Styal Village was built by Samuel Greg for adult workers, and included a shop and a chapel. To maintain the workers close to the mill, the Old Oak Cottages were built in 1820s, with their very modern outside toilets, and a spacious two rooms per floor. Even so, they were overcrowded with two families per house. Each house had a vegetable plot, so that tenants could be virtually self-sufficient.
Close by are older farm houses such as Cruck Cottage, and what was one the “Shippon” pretty enough for any post card. Considering it is only two miles from Manchester Airport , the area is remarkably quiet and peaceful, and the adjacent Styal Country Park facilitates pleasant walks in the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

This picturesque, 350 year old restaurant is situated in the National Trust Village of Styal. The building was once known as the 'Shippon', a farm building used to store manure, but became the Ship Inn when the farmer who owned it started brewing for the local people.

The 39 Steps having been sympathetically converted into a warm and inviting restaurant was the farms former cow shed and one time storage to what was once the village hall. The restaurant consists of one room seating approximately 48 guests and a small lounge and bar area.
39 Steps can also cater for private parties, boutique weddings or corporate events in the main room for up to 55 guests.


Gift Vouchers

The 39 Steps experience voucher is a simple way to select a gift.
This will enable your guest to enjoy 39 Steps in any way they wish and a freedom to choose off any of the available menu's, all you do is simply select an appropriate value, which will be illustrated on the voucher for redemption. This voucher cannot be exchanged for cash.

Please call the restaurant for further information.