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Vedett Blonde

Vedett Blonde

Vedett Blonde is 5.2% and comes in a 330ml bottle. A beauty at £3.35.

Straw in colour and pearly-white head. A smooth, malty character with subtly balanced hops, and a lingering fruitiness with subtle notes of vanilla.


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Ric

Ric

Ric, well Ric just kind of showed up one day and started doing things. It made life a little easier so no one really complained. We’re kind of just stuck with him at this point. Loads of people really like Ric but not one of them could give you a convincing reason as to why. It’s just one of those things that just is. Sometimes he can be nice but mostly he’s very mean; like when you fancy someone in primary school –  If he is being excessively mean it’s only because he loves you.


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Kat

Kat

Shaking the foundations of the bar on a Diva scale, Kat doesn’t mess about. She writes and sings bare summer banger’z’ on a soul and Hip Hop scene! She is destined for imminent musical world domination, but for the meantime can pour an excellent pint!


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Vedett IPA…NEW!!!

Vedett IPA…NEW!!!

New in at 5.5% in a 330ml bottle. A treat at £3.65…

Fruity citrus notes mix with floral, green and fresh aromas. A pronounced but mild bitterness with hints of grapefruit which increase in intensity. Velvety, malty undertones give way to sweet, caramel notes.


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Jazz Information

Live Jazz is a regular event on ‘What’s Happening’ at The Hillary Step. Every Sunday and Wednesday from 9 pm we will be hosting a jazz gig featuring musicians largely from the NW, but also those on a national tour that our booking guru Bob Jones brings to Whalley Range.

Coming up:

Sunday 22nd April Sunday Best Jazz, classic standards from ace singer with hot combo.

Wednesday 25th April Jelly Sours, Heather on vocals, Jez on keys, jazz and blues

Sunday 29th April Trio Mike Ciaputa Trio, Brilliant jazz guitarist with accompaniment.

Sunday 6th May Andrzej Baranek Trio jazz rip-roaring jazz standards

Wednesday 9th May Mark Hanslip Trio, sax led modern jazz arrangements

Sunday 13th May Dean Stockdale Trio, ace pianist leads, jazz standards

Sunday 20th May The Greyhounds, New workings of folk songs and originals

Wednesday 23rd May Edwin Miles, guitar and vocals with Andy Patterson on double bass, folk/jazz.

Sunday 27th May Tony Ormesher and Sue Yeo Raunchy ballads and blues

Sunday 3rd June Kohera, Modern jazz four-piece

led by saxist Callum Connell

Wednesday 6th June Counterpoint -Helen Pillinger, tenor sax and Carole Williams, keyboards, standards and originals

Sunday 10th June Stuart McCallum, guitar soundscapes

Sunday 17th June Quinta brass led modern jazz

Wednesday 20th June Alan Keary 3, eastern irish dub

Sunday 24th June In/Out trio, Paul Baxter, bass, Johnny Hunter drums, Stuart McDonald Sax, fine improvisations

Sunday 1st July The Magic Beans, superb covers of popular songs.

Wednesday 4th July Jozeph Roberts, host of Chorlton Folk Club’s weekly sessions performs and presents a double bill, two acts.

Sunday 8th July Sonorous, Originals and standards, guitar, bass, drums, keys and violin. Only four of them..

Sunday 15th July The Revival Room. Unearthing a body of tunes. Adam Fairhall (Krumar organ) Johnny Hunter(Drums) Mark Hanslip (Tenor Sax)

Wednesday 18th July Helen Pillinger (sax ), John Ellis (keys) sublime jazz standards

Sunday 22nd July Bridgewater Blues Band Rockin’ Chicago Blues

Sunday 29th July Nick Svarc Trio, Leeds based ace guitarist leads on jazz standards

Wednesday 1st August Alex Douglas Trio modern jazz and originals led by Alex on clarinet

Sunday 5th August Annie Long, classsy songstress with swinging combo

Sunday 12th August Jodrellaires harmonious C&W, pop..

Wednesday 15th August Mark Greer and Clive Mellor, Country and Western, blues and gospel

Sunday 19th August Paul Farr Trio Guitar, led funky blues/jazz

Sunday 26th August Freddy Garner Quartet, piano led dynamic jazz

Wednesday 29th August Jelly Sours, Blues and beyond,vocals and keys

Sunday 2nd September Steven Buckley Trio renowned guitarist with suitable accompaniment, blues/funk/jazz

Sunday 9th September Matt Owens Quartet Double bass led originals and the odd standard.

Wednesday 12th September Claire Roberts on violin and vocals, Alex Hill on keys, delightful jazz

Sunday 16th September Steve Oakes Quartet,

dynamic guitar and sax led jazz, originals and choice standards

Sunday 30th September Rum Bar Masses, Almost legendary ska/jazz band, put on your dancing shoes.

Wednesday 3rd October Jelly Sours, vocals and keys visiting blues and jazz in a unique style.

Sunday 7th October Zamani, township and favela influenced originals.

