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 Selected Comments in Macclesfield Area

Dave rycroft
 Very happy
Following a recent refurbishment i can honestly say the plough is now everything you want a pub to be.
Warm friendly local, great staff and the food is superb with a good selection of cask ales along with your usual lagers and bitters
Sunday, July 20, 2014Rating: rosettes

TomUK
 This pub is closed and for sale.
Visted the pub on Good Friday 18th April, 2014. Disappointed to find it now closed. It is advertiised for sale by Admiral Taverns at £190.000. Hope it re-opens soon, it is in a nice spot.
Saturday, April 19, 2014Rating: No rosettes

Mark
 Steak & Kidney Pie with Worcester Sauce
Ahh the Kinderton Arms...Believe it or not Iím writing this because of Steak & Kidney pie with Worcester sauceÖ
My heart sinks a little whenever I drive past it now, but in the early 80's (as I recall when I frequented it for a while) it was a thriving and cosy (perhaps a tad old school) little pub with Norman & Vera at the helm. Myself and itís -'youngish' loyal group of regulars loved it! In the back room, it had a pool room with a hole cut in the wall to allow space for the pool cue for 'breaking' off (I said it was cosy right!), but there was also room for PACMAN (and possibly Invaders) for a leader-board challenge that I never achieved. Norman and Vera served hot pies through the small bar...Steak & Kidney with Worcester sauce was always part of my pub night ritual. Pie & Worcester sauce still reminds me of the Kindo with Norman & Vera, which is why Iím writing this, as I decided to Google them and found this place.

It was over 32 years ago now but as I rememberÖ.Adjacent to the pool room and connected by an 'open plan' link area and the 5ft, hole in the wall bar, was a subtly wall lit 'posh bit'.. with a real log fire and soft-ish seating, I never used that much but it usually had folks sitting and drinking in there. The main bar sat on the other side of the wall, was more brightly lit, and was where the regulars and darts team practiced and played. I didn't frequent that side overly much, but it was always a very friendly atmosphere throughout the various rooms. I seem to recall Vera would occasionally sell the odd bit of clothing from an upstairs room or maybe that was the Worcester sauce talking, I donít know..

The Disco Night at 'RHM' down the road meant that the pub was fairly packed with a young crowd at least once a week, but the pool room was always ours (about eight or nine of us) and we still had our space to chat and enjoy.. The group changed a little but quite often it was the same crowd for quite a while...I've lost touch with all but one of them now but they were a great bunch and great times for a chap in his early twenties..

Why is it so memorable? It's where my wife and I first met and stole our first kiss in Dec 1981 (by the main entrance). You wonít want to know that, but it's part of our history with the place. But like many places of the past it's inevitably faded (the building ,not us)... just as the place we married in, is now a fishing tackle shop, the Knights Grange where we had our first date and wedding do, is now a housing estate! Yep Times change. I guess we all find ourselves thinking ĎI remember when this was all fields' at some point, but I do hope, one day I'll drive past the 'Kindo' and see it doing something other than fading...Ok so the later restaurant idea, didnít work for it, which is a shame, but maybe, just maybe one day it will get a revival. We no longer live locally, but do visit each Dec, so itís a poignant point on the Middlewich landscape place for us.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013Rating: rosettes

Chris
 Not impressed
Last month we arranged a family gettogether as we were visiting from overseas. We arranged to meet at 7 on Saturday night....
We were still waiting for friends etc to arrive when the lady at the bar asked if we wanted any more drinks, as they were going to close as there were no other people in the pub. We were astounded as we thought the place was open until about midnight. Needless to say we drunk up and found another pub to enjoy the company. I assumed that if you had a licence to stay open until a certain time thats what the hours were. Obviously not at the Bate Hall as it was only around 8.15pm !!!!!!!!! Would not recommend this pub to anyone who wanted to stay a few hours !!!!
Sunday, October 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Perky lLynda
 load of shite
Two people in all night
Friday, September 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Mr Ben
 service
Went in friday Bill and Ben were having an argument
#litle weed was high as a kite
and slow coach took twenty mins to get me a pack of cheesey moments wot be going back i'm of to poggles wood
Friday, September 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

me
 crap
Friday, July 6, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Rita
 
went in the builders to get a pint
but yet again manager drunk.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012Rating: No rosettes

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 Race Night sat 02/06/2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012Rating: rosettes

D duck
 Christmas eve
had a really good time this christmas in the kings Lock , thanks to Josie and staff keep up the good work :-) see you all there in the new years eve bash ...
Monday, December 26, 2011Rating: rosettes

D . DucK
 
Good canal side pub and great food and good beer and real open fire just what you want when you have been along the canal on the coming winter months ..
Thursday, October 6, 2011Rating: rosettes

Malcolm McManus
 DISAPPOINTING CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
After many years of fantastic meals which were also an experience I went with 7 others to find the usually packed pub virtually empty. We found that there are now new owners. Drinks expensive and meals extremely small portions and overpriced. Small piece of Lemon Sole came with just 3 small chunks of potato placed individually round the plate. Menu said it was with new potatoes.
Manager said they do not like to fill people up so that they cannot walk out!!!! We all left hungry. They also criticised the previous owners. Not customer friendly. Will not go again.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011Rating: rosettes

ruth weedon
 
utterly dreadful. wine undrinkable and tomato juice likewise. they said they only sold their own suppliers range, omg. 'welcome' non-existant. drive straight past, don't let the pleasant exterior fool you
Monday, August 15, 2011Rating: No rosettes

ruth weedon
 
Really excellent pub. Friendly, very helpful staff and very good food. Much better than the Bells of Peover in every way.
Thursday, August 4, 2011Rating: rosettes

Railway Defender
 Railway
Mr Hibbert your comments are unjustified. The pub has recently been taken over and was in limbo when you visited, between owners. People are meant to support their local pubs and not slag them off in this way. I would suggest that you have some form of axe to grind with our lovely pub, no idea why. Stick to your beloved Porters (overpriced and full of druggies) if thats how you feel. With customers like you, who needs enemies?
Monday, August 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

Dave Hibbert
 So Dissapointed
What a dissapointment, the pub has just been taken over and it has gone back in time! The beer choice was crap when I visited last night, the quiz has gone, the place is filthy, and the sevice from the old guy was dreadful. Even the wine choice has changed and my wife said it was awful. The last people who had it, I think it was Adam and Jen really had the place running well with great beer,wine and service with a smile. This place used to be fun, not anymore.
Avoid like the plague and go to a good pub like the porters in town.
Monday, July 25, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Gareth
 Poor-to-average
This was our first and last visit to the Fishpool Inn. The food was on a par with other pubs - nice, but nothing outstanding. The worst part, however, was the service. Having been squeezed on to a tiny table inside a small room packed with other people we waited about 20 minutes before we could even order the food. We literally could not move - nor could anybody else in the room - without brushing up against people and forcing them to move out of the way. Over 40 minutes later we finally ate. That's over an hours wait - even we had booked the table a week in advance.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011Rating: rosettes

anon
 
absolutely crap the bar staff are pleasant but the boss is a complete twat. food was cold and tasted like if had been shooved in a microwave for 10minutes. definately wouldnt go there aagain. OVER PRICED utter garbage.
Thursday, June 23, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Franklin McDonaldson
 
