Food 7 Days a Week 12-9pm, Bar open till Late
- Disabled Access
- Families and Children Welcome
- Children's Menu available
- Outdoor Seating
- Free WiFi
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Gluten Free Available
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Private Dining
- Free Parking
- Event Space
- Easy Access
- Dogs Welcome
- Dietary Needs Catered For
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.’
Excellent fresh tasty food, wonderful, friendly service in beautiful relaxing surroundings, perfect for big family gatherings - will definitely be back, thank you, we had a great night
Excellent food, friendly staff
Little noisy at times
always welcoming and great food..
Arrived and waited c20 minutes at the bar. Then shown to our table upstairs. There were at least 6 empty tables which begs the question why were we kept waiting - feels like a ploy to get us to spend more money at the bar. Obviously with so few people upstairs atmosphere was a little thin - but that improved. The waitress really wasn't that fussed. Occasionally plonked things down on the table with a cursory "how's your food?" Borrowed our wine menu for the next table - then came back to ask if we wanted to order drinks. Returned the drinks menu but didn't hand it to us - merely dumped it on the table. The food - when we finally got it - was nice. Although the prawn salad let the dish down - felt like a some nice prawns on top then some tiny frozen ones underneath. The steak was very fatty but that's probably just the cut. In all a nice meal - probably not as nice as I would have expected for £150 (inc wine). However, I do find it ridiculous to add a service charge for a table of 2. Especially when the service was poor. Oh - and this is probably just me - but for a special evening like valentine's day when people are dressed up and spending a lot of money I'd have expected the staff to be wearing something more appropriate than jeans.
Excellent restaurant !! .. great food .. lovely people .. sometimes the waiting time for your table can get a little to long .. but other than that i'ts great .. I highly recommend a visit .
We always like to visit the Hearth for a nice meal anytime during the year, but we decided to go for Valentine's Day this year and take advantage of their celebration menu they had on offer. Whilst we had a little issue with selection of starters (there was something on each of them that my wife didn't like), a quick message to the restaurant and all was sorted. We had a lovely table and the food was lovely, as ever! It appears that they were a couple of staff short on the evening but the staff that were in all rallied round and pulled off an excellent evening. The evening was relaxed and the time flew by, culminating in us being there for about 5 hours ❤️. The staff are all really friendly and Euan and Emmanuel are very welcoming. We always look forward to visiting and sure we'll be back in the not too distant future.
Another wonderful evening for me and my wife. Thank you.
Throughly enjoyed my evening the rarebit starter is super good highly recommend
Our first visit and we weren't disappointed. Staff were attentive and knowledgable without being overbearing. Menu was varied and a little expensive but the food was excellent and I didn't begrudge paying. Will definitely be back
Great food and atmosphere in the conservatory. Very capable of hosting a party of 14 including young children.
Food, service and ambience were all wonderful! Wines were a bit pricey. Would certainly recommend, and have done already.
Great atmosphere and great food, fab little place for a nice evening.
Good food, nice location friendly staff. Highly recommended.
Lovely afternoon meal and we were able to bring the dog as well! Perfect.
Exceptional food. Staff very friendly and good value for money. Will definitely be visiting again in the near future and will be highly recommending to friends and family.
Looking forward to Valentines do!
Excellent service nothing too much trouble Good menu choice Good value burger and a drink for £11.95 No complaints with food service or prices Would recommend to anyone
fantastic food very good price
Lovely food. Some of the Staff could be friendlier! Won't stop us coming back. Compliments to the chef!
It’s very nice food. Lovely and friendly staff great atmosphere and service until late hour
Really pleased. Service was perfect and the food great. Thank you
First visit from recommendation food was very nice however service wise seemed not to cope very well with busy restaurant . I ordered drinks well before we eventually received our main course and we were funny’s he’d before the drinks arrived also no one came over to light the centre piece candle whole time we were there first impressions last so will not be returning I’m afraid felt ignored and bigger tables were mire important even though I spent over £118 for just two of us