We were staying near New Mills in a B&B and were pointed towards The Pack Horse as a good option for a relaxing pub meal - we were not disappointed.
the Pack Horse is an attractive and welcoming pub. We arrived fairly early on a Friday evening and were able to grab a table in the bar - we wouldn't have wanted to be much later. It's probably best to book if you want a table in the restaurant area but I think the food is the same and we were happier with the ambiance of the bar.
The staff were friendly and welcoming - the landlord even helping me with the name of the supplier of his outside festoon lights! A good range of real ales is stocked and were in top condition when drunk.
The menu was varied and interesting, with a separate list of curries also available, listed on a chalk board near the door.
Rather than having a starter, I spotted little bottles of cashew nuts behind the bar - a steal at 85p! - which we nibbled on while waiting for our food.
Our food was excellent and in huge portions - my wife's Lamb Henry (what's a "Henry" you may ask! It's a slow cooked shoulder) was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed the chicken dish I chose. The range of traditional puds was too tempting to resist - though we did ask for one pud and two spoons.
All in all an excellent evening.
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- A traditional inn , family owned for over thirty years. Located on the edge of the Peak district yet convenient for Manchester, Stockport and Sheffield. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pack Horse Hotel New Mills