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The Vale Inn

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29-31 Adlington Road | Bollington, Macclesfield, England
+44 1625 575147
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Proper pub, great ales and good food

Popped in for lunch with family after a walk on the Gritstone Trail. A really lovely traditional pub, surprisingly big inside, they even had a real fire going which was welcome on a cold day. Excellent selection of the Bollington Brewery's ales, I plumped for the Oat Mill Stout which was very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
StumpyOlegMcNoLeg
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Oxford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for lunch with family after a walk on the Gritstone Trail. A really lovely traditional pub, surprisingly big inside, they even had a real fire going which was welcome on a cold day. Excellent selection of the Bollington Brewery's ales, I plumped for the Oat Mill Stout which was very nice, rich and sweet. We decided to have... More 

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Madeira, Portugal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We have been twice now following a walk in the Bollington area. Does good food and a choice of a pleasant pint (they have their own brewery) and welcoming staff. Feel better if I have earned the food and drink after a walk. Note weekdays closes at 3 but reopens evenings weekends open longer. Web site available. Well worth a... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love the location of this pub, on warm evenings it's very pleasant to sip a pint outside, watching the cricketers practice, very English pastime. I use this pub regularly and am always very satified by the service level, food quality and the range and quality of the beer, especially the Bollington Best brewed by the owners. My only gripe,... More 

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altrincham
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went to this pub with my wife, it was quite busy so the staff offered us two options: waiting at the counter and have a drink to wait for a table or dining at the counter. We chose the first options and we tried three different local produced beers in small 1/3 pint glasses: gosh, they were really good!... More 

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Huddersfield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

My son took me to here for a lovely meal on Mothers Day. The beef cobbler was good with plenty of lean beef topped with cheesy scones and the chocolate brownie was hot and gooey, very yummy. Service was great, would definitely recommend

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Wow! What a great pub, the way every British pub should be. Craig, the Manager is an excellent host, makes you very welcome and then the "tastes" start. The beer is fantastic, I had 3 different beers all of which were exceptional, the Oatmeal Stout also proved too tempting for my partner. And the food...........so, so tasty and sensibly priced.... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The ales here as you would expect are great however so is the food. They use local, fresh produce, the service is great and the atmosphere is always welcoming. Definitely worth a visit.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My husband and I regularly meet up with one of his friends in Bollington & we decided to try the Vale. Glad that we did...I had fish & chunky chips (there were some good vegetarian dishes too), the men choosing 2 different pies. Great- and the own brewed beers, locally brewed lager (from Buxton) & bottle of Malbec (a bit... More 

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Manchester
Top Contributor
389 reviews 389 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Cracking pub, of that there is no doubt. They brew their own beer here and the range is excellent, the pub is welcoming, there's a fire, shelves of books and friendly staff.....all this makes the grub I got there the more disappointing.....My first choice wasn't available which is always a little disappointing (especially when you're not told til you try... More 

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Bollington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Better than your average pub food - and they make their own beer too! The decor is lovely - the staff are friendly and the food is great! My hubby is the beer drinker and he LOVES the beer brewed by the owners. I'm perfectly happy with the great coffee they serve.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29-31 Adlington Road | Bollington, Macclesfield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1625 575147

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?