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Roaches Lock Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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387 Manchester Road, Mossley OL5 9BB, England
+44 1457 837151
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for birthday meal with partner, daughter and son law one Saturday night. Great starters. We were served pretty quickly with starters and the main course for 3 of us. My daughter ordered a beef steak pudding with all the trimmings. The staff apologised for the short delay and then the Landlord himself brought her meal to her personally and... More 

Thank Marytwink
Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I dropped into Roaches on our way home from climbing in Derbyshire. My first selection off the menu was not available so I opted for the Cajun Salmon. The Salmon had a very strong fishy flavour which suggested it was past its best but I persevered and finished the meal. My son had a steak which he... More 

Thank Gary S
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here quite a few times and it's gone from really good to really quite mediocre. Last time we were in the rack of ribs were so hard I struggled to cut let alone chew them, but the other meals were ok. Tonight there were four things they didn't have we tried to order, but no apology it was a... More 

Thank GordonStalybridge
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry to say that tonight's visit was most disappointing. Almost everything we tried to order wasn't available. I know that the weather had been good and obviously the pub had been busy but we didn't receive one apology, just a very uninterested comments that they had run out. We got the feeling from the staff that they'd had a busy... More 

Thank Janice D
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stumbled upon this Luton the way back from an evening bouldering session above Dovestone reservoir. It is set on the canal back with brilliant access the the walking paths. We really enjoyed our 241 steaks, highly recommend trying all the sauces! They were delicious. The safe were all very friendly and very efficient. The menu was... More 

Thank HannahdMckie
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered fish and chips and could not complain regarding the fish it was lovely, however lots of bits of chips and not that great. The eating area near the bar needs a complete overhaul and the seating is very stained. The door to the smoking area is left open evertime someone walks through and it lets in a very... More 

Thank sandraelsie
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68 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Stuart and Stephen were perfect hosts and very well assisted by great staff we were a party of 48 and everyone was more than satisfied with the range of food served and all the great desserts rounded off a very good Sunday lunch. We will be back without doubt hopefully with better weather next time to take in the great... More 

Thank Frank B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I can imagine the pub to be lovely in the summer with the canal by the side of it . We had a table of 8 the gammon looked lovely however chicken and rib combo wasn't the best. Oil the chips was cooked in wasn't to our taste . Nice to have a drink and catch up but don't rave... More 

Thank Natalie L
Chester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Driving past this place and decided to stop - we weren't dissappointed! Staff were really nice and friendly, food was great and views down the canal were lovely :)

Thank HaloNorthwest
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I notice the web menu shows chips served with cold sandwiches, but the in house menu shows crisps and sandwiches, at same price. This led to some confusion when my wife and I visited the pub recently. Needs sorting out.

Thank Peter S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Manchester Road, Mossley OL5 9BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Mossley
  • Phone Number: +44 1457 837151
Lovely pub

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