We made a specific trip to the Hanging Gate as we had been there many years ago & we we were looking forward to a return visit. We live in Boston & were visiting the UK for Christmas holidays. Before we drove from London to Macclesfield I emailed the Hanging Gate to check on the opening hours for food service on Boxing Day. I received a response from I Rottenbury, the owner. He told me that food would be available from 12 - 4 pm & they would be closing at 6 pm. We made the difficult drive in rain & fog to this extremely remote location only to be treated very rudely by the owners wife. We arrived before 4 pm but she was belligerent & would not serve us - saying the kitchen closed at 2:30 pm. I read her the email I received from her husband & she essentially said " tough luck". So I would strongly advise travelers to avoid The Hanging Gate. It is not worth the effort and the aggravation. STAY AWAY !!!!