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The Vale Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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29-31 Adlington Road | Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JT, England
+44 1625 575147
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wilmslow Cheshire
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220 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a traditional English pub with beer and pies. There are no high chairs and no changing facilities so it is clear that young children are not welcome. It is ideal for young men with occasional couples. The food is fine but the service is so slow you can't really appreciate it. Not one to return to with children.

Thank Wilmslow_People
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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477 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

How nice is it to find a micro-brewer who produces good quality, naturally conditioned, ales and manages to sell them, bottled, in exactly the same condition. Nice, pint, nice pub with basic pub fare and a lovely patio overlooking the cricket ground. Couldn't be nicer on a summers evening.

Thank Ollerbarrow
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Great pub food using local ingredients. Real beer and a good atmosphere. Check out the monthly Scify Bar presentations. Excellent events A gem!

Thank Paul R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Love, love, love this place. We live in Bollington and this is our favourite pub. The Vale has it all - its own brewery with many award winning pints, a cosy atmosphere inside, the best beer garden in Bollington with a great view of the Rec and a cricket match if you're lucky, and tasty, freshly cooked reasonably priced pub... More 

Thank straysheep2013
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and the staff were friendly. Great service. Dog friendly. Cozy atmosphere. All I would say is a little small. Overall a brilliant pub for all people

Thank yoyojimmyminidiningh
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent lunch, fab home cooked food, using local produce. The steak pies and steak and kidney puddings we had were fantastic. Excellent beers on offer. Great friendly staff. Quick service considering it was so busy. Excellent value for money, will be returning soon.

Thank Stephen H
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Been here several times and chomped through the menu over the years. Apart from the food, the big attraction is the on-site brewery. There's a good selection of home brewed ales, all full of flavour. Worth a try for starters is the Bollington Best bitter. The bar staff came and served a second round at the table. However, back to... More 

Thank IdeasmanPoynton
Nether Alderley, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We had lunch this week for the first time since the renovation. Nice rustic interior and good food (big portions). The whole system of serving is focused on the business rather than the customer. We were told 'no tab if going outside to lunch on the benches'. Fully understand that but the delivery of that instruction was cool. The customer... More 

Thank Lynnie97
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182 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

What not to like. Great home brewed beer. Good and friendly staff, very pleasant interior, overlooking a cricket ground, and plenty of local works. Shared the nachos...a meal in its own right with loads of chilli. Highly recommended.

Thank Procol1
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited after a long walk and had a welcome craft ale and lunch. Very good food and a good range of real beer. Ate in the sunny garden just along the road. Lovely.

Thank Elizabeth S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $12
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-31 Adlington Road | Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1625 575147

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?