New restaurant coming to Grove Street


A new restaurant will be opening shortly in Wilmslow town centre.

The Mucky Pup restaurant and bar with live music is opening on Grove Street in November - serving traditional Irish and European cuisine.

The new venture will be located in the premises previously occupied by Potato & Cake and prior to that it was the FootAsylum shop.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Diane Walker
Monday 16th October 2023 at 11:05 am
Not another one?!!
Pete Wright
Monday 16th October 2023 at 1:29 pm
Great to see the site used again and let's hope it succeeds because Wilmslow centre is pretty short on decent places, but, er, Irish cuisine?
Catherine Heaton
Tuesday 17th October 2023 at 10:53 am
Nice to celebrate Irish food - you don't often see this outside of bigger urban hubs. Hope the music will be cultural too. Sounds like it has potential - am all for increasing live music that adds value for all ages esp in a restaurant setting and celebrating what has come from our Isles and further. Don't think there are (m)any options for dining with music.
Simon Atkins
Wednesday 18th October 2023 at 2:05 pm
Give it a year before they close down due to high Wilmslow shop rents!
David Nelson
Wednesday 18th October 2023 at 4:19 pm
I like food, of all varieties, but, if only restaurants can feel they can afford the business rates, then the daily footfall into Wilmslow and the dearth of individual shops, will ring the deathknell of Wilmslow as a place to go. It's a town. Towns need shops. Towns need shoppers. Cut the business rates.
Nick Jones
Wednesday 18th October 2023 at 5:07 pm
Look forward to trying it ... great that they are enthused to give it a go.... lovely !...
Ryan Dance
Thursday 19th October 2023 at 6:23 pm
Business rates should be completely scrapped. Ridiculously dated given the modern era
David Smith
Saturday 21st October 2023 at 11:41 am
Ryan Dance:

1. How do you propose to make up the Cheshire East finances shortfall if business rates were reduced to zero?
2. If they were reduced, would businesses reduce their prices/charges to the buying public, pay employees more or increase the remuneration of the business owners?
3. I don't suppose you own a business in town - or somewhere else - and so have a vested interest in ZERO rates?
4. Many businesses were kept going with financial help during the Coronavirus so receiving another LARGE hand-out by having ZERO business rates might be perceived by the community at large [and the council attempting the impossible of balancing the council income/expenditure conundrum] so in such desperate financial times of the moment I reckon your suggestion might attract very little sympathy.
Ryan Dance
Wednesday 25th October 2023 at 6:03 am
David smith
1. Charge an increased levy on either sales or gross profit. Im sure the technocrats could propose a more feasible and suited alternative.
2. As above plus numerous other reasons (too lengthy to list). It’s broken. Business rates in their current form do not work in the modern e-commerce era.
3. No, why would I do that when I can start a business with overheads linked to sales for an almost zero initial outlay versus having a physical premises
4. Correction. Society at large was supported. The government closed the country down whilst having parties in Downing Street. I suspect without support given the draconian measures - anarchy would have ensued. Perhaps you don’t know - but most business made huge losses and are still trying to recover. So let’s be factual about what happened here.
David Smith
Saturday 28th October 2023 at 10:42 am
Ryan Dance:

Thanks for your proposals to reduce the local business rates to £ZERO.
They could have merit - I am not qualified to comment - but perhaps one of our councillors could reply to ascertain if your suggestion is possible and could be adopted.

Let's see what any of them have to say.