7 Days a Week 12-11pm
- 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
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.’
Exceptional good value with the Lunch Menu. Everything fantastic!
Our starter took about 30 mins. The children’s food then didn’t come with the starter as requested. The lamb was under cooked and returned. In such as establishment one would have expected both mains to be replaced so that we could dinner in tangent rather than separate
Booked months ago and requested conservatory , dumped upstairs Waiter was not overly friendly and having to order 3 courses together was a problem for older guests who wanted to eat the main before decidIng if they wanted desert. Fantastic food let down by a feeling of being rushed and seated overlooking a scrap wood yard
First visit Great place would return Had to Ask for a second round of drinks, Ask for accompaniments, Ask for forks. Would have expected all 3 to have been offered. Happy to give it another try as great location, atmosphere and food.
Fab meal, couldn't fault it, Callum our waiter was fantastic.
Great night, great bar manager and very very good food.
Excellent food & service...cannot fault - we will be returning very soon thank you
Our waiter could not have been more accommodating, not forgetting to pay attention to all in our party including the youngest member at 21 months.
Our first time here to celebrate my birthday. My stepson and his wife kindly bought me a voucher for a champagne three course lunch. The food was superb and beautifully presented. We enjoyed it so much, that we have re-booked for our wedding anniversary in April. I have also recommended you to colleagues at work.
We were very happy with our first dining experience with you and left you a glowing feedback on TripAdvisor
Long delay with food but dealt with by servicing staff eventually. Good menu with innovative dishes.
Tremendous service, as usual, outstanding food. Local real ale, from Ramsbotton's Irwell Brewery, was exceptional and the Cumbrae oysters were divine!
Pub was reccomended to us by a friend, but we were put on a table that was basically in a cupboard away from everyone else, hot starters were luke warm and my wifes rissotto was more like rice pudding.dessert should ve had salted caramel ice cream but was vanilla and no explanation was offered but this was the best part of the meal.in general we wont be rushing back!!
Great food as always booked again for Mother’s Day
Food excellent, service was adequate but perhaps lacked a bit of warmth.
Great night with beautiful food and service, thank you to all - the duck was truly amazing
We were a party of 8 and whilst the ambiance and food quality were good the service was a little patchy with delays serving all members of the party to ensure that we could all enjoy our meals at the same time. One dish was served in error and whilst it was replaced it took a little time which meant that the rest of the party had almost finished their meals by the time it arrived. To be fair however the cost of this meal was removed from the bill. On a more positive note the staff were very helpful in determining which wines were suitable for vegans.
Beautiful food and great service, couldn't fault it!
Staff are lovely, accomodating! Food was great too! Only slight bugbear I had was water being served in half pint beer glasses evening in dining room.... thought it was a little poor for a lovely restaurant! Cheap condiment pots, salt/ vinegar, sugar bowl, I was just suppress more than anything as the menu & wines is really good! Would not stop me from returning! Ive re booked again already!
Food excellent Wrong ale brought to table also slow service for the sweet
Wonderful Valentines lunch
Excellent service, wonderful food, an absolute joy to dine in this wonderful restaurant.
The room was A little cool temperature wise when we arrived at 12.15, having said that there was snow outside! Black pudding Starters could have been hotter, main meals all came with Luke warm minted peas which needed to be reheated. Otherwise to be fair the food was good and smashing value for money
Delicious food, great atmosphere and great value for money.
It was very good food