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The Church Inn

#58 of 299 Restaurants in Bury
Certificate of Excellence
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Castle Hill Road | Birtle, Bury BL9 6UH, England
+44 161 764 2857
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am really very fond of it here. My mum and I frequent it often. Hidden away high up in Birtle, it boasts stunning views. It is always busy and I genuinely believe this is down to the quality of the food as I can't imagine many people find it by accident due to it's isolated position. As said, the... More 

2 Thank Louise S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their draft Timothy Taylors was absolutely gorgeous . Very good. Pub food was good. Pleasant atmosphere and a good trip out

1 Thank John G
Bacup, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in April with my husband, his parents and the kids aged 9,7 & 5. The food was served quickly and was delicious. I had the scampi and it was lovely. The kids all had dessert and we had coffees which again were lovely. The restaurant is clean and the facilities are great. A good selection of drinks on offer.... More 

Thank SesGee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location however food not what I've expected. Very expensive for what it was, limited gluten free choices, also found a piece of paper in my rice pudding and when I've gone to speak to one of the servers I didn't even get a sorry.

Thank Magdalena S
Torrevieja, Spain
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saturday night meal, friendly service good food welcoming atmosphere. At in the restaurant, drinks in the pub bar. relaxed and well fed.

1 Thank Fatfool
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food. Steak, Lamb, Salmon and Fish Pies all to perfection. Service very friendly and they dealt very professionally with another difficult group. Was our first visit but won't be the last

1 Thank Stuart F
Bury Lancashire
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent pub grub at reasonable prices. Good choice of beers. Plenty of parking places. Friendly staff. The sticky toffee puding with custard is a must have.

1 Thank NellyBuryLancashire
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the location and interior is lovely the food is terrible. We had steak and mushroom pie the steak was tough and chewy. Also had cheese and onion quiche which was tasteless and bland. Other tables around were sending their dinner back. Won't go again

Thank mark B
Heywood, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visit here quiet often. Love the menu, food always spot on. Always leave satisfied. Great choice of menu and generous portion sizes. Pepppered chicken and chocolate fondant are my all time faves :) Staff are freindly and helpful.

3 Thank BLD5
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

How many times have we been out for Mother's Day and thought afterwards hmmm ok.( I'm now a grumpy grandad aged 60) Not here! Welcoming staff at the bar pre meal drinks a sitting area,first class waitresses seven of us sat down at 12.30 pm and left just before 3pm. The food was absolutely fine,children's menu not really attacked because... More 

2 Thank djinbury

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Hill Road | Birtle, Bury BL9 6UH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bury
  • Phone Number: +44 161 764 2857
This well known 17th century Inn underwent an extensive refurbishment throughout the whole of the building in summer 2009, whilst trying to maintain its traditional feel and character. We aim to offer fine food and wine along with excellent service in the relaxed atmosphere of our dining room as well as a private dining function room. All meals will be prepared to the exacting standards of the highly experienced team of chefs using the best quality fresh and wherever possible local produce. You will receive a warm welcome in our relaxed bar area where you can enjoy our selection of bar snacks and a choice from our main menu in the bar, and the main menu in the restaurant at lunch time and evening.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?