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Leather's Smithy

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Langley, Macclesfield SK11 0NE, England
+44 1260 252313
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Set in the gorgeous surroundings of Macclesfield forest, this pub has a great selection of food and the staff as quick and efficient. Ideal for a little pre-walk meal! Well priced and decent pub grub. Cheers

Thank RJ_7489
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here quite often for lunch as live locally, and never disappointed. The special board always has a large and interesting choice, and good for vegetarians too. Beautiful setting, real fires and lovely staff.

1 Thank Deborah C
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146 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set on the edge of Macclesfield forest, Leather's Smithy is the perfect spot to have a meal and/or a drink after a walk. It is an old fashioned pub that serves really good local food Recommended

Thank clotguy
Leek, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a walk and some lunch, and the Leather's Smithy was perfect. Two or 3 good walks from the car park, around Macclesfield Forest etc, and then nice imaginative lunch, with lots of home-cooked specials, including vegetarian options. 4 real ales too!

1 Thank Brian B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family Boxing Day family lunch , originally booked for eight but at the last minute we increased the booking to eleven ...... although the owners were mad busy this was not a problem to them we received great service and fabulous food .... fires were roaring and the atmosphere was very festive , will be visiting again very soon ...

1 Thank rachellawson
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The plaque outside the pub boasts that it was back in 1821 when beer was first served from the smithy and it's great to see that the inside of the place is just a good old fashioned traditional pub. The location is fantastic as it combines not only views of the reservoir and forest,but also it serves as an ideal... More 

1 Thank Graham S
Flintshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

we came here last sunday....food was great and staff were lovely, very accomodating, amazing views...we loved it so much that we visited again yesterday...and once again all staff were lovely...food is great, very high standard...lovely atmosphere, cosy ,comfy and so welcoming....now a firm favourite!!!

1 Thank helenet733
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

With a bundle of cham, surreal views and a consistent high standard of service, I always feel relaxed here, maybe it's the open fire, amazing abundance of really excellent dishes based upon locally sourced products and confidence in a brilliant business. Parking is plentiful, and, don't park here if you're simply going a walk in the stunning Forest. The parking... More 

1 Thank Fandanzel
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We often go to the Leather Smithy, we last went on my birthday. The food was tremendous and the portions of vegetables and potatoes are huge and so fresh! My favourite is the red cabbage! The specials board is always bursting with yummy local additions. The beer and wine is also very good. The log fires make it so cosy... More 

1 Thank LucyC05
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Great location for an autumn Sunday lunch! Great food too!! We'll be back to sample more of your excellent home cooked food!!

Thank Anita W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Langley, Macclesfield SK11 0NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1260 252313
This is a traditional pub in a lovely waterside setting on the edge of Macclesfield forest. Excellent food is served lunchtime and evening. A standard menu is supplemented by a daily "blackboard" of "specials" which features the best of local produce. The pub have a range of traditional ales including guest beers. In the winter real fires warm the stone floored bar area as well as the more formal dining area of the pub. Very popular and booking is essential at weekends. As residents of the area we aware of what the competition has to offer and feel that Leather's Smithy provides excellent food of consistent quality at a very fair price.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?