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The Vale Inn, Macclesfield

26-31 Adlington Road
Bollington
Postal town: Macclesfield
SK10 5JT
Phone: 01625575147
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Vale Inn

Looks quite unassuming, along a row of terraced houses on the outskirts of town.

It is a delight.

GBG 2019 entry - a taphouse for the near by Bollington Brewing Co. I went for a pale ale, White Nancy, having just walked there. It was superb. Took a couple of bottles home to try.

Food on a sunday lunch looked and sounded superb.

Great pub.

On 17th December 2018 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Vale Inn

I was told that this was originally a Marston's pub that was closed for some time before being taken over by the two brothers who now run the Bollington Brewing Company and two other pubs. It's a small stone built pub set in the middle of a terrace where the rear garden overlooks the recreation ground. Inside it is open plan with wooden floorboards and various bare wooden tables, many of which had reservations for the early evening. On my early Saturday afternoon visit there were quite a few families dining out rather than dedicated beer drinkers. The bar is at tne opposite side of the room from the pub entrance. It holds eight hand pumps, two of which are given over to ciders and on this occasion had six Bollington Brewery beers. These were Best, Long Hop, Winter Reserve, Oat Mill Stout, White Nancy and Eastern Delight. I went for the Eastern Nights (£3.30) and Winter Reserve (£3.10) both of which were excellent beers in superb condition.
It's well worth the effort to get to Bollington, the number 10 bus is a half hourly daytime service from Macclesfield. The only thing that lets this place down a bit for me is the emphasis on food, but it's so often the case nowadays.

On 26th January 2015 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about The Vale Inn

A stone-built back street pub that has been opened out inside into one large room with the bar in the far right hand corner from the entrance. Some brick archways and a couple of steel pillars break up the space a little and, more importantly, prevent the building from collapsing. The bar is made from massive chunks of wood on a stone base and features eight hand pumps, most of which are occupied from beers from the Bollington brewery, which is a few yards along the road in a small industrial unit. Two guest beers were available, plus locally brewed Moravka lager. At the time of my visit most of the customers were just finishing their lunches, with not a lot of beer being drunk, but I imagine it must get busy later with as many as seven real ales on the go. I couldn't stop to find out as I was on my bike with many miles still to ride, but there must be ways of getting back here for a longer session...

On 21st October 2013 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Adlington (Cheshire), 2.26 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Prestbury, 2.35 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Macclesfield, 3.39 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
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17th Dec 2018, 13:25
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17th Dec 2018, 12:52
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 25 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Darts : No last updated 25 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 25 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 25 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 25 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes - Bollington Brewery Tap - last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes - Regional cider pub of the year 2013 - last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Alan Hurdle
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