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The Treacle Tap

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43 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, England
01625 615 938
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
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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  • 28
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chilled evening

a great evening enjoyed by family members aged 18 - 73, we didn't eat just enjoyed various ales. Going to try the food this week

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Sue p
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Macclesfield
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The beer in here is very good, but it's very small and gets very busy! Often end up walking past instead of going in!

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

Ah, a victim of our own success, it seems! There are plenty of occasions when we have tables available- daytimes are usually quieter than evenings. We hope you manage to find another chance to come in and sample some of our great beers and food, and then hopefully you might review us again, and award us more than three stars! More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

a great evening enjoyed by family members aged 18 - 73, we didn't eat just enjoyed various ales. Going to try the food this week

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

Thanks for the 5 star review! We are really glad that we appealed to all ages - that's exactly what we set out to do. More 

Scotland
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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
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100 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • 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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