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Same Again…please – next stop Station House!


AFTER successfully transforming Warrington’s historic Ring O’Bells pub Same Again Pubs have embarked on their second project at The Stocks in Padgate.

Headed by Chris Catelani and Michael Atkinson Same Again Pubs developed their first pub on Church Street, Warrington in March 2017.

Chris, a former Padgate High pupil said: “Using our design flair and construction experience we transformed one of the oldest pubs in Warrington. A Grade II listed building The Ring O’Bells is once again a popular local back in the heart of the community, with a subtle mix of contemporary design whilst still maintaining the integrity and charm of an old English pub.”

The thriving venue has quickly gained a reputation for quality food and an impressive drinks selection; in part to the use of locally sourced fresh produce cooked by a team of experienced chefs headed up by local lads Steve Melton and Danny Wheat. Scoring 5 out of 5 Food Hygiene Rating, the operation is going from strength to strength.

After the successful refurbishment of The Ring O’Bells the team at Same Again Pubs have continued their development strategy and acquired their second pub in as many years.

Chris says The Stocks on Station Road, Padgate has been a target for the ambitious Pub Co for some time, even before The Ring O’Bells.

Set within walking distance of Padgate railway station, The Stocks is a large two room pub with a 49 space car park to the rear. Having been neglected for several years the pub is a shadow of its’ former self and has been desperate for the proposed development.

With partners Trust Inns, the Same Again Pub Co have decided to regenerate the premises creating a new business model to the area, namely a traditional carvery but with a twist of American Smokehouse Grill food operation. The new and exciting venue will be re-named The Station House Carvery & Grill and is due to open in November.

The premises has been designed and refurbished by Same Again Pubs sister companies Innex Design IDFM Ltd respectively.

The two room venue will still provide a true locals bar with a separate lounge dining area together with dedicated family dining option. Images of the area have also been sourced from a local photographic artist. Every effort will be made reinstate the community feel. Within the local’s bar which will incorporate darts and a pool table. Enquiries have already been made to generate teams to compete within the pub league.

As with the Ring O’Bells the support of the local community is considered a key feature. It is intended to mirror this attribute at The Station House. This may take the form of charitable donations, fund raising events, respecting and paying tribute to local war veterans and support for Motor Neurone Disease Association and Warrington’s Women Refuge to name but a few that were supported in the first year at Church Street.

The catering team haven’t wasted any time in the compilation of the menu to support the timeless carvery classics with dishes such as Honey Roast Cod, Yorkie & Beef wraps, Breakfast Pizza and Beef Brisket smoked to perfection to name but a few. The carvery will aim to cater for everyone. Vegan and vegetarian options such as Nut Roast with vegan/gluten free gravy will also be available daily.
As with any quality menu the desserts will be the fitting encore to the memorable food offer.

Families will play an integral part of the business and together with a fantastic children’s menu the facilities will be second to none. Together with a dedicated family dining area a secure children’s play area will be provided both internally and externally.

With such an extensive quality food operation the drinks offer will be equally matched ranging from American craft beers, draught lagers and real ales not forgetting the vast array of wines and spirits. The guys at Same Again Pubs have also commissioned local Coach House Brewery to formulate a real ale just for The Station House to be named “Old Stock” as a nod to the pubs history.


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