For further information please contact us at The Hillary Step on 0161 881 1978 or email jazz@thehillarystep.co.uk


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The Highlander £11.15

Scotland’s largest whisky region boasts a dizzying array of styles, from rich and  textured to fragrantly floral, as befits an ever-changing landscape of coastline, moor and mountain. Even without the famed Speyside enclave, you’ll find some of whisky’s most famous names here.

 

Ardmore 10 year old

Dalmore 12 year old

Oban 14 year old

 

 


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The Speysider £10.35

Broadly speaking, Speyside whiskies can be classified as falling into one of two camps. At one end of the spectrum there are the light, grassy, ‘lunchtime whiskies’ such as Glenlivet; at the other end lie the rich, sweet, sherried qualities of        Glenrothes and Macallan.

 

 

Aberlour 10 year old

Balvenie 12 year old

Glenrothes 10 year old

 


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The Islander £9.95

There are nearly 800 islands scattered off Scotland’s crenellated coastline, of which only a few are inhabited – and fewer still have a distillery. Excluding the whisky hotspot of Islay, the islands of  Arran, Mull, Jura, Skye, Lewis and Orkney are home to an eclectic mix of styles, from light citrus to full-on peat smoke.

 

Highland Park 12 year old (Orkney)

Isle of Jura 10 year old (Jura)

Talisker 10 year old (Skye)

 


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The International £11.80

It’s not just Scotland distilling the best malt whiskies! Japan often out-manoeuvre the veterans on the award front these days and Wales have a couple of their own. These are the best (affordable) examples.

 

Balvenie (Scotland) 12 year old

Nikka (Japan) 12 year old

Penderyn (Wales) 8 year old

 


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The Best Sellers £10.60

The Glenlivet is famous as the first officially-licensed distillery in Scotland and has a light citrus crispness.

Two heavily peated southern Islay malts make up this triumvirate of 3 absolute classic malts.

 

 

Glenlivet (Speyside) 10 year old

Lagavulin (Islay) 16 year old

Talisker (Skye) 10 year old

 


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The Glenfiddich £11.80

The Glenfiddich £11.80

Founded by William Grant in 1886 just half a mile from Dufftown, Glenfiddich is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family owned and is now the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Enjoy the trio…

Glenfiddich 12 year old

Glenfiddich 15 year old

Glenfiddich 18 year old

 


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Gluten free beers now in stock!

Great for those who are wheat intolerant.

For those who have coelic disease

and for those who simply want to try something new…

 

First Chop AVA 3.5%     500ml bottle £3.65

mini-clips

First Chop HOP 4.1%     500ml bottle £3.65

 mini-clips

 Estrella Daura 5.4%       330ml bottle       £3.85

estrella GF

 

 

 


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What a treat! Pork Scratching’s…

What a treat! Pork Scratching’s…

At £2 a portion, treat yourself to perfectly prepared, freshly baked Pork Scratching’s with an apple dipping sauce….Crikey! What a treat and dangerously moreish! You have been warned!


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Sue & Angela’s Quiz

Calling all quizzers… next quiz night is Tuesday 7th February!!! –  Look forward to seeing you at 8.45 in 2017!!!


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Corina

Corina

Corina just turned up one day… A ray of Romanian sunshine. Simply the best animal artist to ever come out of Targu Jiu. Hot shot DJ, she always plays what the crowd wants. Her cheeseboards are second to none (although this is highly disputed by Ian and Ric)

Its almost like she was raised by wolves yet trained by an international ring of super spys/Bartenders.


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Kuba

Kuba

From Poland with love!


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Vedett Blonde

Vedett Blonde is 5.2% and comes in a 330ml bottle. A beauty at £3.35. Straw in colour...

Ric

Ric, well Ric just kind of showed up one day and started doing things. It made life a...

Kat

Shaking the foundations of the bar on a Diva scale, Kat doesn’t mess about. She...

Vedett IPA…NEW!!!

New in at 5.5% in a 330ml bottle. A treat at £3.65… Fruity citrus notes mix with...

Jazz Information

Live Jazz is a regular event on ‘What’s Happening’ at The Hillary...

The Highlander £11.15

Scotland’s largest whisky region boasts a dizzying array of styles, from rich and ...

The Speysider £10.35

Broadly speaking, Speyside whiskies can be classified as falling into one of two camps....

The Islander £9.95

There are nearly 800 islands scattered off Scotland’s crenellated coastline, of which...

The International £11.80

It’s not just Scotland distilling the best malt whiskies! Japan often out-manoeuvre the...

The Best Sellers £10.60

The Glenlivet is famous as the first officially-licensed distillery in Scotland and has a...

The Glenfiddich £11.80

Founded by William Grant in 1886 just half a mile from Dufftown, Glenfiddich is one of...

Gluten free beers now in stock!

Great for those who are wheat intolerant. For those who have coelic disease and for those...

What a treat! Pork Scratching’s…

At £2 a portion, treat yourself to perfectly prepared, freshly baked Pork...

Sue & Angela’s Quiz

Calling all quizzers… next quiz night is Tuesday 7th February!!! –  Look...

Corina

Corina just turned up one day… A ray of Romanian sunshine. Simply the best animal...

Kuba

From Poland with love!