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Hanging Gate Inn

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Higher Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0NG, England
01260 252238
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 12
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing views from the decking at the rear

An isolated pub serving good food. The view over Cheshire from the decking beer garden is excellent. They claim to be the fourth highest pub in England. I think they might be exaggerating as I can find at least 14 pubs in England at higher altitudes. Had the lunchtime sausage sandwich which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Rustyboy1963
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Ate here after a local walk. The food was excellent and the pub is in a lovely position. Staff friendly and service was good. Would definitely recommend

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

An isolated pub serving good food. The view over Cheshire from the decking beer garden is excellent. They claim to be the fourth highest pub in England. I think they might be exaggerating as I can find at least 14 pubs in England at higher altitudes. Had the lunchtime sausage sandwich which was very nice. No salt and pepper on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very small place with fantastic views, large outside seating area much bigger than the pub / restaurant, ceilings very low I'm 5'10" and had to duck down to avoid beams and ceilings. Just thought we would give it a try as we were passing through the area. Staff are friendly, we only had the main meals, they do not have... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Visited on a cool Thursday night in August. Only a couple of other people in the restaurant so atmosphere was a bit stilted as no background, noise or music. The views are wonderful and you can see for miles. There is a recent addition of decking and tables which would be great on a warmer evening. Food was fine, nothing... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were very disappointed as this used to be such a great pub. The service was dreadful we had to find our own seat and then head back to the bar to get the menu's our self, waited 15 minutes to be served then a further hour for our food made worse by the fact it was almost empty. We... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I went here last night with my partner for the first time in a long time, knowing it had changed hands but encouraged by its many adverts on local radio. I chose the Retro Chicken and Chips, I am not sure if the resulting 3 fried drumsticks had such a strange texture because they had been previously frozen or becaue... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Lovely new restaurant and decking looking out across to valley to Jodrell bank and "the rocket" on the hills. Great food... very generous portions, friendly, helpful staff, quaint bar. The old stone steps down to the restaurant from the bar were not so good for my elderly parents, but the effort was worth it. Outside toilets were spotless.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Whilst we've been past many times, it had been a while since we last called in, however on this occasion there seemed plenty of space in the car park early one sunny Saturday evening. Nice relaxed drink and then 'ducking our heads' into the dining area, for a lovely 2 course meal. It would of been 3 in many places,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great view from new extended decking on a sunny day. Trying to be a gastro pub which it is not ,pricey for small portions of key ingredients of the dish with large amounts of bread to pad out dish. Service so slow even view started to lose its attractiveness! Get another pair of hands asp to take ordering and serving... More 

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HangingGate, Owner at Hanging Gate Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, although we are somewhat confused about your comments, you do not actually say what dish you had making it difficult for us to explore it in any depth, so we would like to address them individually. 1. We have always been a country pub serving pub food with a... More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stunning location, and the new balcony outside makes the most of the astounding views. Perfect place for a sunny Sunday lunch. Grab a table on the balcony and don't let it go!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Higher Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: 01260 252238

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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