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The Treacle Tap

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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43 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield SK11 6JL, England
+44 1625 615938
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

After an evening of teaching or brains at Escape Quest we headed into Macclesfield's entertainment quarter. It was pie and mash all round with some exciting beers to wash it down. The staff were friendly and helpful. Though the soggy clientele were not particularly fragrant. Beers drunk: Fruitesse, snazzy beer, dag and done, night train. :-)

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Thank fellamee
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the 5 star review, and for the great feedback on the staff, we are proud of them (and the exciting beers!). More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Who would think you'd get not only great service, friendly banter, and superb beer in such a small pub. You also get great art done every week. What other pub allows local artists to paint temporary murals on the walls. It sums the place up. Vibrant, left field, and just totally wonderful!

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Thank Richard S
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review, and for appreciating the quirks! We don't manage to get the art wall repainted every week - and we love some of the paintings too much to paint over them that quickly - but yes we love having local people (and our staff) contribute to our ambience. Enjoy! More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We drink in here regularly, because it is just a couple of doors away from our favourite restaurant, the Maliwan. The beer is always excellent, and there is always a choice of three real ales. It is also good for cakes and coffee, which are a welcome pudding after a meal at the Maliwan.

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Thank MPeterson67
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the 5 star review, it is much appreciated... we love Maliwan too by the way! More 

Billingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Macclesfield is great for pie lovers and this eaterie specialises in pie and mash using local pies with mash, gravy and minted mushy peas. Good choice of vegetarian and meat pies.

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Thank David H
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review! Have you checked out our new season's menu yet? More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Great food (we had excellent pie and mushy peas), great local beer, really welcoming staff and atmosphere. We had never been to Macclesfield. This was a gem of a find!

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Thank Alan69Cathy61
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

What a lovely review - thank you so much for giving us 5 stars. Do come again! More 

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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

me and my dad popped in here for a quick cool off as the weather when we visited was glorious. We just got some drinks. The service was really impeccable and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The place has a very unique atmosphere and is very small, but this adds to the charming and comfort of the restaurant.... More 

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Thank Meganell
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving a full review! Really glad you like the place, and that you received impeccable service. We look forward to welcoming you back for some food next time. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Called in with family while on a shopping trip and had some platters and sandwiches. All very nice and fresh with a very nice cheeky lunchtime half!

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Thank BirdyAndrew
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the 5 star review, it still means a lot to us! More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Have been 3 times and each time the pies have been amazing. The Great North Pie Co. really know how to make a tasty pie, however the accompaniments are just perfect. Not to mention the beer tapas (a selection of draught ales) which is probably the best starter and dessert I can imagine!

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Thank Marc F
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review! We think the pies are pretty amazing too, and as for the beer... :) More 

Prestbury, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

A great selection of beers, which change regularly. The staff are very knowledgeable and let you try before you buy. The food is simple and delicious. We love the cheese or ham sandwiches which are served on really chunky bread. The pie and mash is also delicious. Well worth a visit.

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Thank lmainz
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the great review! Glad you love the food and the staff. Maybe next visit, we'll deserve 5 stars...?! More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

I've visited the Treacle tap several times. The staff are polite and knowledgeable about the beer they serve. If you enjoy a particular type of real ale, the staff can recommend one to suit. The food served is extremely good quality. I've only eaten a couple of times here, but the pies and salad accompaniment are delicious, hot and the... More 

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Thank Jon D
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Our 100th review! Thanks very much for the kind words. We will have a think about your feedback about the colour scheme. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $14
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield SK11 6JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1625 615938
Description
Small cosy European-style bar a stones throw from Macclesfield railway station, serving coffee, teas, fine wine, world beers but main specialities are local real ale and fabulous pies!

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