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52 Watling Street | Affetside, Bury BL8 3QW, England
+44 1204 884584
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch for mum & dads 50+ year anniversary. table for 6 including a fussy 10 year old, a teenager plus a dog....firstly staff were lovely and more than happy to let our well behaved pet in, although dog areas are restricted, they are still in nice parts of the pub just not in the scenic raised area with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place staff are lovely,the food is fabulous the portions seem quite generous to me .... and you can take your dog..., can't wait to go again

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Thank jan o
Bolton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub grub with friends, clearly had eyes bigger than stomach as opted for the sharing starter as starter and main for one. Was awesome, but huge Nice setting and atmosphere, would definitely return again.

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Thank MATwist
Pack-Horse-Affetside, Assistant Manager at The Pack Horse, responded to this review

HI Matwist, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, our sharing platters are very popular its great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed it. Again I thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Victoria More 

Yorkshire
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on Sunday the 12th with my family, it was my choice based purely on Trip Advisor reviews and it really lived up to them. Lovely interior, great location and excellent service. We were served by Victoria and Conor, the food was enjoyed by all of us (mine was the sausage and mash followed by Baileys cheesecake), and the drinks... More 

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Thank Melchett
Lancs
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was 20 of us on a Sunday afternoon. We had booked for my grandaughter 1st birthday. One of my sisters recommended the Packhorse, I hadn't been for years & years. In fact the last time, I went it was a little pub. Set up in the countryside, tucked up in the hillsides. We had been given a small room... More 

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1 Thank carolnjim
Pack-Horse-Affetside, Deputy Manager at The Pack Horse, responded to this review

Hi Carolnjim, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review, it is always a pleasure to read such reviews. We are glad your party had a lovely time celebrating your daughters 1st birthday. I will be sure to pass your comments onto Hayley, I'm sure she will be over the moon as she has already... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super lunch, great staff excellent service,amazing views. We had drovers platter and the fantabulous salt and pepper fries. Plenty of choice on menu . Warm reception and the local history very interesting

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1 Thank Lynne N
Pack-Horse-Affetside, Deputy Manager at The Pack Horse, responded to this review

Thank you Lynne N for such a great review. It is always rewarding when we hear our guests have had such a great experience, we look forward to seeing you again soon!! Many Thanks Victoria More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the pack horse on Saturday evening with my friends and I ordered the mix and match starters that came with an amazing service from a young friendly girl who was very polite. The food was absolutely delicious I would recommend the potato skins, Stilton mushrooms and the duck leg it was such a nice meal. I last visited... More 

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1 Thank Johndavis34
Pack-Horse-Affetside, Deputy Manager at The Pack Horse, responded to this review

Thank you Johndavis34 for taking the time to post us such a great review, I will be sure to pass your comments regarding our new dishes onto our kitchen team and to Hayley who looked after you on Saturday evening to which I'm sure they will be over the moon!! It is always lovely to read such fantastic review, we... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely meal this evening and great service from Conor and Victoria who were very attentive, courteous and friendly- thanks guys you were ace.

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2 Thank Amanda J
Pack-Horse-Affetside, Deputy Manager at The Pack Horse, responded to this review

Hi Amanda J, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. We love reading such brilliant comments regarding our service and name mentions!! I will be sure to pass this onto Conor also, We look forward to seeing you again soon!! Many Thanks Victoria More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tuesday is such an inconvenient day for Valentine's Day, so my wife and I decided to have ours on Saturday instead. We have been going to the Pack Horse for years and have always enjoyed the food and great selection of cask beers. We usually include it in our weekend walks around the area and it's great to sit outside... More 

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Thank EW512
Pack-Horse-Affetside, Deputy Manager at The Pack Horse, responded to this review

Many Thanks EW512 for taking the time to post a review regarding your visit here at The Pack Horse. We love to read that our guests enjoyed their time with us. It is always fantastic to read reviews from our guests that visit regularly, I will be sure to pass your kind words on to all the team, especially Aleena... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm cosy, and friendly pub with outstanding food and service. My husband and I visited The Pack Horse late lunch time on a Saturday and had a fantastic experience. The waiters working this day were Riccardo and Conor and offered brilliant service. Both knowledgable, polite and very helpful. The food is extremely well presented and just incredible. Hats off... More 

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2 Thank traceypaulhoward
Pack-Horse-Affetside, Deputy Manager at The Pack Horse, responded to this review

Hi traceypaulhoward, Thank you very much for posting such a great review, it is always rewarding to read such brilliant comments. I have passed your lovely comments onto our kitchen team with regards to the food and presentation and of course to Riccardo and Conor who will be delighted they got a mention. We hope to see you again soon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Watling Street | Affetside, Bury BL8 3QW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bury
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 884584

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?