Beer prices- good
Bar staff- miserable
Decor- depressing
Food- offensive
DO NOT GO.
Saturday, April 23, 2011Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Thursday, March 17, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Martin Gayle
 What a Brilliant Pub
We have just had some of the best lager we have ever tasted in this country. Not only do they have great Real ales, but they also serve real Draught German Pilsner. Probably the best beer in probably the best beer garden in the best pub in Macclesfield. Keep it up, don't change a thing.
Monday, May 17, 2010Rating: rosettes

Sarah Harrison
 Service and Food not great
I visited the Butley Ash on 25th April 2010 with 18 other members of my family. We found the service not good and the food was not great either. When we complained that one meal was not cooked it was just heated up in the microwave and returned. Meals were served with no salad or garnish.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010Rating: rosettes

Mark Mc Guinness
 Fantastic Real Ale Pub
What a cracking Pub. The selection of real ales is amazing, Abeydale, Sarah Hughes, Salopian, copper dragon to name but a few, and they were all on top form. Steve and Vicky who took over in August 09 are so welcoming and have really got the Railway View on Track. A great atmosphere with a superb open log fire awaits all who visit. This is a very rare real english local, and i for one look forward to my next visit
Friday, March 19, 2010Rating: rosettes

Tracy Horth
 Great Country Gastro Pub
Its years (about 20) since I have been to the Spinner, so returning to the area I had a friend over for a visit and we decided to call in for lunch. I have since been for a saturday lunch and am about to go again today for Mothers Day lunch. I find the pub itself is still tradional without being twee and kept immaculately with the fires going. The staff I found to be very helpful and friendly without being over familiar and then the food arrived and was fantastic. We had ordered tempura prawns and the fishcakes and both were delicious and very good sized portions. On the next visit we had the black pudding and the prawn pasta, again both beautifully presented and very tasty. I would highly recommend this pub for both its ambience and its food. And lets not forget this is a PUB not the Moss Nook or Yellow Broom and yet still I would rate it almost as highly.
Sunday, March 14, 2010Rating: rosettes

Hilary Knowles
 
I simply cannot understand the negative comments.... we eat here regularly and NEVER once have had a bad meal or poor service. When the restaurant has been full, they are rather slow but that's the same in many restaurants that don't have multiple chefs!! They do cook everything individually for clients too. As for rudeness? I have never seen or experienced anything other than friendliness.
Thursday, February 25, 2010Rating: rosettes

barry lavin
 great food at reasonable prices
The restaurant at the Dun Cow has always been exceptionally good, but until now the opportunity to eat in the bar has been restricted to lunch time. Not any more, check out the new great value evening bar menu, served from 6.00 - 8.00pm Tuesday to Friday -FANTASTIC.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

Sandy Williams
 Great experience
Why can't all pubs in Britian have the same standard of beer and food as the Hangin Gate. We called in last Sunday - had bar meals and they were woth every penny. The bacon sandwich and chips was superb and my hot chicken and bacon salad was the best i'd ever tasted. The landlady is very welcoming and dogs are aloowed in the small snug (with real fire) very cosy and the locals are happy to chat to you and recomend different food - apparently the burgers are the best in the west - so we'll be back very soon.
Saturday, February 13, 2010Rating: rosettes

Christianne
 Appalling service
Service was unfriendly and unhelpful. Woe betide anyone who sits at a reserved table! You have to guess at which ones are reserved! Were not given menus, were not told of specials, soup of day etc. Had to chase up meal as others were being served who had arrived after us - no apology for the wait! Tables very squashed up, very claustrophobic, so close that the landlady elbowed me as she squeezed past, even though I was as far under the table as possible......whilst eating.......no apology on the first attempt, but she did at least apologise the second time she did it!!! Waiters were very disinterested, unsmiling, never even asked if we enjoyed the meal, either during or when paying.
Haven't been to this pub for years and will not be returning. Food was OK but for us the dining experience comes as a package, if the staff are awful, the food just isn't pleasurable. Will not be recommending!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010Rating: No rosettes

J
 
absolutly vile.
got charged for food i didnt even order. the staff are rude. and the food is blatently frozen crap!.
£20 for two sunday dinners disgusting.
Sunday, January 24, 2010Rating: No rosettes

John
 Nice Surprise

Having seen an article in the guardian newspaper food section we traveled from Manchester with two friends to try the highly recommended food and fine beers. we were astounded at the quality of food, service , and atmosphere.
On arrival we were greeted by the landlord Robert and served by his wife Anita who could not do enough for us. The pud is a credit to them and we will certainly be going back.
Sunday, January 17, 2010Rating: rosettes

Sean
 Terrible Experience
My wife and I visited this pub for a meal, we placed our orders and watched our food being sent to another table. The table consisted of a large group most of whom hadnít been served. Two of the dinners at this table had ordered exactly the same as my wife and I, we watched as the two dinners sampled the food. To our horror the Landlady went to the table took the food, which had now been standing for five minutes or so, and served it to us. When I complained I was told by the Landlady that she had just bought the food straight from the kitchen and that if we didnít want the food she wouldnít change it. We will not be eating here again and would strongly recommend to others not to eat here.
Friday, December 18, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Milly
 A special night out !
Under new management. Fine dining at its best Warm friendly atmosphere and staff.
New owners are very charming .
Wednesday, October 7, 2009Rating: rosettes

Richard Woodhams
 Great Place
Its one of the Best Pubs in Macc.
Friday, October 2, 2009Rating: rosettes

Karen Pringle
 Better than we were looking for.
We took a ride in the countryside and wanted a lovely Sunday meal while we were there. It was absolutely delicious and better than we expected. My husband had the beef roast and I had the lamb both of which had a sumptuous amount of meat and the veg was cooked to perfection. My youngest son had the King prawn and crayfish tails with Linguini Pasta which there was plenty of. My oldest son had the same but a starter portion and also the duck leg. All were presented very impressively and tasted as they looked, fabulous. The only complaint would be the time we waited ( I had drunk 1 glass of coke and my husband 1 1/2 pints of their real ale so he wasn't complaining) but we were sat by the kitchen door and could see the coming and goings of the kitchen and waiting staff. There was no panic or obvious stress in there just a calm, smooth running, clean, well organised kitchen. I guess good things come to those who wait patiently.
Monday, September 21, 2009Rating: rosettes

