Macclesfield to Buxton Road

Cat and Fiddle

Cat & Fiddle

Standing just inside Cheshire at 1690 feet (515m) above sea level, the Cat & Fiddle is Britain's second highest pub.
Yorkshire's Tan Hill Inn at 42 feet (13m) higher being the highest in the country.  Having recently endured a long period of
closure and uncertainty about it's future, the Cat & Fiddle now features a shop and a distillary.
The A537 road from Macclesfield to Buxton is often called the Cat & Fiddle Road and features many sharp bends and
gradients which has made the route popular with bikers who often stopped off at the pub at the top.   The road was notorious
for accidents and consequently speed enforcement measures including average speed cameras were put in place along
here.  Although justifiable in order to save lives (as was the introduction of the breathalyser in 1968) it did lead to a fall in the
number of motorcyclists visiting the pub and it closed in 2015.
Today the pub had re-invented itself and not can you enjoy a meal and a drink in fine surroundings you can purchase high-
end spirits, wines, beers and coffee along with other souvenirs in the shop