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Summary

“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.

£55
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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”.

£55
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

After a major contemporary makeover in 2015, the grey-walled dining room of this “fab pub” on a hillside not far from the Peak District now offers a stylish stage for chef Mike Shaw’s “excellent value” cooking.

£51
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

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.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £20.00 £22.00
Dinner   £45.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £19.00 £3.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

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Highchair, Menu
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The chef

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
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-7:45 pm

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