Julie Jones
 A magical day
We love this pub so much that we decided to hold our wedding reception there. The landlady and her staff could not have been more organised or helpful. It was lovely to have a drink by the canal before sitting down to a fab three course meal. All our guests said it was the best wedding reception that they had ever been to. We had a great day. Thanks.
Monday, August 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

Anon
 
Food was gorgeous but the dog poo on the floor next to our table kind of made it a less pleasant experience. It was cleared away but no apology and no cleaning of the area took place. Would not go back.
Thursday, August 6, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Mick O'Donnell
 Brilliant weekend!
Spent the weekend in Macc. One of the warmest (friendliest) locals around, and real ale for £2.00/pint. Great band on Saturday night.
Monday, April 27, 2009Rating: rosettes

Max Johnson
 Paradise
The Milly is king of all places and no-where i have ever been matches the sheer awesomeness of this place. If you don't like it you are an idiot
Sunday, April 26, 2009Rating: rosettes

Katie King
 Not good for vegetarians
Went to this pub after going on a long walk around Marbury Park. It was a beautiful sunny day and we were in the mood for something to eat. This pub was recommended to us however, there was limited choice for us and decided not to eat. The bar person did say they could do a cheese salad! We sat in the beer garden but had to fight our way through a room full of people watching a football match and we felt like we were intruding.
Sunday, April 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

john dyas
 fine bar
great bar friendly staff great service could not praise it enough will definitly return and would recommend it to any one
Saturday, April 18, 2009Rating: rosettes

marley
 dreadful food, beer OK
The beer was good (Sam Smiths Real ale) but the food appalling. At first it looked good, with many vegetarian choices but the pastry on my veg. pie was so tough that even soaking it in the gravy failed to make it soft - maybe they should provide a chisel with the knife & fork?? The mashed potato had been frozen & was dry & solid. The veg.lasagne was also dry, having been frozen too long(?) This was the worst meal we have eaten in years & we will not be returning to this pub again.
Friday, April 17, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Kay Chappell
 Fantastic!!
Just back from having a meal at The Butley Ash on April 9th. The new landlord, Steve Rawlinson, is so kind and friendly, and my friend and I had the best English meal in years.
If you are someone who stopped visiting this pub after the Christmas fiasco, please give it another chance - you will be delighted!
Thursday, April 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

tony hulbert
 
Sorry but meal was a disaster , one meal arrived over 5 minutes late so ours were getting cold when we all started and another meal was not what we ordered, only one girl serving the food so no chance of complaining.we used to like the pub before the closure
Monday, March 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

Lynne Mayne
 Lovely food and cosy atmosphere
We have only been once about 6 months ago, but going again soon as the food was wonderful. Staff friendly and helpful.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

Brian and Zara
 Railway View
Hi Guys, my name is Brian Fisher and my partner is Zara Houghton. We are the new landlord and lady of the Railway View, Macclesfield

We serve the best (in my opinion) real ale in the town. We have 8 hand-pulls and support local microbreweries as well as other cask ale breweries from
all over the country. We are very popular with football fans on match days, and have a cheap ale night on Mondays, please come down and see us when you
can.
Sunday, February 22, 2009Rating: rosettes

Karen & Andy Gilbert
 Simply wonderful
Undoubtly a wonderful meal and great hospitality. Having travelled half and hour to get to the Spinner, it was well worth the journey. Robert and his staff made our party of 6 feel extremely welcome. We enjoyed a three course meal which was beautifully cooked, well presented and great value for money. Service was faultless and not at all stuck up or cold as you can sometimes get in pubs. We'll certainly be returning and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Spinner and Bergamot.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009Rating: rosettes

mark
 our weekly haunt
we eat at this pub once a week in general...i have never placed a comment before mainly because its a well kept secret of Cheshire hidden away in a little village.. the food is of a very high standard and at a reasonable price...service may be a little slower you could argue at times thats because a lot of the food is done as you order and care taken to get it right...staff are friendly polite and its arguably one of the best kept pints around..if you are in a rush perhaps mention it... (if youve only 20 minutes find the local KFC) if youve an hour and a half to spare its a cracking meal.and drink ...here's hoping I dont have to find somewhere else now as it will be getting too full
Wednesday, January 21, 2009Rating: rosettes

mr smith
 staff a rubbish
the staff at the flowerpot are rubbish takes ages to get served and the staff unfriendly who look like they have never had a bath for a year or two. and some look like they need to go on diet.
Saturday, January 3, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Bruce
 Nice Place
Rooms are small but clean a bit funky but comfortable. Some (of the 4 available ) better than others

Food is excellent

Internet is lousy
Tuesday, December 23, 2008Rating: rosettes

Colin
 Due to reopen Xmas 08
I've heard from very good source that this pub is due to reopen Xmas 08.
Monday, December 8, 2008Rating: rosettes

steve davis
 not good
in short the food was poor, the chef ĎMartin ĎCame out and had an attitude, the food was poor and so was the service, I ate better at a 2 for 1 reausturant. Wonít go again
Wednesday, December 3, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Aaron
 
wonderful pub, if a little pricey!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008Rating: rosettes

wally mee
 amended review
IN THE PAST I HAVE POSTED SOME GOOD REVIEWS ABOUT THE CUISINE AT THE PARKGATE. SAMUEL SMITHS NEW POLICY OF SUPPLYING BASIC FROZEN FOOD TO THEIR PUBS HAS DESTROYED THE EXCELLENT MEALS WHICH THIS GREAT LITTLE PUB WAS RENOWNED FOR. IF YOU LIKE GOOD FOOD PLEASE DO NOT GO AS THE QUALITY IS A FAR CRY FROM THE PREVIOUS STANDARD.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Sal
 Fab Food - do you do parties?
We went to this pub recently and had a wonderful Sunday lunch. The pub is great with a lovely atmosphere. We ate in the dining room out the back was wondering do you cater for large parties in there at all? Maybe about 80 for Sunday lunch?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008Rating: rosettes

Suzie
 Home cooked,basic food,good value for money.
Thursday, October 30, 2008Rating: rosettes

Sam Perry
 Disgusting!!!!
The food and service are terrible, best avoided at all costs. Save your money or go elsewhere
Sunday, October 26, 2008Rating: No rosettes

SJR
 Great disappointment
Have been going to this pub for years and enjoyed it. Service ok but food now rubbish. Limited menu. Looks and tastes like frozen/heated up food. They even managed to burn the garlic bread! No salads, sandwiches, burgers, fish...nothing fresh just pies & pasta. Cheap but would rather pay more & have good food.
Friday, October 10, 2008Rating: rosettes

