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Leather's Smithy

Langley, Macclesfield, England
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Ranked #31 of 135 restaurants in Macclesfield
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I have been here about three times now and have to say it ranks high on my favorite places to go. The leather's smithy is the perfect end after a lovely walk. The staff are always welcoming and the specials menu has always had something new and imaginative on it each time I have been and when served it does... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a regular venue and well worth the hundred mile round trip. Quality of the food and the presentation is always top class and the service friendly. I would advocate anyone visiting the area to attend and try the unusual and varied fayre.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I meet with friends for lunch about once a month at Leather's Smithy and have done for some time. It is a pleasant, cosy and comfortable pub. I cannot undestand why several reviews complain of unfriendly staff. I have found the opposite, they are friendly, the service is good and do recognise customers like myself even if we do only... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Fantastic ambience and great choice of ales especially after a long hike. Unfortunately whoever cooks the food needs to go back to catering college. I've given this place three shots and each time I've been disappointed. The menu is ambitious bordering on restaurant faire with prices to match. Sadly the reality does not live up to the pretensions and leaves... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The pub is in a fantastic location on the edge of Macc Forest, and we called in for lunch after a walk with friends. We found the food a little disappointing, although others in the party enjoyed theirs. However the main problem is the service, unfortunately the staff were unwelcoming to the point of rudeness. We were greeted with a... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The staff were so unfriendly it really spoilt our visit here which was a shame as the food was really nice. Not particularly baby friendly either and no changing facilities.

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Visited at the weekend with family and were impressed. Daughter and son-in-law live in Didsbury and had been before after walking in Macclesfield Forest and recommended we went for lunch. Food was superb especially my "Forest Duo" of pheasant breast and wild boar steak. Place was busy but we had no problems getting served at the bar and did not... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Visit this pub regularly as meet friends who live in this area and always want to go here. The pub is in an indisputably lovely setting, in an area of beauty very popular with walkers (with and without dogs) However, it is very much a “pub of two halves” : “The pub and what it offers”, versus “the staff and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

We have been two weekends on the run. The first was just for a drink and we sat outside as we had our dog. The second was last weekend and again after walking the dog we were able to sit inside. On both occasions I couldn't help thinking that the staff were rather cold and unwelcoming. They weren't rude just... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Great location and views. Felt ripped off by the average food at gourmet prices!!! Very poor veggie offering :(

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