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Rochdale Town Hall

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Address: Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1706 924797
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Rochdale's fabulous Grade-I Victorian Gothic town hall is renowned...

Rochdale's fabulous Grade-I Victorian Gothic town hall is renowned worldwide for its unique and detailed architecture. The building was opened on 27th September 1871 by George Leach Ashworth, then Mayor of Rochdale at a cost of around £150,000. Full tours take place on the first Monday of each month at 2.15pm and last about 2 hours. Short tours take place every Wednesday at 2.15pm and lasts 1 hour.

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Clock Tower Restaurant

Met up with friends for lunch. A really lovely restaurant. Good choices on menu and 2 course specials. Food was delicious. Fabulous selection of cake.Staff attentive but not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
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Manchester
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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Met up with friends for lunch. A really lovely restaurant. Good choices on menu and 2 course specials. Food was delicious. Fabulous selection of cake.Staff attentive but not instrusive. We will definately visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We attended the Masquerade Ball last night at the Town Hall. Just wanted to say the canapés, and dining food all from the Clock Tower Restaurant was delicious. Mary and her team looked and acted very professionally, the service was timed to perfection. We will definitely visit the restaurant soon as we were very impressed with the food. The refurbishment... More 

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Thank Colgananne
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had an excellent meal at the town hall for The Rochdale Man of The Year. Have yet to try the Clock Tower Restaurant but it looks fantastic.

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Carnforth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We booked the two hour tour which was like a fascinating history lessson. Not suitable for children, but there is a shorter tour available. The Clocktower restaurant offered a two course very good lunch for £10.90 which we recommend. I understand they also do afternoon tea which must be booked.

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Thank Ann F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Went to the Clock Tower Restaurant in the impressive Town Hall. Seating was very comfortable staff smartly turned out. The cutlery was well cleaned and sparkling i always carry a microscope to inspect these things you can't be too sure. The food came in good time i always carry a stop watch for such things. All food was edible and... More 

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cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Very impressive. Visited here because they were hosting the 2nd Rochdale beer festival. So glad I went because the venue was magnificent and if they hols a beer fest next year I will gladly spend 3 hours on the bus to get there.

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Thank jamesbroughton1942
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

From the outside, the Town Hall appears, as a rather gaunt, gothic, Victorian edifice, blackened by soot from the industrial era. However, once the architectural features had been explained by Robert, our guide, suddenly I was much able to appreciate the building. There are fantastic stained glass windows, whose purpose is beyond decorative. The tour included an organ recital, in... More 

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Thank travell4258
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Beautiful restaurant in a wonderful building.visited for lunch (they also do afternoon teas). Great staff and efficient service.good variety of food for light lunch including a couple of specials. Food fresh and tasty.Very busy so advise booking.Will be a regular lunchtime haunt.

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Thank philandthel
Knutsford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Fantastic surroundings from a bygone age. Although walls and floors are well preserved some of the ceilings are in need careful cleaning to restore their original glory. Ideally a Lottery Grant will come to the rescue.

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Thank Peter W
Heywood, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We attended a wedding reception here although it was a lovely room it lacked atmosphere. It isn't a place I would choose for an evening wedding reception

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