Here is a nice postcard of the Hare & Hounds Pub on Werneth Low Road circa 1910.
A recent picture courtesy of Google maps.
It doesn't seem to to have changed an awful lot externally in 100 years except for the extension...but the inside is a different story !
Absolutely stunning views all year round which makes it a very popular destination whatever the season.
A nice sketch from the other direction.
The Hare and Hounds pub on Werneth Low is the oldest licensed premises in the district. Records show that there was an inn here in 1794. It was once a farmhouse situated on the old Roman Road from Melandra, near Glossop, to Stockport. Between 1838 and 1850 horse racing was practised here. Walter Mansfield managed the inn from 1929 to 1983. When he took residence it was derelict; no water, electricity, or sanitation. Later Walter installed his own generator. His motto was "less talking, more drinking". During the 1960's and 1970's the hunt used to gather here on Boxing Day!
The Hare & Hounds is situated in Werneth Low Country Park, 800 feet above sea level with panoramic views overlooking five counties!
In the car park there is a Cold-War bunker which housed telephone lines and connections to Whitehall.
Further back in time there is, apparently, an ancient burial ground in an ajoining field !