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Hearth of the Ram

13, Peel Brow, Ramsbottom, United Kingdom, BL0 0AA
Critics Review 16/20
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7 Days a Week 12-11pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
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About Hearth of the Ram

Description brought to you by Manchester Confidential:

Extraordinary pub food cooked by a local favourite.

Confident cooking in a historic, 200 year old pub on the cusp of the countryside. Comfort and service are pushed to the fore while fine, French techniques meet local flavours on a seductive menu. Start with salted cod cheeks and crab mousse in a lemongrass broth or a fresh pea panna cotta with a breaded duck egg. Mains suit an occasion, particularly the likes of black cod, black garlic confit, crayfish dumpling and lemon veloute or Highland venison loin with Pommes Anna and liquorice sauce. Even hybrids like ‘Scotched’ arancini with goats cheese and homemade pesto work. Desserts could include spicy chocolate fondant with carmelised white chocolate or banana doughnuts with rum and raisin ice cream. Chef ‘Naz’ used to head up the kitchen at Ramsons (now closed) which won Good Food Guide readers’ restaurant of the year in 2008. He was one of the leading lights in the regeneration of Ramsbottom as foodie destination. And what a destination it is. Confidential reviewer, Neil Sowerby, writes: ‘The Hearth sits on the bend of Peel Brow before it attempts to go vertical in its ascent to the M66. Once it was a wayside inn hospitably called The Good Samaritan.’ Its now owned by a Scottish couple Euan and Dena Watkins with 20 years’ experience in the trade. Sowerby describes the Hearth’s wine list as ‘small but spot on’ while ‘whisky stands out – from single malts to Pappy Van Winkles 20-year-old bourbon.’

Cuisine: British, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
Review by Manchester Confidential's Neil Sowerby
16/20
My ravishing starter consisted of two seared partridge breasts and a confit leg, earthy lentils and pancetta and pear caviar. It’s a conceit involving pear juice set with agar dropped in oil to form caviar-like pearls.
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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Wonderful food and service looking forward to coming back in January 2019.....😁

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Really disappointed been before but this time the service was very bad, would not like to go on a busy night

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

All our party of 8 enjoyed the great food and service .

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

We were a bit crowded by the hen party waiting at the bar for their table. The food was good but not quite worth the price. The waiting staff were excellent and need a raise.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Out for engagement meal with visiting family. Starters came and no one enjoyed really, but we put this down to perhaps ordering the wrong thing. Mains then arrived and they were worse. Only 1 out of the 6 we had were edible. We had all ordered different things; pork, beef, steak, lamb, halibut, with the chicken being the only one that was remotely satisfactory. Manager was made aware and offered us free desserts. We chose not to accept this and complained further as we hadn’t been able to eat anything. Mains were then taken off the bill. Really disappointed as we were really looking forward to going here after hearing such great things.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Recommended by a friend for anniversary meal with my wife. The ambience was fantastic. Service excellent. Food divine and choice od drink wonderful. Will certainly be coming again. Oh and added bonus It has a car park which is unusual in Ramsbottom

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

We enjoyed the lunch.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Great service provided by all. Always feel very welcome coming here. Fantastic food and great selection of drinks. I especially loved the Christmas atmosphere!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Great pub with exceptional food

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Very god evening to celebrate my wife’s birthday, good food good service and so an all round great experience! Willl certainly go back probably for Thursdays steak night special !!!! Luckily we only have a short walk down Peel Brow 👍

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

We had a table for 4 which was ready when we arrived. Our party, including a vegetarian, all enjoyed our experience. We have recommended you to our friends.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Great meal

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

As always a brilliant night made better spending it here

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

A very homely restaurant, with fantastic staff (even on a very busy Sunday!!). Slight confusion over our order, however this was quickly rectified and staff were very apologetic. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Always good food, atmosphere and timely service. Never disappoints.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

We have been dining here for a number of years and not been for a while. Casual dining options in the area seem to be popping up every week. Will be back again soon as none of the others match up for an all round dining experience.

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Visited On Friday, 16 November 2018

Lovely food and atmosphere. Waitress really polite.

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Visited On Monday, 12 November 2018

Incorrect food provided. Pie that I did get was bland and lacked seasoning. Colleagues did enjoy there food however.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

Great, all round. Food choices, menu thought, and quality. Great service

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

2 of my party had the steak, it was served with a tomatoe and a mushroom, I thought it was expensive at£22 but really fancied a steak.It was just average,with extra side dishes of chips (7 chips of which 1 was full of eyes and did not look appetizing so I left it)and broccoli with Kale.It could so easily be improved on.As I say just average so won't be going again

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

Brilliant as always

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

We had an amazing Sunday lunch. The food, atmosphere and service were incredible, we've already been recommending it to our friends and we're looking forward to coming back soon!

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