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
  • 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
  • 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, 14 September 2019

Lovely meal

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

On a Sunday no Sunday roast beef and no Yorkshire puddings! 👎🏻

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Lovely evening. Staff very professional and friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

The food and service was excellent as usual. A great way to spend our 17th Wedding Anniversary.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

The sandwiches on the afternoon tea were a bit chunky and bland, the cakes were a bit disappointing. However the meringues and tarts were really yummy.

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

Great staff, friendly and courteous. Good food, generous portions. Will be visiting again.

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Visited On Monday, 02 September 2019

Ordered 2 fillet but after 20 mins told there was no fillet so ordered 2 sirloin Food was ok but when I got home I noticed we had still been charged for 2 fillet !!!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Great value, service swift and friendly. Food was very tasty.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

I wouldn't recommend this place, took ages just to get my order .. then even though I ordered medium rare steak I got something that was so rare that I barely was able to chew it ...

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Disappointed with main meals

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

A good dining experience

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

We had a lovely evening with great food will be coming again

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Always enjoy the Ram only thing wrong was my ribeye been over seasoned with salt 🤷🏽‍♂️

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Visited On Monday, 26 August 2019

I love eating here. The food is always excellent and you have a good vegan menu which is a added bonus.

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Visited On Monday, 26 August 2019

Fabulous food at this venue and service second to non. We chose the Hearth of the Ram to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the kind gesture of them recognising it by bringing us a celebration plate and some Prosecco was really special. Very classy venue always enjoy it there. We will be back very soon.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 August 2019

Perfectly cooked steak,

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Visited On Monday, 19 August 2019

Very patient service with a large family group running late. Everyone enjoyed their food.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

One of our special places to eat. Fantastic good. 5*

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

The roast beef was hard obviously been left standing under heating for a long time. The Yorkshire pudding was also hard and cold.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

We held a birthday meal in the upstairs room for 40 people and had a fantastic evening! Friends and family fed back comments that the service was exceptional and the food was outstanding. We had quite a few last minute requests which were accommodated to without question and the team was very helpful beforehand to ensure the evening ran smoothly. I would definitely recommend for any event or function.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

A wonderful relaxed afternoon, food was great, service was fantastic.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Bit quiet on sat night but good food and wine as usual

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

We had a party of 16 and the service left a lot to be desired.The table was booked for 4-15/30 and the food was still coming at 6pm. However this restaurant is one of my favourites as the service is usually great and the food is always excellent I think the problem was the number and if we had pre-booked our food is would not have happened

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Truly the best Sunday Roast for Miles, the succulent pink Roast Beef 🥩 is delicious especially with the extra Gravy. 100% Recommended CU Soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

First visit & wont be last, we enjoyed food & atmosphere

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