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The Vale Inn

29-31 Adlington Road | Bollington, Macclesfield, England
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Ranked #28 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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80% Recommend
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Had a weekend in local hotel, ate out one night at the Vale........Lovely Pub,great atmosphere,great food and real food at that ,reasonably priced ,great staff especially the lad who was off to do tree surgery .A lovely night in front of a roaring log fire with their very own real ale.Just couldn't fault anything about the night.Thanks we will be... More

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Leven, East Yorkshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Good food, good beer and great hospitality. With a disappointment at our hotel, this bar was recommended for its food. Four of us had a two course dinner and had some real local beer, Excellent in every respect. We'll try again if in the area!

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is a particular favourite. Always a friendly welcome, warm with a fantastic selection of real ales. Its perfect after you have been for a walk on a Sunday. The food is hearty and great value. It really does feel like a proper pub. There are plenty to chose from in Bollington but this is one of the best!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Really wonderful beers, many brewed almost next door. Even real (unpasteurised) lager on sale. Great home-made food, real chips, friendly service, real fire, free papers...you could stay for a while! In summer there is service on a terrace overlooking one of the world's best cricket pitches...heaven! It welcomes walkers and cyclists, a friendly gem of a pub. Small (two converted... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Visited with family in the Christmas period while a beer festival was on. Tables were nicely spaced out which is always nice. Beer selection was excellent and the food was also quite good. The pies in particular were very nice as were the starters we had (the homemade humus and the chicken goujons). Service was reasonably ok if a little... More

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Solihull, West Midlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We were a party of 12 booked in for 7.30pm dinner and were probably one of the earliest there to dine. However, it was a good 45 mins before we were served starters and 9.15pm before we had our main meals (one of our party had to wait until 9.30pm!). My husband and I had pre-booked the Christmas dinner -... More

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

Hi, I'd like to take this opportunity to apologise for your negative experience, especially with it being at Christmas time. We're currently under going a change over of staff here at The Vale, with table service now being offered and I'm sorry that with it being a fully booked evening, with a member of staff sadly ill and sent home,... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The Vale inn is perfectly placed for a post walk beer and a spot of lunch, so when we saw the brewery tour with a spot of supper, we signed up. Meeting Kim The Brewer and hearing the story of Bollington Brewery- whilst drinking the first cask of his winter reserve brew, was the most fun I've had in a... More

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Manchester, England
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Very attractive pub, taking up the middle section of a long nineteenth century terrace. Really friendly staff, and even other locals always friendly and chatty. Local bollington beers on tap, and great food. Love the Great North Pies too! Always busy, do book for Sunday lunches!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Went for lunch with three others, they had something off the menu and I asked would they make me something that wasn't on the menu. They did and it was like the other meals - delicious. The sweets are really good. Well worth a visit.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is a gem of a pub with its' own brewery 100 yards up the road. Combine that with regular tours, science nights, debates and an excellent "reading corner" it makes for a very pleasant to nip in for a pint, or if you have more time one of their delicious meals. An added bonus is the outdoor seating area... More

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