Steve Long
 
When we arrived the place was packed with drinkers and people eating, the manageress cleared us a table and invited us to sit. This was our first visit youíd have thought we were regulars. The food was fresh and well presented, a very enjoyable evening.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008Rating: rosettes

Janet Elrin
 Great place
This is where we go to eat whenever we can. The food is fabulous - the service can be slow, I think it is because everything is prepared from scratch. Because it is so good it does get very busy
Thursday, September 4, 2008Rating: rosettes

bill clarke
 
have been several times, food is always excellent as is the service.good value
Tuesday, August 5, 2008Rating: rosettes

val waters
 
Eight hungry walkers visited on the evening of 22 June. Disappointing - limited and overpriced menu. Discarded starters on cost alone. Majority had roasts of the day at £14, (and suspect not freshly cooked) Pie at £15; both with very mean portion of vegetables. Extra veg would cost!! Puds excellent. Climax of visit was one of the party being accused by the hostess of lying. Could not recommend.
Friday, July 4, 2008Rating: rosettes

Mike and Sue
 Fabulous food in friendly surroundings
We've just enjoyed two meals at The Spinner and have to say that both were among the best we've ever had in any pub. Great choice of starters, mains and puds and the beer was good too.

I chose the king prawns in a coriander tempura batter as my starter and they were so good I had them again the follow day. The liver and bacon was scrumptious, and the king prawn and crayfish tail linguini out of this world.

Sue chose a mix of prawns and scallops for starters, followed by home-made spam fritters and brown sauce. She loved them!

In short, we found the Spinner to be a real gem for both food and friendly service. Top marks from us.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008Rating: rosettes

Simone
 A Bit Pricey
At £17.95 for a main course your expectations are high, so when you are refused extra bread, or told it will be £1.50 extra, then your drink arrives a tad short-measured, its a annoying. Food was good but not outstanding, location and views superb.
Saturday, June 21, 2008Rating: rosettes

pamela White
 service and attitude appalling - never again
my friend and I are regular cyclists and stop off most evenings during the week for a drink and a bite to eat at various pubs around the cheshire lanes. We stopped off at this pub tonight what a mistake we made We visited a short time ago and had a meal which was very average but felt we would give it another try We politely asked for 2 latte coffee and the guy behind the bar v abruptly said it that all we wanted he said we would have to wait a few mins we told him we were outside where we had left our bikes we waited 15 mins went back in the guy ignored us and carried on serving other people - we had already paid for our drinks. Our patience was being tested by this time so we decided not to bother and asked for our money back the guy just walked off and served other people he finally came back to the till near us and just ignored us so I made a comment about being ignored. Another guy behind the bar (i think the landlord finally gave us our money back) I then told him I was being brought to his place for a meal later in the week he said go somewhere else - donlt worry we wont ever revisit and we will tell as many people as we know to do the same - the atmosphere in this pub was as sour as the service avoid at all costs I have never complained on a site like this before but like the previous guy was treated in a very poor manner be warned
Tuesday, June 10, 2008Rating: No rosettes

David
 Evening Meal
Well, we've just come back from an evening meal at the The Spinner and Bergamot pub. I can't complain about the food, it was nice. However the service was terrible. When we were attended to, it had taken 15 minutes to receive our first bottle of wine and then another 15 minutes for the glasses to arrive (only after we reminded them) ! There were long delays like this throughout the evening. I wouldn't mind but the restaurant was only 1/3 full and the pub was half empty. If your going to keep someone waiting an hour for their starter, you could at least get them something to drink. I'm actually a very tolerant person in these matters and this is the first time I've complained about service from an establishment. if the management ever read this then hopefully they will take it as a wakeup call. If your going to charge food out at the top end of the market (£18 for a small steak) then you need to look at the whole package!
Saturday, May 31, 2008Rating: rosettes

gerald
 
Very Busy place and rightly so, food and service outstanding atmosphere and music of the rat pack era. well worth a visit i would book a table though.
Monday, February 19, 2007Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Monday, February 19, 2007Rating: No rosettes

kenny
 6 real ales, real fires, pool, darts, the lot
The Railway View is in my humble opinion the best pub in Macclesfield. Ever changing ales; Archers, Weetwood, Arizona, Derwent, Titanic etc etc you name it they've got it. A clean and friendly pub with kowledgable staff...it is crime it is not in the good beer guide. Quiz night every Sunday. What else could you want
Tuesday, February 6, 2007Rating: rosettes

Georgie Day
 A* food
The food arrived hot and was of good quality. Fantastic value for money.
I will be going back, if you decide to go i would advise you to book before you go as it can get busy.
Monday, February 5, 2007Rating: rosettes

WALLY MEE
 
Since my first visit several years ago I have continued to make the 15 mile journey to enjoy good food and hospitality as well as real ale. This public house is well worth a visit..try midweek when it is a little quieter..weekends can be very busy..so ring and reserve a table.You will not be disappointed!!
Thursday, February 1, 2007Rating: rosettes

Tigermilk
 
Nice little back street pub.Friendly and cosy(unlike many in Macc.).Beer OK, with one guest on when I visited.A proper 'local' that needs supporting.
Monday, January 29, 2007Rating: rosettes

Tigermilk
 
Absoloutly astonishing how this pub lurhes on.Nothing to reccomend it,basic and dirty with gangsters as customers.Went past it at 9.30 on a Friday night and there was NO one in.Literally.Number one candidate for demolition and will not be missed.
Monday, January 29, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Craig Page
 Terrible
Sorry to say but I went here with my pregnant partner, the food was, frozen chips , packet ham and salad drenched in balsamic vinegar, and it wasnt cheap.
My girl had a fishcake that would have knocked out Mike Tyson if it hit him on the head, the hollondaise sauce was bland.And the table wobbled , and paper napkins.!!!!!!!This place was reccomended by a property tycoon, but hope this is received as constructive.
Friday, January 26, 2007Rating: rosettes

Craig
 I had a lovely meal in a real pub
I visited last night and had a lovely meal and time in The Oakwood, not the usual pretentious nonsense sometimes experienced in the village, both myself and my partner and friends will definately be back for those home made chips.
Friday, January 26, 2007Rating: rosettes

Tigermilk
 
Much improved.Still the perpetually drunk ageing rockers but in a friendly way.Excellent range of Robinsons. Very good blues band on when we were in.Great for a noisy, boozy night out but not if you want to whisper sweet nothings.Friendly crowd and good service even when packed.Never seems to close......we left at 1.30 a.m. and it was still rockin'
Thursday, January 25, 2007Rating: rosettes

Tigermilk
 
Another OK place with no real identity.Beer far too cold and the dreaded 'smoothflow' (a triumph of the ad mans art) predominates.When we were in belligerant builders at the bar made it immpossible to get served.Had the feel of a corporate idea of a pub.OK but barely.
Thursday, January 25, 2007Rating: rosettes

