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Leather's Smithy

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Langley, Macclesfield Sk110ne, England
+44 1260 252313
Today
12:00 am - 11:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is a traditional pub in a lovely waterside setting on the edge of...
This is a traditional pub in a lovely waterside setting on the edge of Macclesfield forest. Excellent food is served lunchtime and evening. A standard menu is supplemented by a daily "blackboard" of "specials" which features the best of local produce. The pub have a range of traditional ales including guest beers. In the winter real fires warm the stone floored bar area as well as the more formal dining area of the pub. Very popular and booking is essential at weekends. As residents of the area we aware of what the competition has to offer and feel that Leather's Smithy provides excellent food of consistent quality at a very fair price.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love it here but food quality has deteriorated

I love this little pub, everyone is always so pleasant. However the food quality has deteriorated. The steak and ale pie recipe has been changed, which was a big NO NO and it's now a cheap puff pastry dish with chewy steak pieces -not the melt in the mouth beef with a crumbly shortcrust top that it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
SarahhJayy
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Manchester
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I love this little pub, everyone is always so pleasant. However the food quality has deteriorated. The steak and ale pie recipe has been changed, which was a big NO NO and it's now a cheap puff pastry dish with chewy steak pieces -not the melt in the mouth beef with a crumbly shortcrust top that it used to be!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

A lovey warm welcoming pub with friendly staff and delicious food! A constant fire on the go and pleasant staff members around at all times complimented by the beautiful scenery! Would certainly recommend this place after a long walk around the Forrest!

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Most incredible service, staff and atmosphere, anyone to say that the food or service was not satisfactory is clearly not in the correct mind. To tarnish such a lovely pub is absolutely disgusting. To aim such vile comments at the owner is pathetic, rude and childish. I would recommend the pub to everyone

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Having known this pub for over 50 years I can only state that it has gone from strength to strength over the years, from a drinks only establishment to the renowned pub/restaurant it is today. The negative reviews from insensitive & inconsiderate customers only highlight the fact that many people have no idea how to conduct themselves or their children... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Aside from the amazing location and views, the staff are all really helpful and friendly. Our meal was also incredible!

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great food great beer made welcome fires roaring wide selection of specials had the burger wife had the rib eye steak kids had fish and chips enjoyed it will be returning can recomend it

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2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My partner and I have been using the Leather's Smithy in Langley for nearly twenty years. Although we are not local, we have found over the years, the Smithy offers us both,exactly what I am sure we all seek. That being, Good food and drink, in a cosy, friendly, clean, well run public house, with a fantastic menu,set in a... More 

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1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

It's a shame the last three reviews have been left, it only takes one group to ruin the reputation of an excellent pub. Personally I had an excellent an unusual seafood pancake, was offered a desert and had a few too many excellent draft bitters. Although pubs have changed I do think that crying baby's in any pub at 10:00... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Other reviews on here state exactly the same experience that we had. 1)Unacceptable atmosphere. (Walk in to find yourself a seat, nobody takes order) 2)Disgusting customer service from an extremely rude owner. (They don't want you there.) 3)Poor dry food. (Pheasant burger , I couldn't finish it) An inferior pub that will struggle in a very competitive market. If you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After seeing this pub was highly commended in Cheshire Life , we booked a table here. We arrived to nobody welcoming us and left in excess of 45mins to have our order taken. In the end , one of the party had to go and find somebody to order food off.Staff were very rude and service is probably one of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Langley, Macclesfield Sk110ne, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1260 252313

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

This is a traditional pub in a lovely waterside setting on the edge of Macclesfield forest. Excellent food is served lunchtime and evening. A standard menu is supplemented by a daily "blackboard" of "specials" which features the best of local produce. The pub have a range of traditional ales including guest beers. In the winter real fires warm the stone floored bar area as well as the more formal dining area of the pub. Very popular and booking is essential at weekends. As residents of the area we aware of what the competition has to offer and feel that Leather's Smithy provides excellent food of consistent quality at a very fair price.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?