The James Watts (pub)

Formerly The Star Inn

***' If you continue past the James Watts towards St Mary's Church, there is the passage leading to the car park, just past William Hills.

 The James Watts pub was originally called the Old Star Inn but shortened to The Star in the early 2000s. It was refurbished and reopened as the James Watts in February 2017.  James Watts features in this heritage trail a number of times as he was a high profile figure of Cheadle.

 

However, The Star Inn previously looked old although it is not shown on the 1897 map as an inn.

 

There is a plaster plaque on the wall over the front door showing the old Hyde's Queen's Brewery insignia, complete with the smiling woman, who appeared on all the original signs.

The two chimneys on this building came under threat in the late 1990s when the brewery wanted to remove one and lower the other because they said they were unsafe. The Council Technical Officer said there was no definite proof of them being unsafe and that they added character to the High Street.