population for much of the village’s long history and continues to do so today with good food and many fine ales. Both the Ship and the 39 steps are conveniently paced, right next to one another on Altrincham road.

Tel: 01625 444 888


earlams-borderEarlams is a thriving community run village store, café and arts & crafts gallery where visitors can enjoy a leisurely snack, browse the gallery and buy locally sourced products. We are always looking out for new volunteers to help keep our shop and cafe running. Please ask inside for details.

Tel: 01625 404 713

StyalButchers_KirksJust a few hundred yards down Hollin Lane is the long established butcher, Kirk and Son who recently won the “ Little Gem” prize in a Cheshire village competition.

Tel: 01625 548300  

CroftlandNursery_styalJust a little further along Altrincham road you will find Janet and Mike Marshal at Croftland Nursery.  Our local base for the Garden nursery and Florist supplies, (any children may enjoy seeing the chickens and ducks.)

Tel: 01625 539616

Places of Worship

Norcliffe-Chapel Norcliffe Chapel
Norcliffe Chapel is a Unitarian and Free Christian Chapel and has been in existance since 1823. It is located in the heart of Styal village. Rev Alex Bradley is the minister for the Chapel.

Tel: 01565 754 465 | Email:

Methodist-churchThe Methodist Church
Styal Methodist Church is situated on Farm Fold in the village of Styal. The property itself is owned by the National Trust and is situated near Styal Mill. There have been Methodists meeting in Styal since 1790. As the society grew, Robert Hyde Greg converted our present day building, from a Corn Store into a Chapel in the 1830’s. The congregations in those days were mainly mill workers.

The church community today is drawn from Styal village and the surrounding area. Styal Methodist Church offers you a warm welcome. We are committed to serve the people of Styal sharing God’s love with them. We seek to strengthen our links with the village. The church welcomes visitors from the National Trust. The minister is Rev Katy Thomas.



styal-primary-schoolStyal Primary School is unique and special in many ways. Staff, governors, parents and children work together to make a welcoming and friendly community. The school is has about a hundred pupils on roll and the strong family like atmosphere is evident as soon as you walk through the door.

Tel: 01625 383 253


Quarry Bank Mill

StyalMillOne of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived.

Quarry Bank overflows with the atmosphere of the Industrial Revolution. A visit to the cotton mill, powered by Europe’s most powerful working waterwheel will certainly stimulate your senses. The clatter of machinery and hiss of steam engines make an astonishing noise. Take a guided tour of the Apprentice House, which housed the pauper children who worked in the mill.

Visit the stunning garden, the Greg family’s picturesque valley retreat adjoining the mill. Stroll to Styal village, built by the family to house the mill workers and still a thriving community, or walk through woods along the River Bollin.

Tel: 01625 527 468