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Rochdale Town Hall

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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afternoon tea

stunning town hall, it was rumored that its bell chimes would replace Big Bens new year 2018/9 but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rochdale, United Kingdom
Take the tour

In Rochdale to see the art gallery and parked outside this beautiful building. Curious we went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan B
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Rochdale's fabulous Grade-I Victorian Gothic town hall is renowned worldwide for its unique and detailed architecture. The building was opened on 27th September 1871 by George Leach Ashworth, then Mayor of Rochdale at a cost of around £150,000. Full...more
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Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having heard good reports about the town hall tea, we were very disappointed that at 1pm they had sold out. We had other food but not what we came for.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jennifer k
Reviewed 1 week ago

stunning town hall, it was rumored that its bell chimes would replace Big Bens new year 2018/9 but didn't happen.you can visit just to look inside this beautiful building, stunning, inside and out. they have a recently updated tea room , modern and elegant and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ssfitter4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Rochdale to see the art gallery and parked outside this beautiful building. Curious we went inside and ended up taking the weekly tour. Steve, our guide explained so much! A fantastic gem of a building it's staggering. We even met the mayor! Don't leave...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Susan B
Reviewed March 9, 2019

Whilst the Town Hall building itself is extremely eye-catching, a Grade I listed building with some wonderful architecture, some of the staff leave a lot to be desired. Took a look inside and whilst admiring the ceiling, was pounced upon by a nightclub bouncer type...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I,together with a friend, visited recently and decided to eat in the restaurant.We were seated after a short wait and ordered.The menu,whilst not extensive is sensibly priced and designed to appeal to the majority of tastes.The decor is superb and the waiter...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michael O
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

What a lovely place to have lunch! Great atmosphere and lovely food! Will defo be going back! The staff were pleasant, very friendly and well turned out!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

This gorgeous piece of architecture has been used in many films and TV shows, and so it should be shown off to the world. It is still in use today by the Council, and deserves it's prime location in the centre of this old market...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pipster0264
Reviewed January 26, 2019

Had a lovely evening at a burns night supper at the town hall, The food was delicious. The great hall is beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

I recently visited the Town Hall for a Christmas dinner dance around the Greatest Showman. Great reception with cocktails or themed Prosecco. Cloakroom supervised. Canapés very plentiful. A sit down dinner, service was second to none. Food of an exceptional high standard. Drinks are extremely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

I reported the issue with the fly tipping on Sunday lunchtime and the rubbish was removed on Monday morning by two really friendly employees. Well done and thanks for the good work and response.

Date of experience: December 2018
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May 1, 2018|
Response from radley4 | Reviewed this property |
We were seated without reservations. And I believe it’s only open for lunch although we were there late afternoon. I don’t recall any obstructions but I can’t be sure.
January 12, 2018|
Response from geldern | Reviewed this property |
The Town Hall tours cost £4.95 but you can walk into the entrance hall and through to the restaurant without cost.
September 25, 2015|
Response from LukeSettle | Property representative |
Hello Kay, The best place to get information is rochdale.gov.uk/townhall. The cafe menu and opening times are under the 'Dine' section. Thank you.