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The Treacle Tap

€€ - €€€, British,
43 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield SK11 6JL, England
+44 1625 615938
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (36 reviews)
“mash” (14 reviews)
“steak ale pie” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
43 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield SK11 6JL, England
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

I had the cheese and Lancashire onion and my better half had the steak. The pies were fantastic as always and the gravy was particularly nice this week. I had the squawk and she had a pop. Always like the treacle tap. Perfect snow weather.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place to start, continue or end the night. Good choice of ales and nice atmosphere. A little small but I think that's the attraction.

Thank Famrev2
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thanks very much for the 5 star review, it really makes a difference to an independent business! We agree, and think being small is part of the attraction :)

Reviewed 9 April 2017

3 cask conditioned ales always on usually ranging from under 4% to 6%+ always interesting with an ever changing range of regional beers (and sometimes from afar!). Well kept ales and knowledgeable staff. Also wide range of continental and new world bottled beers. Interesting mini-meals...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

What a lovely place this is, its a long thin bar and has lots of selections of beers, they have theme nights that if I lived closed I would go to. What a fab find

Thank Jacqui B
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Really good bar, with traditional English pies that were delicious. A really amazing beer selection of beers from all of Europe. Good recommendations for the beers. Had a steak & ale pie, 4 👍 up

Thank Henrik K
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited on a Saturday lunch time and was very quiet, and the two lads working there were clearly pleased to have something to do! They were very pleasant hosts, and the beer was superb with a nice bit of music for some ambience. We tried...More

Thank Thehbk
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a real ale gem near to the railway station. Its always got a good selection of hand pulled beers as well as some beers on keg. They also do some food platters that are good value for money and very tasty. Its a...More

Thank Mr_Spock56
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

After an evening of teaching or brains at Escape Quest we headed into Macclesfield's entertainment quarter. It was pie and mash all round with some exciting beers to wash it down. The staff were friendly and helpful. Though the soggy clientele were not particularly fragrant....More

Thank fellamee
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thank you very much for the 5 star review, and for the great feedback on the staff, we are proud of them (and the exciting beers!).

Reviewed 20 October 2016

Who would think you'd get not only great service, friendly banter, and superb beer in such a small pub. You also get great art done every week. What other pub allows local artists to paint temporary murals on the walls. It sums the place up....More

Thank Richard S
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thank you so much for the lovely review, and for appreciating the quirks! We don't manage to get the art wall repainted every week - and we love some of the paintings too much to paint over them that quickly - but yes we love...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016

We drink in here regularly, because it is just a couple of doors away from our favourite restaurant, the Maliwan. The beer is always excellent, and there is always a choice of three real ales. It is also good for cakes and coffee, which are...More

Thank MPeterson67
BNJR, Owner at The Treacle Tap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thanks very much for the 5 star review, it is much appreciated... we love Maliwan too by the way!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield SK11 6JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1625 615938
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Small cosy European-style bar a stones throw from Macclesfield railway station, serving coffee, teas, fine wine, world beers but main specialities are local real ale and fabulous pies!
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