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“Great Bar with excellent choice of real ales”
Review of RedWillow

Ranked #1 of 24 Nightlife in Macclesfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Housing 15 keg lines and 6 cask lines, RedWillow Bar has a constant varied line-up of RedWillow beer (including some limited and exclusives you won’t find anywhere else) as well as an ever-changing range of guest beers from breweries around the UK and world. Not all about beer; stocking over 60 different gins and spirits, there is something for everyone. As well as drinks we serve various bar snacks, meat and cheese platters and stonebaked pizzas from a menu that is constantly changing; using homemade or local produce.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Bar with excellent choice of real ales”
Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

Not just for real ale buffs with the fantastic selection of beers but it caters for the woman in your life as it also has Prosecco on tap. Very friendly knowledgable staff. Great atmosphere. Visited many times since it has opened and it is a good meeting place for friends.
A welcome addition to Macclesfield.

Visited February 2014
4 Thank Nigel M
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great new addition to Macclesfield.”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Friendly welcoming staff with great choice of drinks. Nice relaxing place to pop in for a wine after shopping on your own or meet up with friends for the evening.

Visited January 2014
5 Thank Carol C
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great night for couples ”
Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Had a great night here. The decor is awesome and I loved the plasma screen with all the beers on so that you don't have to get right to the bat to see the options. (Over 14 different beers).

Only bad point was that prosecco which you can have by the glass was off. There was no replacement bottles The management handled it very well and gave us money off some champagne instead.

Would go back. Best selection of on-tap beers I have seen in macc

4 Thank Tom O
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Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“The rise and rise of Macc beer retailing”
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Somewhat late to pick up on this new bar at the back of Macc, but as a Redwillow fan I was there in no time once I heard of its existence. Essentially one large room (ex-furniture showroom) with minimal dividing-off and a range of seating from Chesterfield-style sofas to conventional table-and-chairs and a couple of bar stools.

Didn't try the food which is in its earliest stages and I suspect they will expand on the offering once they get firmly settled in. The beer is the thing here and there are twenty available on draught, either on handpump or nifty keg taps on the back wall of the bar. Their own brews made up seven or eight of the offerings on my visit along with other locals (Happy Valley from Bollington), localish (Acorn from Barnsley) and further afield (6 Degrees North from Aberdeen, Brewfist from Italy).

A very convivial bit of space (upmarket Wetherspoons !) and I look forward to trying the food offerings on a subsequent visit.

Visited December 2013
3 Thank AndySDerbyshire
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Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Another one for "Grown-Ups"”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

As a real ale fan and supporter of local brewers this is a welcome addition to the towns hostelries.
The decor is eclectic and the beers are well presented and well kept.
The good selection of grazing/nibbling plates is a good idea.
Well worth a visit.

One and only criticism.......


Visited November 2013
4 Thank donsimone
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