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“Stepping back in time ✨✨✨”
Review of The White House

The White House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 5 - USD 18
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: This old coaching house dates back to 1670 and has been in the Marney family for 30 years!. We are situated high in the Pennine hills on the edge of Littleborough, the Pennine way passes our front door and the 'tour de France' on the 6th july is on our doorstep. We serve quality home cooked meals every lunch time and evening.
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We made a lunch stop here as we spotted a car park full of cars and people drinking outside. That looked a good sign so we drove into the carpark bagging the last available space.

The bar area was packed with people as were the two restaurants, but there was one remaining table....meant for us! We were ravenously hungry and from the large menu ordered haddock, chips and peas ... something that could be reasonably quickly prepared.

Whilst waiting, we noticed most people had chosen dishes of pies and curries that looked delicious. We didn’t have to wait long for our meals, and the food was piping hot and tasty. Service from a young waitress was excellent. She was obviously very busy but couldn’t have been more friendly and polite.

✨This pub, high on the Pennine Hills, was like a blast from the past for us as pubs like this, near to where we live, have long closed. It’s in a great spot and an obvious stop for walkers and there were people of all ages enjoying Saturday lunch.

What I really liked was the No Dog policy. There were dogs in the porch area but non inside! I personally detest having to eat my meal with a strange dog nearby....apart from special guide dogs, who I’m sure would be more than welcomed. So..........good pub, friendly service, good, homely food.....and panoramic views of miles of moorland....and prices were reasonable too. ✨✨✨✨

Date of visit: September 2018
5  Thank se262014
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here and loved the menu (huge portions and lots of variety); great atmosphere in the place. You can enjoy a fantastic view from the car park and the staff are incredibly friendly - you get a really warm welcome.

Would highly recommend it if you are ever in/near Rochdale.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank pj78m
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

19 members of our Heaton Park Astronomy Group visited the lofty location for a meal and hopefully some stargazing. Alas, the clouds prevented the latter, but the meal made up for that.

A very extensive and reasonably priced menu provided for a really enjoyable night out. The food was beautifully cooked and the service was impeccable. It was easy to see why the place was so popular, even on a wet miserable evening.

We will definitely be returning. Would recommend without reservation.

Date of visit: August 2018
4  Thank David B
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

It’s very rare that at the point of starvation you find the perfect place, but the White House is it.

After 5 hours of walking on the Pennine Way I would have eaten anything but the perfection of the home-cooked food cannot be underestimated at the White House. I had the pie, a proper northern pie and it was beautiful. Great ale too.


Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank dcolenso
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was the first time in months we had the chance to go and chill out and have meal without thinking about the two little boys. So we ordered the big steaks, what a mistake, i ordered a blue steak and my wife a medium rare, what we got where two very fatty well done bits of tatty meat, the veg was tasteless and dry obviously been sat for a while.
We did complain but felt it feel on deaf ears as all the staff have an average age of 16 yrs old, they did offer a free dessert which again looked like it had better days, the treacle sponge was hard and the custard thick and tasteless again obviously sat for a while under the heat lamps and my wife had the cheese cake which she left as it was awful.
All in all a terrible night out and expensive waste of time.
we won't be going back

Date of visit: August 2018
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5  Thank Buildman1965
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