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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 Thursday, 14 February 2019

Very very good from start to finish.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

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. ☹️

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Visited On Monday, 11 February 2019

Excellent food - thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

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!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

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.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Excellent from start to finish. Thank you.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

Beautiful relaxing lunch with friends...lovely service and food...thank you !

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Visited On Monday, 28 January 2019

'Just wanted to say thanks for the great recommendation for Monday’s dinner. It was excellent!'

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Visited On Monday, 28 January 2019

Had set 3 course lunch for 2. Great value for money

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Our first visit here and it won't be the last. Beautifully cooked food accompanied by terrific service, we enjoyed our Sunday roasts immensely!!

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Really enjoyable Burns Night. Great atmosphere,excellent food,first class service and music perfect for the occasion.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Very friendly staff, excellent food and service

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

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

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Great Variety Menu with Service. Enjoyed it overall !

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

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!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Excellent food, hope the menu changes regularly.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

The staff couldn't do enough for us. The service was great and so was the food!

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

As usual we found our experience at the Hearth of the Ram to be faultless and will be visiting again soon

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Good choice, delicious Sunday dinner but disappointing custard with dessert.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

Amazing experience - even the dessert platter and Proseccos to celebrate our special announcement were an amazing surprise. Thank you!!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

Everything was ok but had to ask for drinks etc lack of attention to detail Food was nice

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Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

1st visit came highly recommended will definitely be back

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Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

Amazing food/service as always. Love this place especially the Rioja red wine 10/10

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