Hearth of the Ram

13, Peel Brow, Ramsbottom, United Kingdom, BL0 0AA
Critics Review 16/20
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Food 7 Days a Week 12-9pm, Bar open till Late

Facilities
  • 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
  • Bar
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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, Afternoon Tea, Child Friendly, Cocktails, Dessert, Fine Dining, Fish, Gastro Pub, Locally Sourced, Seafood, Set Menu, Steak, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine Bar
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 Saturday, 03 October 2020

Great location, great ambience and great food and wine! I knew an evening with this establishment would be perfect. A fantastic evening with family.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Final date night before lockdown! It was extremely busy, staff worked very hard to ensure everyone had a great evening! Food was superb, wine was excellent, we will be back after lockdown lifts.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

We came for Sunday lunch and I was really disappointed at the lack of social distancing between tables. Well not lack there was none. We cut our meal short and didn’t have desert to get out as it caused use great anxiety Really disappointed as this was only only meal out for months and before we go back into lockdown

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Had a meal here on Saturday and yet again the food was amazing I’m definitely going to rebook for when they can re open hoping they will be doing New Year’s Eve like last year it was fantastic

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

The waiter who served us all night was very attentive and friendly. Everyone made us feel welcome and everyone was very friendly to my little girl. It wasnt busy when we went in so the atmosphere was quite quiet, but can’t fault it other than that.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Food good as always, felt relaxed as it felt safe re covid restrictions

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Excellent food I’m not the easiest of times, highly recommended and staff are very friendly, will be back when we can

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Not been for a while with everything going on, Euan was very welcoming and the food was excellent! Great atmosphere and staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

Absolutely amazing service and the food was outstanding (Sunday Sevice). Can’t wait to return!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Unfortunately we didn’t feel covid secure, still groups of people from different households and the manager came over to us without his mask on.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Beautiful as ever

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Had a lovely Sunday dinner. Very good value. Staff and service were very professional. Enjoyed the evening with great atmosphere and music .

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Lovely Sunday dinner. Staff were great. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Always enjoy visiting this restaurant

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Had a lovely meal on Friday evening. The staff were all knowledgeable and friendly. We felt that the restaurant were following Covid procedures, no complaints at all.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

Excellent food, well presented. Warm friendly atmosphere although quiet which i appreciate at the moment is not your fault. Look forward to coming again soon

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

Fantastic food along with a warm welcome from well groomed professional staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

Fabulous service. Great menu choices.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

Excellent as always - Five stars all round

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

Impeccable service, great good & wine and a lovely relaxed atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

Very nice food & Service would definitely go back

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

We've been going to the Hearth of the Ram since it first opened. The food is always fantastic.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

Great food and friendly staff. One of our favourite restaurants in Ramsbottom !

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

Excellent service and gorgeous food

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Visited On Friday, 16 October 2020

Lovely meal, very well looked after.

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