Tigermilk
 
Overall a good pub with decently kept Robinsons,although a litlte on the cold side.Nice little side rooms which is handy because yet again (when I was in) bar area spoilt by huge,blaring TV screen.When will Landlords realise that most people now want to get away from intrusive TV?Why not have a TV in a small room where the addicts can go?Anyway, enough ranting.It's a good pub and for that we should be thankful in a town that caters more and more for the vertical-drinker with his/her alcopops and attitude problems.
Thursday, January 25, 2007Rating: rosettes

Tigermilk
 
Agree with previous post and I'm a bloke.It's OK, but not welcoming or friendly.I had the distinct feeling of being an 'outsider' .Beer bog standard. A pub that is meandering along with no enthusiam and a clientle that cares little.OK for a swift half but nothing more.
Thursday, January 25, 2007Rating: rosettes

Craig Johnson
 Terrible, really terrible
The food was awful, the drinks were expensive, the pub was empty (no wonder). The service was second rate and there were strange noises coming from the kitchen. As we ate, we saw the chef (young and from the taste of the food - untrained), come out from the kitchen and drink two beers, along with a number of cigarettes (all in his Chef whites!) before returing to the kitchen to carry on cooking!

This place makes Faulty Towers look like the Ritz.

Please feel free to try it out, but then come back and post here so others don't waste their money because of the fake reviews posted here.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007Rating: No rosettes

kev
 
Oh dear.Thought I'd stepped into a tardis and gone back to 1955.When landlords complain about pub business going downhill it is probably because of pubs like this.Absolutly no attempt at cleanliness or welcoming atmosphere.Die hard drinkers stare at you from the bar and the other customers are too drunk to notice.Populated by the people who appear on the 'banned' list.Need I say more.
Sunday, January 21, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Sunday, January 21, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Tigermilk
 
Excellent food in a nice location.Very,very busy when I went in but service and food was spot on.Rarely for a 99% foodie pub a reasonable range of real beers were availble (if a little pricey) not really reccomended for a quiet drink although there is a smallish area just for that purpose.Close to nice walks and the canal.I went late Autumn.Must get extremely busy in Summer so maybe booking a tablr for food would be a good idea.Not really a pub though it does what it does very well.
Friday, January 19, 2007Rating: rosettes

Marcus
 Alphabet Pub Crawl
I have just started a new project called the alphabet pub crawl, (26 pubs, 1 every 2 weeks over 1 year in alphabetical order) that should explain it hopefully. Well we started our quest at this pub (A for Antrobus Arms) it was a great night that made a succesful start to the project so i would like to say a big thanks to all the staff and locals that we mythered on the 13th of January when we visited you.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007Rating: rosettes

Essbee
 Thank God....
Thank God for a real pub.A throwback to the 1930's decor and atmosphere. No jukebox,no hoodies,no screaming under 18's.Excellent, if limited, beer.Nice little snug and a great place to go for a beer and a chat.Eccentric opening hours add to the charm!
Monday, January 15, 2007Rating: rosettes

Rick
 Hoodies and Lager
Maybe I am in the minority but I find this place depressing.Full of louts in tracksuit bottoms and giving the thousand yard stare.Overpriced lager dominates..most people drink out of bottles making it look likea tramps paradise.Permanent TV in EVERY room.Why? I suppose if I were 15 and going in my first pub I would go here.'Nuff said
Monday, January 15, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
to begin with this was such a lovely little pub but since having the new managers, paul and kath the pub is going to ruins! they're rude and arrogant and the food is going down hill too, the chips are never even cooked, how wrong can you go with something simple as chips! the chef even came and sat in the same room as us after our meal and to be honest, he stunk. we will not be eating there again and defientley would not recommend to anybody.
Sunday, January 14, 2007Rating: No rosettes

tigermilk
 
I was a CAMRA member for 20 years but resigned (as inded did a lot of people) in 2006 due to their extraordinary opposition to the smoking ban.Whilst agreeing everyone has their own idea on the 'perfect pint' seasoned real ale drinkers in this pub have been echoing my sentiments with no prompting from me.Some have gone elsewhere.But let's not get this out of proportion.As I said,it is far and away the best pub in the area and the recently the sparkler or not question has been resolved by a polite request to replace/remove said object depending on personal choice. So flat pints now mix happily with headed pints and,just like the good pub it is, everybody wins. Oh,go on then....five stars!!
Sunday, January 7, 2007Rating: rosettes

louise
 
very good they have a new chef who seems take consideration with both the presentation and quaility of food served

will defenatly go back
Sunday, December 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

B Baxter
 
Excellent pub and restaurant. Small cosy bar and friendly staff. Good Hyde Ale, wide selection on menu and fantastic desserts. Sticky toffee probably the best we've (ordered by two of us) tasted. Prices realistic and good value.
Sunday, December 17, 2006Rating: rosettes

Chris Warrington
 Best pub in the area.
Great food and good beer.The staff are the best in the North West!!
Friday, November 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

Keith and Judith Ashcroft
 Spinner & Bergamot Comberbach
Charming pub tastefully refurbished since our last visit.
Excellent Sunday Lunch.
Well kept Black Sheep Beer.
Very pleasant Owners and Staff.
Sunday, November 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Peter Pisspants
 Wow!
I fainted it was so high!!
Saturday, October 28, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Philbert Heatherrington
 Lovely
Lovely little place full of walkers with rosey cheeks. I recomend it.
Saturday, October 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

Alex Lawson
 Fab Pub!
We go here every month- the food is divine, you can't get the same in 5 star hotel, and surroundings just perfect, strongly recommend this Fab Pub!!!
Friday, October 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

Richard Johnson
 well worth a visit!
A lovely family- friendly run pub in a great location, Well worth a visit!
Friday, October 27, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Linda Williams
 friendly and fun
last week-end i went with friends, a party of seven in total. Wewere greeted and allowed to sit at the bar area to enjoy a pre-dinner drink, relax and look through a menu full of interesting dishes alongside a special board.We ordered and were called to our table when the food was ready. It was a friday evening and place was full with friendly atmosphere.Our food was delicious, well presented and service was well pased, friendly and professional. We all enjoyed the evening and i wouldrecommend that you try this gem of a restaurant out for yourselves.
Friday, October 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

Biker
 CLOSED
Used to be excellent - closed by council about 4 years ago.
Friday, October 13, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Tory council victim
 CLOSED
Once an historic coaching inn. Been closed for a long time - Developers waiting for it to rot so they can flatten the place. [Macclesfield - the poor mans Milton Keynes!]
Friday, October 13, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Ema
 outdated
This pub does not have much excitement of any kind. I have only been in there once or twice and can honestly say it's a man's regular pub.
Friday, October 13, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Alex Hill
 DIdnt have a good time
Boring
Tuesday, October 10, 2006Rating: No rosettes

