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The Flying Horse Hotel
Ranked #8 of 14 Rochdale B&B and Inns
Warwickshire, England
1 review
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“Best place in town”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Great live entertainment every weekend with free entry and a wide selection of beers including several well kept real ales. Staff are really warm and friendly and the food is very good, I can't fault the breakfast.
Rooms are clean and tidy and very reasonably priced.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Whitworth, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

I frequent this establishment often, not that I am an alcoholic, but because I love the atmosphere, range of drinks, variety of weekly offers and above all else FREE live music 2-3 times a week with also a jam night, which is brilliant.
Ben, who runs the Flying horse, is always warm and welcoming and ensures that his customers are happy.
There is never any fights in this establishment, nor have I ever witnessed anyone being thrown out!
The ride in rock out and The Rocking Horse nights are fab for the rockers out there!
There are frequent theme nights (German night, tapas, country, etc) and the atmosphere is the best, the place gets packed and the whole venue buzzing!

I have been here twice for food, both times has been traditional pub grub style, cheap, great quality, plentiful and pleasing. One good thing to know is that if you have a "love Rochdale" card, then there is monthly offers on for food when you use it (2 for £6.50)

Parking is plentiful, and free after 3pm, this is one live band venue I would recommend to all although I have never stayed here in the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Naomi K
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England
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66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

a nice enough place but just too noisy to be a hotel
We stayed one night and thoroughly enjoyed the beer on offer plus the breakfast in the morning.
The place is clean and the staff are friendly and helpful but when its band night - you cannot sleep.
It was disappointing that we were not advised of that when we booked

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank captainbeaky30
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Crewe
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

So we arrive at the flying horse to attend a family party in the function room. The lady who showed us to the room was very friendly. I had a few conversations on the phone with her before hand as there was some confusion over rooms her end.
I had booked 4 rooms and a family friend had booked a 5th. I was told my family room was the best in the hotel... if ours was the best I wouldn't like to see what there worse one looked like. Size was good but it was very dated and horrible décor. The bathroom was smelly and old. The shower didn't work and no shower gel. The kettle was plugged in at one end of the room with the cups etc the other end?! The door lock was dodgy n took us ages to get in and out. We could here music but nothing in comparison to the rest of my family on 1st floor.
My mother, brother and sister in room 3 didn't sleep till 5am the music and noise was unreal. My grandparents where next door in room 2 had the same problems. There where riot vans outside and ppl fighting. WE WERE NOT INFORMED IT WAS NEXT DOOR TO SEVERAL NIGHT CLUBS!!! Then breakfast at 9am! plenty of time for cleaner to sort downstairs out but as my 4 year old son ran in there was broken glass on the floor. Breakfast was served in the bar very cramped and VERY GREASY!! Cheap bacon Cheap sausage HORRID!! on leaving we paid in full our 60pounds which I wasn't happy about but I knew the rest of my family had it a lot worse than we did. My mum paid half the room charge but was told that " we understand u didn't sleep.. we know how loud it is.. but that's the room rate" Will never moan about travel inn ever again. To end on a good note Terrible nights sleep for most and horrible rooms but staff where lovely and the party went well. Don't intend on going back EVER!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Emerald, Australia
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Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Very easy to get a taxi to and from, short walk to anywhere in the town centre. Rooms are good value, drinks are cheap, meals were great and staff were friendly, loads of live local music every week. What else could you ask for!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

in recent years this establishment has elevated itself to being one of Rochdale's best venues,situated right next to Rochdale's famous gothic town hall in the historic quarter ,it is a great pub with a wide range of cask ales, wines and spirits and fantastically good value home cooked food.during the week it is the ideal venue for meeting up with friends or collegues for a quite drink or business meetinga local motorcycle club the MT Heads meet there on a Monday night,these guys and girls are a very friendly bunch and they do a lot of great work for charity.from Thursday night onwards it is the focal point of rochdales live music scene playing host to many excellent bands catering for a wide range of tastes in music,you can even have a go yourself on sunday when its karaoke.the flying horse also provides economical,quality accomadation and it has a function room available to cater for your events.it also plays host to the ride in rock out festival motorcycle show and music festival featuring around 17 live bands during the day and it is joinly orgainised between the flying horse and the MT Heads motorcycle club for a charity.if you have never been before get yourself down to the flying horse,i think you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

The Flying Horse is a fantastic venue... Whether I'm looking for a central location to meet clients & colleagues for a meeting in the afternoon, catching up with friends, needing a good meal, wanting a great night's live entertainment or just after a friendly venue for a drink after shopping, it fits the bill.

Usually, any town centre bar is immediately judged on décor, beer and staff. The flying Horse gets 10/10 every time for all of these. The surroundings are modern & comfortable, the selection of drinks is certainly expansive enough to suit everyone from cask ale drinkers to those just looking for a good cup of coffee, & the staff and management are extremely friendly. Add to this the fantastic menu,with homemade top quality food and you have the ideal venue.

Rochdale doesn't have many good bars, and a lack of cafes etc, and certainly very few that I could happily take clients to for meetings or post-meeting drinks. Yet the Horse is always the first place I think of when I need to meet someone in the Town Centre, and I have never been disappointed.

Over the last month or so I have also attended a couple of private parties upstairs in the function room, once as a guest and once as an entertainer. Both times the room layout & in house buffet was great. It's a lovely room, large enough for a decent gathering, with a stage and a lovely smoking area that is accessible without the hassle of walking up and down stairs.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Stupot1976
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Additional Information about The Flying Horse Hotel

Property: The Flying Horse Hotel
Address: 37 Packer Street | Town Hall Square, Rochdale OL16 1NJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Rochdale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Rochdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Flying Horse Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Rochdale town centre, parallel to the historic Town Hall and central to local shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. We are easily accessible by bus or train and we have superb motorway connections with the M62, M60 and M66 all just a 5 minute drive away. The Flying Horse is a modern yet traditional hotel with a lively popular public house and a private function room for up to 200 people. The hotel consists of ten en-suite bedrooms all with free high speed Wifi, new LCD TVs and tea and coffee facilities. Open daily, the pub serves traditional homemade meals (all main meals on the menu under £5) with an additional daily specials board. The Flying Horse has been included in the Good Beer Guide since 2002 and hosts a staggering range of traditional real cask ales (minimum of 8 different ales per week), lagers and bottled ciders served by a team of friendly, professional and enthusiastic staff. We are well known for our quality weekly entertainment including a variety of live bands, tribute acts, karaoke and the all new "Band-e-oke" where you can perform your favourite songs alongside a live band. ... more   less 
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The Flying Horse Hotel Rochdale, Greater Manchester

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