Explore everything that the Lowes Arms has to offer.
There’s been a pub on the site of the Lowes Arms, on the road running between Manchester and Hyde, since early in the 19th century, and for the last 17 years it’s been in the capable hands of Peter and Jill Wood. They run the Lowes Arms as a family business – their three children have worked there through the years – with strong links to the local community. It’s open every day from 12 noon until midnight, and at the weekend last orders aren’t called until after midnight.
The main bar is decorated in a traditional warm and cosy pub style, whilst the adjoining function room is more cutting edge and modern in feel, and the beer garden outside, complete with fountain, offers a place to enjoy the sun and the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs.
We believe in playing a vibrant role in the life of the local community, and to that end the Lowes Arms plays host to a pool team, two darts teams and a quiz team. We also support local charities, including providing sponsorship for the Lancashire County Cricket Club Outreach scheme, and provide hospitality for meetings of a local Trike club and, on Sunday mornings, a dog owners club overseen by the Lowes Arms own canine mascot, Layla.
The food and drink we provide is sourced from local suppliers and breweries from around the North West, and we stage special events throughout the year, including ladies only dining events, a celebration of Burns Night complete with haggis, a piper and sword dancing and not one but two German style beer festivals – Oktoberfest and Not-toberfest.
Whether you just want a quiet night out, a meal with friends and family or the facilities required for a major celebration, we’re happy to be of service and provide exactly what’s needed.
Having worked in the family catering business Peter naturally progressed to university to complete a BA Degree in Hospitality Management.
After graduating he worked in the hotel sector initially and then in branded restaurant/pub operations for Whitbread and Berni inns, gaining useful experience in London and on the South coast.
Whilst in London he met his wife Jillian-who also has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry.They decided to move back to Peter’s Northern roots in 1995 and eventually settled at the Lowes Arms in 1999.
Federation of Licensed Victuallers
Licensed Trade Charity
UK Bartenders Guild