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Hanging Gate Inn

Higher Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0NG, England
01260 252238
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Ranked #66 of 134 restaurants in Macclesfield
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Visited The Hanging Gate for a superb lunch. The landlady was very friendly and despite it being a quiet Tuesday lunchtime, opened up the Dining Area for us to eat at a window table in a room with a fantastic view. A pair of binoculars were provided for customers to further enjoy the panorama. The food was excellent and very... More

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Bowness on Windermere
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Visited this pub for lunch with family. The dining room doesn't open at lunchtime so people have to pack themselves into two not very large eating areas round the bar. There is seating outside but it wasn't the weather for it. The pub was very busy and there was only one person struggling to cope with serving drinks and taking... More

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Cheshire, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

i am a regular visitor to the gate and take family customers overseas customers and business associates on a regular basis . it has to be said that it is a favourite with everyone i take and all of them talk about it and feel they want to return . if having character and personality is now deemed rude and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We arrived mid-afternoon as a group of four – we should have just turned around and left. We asked the young waitress if we could have a table for four – she said she needed to find someone (I guess the manager) – the girl went into the kitchen and I heard her speak to the chef about a table... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We live locally but don't visit the Hanging Gate very often and certainly won't be rushing back. Poor service, grubby table cloths, inflexible, unwelcoming, I won't go on, but best piece of advice I can give is check your bill. We were overcharged for drinks and when brought to the attention of the landlady she was extremely rude and accusatory,... More

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Stockport, UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This was my second visit this year and without doubt will be my last.. If you want to be bullied around by the landlady it will be ok BUT if you want to choose where you sit, and what you drink and eat forget it. She as good as asked us to leave by inviting six strangers to use the... More

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Horwich, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We (me,mrs F, daughter and partner have visited this restaurant twice in recent months and have not been disappointed. The premises are "quaint", the service and atmosphere good and the food is excellent. I can recommend the black pudding and bacon starter (which actually makes a good main) and the steak and ale pie. From other comments in our party,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This location is on a lovely walking route in Macclesfield and we finally managed to secure a table for Sunday Lunch on this, our fourth attempt. The lunch service was on the cusp of being over (again!), but the staff went to a lot of trouble to squeeze us in and get us settled and ordered in advance of a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have been coming here for a couple of times each year for c 15 years. It is the obvious refreshment stop on a classic walk. The view is great. The real fire lovely. The tiny bar area has an atmosphere. The service is often good. But.. the food in only middling. I had pumpkin soup with roll. The bread... More

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Somerset
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Visited last Sunday with our daughter and son-in-law who live in Congleton. It was pouring with rain and we arrived before the pub opened, we were welcomed and invited to dry off in front of the fire. The meals we all had were very good, well cooked and very tasty (I will personally recommend the Steak and Ale pie), the... More

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