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The Vale Inn

29-31 Adlington Road | Bollington, Macclesfield, England
+44 1625 575147
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Ranked #28 of 142 restaurants in Macclesfield
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: English
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Went for Sunday lunch. Had the pork which was a large slab of fat. It was 90% wobbly fat with a tiny sliver of lean meat. Would have given it only one star but the ale (Long Hop) was beautiful, the service was good and, when I complained, at least the duty manager offered to refund my drink as compensation.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I would just like to thank all the staff and Chef at The Vale Inn for a truly excellent experience last Friday night. There were 11 of my family and friends booked in for evening meal and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was excellent and the Dinner Ale was too die... More

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manchester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Fantastic food, I had the vale burger and it was the best burger I have ever had. Was told by a member of staff that everything is made and prepared in house and that's why sometimes food can take a little longer than expected. Atmosphere was lovely too and also had a nice beer garden overlooking the cricket pitch.

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Sturdylandlord, Owner at The Vale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, we really appreciate feedback and a review like this makes it all worth while. The staff really appreciate it. Thanks again. More

Shropshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Having just moved back to Bollington, and read good comments about the brewery based at the Vale Inn, I decided it was time to give it a try. What a great night! Only had a basic meal - fish and chips - but with a wonderful light batter, flakey fish and home made chips and tartare sauce what more could... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We did not eat but, did enjoy some very nice beer while sitting overlooking the Bollington Cricket field. It was especially nice as the bollington Festival was on and we enjoyed watching all the kids playing. They had a wonderful selection of beer and the food looked great! It was packed so I am guessing food was great. It is... More

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Sturdylandlord, Owner at The Vale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and I'm really pleased you had a great experience and I hope you come back for food in the future. The car park is more than adequate, about 25 spaces for a 50 seater pub but as we are a community facility, the cricket club use it, walkers use it, people using the recreation ground... More

Edinburgh
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Thought the meal and locally made craft beers were superb. The service was super friendly and if your in the area you should stop by here.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Vale used to be a nice comfortable traditional village pub serving good imaginitive home cooked food.It is now a beer house serving excellent beers from its own micro brewery, but at what cost! One of the stone arches has been replaced by props holding up the ceiling, and the cosy furniture and carpeted floor replaced by canteen furniture and... More

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Sturdylandlord, Owner at The Vale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments about the beer but I feel as though I should point a few things out. The stone arches (two) were removed the day we bought the pub in April 2005, they were taking up a massive amount of space which was one reason why the pub wasn't viable and had been closed for most of the... More

Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I've been to the Vale Inn a few times. In a village of many pubs to choose from this one certainly stands out from the crowd. For a start, they brew their own real ales just a stones throw from the pub. The have a great range of ales, and they're very happy to let you try a few. I... More

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Poynton, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Vale is a traditional pub, not gastro or fancy, they have their own brewery and the beer is excellent . The menu isn't that extensive, but if you enjoy traditional pub food, served with a cheery smile and pleasant surroundings then you cannot go wrong. Today was our fourth visit and most definitely not our last.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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220 reviews 220 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Called at lunchtime on a hot Sunday afternoon. Got a great pint of locally brewed ale and sat in the beer garden overlooking the park watching the cricket. Lovely!

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