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The Treacle Tap

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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43 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield SK11 6JL, England
+44 1625 615938
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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217 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

What a lovely place this is, its a long thin bar and has lots of selections of beers, they have theme nights that if I lived closed I would go to. What a fab find

Thank Jacqui B
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Really good bar, with traditional English pies that were delicious. A really amazing beer selection of beers from all of Europe. Good recommendations for the beers. Had a steak & ale pie, 4 👍 up

Thank Henrik K
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited on a Saturday lunch time and was very quiet, and the two lads working there were clearly pleased to have something to do! They were very pleasant hosts, and the beer was superb with a nice bit of music for some ambience. We tried some of the English Tapas type things, pork pie, cheese, pickes etc and they were... More 

Thank Thehbk
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a real ale gem near to the railway station. Its always got a good selection of hand pulled beers as well as some beers on keg. They also do some food platters that are good value for money and very tasty. Its a little small inside but this just adds to the cosy feel of the place. Note:... More 

Thank Mr_Spock56
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

After an evening of teaching or brains at Escape Quest we headed into Macclesfield's entertainment quarter. It was pie and mash all round with some exciting beers to wash it down. The staff were friendly and helpful. Though the soggy clientele were not particularly fragrant. Beers drunk: Fruitesse, snazzy beer, dag and done, night train. :-)

Thank fellamee
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the 5 star review, and for the great feedback on the staff, we are proud of them (and the exciting beers!). More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Who would think you'd get not only great service, friendly banter, and superb beer in such a small pub. You also get great art done every week. What other pub allows local artists to paint temporary murals on the walls. It sums the place up. Vibrant, left field, and just totally wonderful!

Thank Richard S
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review, and for appreciating the quirks! We don't manage to get the art wall repainted every week - and we love some of the paintings too much to paint over them that quickly - but yes we love having local people (and our staff) contribute to our ambience. Enjoy! More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We drink in here regularly, because it is just a couple of doors away from our favourite restaurant, the Maliwan. The beer is always excellent, and there is always a choice of three real ales. It is also good for cakes and coffee, which are a welcome pudding after a meal at the Maliwan.

Thank MPeterson67
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the 5 star review, it is much appreciated... we love Maliwan too by the way! More 

Billingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Macclesfield is great for pie lovers and this eaterie specialises in pie and mash using local pies with mash, gravy and minted mushy peas. Good choice of vegetarian and meat pies.

Thank David H
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review! Have you checked out our new season's menu yet? More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great food (we had excellent pie and mushy peas), great local beer, really welcoming staff and atmosphere. We had never been to Macclesfield. This was a gem of a find!

Thank Alan69Cathy61
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

What a lovely review - thank you so much for giving us 5 stars. Do come again! More 

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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

me and my dad popped in here for a quick cool off as the weather when we visited was glorious. We just got some drinks. The service was really impeccable and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The place has a very unique atmosphere and is very small, but this adds to the charming and comfort of the restaurant.... More 

Thank Meganell
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving a full review! Really glad you like the place, and that you received impeccable service. We look forward to welcoming you back for some food next time. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield SK11 6JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1625 615938
Small cosy European-style bar a stones throw from Macclesfield railway station, serving coffee, teas, fine wine, world beers but main specialities are local real ale and fabulous pies!

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