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Hanging Gate Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Meg Lane | Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0NG, England
+44 1260 400756
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We regularly visit the hanging gate for a drink or two when the sun is out as do many others. A lovely old country pub surrounded by beautiful scenery and a view that stretches for miles. They have a great terrace with plenty of seating to the rear and side of the building. Reasonably priced drinks and the food I... More 

Thank Josh E
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely lunch with stunning views- good choice of lighter bites and hot meals. Friendly staff and very helpful. Coffee by the cosy fire and very reasonable price. Only criticism would be nice to have a little music in the dining area - very easy to overhear others conversation!

Thank pimper71
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found that the Sunday lunch menu was very limited and the wine list wasn't offered so we had to ask it! There was only one veggie dish - mushroom risotto. Whoever prepared this dish must have missed school on the how-to-cook-risotto day. It had no seasoning, there wasn't a hint of any flavours, no richness from butter and cheese... More 

1 Thank littlebow2017
THGS1610, Owner at Hanging Gate Inn, responded to this review

Dear littlebow2017, You've put your review back up with a different title. Thank you. Sometimes when our guests want to sit straight away at the table early it may take us a little time to get to you. We'd hate to just all of a sudden ignore our other guests who we are in the middle of looking after. Chef... More 

London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't eat here this time but definitely shall next visit. The welcome is very warm and the views are spectacular. We just had drinks and the ale was excellent. We struck up conversation almost immediately with other locals and the atmosphere was brilliant. This delightful pub is a must.

Thank Rufus S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Gave the no menu Tuesday a go- totally worth it! Earnest the head chef cooks up some incredible and unusual flavour combinations while you feel a million miles away the rest of the world. The views are amazing but the food was the star of the show. Some of the plates wernt to my taste but that's the point, Tuesdays... More 

1 Thank Charlie T
Cheshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a terrific evening at the Hanging Gate Inn, Sutton. 20 of us returned from a twelve mile walk around Sutton, in the pouring rain, to be met at the Inn with roaring fires and a very warm welcome. This was an event we had organised in advance. Liz Kellett, who runs the Inn, had organised the evening with... More 

1 Thank Benjamin M
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

-Great location, with spectacular views over the Cheshire Plain- making The hanging Gate perfect for an early doors drink on the decking or to watch the sun set if your more romantically inclined! -A gorgeous open fire in the snug bar area makes this place very homely and welcoming. -The lady who runs the place couldn't do enough for my... More 

Thank s0phie99
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely awesome food Staff friendly and attentive and the views are incredible You must try this place

Thank EC1985
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This place is just unique. The spot is idilic yet close to Macclesfield town centre - view is pretty unbeatable, both from the sunny terrace outside and from inside dining room. The new owners are trying to create something really special and it's exciting! We tried the 'pay what you think, no menu Tuesday' which I would recommend! But also... More 

Thank oli m
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Didn't get to eat here as we just called in and it was fully booked. Nice atmosphere with an open fire and cosy feel. Took a look at the menu and we will be back! I recommend you book in advance, especially if you want a table with a view, which is magnificent.

Thank ahlene2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 26
Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meg Lane | Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1260 400756
We are small country pub with outstanding views across the Cheshire Plain, we serve food of the highest standards under the guidance of acclaimed chef patron Ernst van Zyl who moved into the kitchen permanently at the end of October. We serve light bites 12/2:30 Wednesday - Saturday and a lazy lunch menu same days until 2pm. Friday and Saturday lunch and evenings we also offer a 5 course tasting menu with or without wine flight and Wednesday - Saturday evenings our a la carte menu. Sunday is traditional roasts day with a super choice of dishes cooked to order. Our wine list is wonderful with lots of fabulous wines and we always have our hydes original and a guest beer on draft. We close Monday and Tuesday. Look forward to seeing you soon. THG team.

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