Harden's survey result
“Always a great experience both in the restaurant and the brasserie” – this much-expanded 18th-century hilltop inn, set in a hamlet near Saddleworth, has wonderful views over the Pennines and provides consistently highly-rated cooking. Owner Charles Brierley found it semi-derelict 25 years ago, and has transformed it into a real crowd-pleaser.
“Brilliant for lunch or dinner, casual or more formal dining” – this “beautifully located” and recently refurbed hillside inn – overlooking Manchester and the Cheshire Plain – “never disappoints” with its “great rooms” and Mike Shaw’s “fantastic cooking usual local ingredients”. FOH Charles is also a “firm favourite with his clientele”.
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Have you eaten at The White Hart?
Located on top o' hill, overlooking Manchester and the Cheshire plain beyond. On a good day we can even peek a view of the Welsh Mountains and Snowdonia. Lydgate is one of many villages collectively known as Saddleworth, nestled on the edge of the Pennines. Grand walking round these parts!
The White Hart is the village pub and a little more besides... Take a look on our website which will hopefully give you an insight into our cooking, wines, ales, rooms and events. As well as our dedicated team who make it all happen.
You can celebrate Life's Milestones intimately in our Library or grandly in our Oak Room. The White Hart works when you can't be bothered to cook or when you are out to impress. To find out more, please give us a call. We look forward to seeing you soon.
|Wine per bottle||£18.00|
Brought up in Greenfield a stones throw away from the White Hart, Michael was appointed head chef in November 2011. Mike started his career at La Manoir Quat Saisons under Raymond Blanc. He then moved on to Hambleton Hall and during the six year period he was promoted to pastry chef. After moving to Aubergine in London he went off to France to work for Richard Neat.
On returning to London Mike worked for Marco Pierre White before moving back to the north of England to take a position as sous chef at Gilpin Lodge. After being promoted to Head Chef with Gilpin they gained its first Michelin star. It had always been a plan for Mike to do something near his roots. Then an opening at the White Hart was a great opportunity.
51 Stockport Rd, Lydgate, OL4 4JJ
|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑7:45 pm|