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The Packhorse

4.2
4.2
33 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub

At the Pack Horse in Macclesfield, we pride ourselves on catering for all your needs in a warm and welcoming environment. Our friendly staff will ensure the Pack Horse feels like your home from home – serving you with our fantastic range of drinks. We’ll ensure that the Pack Horse is somewhere you’re always able to relax, whether by yourself, with friends or with family. Come and visit us, drop in, feel at home… We look forward to seeing you soon.

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2 people

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  • Neighborhood

    Macclesfield

  • Parking details

    Large private car park at rear of the premises

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. RS

    RichardS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Not what I thought would be abs internet photos show it a lot bigger and more attractive then what it is.

  2. SG

    SarahG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant food which came nice & hot and was delicious. Lovely team who made us feel very welcome

  3. S

    Steve

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall3food1service1ambience1

    The food was very poor! Burnt roast potatoes and the pigs in blankets were horrible, won’t be eating there again!

  4. FT

    FranT

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We really enjoyed our meal and a few drinks. The staff were friendly and welcoming plus the food was tasty! There was a good atmosphere too.

  5. M

    Makaveli

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Didn’t feel very covid safe . People up and down . Men’s toilets had no hand wash and wasn’t monitored . Hard work trying get staffs attention to order but I guess it’s hard work for them

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always get looked after at The Pack. Kelly and her staff are excellent

  7. CR

    CatrinaR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice food and service would definitely recommend

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kelly and her staff are always welcoming and hard working

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Really good until there was a fight on the bar! Well handled by the team though! Still not what you want to see on Xmas Eve

  10. CE

    CE120

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We ended up not eating here. I messaged the pub in advance of booking a table to check that they would be showing the Premier League matches on the day I intended to book for. They assured me that they would be so I booked the table. When we turned up we were the first people through the doors when they opened and we politely asked that they put the football on. However, we were told that a local had requested that the F1 be shown. No apology was given, and they didn't even offer to show the first half of the football even though the F1 didn't start for over an hour. We left without even sitting down.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent attention to detail and always welcoming staff Kelly is amazing at running the front of house and keeps the plates spinning throughout the kitchen and serving everyone. Can’t recall all the staff names but the young lady and young man who were on duty when we visited were superb

  12. J

    Joanne

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great food...great bar staff and very reasonable .

  13. MG

    MGoodwin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    overall2food5service3ambience2

    Booked this as a much needed catch up and was overall a negative experience. The staffing levels appear to be short as struggled to get attention. Guidelines state customers should wear a face mask when stood, this was not the case, also all guest should be seated. The table next to us was suitable for 2 people yet had 7 people around it. 2 people were constantly bumping into us as it was that close. Staff noticed but failed to enforce the rules! We had such a long wait to get a waitress that when we came to order desserts at 19.55 we were told we couldn’t as the kitchen is closed it closes at 7, yet the webpage states food served until 8pm! We were very disappointed and feel we won’t be rushing to go out any time soon!

  14. C

    Cathy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2020

    overall4food3service2ambience4

    Food was good but my husband asked for fish chips and peas when all our meals arrived he just got chips and peas no fish. We spoke to staff who then went away only to bring a full meal of fish chips and peas but we had all finished our meals 😟 We enjoyed the quiz but maybe we should of had some kind of recognition about the meal issue o and he got ice in his coke when he asked for no ice 😂

  15. L

    Lovingmum

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere and both of us liked the fact they support space for autism.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely night out, once the football finished was music time. Just nice to have somewhere close to home that friends can meet up knowing that it’s a safe place to go

  17. HB

    HannahB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2020

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Staff were lovely and the pack horse is really nice inside but the food was a major let down it want not fully prepared in the pub you could tell the main was microwaved and the chips were cooked from frozen not good really

  18. l

    lisab

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, great service and socially distanced to a tee!

  19. C

    Carolh

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    lovely food and friendly service, good prices and plenty of choice 😋

  20. F

    Franp

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a really lovely family meal food was really good at reasonable price

  21. WA

    WAT2020

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Ended up walking out. 1st time back after lockdown for lunch. Walked in to an empty bottle of sanitizer by the door. Waited at the bar to enquire where they'd like us to sit to be greeted by a lad who said sit where you like- OK. I asked how the ordering system worked and if he'd like me to return to the bar or if it was table service only. His snappy reply took me by surprise (esp as there were only 2 small tables in and I was merely enquiring) "you'll have to order at the bar as were short staffed and I can't do it all!" Anyway we looked at the menu (which wasn't disposable as stated online). There was very little to entice a gluten intolerance now (even the salad is a no go) and the kids menu no longer contains anything other than 'fast food' no sausage and mash/spag bol type food. I also checked the allergy scan app on the table which returned a blank page- very helpful! When I turned to return to the bar for drinks the 'really busy' bar tender was slumped leaning back on his phone. At this point myself and my daughter got our coats and left. I'd hoped the family friendly feel of 'The Pack' would continue under new management but if this experience is the 'new normal' there are 3 other locals that do better.

  22. TL

    TLPC

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2020

    overall3food1service3ambience4

    Food was sub standard. Chicken was very salty, chip portions were very small (8 chips) and the pie had very little steak.

  23. AP

    AnneP

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lunch of Steak and Ale Pie, Beefburger ! Both arrived HOT ! good sevice , just a shame that children in pub kept wandering around !!

  24. MA

    MAYM

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This was described as a gastro pub which is why we booked it. Whilst the pub is by no means a gastro pub it does serve perfectly good pub grub. We were disappointed at first but in the end there was absolutely nothing to complain about. The staff were friendly and helpful, the pub was clean and the food was good pub food at a very reasonable price.

  25. T

    Tracyw

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Food has gone down Hill alot wont be eating there again

  26. JR

    JudithR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food and brilliant service. Coming again next week x😊

  27. G

    Grant1

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great relaxed place to go with family or lively atmosphere with your mates

  28. T

    Tracyw

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyed our food this time round was really good and will be going back soon

  29. T

    Tracyw

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Love pac horse pub but this time round the food wasn't as good as it was before lock down

  30. M

    Makaveli

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    First time in lockdown . Booked table , had to go to bar to order food and drink , social distancing wasn’t great but sat on table out the way . Food was pretty good as was the beer . Although quite expensive. Plenty of outdoor seating though and seemed pretty clean

  31. SB

    SteveB68

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Very friendly staff and the food was served well and quickly even though it was busy

  32. HD

    HDGM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can’t fault this place. Great foods, great atmosphere! Coming back soon! :)

  33. VH

    ValH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food Friendly staff Great atmosphere Good selection of drinks. Love our local

FAQs

The Packhorse is rated 4.2 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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Google Map for The Packhorse

12 Chelford Road Macclesfield, ENG SK10 3LG

  • Neighborhood

    Macclesfield

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri–Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large private car park at rear of the premises

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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