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The Treacle Tap

43 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, England
01625 615 938
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Ranked #20 of 141 restaurants in Macclesfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $11
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night
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!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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!
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English first
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I took eight American undergraduates here for lunch after a tour of the Macclesfield Silk Museum. The staff had in fact recommended the Treacle Tap. The pub lunch was really wonderful and enjoyed by all. I had the cheese and onion pie, a real ale and a sticky toffee pudding. The quality was excellent. All the students enjoyed their meals... More

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Manchester
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Called in at lunchtime. Nice, healthy selection on menu. Tried the platter. Good food, nice atmosphere and an edge (local produce, unusual beer). So where are all the people?

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visited quite often in march and April 2014 almost 2-3 times a week with friends. Nice and cozy place with awesome staff. Wasabi peanuts and vedett beer is a must try here. They have large variety of beer...

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Virtually as soon as The Treacle Tap opened, it was picking up a pub-of-the-season award. Quite rightly. Not only did The Tap lead the way in helping to banish it's Sunderland Street's location former grimy reputation, but also helped pave the way for similar, real-ale orientated bars and pubs. To the point where there's now very few places in the... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

forget the review by applewood this a gem of a bar - staff are nice and knowledgeable about the beer - great beers from around the world - try the 32% one from scotland served in a spirit measure! great draught beers too and because its small its cosy - go and see!!

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

I went in to the treacle tap on a Friday night and I was very disappointed with my time there. The service was terrible very slow and manners were totally out the window. The beer choice was good but the amount of time it take me to get served was totally unacceptable. I will be rushing back there any time... More

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Sale
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Good bar with a lively atmosphere and a good choice of drinks. Live music which was a bonus, two young lads playing blues. I will have to plan another trip so I can visit this bar again.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Popped on for a quick beer , was lovely and great choice too. We will be returning soon maybe on a pub crawl ha :) well done ...

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great for a relaxed drink before dinner, the selection of beer was a hit with my husband who is a particular fan of Belgium beer! I went with a recommendation from the knowledgable bar staff and went for a peach fruit beer - delicious! Noticed they do a good selection of wines and bar snacks which looked delicious however we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

What a lovely place to have a drink and a pie! Loved the ambience, loved the staff and the whole idea. Love, love the people in Macclesfield. A change from the misery of the South!

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

Haha this made us chuckle! There are plenty of southerners working behind the scenes here... but you are right, it is good up north! Thanks for the 5* review, we hope to see you again soon! More

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