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The Davenport Arms - Thief's Neck

550 Chester Road, Stockport, United Kingdom
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Welcome to the Davenport Arms, known locally as the Thief's Neck.  The Davenport Arms, or ‘The Thief’s Neck’ as known to friends, has reached an impressive milestone – it has been the pumping heart of a running relationship between the Hallworth family and Cheshire family brewers, Robinsons, for over 83 years.

The Robinson family acquired the Davenport Arms, Woodford, in 1922 but this historic hostelry – once part of the famed Capesthorne Estate – dates back to the 18th Century in which the Davenport family were the game wardens to the King’s hunting preserves.

As hereditary foresters of the King, the Davenports had the authorized power to put poachers to death without trial. Hence, the crest of the Davenport coat of arms originally was a serf’s head with a rope around its neck, signifying that the Davenports had the power to hang without appeal to the King. This same crest can still be seen today from the pub’s pictorial.

The legend has it that the tree which stands outside the Davenport Arms was used to hang wrongdoers, hence the nickname ‘The Thief’s Neck’ – since then best behaviour has prevailed!

Opening Hours

Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30

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Join us to watch Michael Carricks testimonial 2.30 KO After that we are showing the ONE LOVE concert live Donations to the charity please ♥️❤️♥️❤️♥️

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Join us to watch THE ONE LOVE ❤️ concert live at the The Thief's Neck Woodford Sunday evening 4/6/17 from 6pm We will have a pot for donations to the charity ♥️❤️♥️❤️♥️

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Arsenal vs Chelsea Fa cup final 5.30 kick of live @ The Davenport Arms - Thief's Neck ⚽️🔴🔵🍻

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Europa league final Wednesday night live at The Davenport Arms - Thief's Neck Red or blue join us for a Manchester win 7.45 Kick off 😘⚽️🔴🍻🍺

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Southampton vs Manchester United 8 o'clock kick off tomorrow night Live at The Davenport Arms - Thief's Neck

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Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion 8 o'clock kick off Live at The Davenport Arms - Thief's Neck

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Manchester United vs Celta Vigo semi final 8 o'clock kick off! ⚽️🍺 The Davenport Arms - Thief's Neck

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2nd leg semi final Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid 0-3 7.45 kick off live @ The Davenport Arms - Thief's Neck. 🍺⚽️🍻

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