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Hanging Gate Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
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Meg Lane | Higher Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0NG, England
01260 400756
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Contrary to their web site it was not open lunch time Tues 13/9 Most frustrating as a lengthy walk had preceded this disappointment

Thank Steve B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub has to have one the best views from a restaurant window in the land, the place is packed with lots world charm in it's tiny opening bar. There is a fine selection of real ales in great condition plus pleasant service from the young couple behind the bar. We were here for Sunday lunch which was excellent some... More 

Thank Walb0
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the inn on an off chance whilst touting the peaks and Macc Forest. We turned up on spec and experienced wonderful customer service. The inn advertises itself along with a large number as being dog friendly. Well these guys really are. From the bowl of fresh water in the bar to the provision of a snug room for... More 

Thank Dan G
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super food and location! Views were spectacular too. Hidden down a narrow lane. Outside seating area. Views from downstairs restaurant fab. Dogs welcome upstairs.

Thank Missj69_12
Manchester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had walked from Wildboarclough so stopped for a drink and loo break.We didnt order food but saw they had a lovely room at the back with wonderful views over the countryside.My husband enjoyed his real ales.

1 Thank Nicola K
Crewe, UK
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was out for the day and needed a dog friendly pub for a meal, and we found the hanging gate. We called them up to book a table but got told they'll find somewhere for us so no need to book. When we got there at lunch time in the middle of the week, we found only 1 other group... More 

Thank Greaty44
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

My husband and I stumbled across this place after a day out and glad we did! although we didn't eat, we had a drink outside, the views from the decking are amazing, we've done many walks in the peaks with wonderful views but until now had never found a pub with such an outlook!.The wine was good ( recommended by... More 

1 Thank AnnetteC1
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Visited The Hanging Gate on Sunday Aug 14th. Food was ok. Atmosphere was worse than a mortuary waiting room ! Both bar tenders ( one young girl one young boy ) had zero personality. We were asked if we would like a dessert and after looking at the menu we decided not too. We asked for the bill and the... More 

Thank fificat2015
Cheshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Title of review is self explanatory, had a wonderful Ham hock and black pudding starter and squid for my main course which was delicious. My fiancé had lamb chop which was also very good indeed. We shall definitely return. Many thanks

1 Thank anyamax2a
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I useto regularly eat at the hanging gate as I lived not to far away, even though I have moved I still like to go as often as possible and have introduced my other half and his family to this briliant place. I have been a few times at Christmas and seen the decorations which just blow you away. The... More 

1 Thank Liandra N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $26
Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meg Lane | Higher Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: 01260 400756
We are small country pub with outstanding views across the Cheshire Plain, we serve food of the highest standards, with a full a la carte menu aswell as a light bites lunch menu, a la carte served all day, light bites served 12.00 til 16.30 excluding Sundays. We have a range of award winning beer to compliment with continuous rotating guest ales.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?