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The Hanging gate, Sutton

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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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing meal we had here. We opted for the five course tasting menu, and every item was delicious. The ambience of the place was superb, as was the setting. The staff were so friendly. I really hope that turns out to be a huge success for the very talented chef, and the charming landlady.

Thank AngloUK
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend have been here twice and both times the food has been outstanding. Tonight I had the lamp rump and I have never tasted anything like it and the crushed potatoes were to die for. My boyfriend had the duck it was the best he had ever had. Cant wait to return very soon.. My new favorite... More 

Thank samie29
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all the drive to this place is second to none, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside and farms, it's postcard perfect. We were quite excited about having lunch here today to find the doors were locked that that it was indeed closed , if you are going to close that's fine but please let people know.

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THGS1610, Guest Relations Manager at The Hanging gate, Sutton, responded to this review

Dear Bt Jose, Our website and all other social media sites show us as correctly being closed on a Monday and Tuesday, we would appreciate the info on where you saw our false opening times so we can alter. We have applied to TA to have your review removed although we understand your frustration at driving here we feel it... More 

Pudsey, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pub is child and dog friendly and from the moment we arrived my son and puppy were made to feel like royalty. The roast is absolutely delicious, brilliant range of meats and for a little bit more you can have 3 meats which I'd definitely recommend. We had a great time and will definitely be back, thank you!

Thank Applesanna
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, it's worth pointing out that this pub is under new management since Ernst from the Lord Clyde moved up to run the kitchen permanently 8 weeks ago. I visited with my mother for lunch. It was a cloudy day so the only disappointment was the view, which from previous experience is worth the trip up the hill alone. The... More 

Thank S8OYD
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61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

We heard from friends a new Landlord was producing some amazing food so we decided to give it a try and we were by no means disappointed. This is a really quirky old fashioned pub with views to die for. We were met by very cheery staff and shown to our table. We all picked the rib of beef Sunday... More 

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home base
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We called in here as we had not been for several years, we were met by the landlady who was a very pleasant young lady she made us very welcome and showed us to a table with stunning veiws. The weather was sunny so it made all the more pleasent we ordered our food which come in good time and... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Such a wonderful location with terrific views. It was a cold dark night when we went but the warm fire and friendly reception warmed us through in no time. Food was top quality not to mention the wine and ale. Definitely go back here again.

Thank Paul H
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant place. A really quirky pub with breathtaking views. The food is second to none.

Thank Draccy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

A few of us went on Sunday for a long walk followed by wine and food at the hanging gate. The fires were roaring and the views, food and staff were all amazing. We will be back to watch the fireworks on bonfire night as I can imagine you see thousands from there. Thanks for a lovely lunch.

Thank Timizabet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $24
Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Scenic view, Special occasions
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 under the guidance of acclaimed chef patron Ernst van Zyl who moved into the kitchen permanently at the end of October. We serve light bites 12/2:30 Wednesday - Saturday and a lazy lunch menu same days until 2pm. Friday and Saturday lunch and evenings we also offer a 5 course tasting menu with or without wine flight and Wednesday - Saturday evenings our a la carte menu. Sunday is traditional roasts day with a super choice of dishes cooked to order. Our wine list is wonderful with lots of fabulous wines and we always have our hydes original and a guest beer on draft. We close Monday and Tuesday. Look forward to seeing you soon. THG team.

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