----
 ...
Worst pub ive ever been to!!! Food was disgusting service was aweful and the staff were a discrase!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Rachel
 :)
Excelent never been so happy
Tuesday, October 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mark
 CLOSED
DEmolished - now a car park.
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Mark
 CLOSE
Closed and going to rot and ruin.
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Mark
 CLOSED
Last of Macclesfields ancient coaching houses - for offer as 'offices' in Macclesfield's deserted town centre.
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Mark
 PUB?
Hardly be described as a 'pub' - and food nothing special - maybe Mathew is easily please(?)
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Mark
 CLOSED
Historic pub, now closed - being allowed to rot beyond redemption so that area can be 'developed'!
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Mark
 CLOSED
Now an Indian Restraunt.
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Mark
 CLOSED
Future uncertain,Oct 2996.
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Mark
 QUIET
Your ancester probably still goes in on Saturday night with all the other pensioners!
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Mark
 CLOSED
Closed - future uncertain!
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Mark
 CLOSED
Formerly one of Macc's best pubs - converted to private jouse a couple of years ago.
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Mark
 MOVED?
This is in Bollington, NOT Macclesfield
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Mark
 CLOSED
Converted to two private house several years ago.
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

DaveandDebsy
 Real beer
I assume 'tigermilk' is not a member of CAMRA.......The Waters Green Tavern serves real ale the way it should be served - without the use of sprinklers. A real pub - a rarity these days, and a joy to find.
Monday, September 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

Steve Cunniffe
 Good Food, Poor service.
Whilst I can recommend the food wholeheartedly - for instance excellent lamb, and traditional dishes such as hotpot - the service leaves much to be desired. On our visit, we felt that the service was lacking in warmth. A couple of incidents during the meal, such as the non-arrival of ordered coffees, and lack of attentiveness, not to mention one of us being obstructed from sitting down for a whole minute by a member of staff leanng over another table - spoilt the overall experience.
I would recommend other dining pubs over this one, despite its stunningly beautiful location.
Saturday, September 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Murf Spudpicker
 Great Grub
The best liver n onions I've ever tasted!
My partners haddock and chips was excellent aswell, and quite cheap aswell. Sam Smiths beer and friendly staff. Recommended!
Saturday, September 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Paul from Knutsford
 Not for me!!
Awful,1970's style estate pub with awful 1970's style customers and beer.Had to go in to meet someone and was treated with derision and sour looks as soon as I walked in.Why do people go to places like this?Full of grown men in football shirts drinking lager.One table even had toddlers eating crisps and dodging the opressive smoke.I didnt think pubs like this still existed.Beer too cold and fizzy.Uncaring staff,loutish customers.Steer clear.
Friday, September 15, 2006Rating: No rosettes

tigermilk
 Good food but......
Another establishment pretending to be a pub when everyone knows it is 99.9% restaurant.As long as you accept this it is OK with good food and good service.Beer terrible of course but people don't go to places like this for the beer.Always crowded and make sure you wear your jumper tied around your neck and have a perma-tan.Four stars for the food bit no stars for the (non-existant) pub bit.
Monday, September 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

Tigermilk
 Much improved.....
A vastly improved little pub.I once went in, ages ago, where the landlord was serving in a tea stained vest and the beer undrinkable.Now much,much better with a pleasant atmosphere and a good,well kept beer range.If it was not for the fact I live miles away at the other end of town I would go in more often.One small gripe.....why have a huge TV screen permanently on when no one seems to watch it?
Monday, September 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

Beans from S'port
 Oh dear
Right,let's get this straight. This is NOT a pub.It pretends to be but is a corporate designed multi national with about as much atmosphere as the Moon.Almost exclusively catering for people who wear hoods and those ludicrous baby style wooly hats (in the middle of summer).Undrinkable overpriced too cold beer,intimidating atmosphere and shrieking under age girls.If it were not for the Jolly Sailor this would be the worst pub in Macclesfield.
Tuesday, September 5, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Tigermilk
 Excellent pub, but.....
One of the best in Macc, a real pub with real beer and real people.But...and it's becoming a big but....recently the beer has been pulled without sprinklers resulting in a very flat and lifeless pint.This maybe at the request of regulars but it is a major dissapointment for an excellent range of beers to be let down like this.Also, the cellar cannot cope with hot weather which is common amongst older pubs but in 2006 is it really a problem that can't be fixed?Still, it's a pub that is light-years ahead of anything nearby (Millstone full of Hoodies, Nags Head full of perpetually drunk aging rockers and the Castle too cold beer and reluctant service)Staff at the WGT are a delight, customers amusing and well behaved and the food excellent.Do something about the way the beer is served and it would have had 5 stars.
Sunday, September 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

Jen
 mmm i agree
yes i agree with u mr oou u, like john smiths too.
Friday, August 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

ou you?
 Ou you?
I really think that ou you? dont you? Two pints of John Smiths please?
is tha it?
Friday, August 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

Charles Thackarey
 Nasty!
Usually once I enter a pub I will have a least one pint even if the pub is like hell on earth. However I could not stomach anything at the Flower Pot. I would rather sit in the middle of the road with a pint of sheep dip than stay in there.
Thursday, August 10, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Ursula
 excellent and friendly
I used to work across the road so regularly went for lunch. My nickname by the time I finished work was Garfield cos the lasagne was the best i have ever tasted. I live 35 miles away and am dying to get back over for a lasagne. The staff are friendly and very accomodating to such a fussy person!!
Wednesday, August 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

Richard Sharp
 Awful!
Our family has been here twice and the service is appalling. They provide a menu that they cannot fulfil and then advise you that there will be an hour wait for food. This is when the pub has only about 20 customers. You then wonder why it has 20 customers!
Sunday, July 16, 2006Rating: No rosettes

James
 LOCAL
The old star is our local pub, with great people (locals) and friendly staff. NIce place for some quiet drinking in the week, and an excellent place on weekends for entertainment and fun. If u live in the area, do pop in and see what you think.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

PAUL
 BELLS IS HOW ALL RURAL PUBS SHOULD BE
THIS IS A FABULUOS PLACE IN RURAL CHESHIRE , PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH OTHER CHEF & BREWERS THIS IS STEP BACK IN TIME , FOOD GREAT STAFF EXCELENT LOCATION IN AMAZING . LIVE MUSIC IS GREAT SONGS FROM THE AMERICAN SONG BOOK . I ALSO HAVE TO SAY THIS IS A WELL RUN PUB RESTAURANT WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW CHILDREN IN AFTER 7PM AS IT SHOULD BE PUBS ARE FOR ADULTS . NOT FOR ADULTS WHO HAVE LITTLE IMAGINATION OTHER THAT TAKE UNDER 12YRS TO PUBS EXPECTING EVERYONE ELSE TO LOOK AFTER THEM.
ALTHOUGH CHILDREN ARE CLEARLY WELCOME AS YOU WOULD EXPECT THERE ARE RULES . NAME YOUR KIDS YOU LOOK AFTER THEM
Monday, June 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

