Food 7 Days a Week 12-9pm, Bar open till Late
- 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
- 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.’
Very very good from start to finish.
Our first time there - Valentines, and although the food was good and well presented the service did not match up! Completely disorganised, with people arriving 15 mins after we did being served before us! Not the way to make you feel valued. ☹️
Excellent food - thank you
Had a fantastic Sunday lunch - really nice , good quality food. I normally have the roast beef as it’s one of the best Sunday roasts around but I opted for the bream with Cornish crab bisque this time. Everyone in our party really enjoyed the food - lamb rump, goosnargh chicken breast and leek&spinach linguine were all really well cooked. The service was great and very attentive, and I really recommend the Hearth of the Ram to anyone looking for great quality food!
We we served by a waiter called Urania and received outstanding service. All staff is very friendly and could not do enough for you. The manager looks after the place very well and you will note his presence on the floor at all times. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for outstanding dining experience.
Excellent from start to finish. Thank you.
Lovely place, would definitely return. Shame about the couple who were sat next to us arguing, we were glad when they left. Food was amazing.
Beautiful relaxing lunch with friends...lovely service and food...thank you !
'Just wanted to say thanks for the great recommendation for Monday’s dinner. It was excellent!'
Had set 3 course lunch for 2. Great value for money
Sent a long email regarding the terrible experience I had at my daughters birthday on Sunday (27th Feb 2019)... and still haven't received a reply (no real surprise there). If this is the only outlet to gauge the experience then here it is....one star all round - really really bad. I tried to keep this private and get some form of resolution, still waiting...like the service. A shame after having such a good reputation.
Our first visit here and it won't be the last. Beautifully cooked food accompanied by terrific service, we enjoyed our Sunday roasts immensely!!
Really enjoyable Burns Night. Great atmosphere,excellent food,first class service and music perfect for the occasion.
Very friendly staff, excellent food and service
A great day trip to the Manchester beer festival. Lovely meal first and we were looked after throughout the day. Thank you to everyone at Hearth of The Ram
Great Variety Menu with Service. Enjoyed it overall !
Food was delicious and really good Value for money! Service was great, staff were really friendly and really accommodated for families too! We Will definitely be returning!
Excellent food, hope the menu changes regularly.
The staff couldn't do enough for us. The service was great and so was the food!
As usual we found our experience at the Hearth of the Ram to be faultless and will be visiting again soon
Good choice, delicious Sunday dinner but disappointing custard with dessert.
Amazing experience - even the dessert platter and Proseccos to celebrate our special announcement were an amazing surprise. Thank you!!
Everything was ok but had to ask for drinks etc lack of attention to detail Food was nice
1st visit came highly recommended will definitely be back
Amazing food/service as always. Love this place especially the Rioja red wine 10/10