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The Shoulder of Mutton

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Holcombe Village, Ramsbottom, Bury BL8 4LZ, England
+44 1706 822001
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I've been here several times for drinks after walks on the hill over the years but have recently had an evening meal there which was great. The menu is diverse, containing lots of what you would expect from a country pub as well as more high brow cuisine. The seasonal specials are impressive and show good use of fresh ingredients.... More 

Thank Matthew D
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great value for Sunday lunch. Large Yorkshires with Beef. Good service and nice atmosphere. Plenty of choices for food

Thank pacurr
east sussex
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216 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

First visit here with family and friends. Had roast beef and huge Yorkshire pudding. Would have preferred ordinary veg with the roast potatoes and mash. The Yorkshire pud was huge but would have been better if less dry. Four or five real ales available which is good and a nice selection of red wines by the glass. A friendly pub... More 

Thank gsxrEastSussex
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night and wasn't disappointed. 1st time visited,warm welcome with a gin and tonic to die for,service good and food excellent. Always like to have black pudding when over this side of the Pennines and for starter had seared scallops with black pudding-delicious,main course had Indian spiced hake,again delicious and we all had pudding,I chose sticky toffee pudding... More 

Thank Lesley W
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Very tasty Sunday roast dinner. Nice Tender beef with giant Yorkshire pudding. Nice atmosphere. Dog friendly with great beer

Thank Stuartwilko86
Mellor, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was our attitude to this place after the meal and the temperature at which the food was served. The main courses we ate were very tasty....a spicy hake dish and a slow braised beef dish were particularly good, but the food was just about warm enough to eat in all four cases.three average puddings followed. The wine was nice;the... More 

2 Thank elpee182
Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Went on a Tuesday night drinks where fine but disapointed with the meal. we both had fish an chips and the chips were cold apart from that i found the whole evening just ok

2 Thank anthony c
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Friday night dinner in the small restaurant was an, overall, delicious affair. Good buzz from the main room and a cracking pint of local bitter started the evening. Not blown away by the choice of starters but the lamb's fillet salad was tasty enough although we had to wait too long for one of the Scotch eggs which also turned... More 

1 Thank Graeme R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Cheese n onion pie was tastless..more like rice pudding in pastry...steak just ok. Chips on 3 meals were uncooked and cold...very dissapointed at staffs attitude when complained ...no refund or replacement offered...wont be going back.

4 Thank Gail W
Bolton, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We booked a table for our anniversary for 7.30 on a friday night.when we were sat at our table we were told there was that 3 of the mains were not available so we decided to have lamb for main course.After ordering the waiter returned to say there was only one lamb dish available.I have never know a restaurant to... More 

4 Thank dave l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holcombe Village, Ramsbottom, Bury BL8 4LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bury  >  Ramsbottom
  • Phone Number: +44 1706 822001
The Shoulder Of Mutton is a traditional Village pub situated in the Holcombe Village, Ramsbottom. Under new owners Andrew Morris And Paulo Atalainha since November 2015 the Pub has been refurbished to enhance the natural charm of this 17th Century building.The Shoulder offers quality English food and well stocked bar including a wide range of local ales and a variety of wines and spirits. It is the perfect place to warm up in front of our open fire after a long walk around Holcombe Moors.The friendly staff help ensure you enjoy your visit.

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