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The Treacle Tap

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43 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, England
01625 615 938
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Description: Small cosy European-style bar a stones throw from Macclesfield railway...
Small cosy European-style bar a stones throw from Macclesfield railway station, serving coffee, teas, fine wine, world beers but main specialities are local real ale and fabulous pies!
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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A real treat!

Been here twice now, they have a fantastic range of local brews, it's relaxed, not pretentious, and friendly. It's not somewhere to go for an evening meal but they do do food. The first time we went in we had a few platters of meats, breads, cheeses and accompaniments and the quality was great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
spamuelm
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Scotland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We saw the reviews on Trip Advisor and thought it looked a very promising place for a light lunch on our first [and so far only] visit to Macclesfield. The outside, and the menu by the door, all looked good, and this continued as we went in. Interesting and cosy with a wide range of beers. On asking for the... More 

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BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the feedback. Obviously as owners we are really disappointed to have let you down. We don't claim to be a restaurant, more a continental style café-bar, but you're absolutely right, there is no need to run out of the basics. We do bake our own hams and our continental meats are sourced weekly from an... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Been here twice now, they have a fantastic range of local brews, it's relaxed, not pretentious, and friendly. It's not somewhere to go for an evening meal but they do do food. The first time we went in we had a few platters of meats, breads, cheeses and accompaniments and the quality was great, can't fault it. The venue is... More 

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BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a great review, and for the five stars! More 

Cheshire
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It's tiny, but the range of beers is fantastic, and the atmosphere is great too. And every Sunday they hold a quiz which is always fun. Get there early though, in order to get a table.

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BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the lovely review! More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A great little bar, with friendly efficient staff and a community feel. I've never tried the food but hear its tasty and good value. Decent beers and pleasant atmosphere.

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BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a positive review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you have time to enjoy some food next time! More 

Leek, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

we visited whilst on route to a restaurant.... Having seen the food and menu, we will definitely return and eat here.. The setting is not like other places I have been, and is almost like being at home, the staff are very. Friendly... If ur not sure what to drink.... I can highly recommend the fruit beer.

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BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the 5 star review, it is really helpful to us. Looking forward to welcoming you back to eat! More 

Lincolnshire
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

I'm not referring to the size of this fabulous little Belgian styled bar, though it is compact, in every way. The food is clearly homemade and/or locally sourced, and it's of an excellent standard, but it's all a bit small. Might be just me, but a decent bit of grub would really help temper the incredible choice (and strength) of... More 

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BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are glad you would recommend us. We used to offer larger platters but so many customers wanted to adjust them 'could I have the xx without the yy, and could I have a bit of extra zz?!' that we thought we would let you build your own perfect meals from out tapas-style selection. We do... More 

Towcester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I went for the "Great Northern pies", which were great that I was not prepared for the truly remarkable selection of beers, over 200 I think! The range of food was quite limited, but nevertheless this was not disappointing - in fact sometimes it can be a good sign. The premises were smaller than I expected and it is not... More 

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BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We agree with you on the limited menu front - our kitchen is tiny and we believe it is better to do a few simple items well, than try to do too much. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, see you again! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Great place for a Belgian beer and a pie with all the trimmings. Also great selection of real ales and snacks, friendly staff, good selection of alternatives to pies also. Only gripe is finding a seat not always possible due to lack of space and some prices have crept up somewhat over the past year or so over inflation. I... More 

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BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the 5 star review! Hopefully you will always manage to find a seat, worst case is usually a quick drink at the bar first. As for prices creeping up, we have had to pass on higher suppliers costs (Belgian beers don't come cheap unfortunately) but other than that we monitor everything really closely and many people... More 

Macclesfield
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great food, great beer. It is a little on the small side an often there isn't a table available. Would recommend for a pub lunch as the food is homemade.

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BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. We ought to fess up though, our own kitchen is tiny so whilst there are some things on the menu we do make from scratch, others are made in local kitchens such as 'Great North Pies' (Handforth), 'Flour, Water, Salt' (Macclesfield) and Galore! (Bollington). We try to use local artisan suppliers whereever... More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Have been going since it opened, on and off. Been to the quizzes on Sundays which are good fun. Started going at lunchtime for a cuppa and occasional sandwich - its always quiet which is nice when you have a busy day. Recently went on saturday night. Busy with usual great atmos. Always worth a visit.

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BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thank you for the five star review, it really helps us! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: 01625 615 938

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 11
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

Small cosy European-style bar a stones throw from Macclesfield railway station, serving coffee, teas, fine wine, world beers but main specialities are local real ale and fabulous pies!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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