Alan Hill
 Very disappointing evening
An expensive gastropub which failed on both the gastro and the pub bits.
They ran out of real ale by 8 in the evening and two of our chosen starters weren't available either.
My slow roasted lamb was burnt and when we complained the manager just didn't care less.
Avoid.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006Rating: rosettes

EveryoneYetNoOne
 Room for improvement...
Good pub with good selection of drinks & friendly staff but plenty of changes could be made to make it as good as it once was - one of the regulars makes Oliver Reed look teetotal & appears about 10 minutes away from death at any given time & should be in the I.C unit at Macc General rather than coughing over the staff every day from 11am til he staggers out at 6pm, get rid of the motorbike theme in the Games Room as no one cares about motorcycling round here, get a decent tv with Sky for the football & re-open the kids play area in the summer.If these changes were made the Flower Pot would rival some of the bigger pubs in town although judging from the current landlord & the way he speaks to some customers & from what I can gather all of the staff I don't think he'd consider any of these suggestions...then again a mind is alot like a door...only works when it's open
Sunday, May 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

Ema
 Ace!!
The Flowerpot is my local, would never choose anywhere else. Great pooltable, excellent variety of drinks, food is gorgeous, staff are funny as hell and John is a great bloke. People of all ages drink there and have a great time.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

Zanne
 A fantastic night!
I was in The Oakwood last Saturday night 25/02/06. I had a great night with my husband. The meal was superb, the staff were excellent and the atmosphere was really pleasant. The highlight of the night was the live band 'The Boston Revue'. It was an eclectic mix of jazz/Soul/Blues and Rock & Roll. We shall definately be returning.
Monday, February 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

shell
 hi
fantastic pub, great hosts, lovely locals, just all in all my fav local, michelle is very pleasant and getting much better at pool, keep up the good work. xxxxxxxxx
Saturday, February 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

John
 no thanks
Full of scally's and under age drinkers. Pool table never free. Takes ages to get served.
Monday, January 23, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Mr and Mrs Graham
 Amazing! Stay away from the church inn!
After having bad meal after bad meal at the CHURCH INN, MOBBERLEY we were relieved to find such a lovely traditional british pub just around the corner! I ts is now our favourite place to dine and find it such a relief not to have to sit and listen to the bad mouthed scumbag owners of the church inns banter whilst we eat anymore!!!
Wednesday, January 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

Sally Lowndes
 DISGUSTING
I truely believe that comment was entered by the head chef as the food is absolutly awful. Dirty and untidy! We ate off the xmas menu and found it pricey for what you get, especially when half the food comes out burnt!!!!
Wednesday, January 18, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Dr J E Burgess
 Great welcome and some of the best pub food I've h
Well worth a detour from the M6 to avoid the plastic food at service areas !
Friday, December 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

Clare
 awful
to be avoided at all costs if you want a good hot meal within a reasonable time. We received ours 2 hrs 40 minutes after ordering (and paying) at 6.20 pm. The food was poor and small quantities. The service was inexperienced and stressed.
Monday, October 31, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Jane
 Best landlord in Macclesfield
May i add to the comment made earlier . Mark is an excellent landlord and the plough would not be the same without him . keep doing a fantastic job Mark you make going out a pleasure.
Saturday, October 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

Paul
 Spinner and Bergamot
Hi, I ve just jumped on after a delay in Prague, only to note comments on
our Public House.
Spinner & Bergamot Inn at Comberbach, thanks for your rating, You are
correct in thinking that it was named after two famous race hourses owned by
the local gentry of near Marbury Hall. in the late 1700s they won the
Chester Cup and also the Scarborough Chase and made a fortune for the Smith
Barry family they also owned the Spinner Pub that became the Spinner and
Bergamot after they believed that the pub gave them good luck and fortune.
Hope this clears things up for you.

Paul.
Sunday, October 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

Anna Windborne-Brown
 Love the Pub
I love the Pub!
I live in Sweden now with my family...but I was born in Macclesfield (my dad is English). I visit The Hanging Gate every year when I visit my roots!
/Anna
Thursday, October 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

Chris Hegarty
 Excellent meals
We lived near the Butley Ash for two years and, after moving back to Australia, Friday nights with their John Smith's and fantastic food are sadly missed.
Thursday, October 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

David Jabore
 Bad
Worst pub I've ever been to
Monday, October 3, 2005Rating: No rosettes

the broad family
 Trust Inns, POO !
after a refurbishment this was a brilliant pub, then the owners, trust inns, forced the tennats out by removing the toilets and leaving a single communal toilet for both male & femail, the tennants had no choice but to close the pub & the locals have vowed never to return if it ever opens again.
Monday, September 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

JR Hartley
 fantastic
atmosphere is quite relaxing. food is second to none, especially the mega burger!!! expertly cooked by les. followed by a nice pint of cold stella by lovely bubbley hayley who goes out of here way to make sure you enjoy your stay. sunday dinners are a must!!!!
Tuesday, September 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

alison
 i dont want leo and dianne to go
i like going to pack to see wardie and grant cos there my best friend and can you tell me the fixures for when they play
Monday, September 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

john walker
 excellant sprits and ales great selection.
Excellant service and beers, i have been in this pub many times over the years but its at its best at the moment. the gearden views of the cana.l and superb drinks and just a great atmosphere, one of the best pubs in the town a pleasent surprise.
Thursday, September 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mark Anderson
 Quality pub!
bestpubs.co.uk says it all for this pub! Totally commited and friendly staff and guaranteed a trouble free night out! This pub was my local before the pub company shut it down!!
Wednesday, August 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

Rob Hall
 Friendly, good food, beer garden...paradise..
Me and many friends had many good times at the Kinderton. We were regulars for about 1 and a half years before the Pub Company and the idiots from the Environmental Agency took it from the tenants with their evil grasp. Julie, John and Jean are perhaps the best landlords I've drank with, and in the end I don't look upon them as staff, I look upon them as friends. We assoicated a lot with them, naming our 7-a-side football Kinderton Arms F.C. and shortly before the pub closed we were due a team picture in the beer garden to be placed on the wall. It's a shame such a great friendly pub has been turned into a derelict ruin. The pub was the main sponsor of Middlewich's popular Folk and Boat festival. Thank you Mark (from Environmental Agency) for taking this pub of the map.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sir Henry
 Superb
The Flowerpub (as I like to call it) is possibly the finest pub in Macc. The Robinsons bitter is the finest ever as is the food.
Wednesday, August 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Matthew
 Always excellent Food, Highly recommended
We have been eating here for some months the food is excellent, James the owner/chef is very friendly and always professional, i personally would highly recommend the food here, whoever the person is who left the negative feedback is obviously an idiot
Thursday, July 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

louise
 not as good as what it was
the pubs standards have decreased the past few times i have been i have had to wait a long time for my food. i was once a regular visitor to the pub but feel it has lost its friendly atmosphere and good standard of food.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

