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“Outstanding!”
Review of Old Hall - CLOSED

Old Hall
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 12, 2011

My family and I were extremely lucky to experience what can only be described as a truly outstanding Sunday lunch at the 'Todmorden Vintner'. The winning combination of superb food, a heavenly wine list and the most attentive service I have ever had the pleasure to experience- was out of this world.

The food was delicious and they catered for our 2 year old with thought and care. The vegetables were so perfectly cooked ( I have to strongly disagree with the previous review saying the vegetable portions were not big enough - simply not true). The portions were perfect (nothing worse than being over faced).

What a delight for Todmorden. Our dining experience was simply exquisite and we so cannot wait to go back and enjoy the varied menus they offer through the week. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant and would feel proud to do so.

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Reviewed April 3, 2011

A potentially very good Mother's Day meal at the Todmorden Vintner (Old Hall) was spoiled by a lack of attention to small details. Starters and puddings were excellent, but the roast beef was firm, yorkshire puddings were cold and accompanied by just two small roast potatoes and a few french beans. I see that a sparcity of vegetables was also raised by the previous reviewer (and they had actually received more than we did). When we queried the rather parsimonious offering (as we thought there had been a mistake), staff merely said that this was how it was presented. No offer of coffee refills at the end of the meal also gave a poor impression.

When settling the bill, the owner asked if we had had a good meal and was very defensive when I mentioned these points. Unfortunately, this left a somewhat bitter taste in the mouth. What a pity. No return visits for us.

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Reviewed March 20, 2011

We often eat out for Sunday lunch and this is one of the best dining experiences we have had for a long time. For a start the exterior of the building is a delight, the owner told us that the main body of the building dated from 1603 and parts of it go back to the 1100s. The gardens and lawns to the front of the restaurant are well tended and fringed with lots of miniature daffodils.
Inside there are a few dining rooms of varying sizes including one private room, we were seated in the intimate bar area along with 3 other tables. The room has a wood burning stove, very happy looking cat and a massive imposing carved over mantle.
The 3 course Sunday lunch menu is priced at £17.95 each and is worth every penny, we chose a lovely black pudding & chorizo warm salad, and a Lancashire cheese and leek tart, for main course one of ordered the traditional Ribblesdale beef and the other had Todmorden East Lee cheese and pea shoot fritters which was light and fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. This was accompanied by French beans and small new potatoes, some may say that it was a bit light on the vegetables but I would prefer fewer veg’ perfectly cooked to order than lots that have been hanging around since the start of service. We had a quick look at the wine list but ordered by the glass because of driving, but it appeared comprehensive and well thought out.
Pudding was rice pudding and cherry compote and a choice of home made ice cream, the lemon curd variety was superb and genuinely made on the premises.
On the way to the ladies the owner/waitress could see that I was having a look around and put down the plates she was tidying away to give me a brief guided tour which I thought was lovely of her.
What a charming friendly little gem tucked away in Tod’

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Reviewed January 24, 2011

Have been going to this restaurant for about 6 years now, probably averaging about once a month. As other reviewers have said, it is now called the Todmorden Vintner, and the emphasis is on high quality bistro-style food. Nick and Madeleine still provide the warmest welcome in any restaurant we have ever been to; the food is locally sourced and is always excellent and Nick is extremely knowledgeable on all the wines available - to the point where we now just ask him to choose one depending on what we've ordered. Great for large groups or more intimate dinners. Midweek, as well as the normal a-la-carte, there is a "pie of the week" which is always superb; additionally a "Think Tank" menu which is £35 per couple for 2 courses including a bottle of wine. For this level of food and hospitality, you can't go wrong.

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1  Thank xraybloke
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Reviewed January 18, 2010

It is now known as The Todmorden Vintner.
Run by the same people though.

Thank Olive M
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