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The Church Inn

) #52 of 300 Restaurants in Bury $$ - $$$ Bar, British, Pub
Castle Hill Road | Birtle, Bury BL9 6UH, England
+44 161 764 2857
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Hill Road | Birtle, Bury BL9 6UH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the end of April 17, I hosted a family lunch for 14 plus two babies to celebrate a significant milestone birthday. Staff were helpful in the booking arrangements prior to the day and our party dined in a comfortable private room. Service was good...More

1  Thank B A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am really very fond of it here. My mum and I frequent it often. Hidden away high up in Birtle, it boasts stunning views. It is always busy and I genuinely believe this is down to the quality of the food as I can't...More

2  Thank Louise S
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Their draft Timothy Taylors was absolutely gorgeous . Very good. Pub food was good. Pleasant atmosphere and a good trip out

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visited in April with my husband, his parents and the kids aged 9,7 & 5. The food was served quickly and was delicious. I had the scampi and it was lovely. The kids all had dessert and we had coffees which again were lovely. The...More

Thank SesGee
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great location however food not what I've expected. Very expensive for what it was, limited gluten free choices, also found a piece of paper in my rice pudding and when I've gone to speak to one of the servers I didn't even get a sorry.

Thank Magdalena S
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Saturday night meal, friendly service good food welcoming atmosphere. At in the restaurant, drinks in the pub bar. relaxed and well fed.

1  Thank Fatfool
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Really good food. Steak, Lamb, Salmon and Fish Pies all to perfection. Service very friendly and they dealt very professionally with another difficult group. Was our first visit but won't be the last

1  Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent pub grub at reasonable prices. Good choice of beers. Plenty of parking places. Friendly staff. The sticky toffee puding with custard is a must have.

1  Thank NellyBuryLancashire
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Although the location and interior is lovely the food is terrible. We had steak and mushroom pie the steak was tough and chewy. Also had cheese and onion quiche which was tasteless and bland. Other tables around were sending their dinner back. Won't go again

Thank mark B
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Visit here quiet often. Love the menu, food always spot on. Always leave satisfied. Great choice of menu and generous portion sizes. Pepppered chicken and chocolate fondant are my all time faves :) Staff are freindly and helpful.

3  Thank BLD5
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Karen H
Does the Church Inn have real ale?
24 August 2015|
Response from Bonnie A |
Hi. Yes it does.
Peter S
who is the owners of the pub
28 March 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Hill Road | Birtle, Bury BL9 6UH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bury
  • Phone Number: +44 161 764 2857
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This well known 17th century Inn underwent an extensive refurbishment throughout the whole of the building in summer 2009, whilst trying to maintain its traditional feel and character. We aim to offer fine food and wine along with excellent service in the relaxed atmosphere of our dining room as well as a private dining function room. All meals will be prepared to the exacting standards of the highly experienced team of chefs using the best quality fresh and wherever possible local produce. You will receive a warm welcome in our relaxed bar area where you can enjoy our selection of bar snacks and a choice from our main menu in the bar, and the main menu in the restaurant at lunch time and evening.