Stephen Allsworth
 best pub in Middlewich
Passing through often on the boat we enjoyed stooping at the Kinderton Arms, it was the cleanest pub and you knew there would be no fights to get mixed up in. Pity the pub company didnt meet their commitment and helped the tennants keep open
Wednesday, June 22, 2005Rating: No rosettes

John tonland
 Great Freehouse
We visited the poachers for a bite to eat and found it friendly and relaxing with a great atmosphere .Jolly staff and a great food
Thursday, June 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

Wally Mee
 see below
Serves traditional Ale...Sam Smiths at a very affordable cost...bitter £1.27 a pint ( must be one of the cheapest in England!) Olde World pub with good staff and traditional food of a high quality. Book a table to avoid disappointment. Non smoking rom available. Nice country feel with low beams and open fire in the winter months.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Greg
 thursday's and sunday's r d best!!
Thursday night's are not bad as you have the brilliant and witty irishman, DJ Deano, and the pub is not packed with gobby kids! Sunday's are a hoot!!! female DJ incorporating karaoke and disco, it's a must to see, she's stunning and very friendly, not too bad at singing either...and she will happily do a duet and make the worst singer sound good! She's not fallen for my chat up lines yet...shame...She would be good doing a comedy act/disco with DJ Deano...they would pair up nicely...i hate to say!! Give it a go...you will have a ball!!
Monday, May 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

Richard Buttrey
 Charge for use of credit card
This is the only pub I have come across, that makes a charge for using a credit card to pay for bar meals.

Whilst the food, beers and ambience were excellent, out of principle I would not go out of my way to return. I do not expect to have to pay extra for a service that all other establishments manage to cover.
Saturday, May 7, 2005Rating: No rosettes

pugsley
 fp
i love the flowerpot and spend everyday there supping the excellent brew all night long.

pugsley
Tuesday, May 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

john
 city pub
full of man city supporters - decent pint - does dave griffiths still go in there?
Friday, April 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

moby dalman
 Food and Apearance
Its about time we enjoyed a suberb meal in the new surrounding s of the newly refurbished public house
at last an old english Inn not shelled out like all the rest.
Thursday, April 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

Gary
 great place to eat
Well it must have improved because I've been going every week since January and haven't had a bad meal yet...i would agree that the service is ocassionally slow mainly due to the fact the pub is packed full of people who obviously enjoy the food....my recommendation is to phone up and order your food in advance to avoid dissappointment.
Thursday, April 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

tim lyne
 Great atmosphere
A very warm welcome, friendly staff.
Competetive pub teams.
Thursday, April 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

Craig
 Excellent.
Never been more satisfied!
Tuesday, April 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

Barbara
 Atmospheric
The Oakwood is a classy, family pub with very cosy decor, friendly staff and a great menu prepared to a very high standard. The Atmosphere is pleasant to say the least.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

A Happy Drinker
 A Superb Establishment
Excellent selection of well-cared for ales, friendly bar staff, a lovely landlady, an enthusiastic landlord (He cooks too! Real home cooking. No portion control and real chips! Try the steak and ale pie).

An ideal place to take a book of a lunchtime, or to meet and chat in the evening. It boasts a full range of league teams, from darts to quiz, which can be interesting when there are several home matches!

Possibly the only pub in the world that still observes the sessions. Closes at 3pm on the dot, which is probably a good thing given the beguiling nature of the place.

Best of all, there are no Bright Young Things swilling lager and looking menacing.
Tuesday, March 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jill
 Excellent
It's warm, extremely friendly and food is supberb.
Friday, February 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sylvia
 Smoke-free, real ale.
Non-smoking throughout. Traditional pub, nice atmosphere, well kept real ale (Robbie's). Bliss!
Saturday, January 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

Anne Gerhard
 A QUESTION ??
How did the Pup get it's unusal name - I have heard it was named after two horses - is this correct.
Saturday, January 22, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Jed Morton
 Warm friendly 5 real ales 7continental lagers .
The Old Ship Inn
61/63 Beech lane
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK102DS

Tel 01625 261909
Best pub I've ever been in
Wednesday, January 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

Dave
 Top notch pub
Excellent beer...excellent food...excellent staff...excellent atmosphere. In short, easily the best pub in Macc!!
Saturday, December 18, 2004Rating: rosettes

James Robinson
 Flower what?
The Flower Pot is a very poor and lifeless pub. I went there and left before I finished my pint it was that bad!
Wednesday, December 15, 2004Rating: No rosettes

niaomi
 Dont Like it
I went in the other day and to my surprise i got a facefull of dirty looks. The pub smells and the ale is terrible. The food taste digusting but first you have to wait to get a service
Monday, December 6, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Alex Heylings
 What a pub
Ive been a loyal customer to the Plough Inn for more than a year. I think the atmosphere of the place is great. more people should come and enjoy the greatest pub in Macclesfield
Friday, December 3, 2004Rating: rosettes

Pink Lady
 Porters
We love you !

The pink ladies love you!
Wednesday, November 24, 2004Rating: rosettes

I'd rather remain anonymous
 Best Real Ale pub in Macclesfield
Friendly, down to earth people. Nice carpet too!
Friday, November 19, 2004Rating: rosettes

Bill Jones
 Best Pub in Macc!
Cracking pub with a warm,cosy interior as well as top notch ale and food!Try the Cask Ale!
Monday, October 4, 2004Rating: rosettes

David Heath
 Pub history
Can anyone tell me about my ancestor Isaac Owen, publican, of your tavern in 1861
Friday, September 17, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Roscoe
 Brilliant
Food is supberb, excellent portions, was nearly full after the soup!! not too pricy but u get what u pay for!! head chef and all the other staff brilliant!!! drinks are cheap too!! ideal for parties menus are interesting and cooked to perfection!! Michelin should take a stop off at this place!!! recommend it to everyone!!
Thursday, August 19, 2004Rating: rosettes

Ross Elder
 Best Real Ale Pub in Macclesfield
Enthusiast landlord stocks a top quality range of upto 8 real ales (in excellent condition) featuring local micro-breweries, and regional beers from Scotland. Real cider also available. Winner of local CAMRA awards and good beer guide entry. Real food also available luchtimes (excl Sundays).
Tuesday, July 13, 2004Rating: rosettes


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