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Pub Lunches in Manchester and Cheshire

A round-up of hearty pub grub throughout and around Manchester

With the nights drawing in and the temperature creeping lower, it’s the season for brisk walks followed by a classic pub lunch. We’ve covered the best walks around Greater Manchester already, but these wouldn’t be complete without resting your legs and refuelling with a pint and some good British food. Here we present a round-up of pub lunches across Manchester and Cheshire, the perfect reward for the walking routes above. 


Image via The Rams Head on Facebook

The Rams Head
Buxton Road West, Disley, SK12 2AE
 
After a wander around Lyme Park, there’s no better spot than The Rams Head in Disley for picturesque views and perfect pub eats. Their lunch menu boasts a Devon crab and king prawn roll, or a mezze flatbread for light midday bites — while the all-day menu features a range of classic and contemporary starters and mains suitable for any appetite, with sharers like baked camembert, or a rotisserie menu. Turn up on a Sunday to take advantage of The Rams Head’s full range of roasts, all served with all the trimmings and bottomless gravy. 

The Rams Head currently highly recommends booking to enable a safe as possible visit.


Image via The Waterside Restaurant Garden & Cabin on Facebook

The Waterside Restaurant, Garden & Bar
Inghams Ln, Littleborough, OL15 0AY
 
A little further afield, The South Pennine Water Trail will take you through rural Cheshire, ending on a visit to The Waterside Restaurant. This relaxed and cosy venue offers the perfect home from home after a chilly Autumnal walk, and a menu to match. The extensive restaurant menu has something for everyone, with seasonal vegan specials like garlic mushrooms on sourdough, or sweet potato and cauliflower curry. With roasts every Sunday, and a range of updated comfort classics, The Waterside celebrates fresh, local produce and great flavours. 

Just make sure you book a table here.


Image via The Chorlton Tap on Facebook
 
Chorlton Tap
Wilbraham Rd, Manchester, M21 0UE
 
Chorlton, often heralded as the perfect neighbourhood for on-trend brunch spots and bars, is also not short of traditional ale houses to sit back with a craft beer and people watch. Serving a range of ales, ciders and independent beers, The Chorlton Tap is a popular joint for its unique menu and prime location in the centre of this bustling area. Why not warm yourself up after a walk around the Water Park or Nature Reserve with food from The Nordic Kitchen, a fresh Scandinavian menu served on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, take advantage of Nora’s Kitchen, serving a range of roasts with an impressive vegan selection.



Image via The Arden Arms Pub Stockport on Facebook

Arden Arms
Millgate, Stockport, SK1 2LX
 
Back in Stockport, last but not least the Arden Arms is one of many Robinsons-owned pubs in the North West. Serving their own beers supplied by Stockport’s Robinsons brewery, as well as a traditional homely pub menu, take advantage of a no-fuss, good British pub visit, with a range of sandwiches, Sunday roasts and daily specials. The Arms also benefits from a heated, covered courtyard for frosty Autumn days. 
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