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Charming dining pub on the edge of The Pennines

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Wheelchair access

There’s been a pub here since 1788, when its huge cellars were used for brewing. From its hilltop location, Manchester and the Cheshire plain are spread out below, and on a good day even the Welsh Mountains and Snowdonia are visible. Owner Charlie Brierley has blended the period charm of its beams, exposed stonework and open fireplaces with contemporary decor, especially in The Brasserie, where among the cosmopolitan dishes are natural Colchester oyster, almond, caviar; roast peppered duck, honey, beetroot, turnip, poached blackberries; seared tuna, tonka bean, smoked potato. The two- and three-course set lunch and early evening menus are good value, as is chef's seven-course Dining Room tasting menu. Sunday's set lunch includes either a roast meat, a fish or a vegetarian dish.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 26 December, 1 January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–8
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9.30, Sunday 12–8

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets

Getting here

From Manchester A62 to Oldham. Right onto bypass, A669 through Lees. In 500 yards past Grotton, at brow of hill right onto A6050.

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