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Langley, Macclesfield Sk110ne, England
+44 1260 252313
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Ranked #50 of 149 Restaurants in Macclesfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon 12:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We called in for lunch on New Years Eve and were told it was very busy but they managed to find a space for us. Unlike other places we have visited it really was busy and I can see why. The staff were friendly and efficient, there was a good selection of beer, the meal was simple pub food but... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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369 reviews 369 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
484 helpful votes 484 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went on Boxing Day with my wife's mother. My wife and mother-in-law would have their roast of the day any time. The meat was tender, and the vegetables were properly cooked, and included broccoli, carrot & swede mash, roast parsnips, mashed and roasted potatoes. I had beer battered haddock with mushy peas and home made chips. The pub was... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The three of us went for a birthday celebration, no warm welcome. Waited 20+ minutes for any acknowledgement on our orders, in the end went to the bar. Food was poor, pheasant dry as a bone. Empties not cleared, not offered desserts, locals served food before us even when we had been there longer. And we were ready to lock... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went on a Saturday evening and everything was top class. The food was delicious we all had specials from a lot of choice on the blackboard which seems to change a lot. Something for everyone. Mains and desserts all good and I loved the home made chips and great selection of vegetables on the side. Service was extremely friendly and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Visiting Macclesfield after a few years of absence,we decided to take advantage of the unseasonal weather,and take a nostalgic look at the reservoirs at Langley. To our surprise we found that the area had been transformed by comprehensive walk ways and parking facilities. We took a picturesque circular walk and found ourselves outside the Leather's Smithy pub as it opened... More 

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Having previously popped in for a drink after scaling the Matterhorn of Cheshire and noticing the specials board, heavy on game. I decided to bring my friend here after watching him prance about like the Deluded Dowager Duchess at Tatton Hall. I opted for the pheasant, slightly dry as can be expected from such a lean bird, however the orange... More 

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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We came across this pub by chance whilst driving round the area. The menu was lovely with game and other delights on the menu. Food was very nice, drinks were lovely. Not a bad price at all. Service could have ben slightly more attentive but we did go on a sunday so it was quite busy. We will visit again... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Considering how good the food is almost everywhere currently. I was put out by no welcome or farewell for myself and family...

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is one of our local pub & restaurant in our area, the food is always perfect, just how we order it never had a bad meal there yet, Staff are friendly and make you welcome, nothing is too much trouble, Ideal if you out for a walk in the Forrest or just out for a drive.. Would book if... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited on a summer's evening for a meal. The staff were friendly and the meal was tasty, especially the mussels starter, which was one of the best I've eaten for a while. The only thing amiss, on a hot evening, was adequate ventilation. Although a couple of windows were open, it was stuffy and the smell of fried food... More 

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Address: Langley, Macclesfield Sk110ne, England
Phone Number: +44 1260 252313
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisine: English

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