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The Church Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Castle Hill Road | Birtle, Bury BL9 6UH, England
+44 161 764 2857
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (13 reviews)
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Hill Road | Birtle, Bury BL9 6UH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and atmosphere is excellent andvery comfortable. The choice of food is for everyone. The steaks in particular are succulent, cooked to order.

1  Thank greenrake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ah! The Church holds a special place in my heart as it is where, over the past few years, I have enjoyed fine food and conversation with an old school- chum for whom it is his local:- and how lucky he is, having this place...More

1  Thank Nigel J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited a few times, food and service wonderful. Nice quiet peaceful pub/restaurant with friendly staff. Looking forward to next visit. Highly recommended. One of the best places to eat out in Bury.

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 12 April 2018

In the last few weeks we have been here for both a weekday lunch, Sunday lunch and even for a dessert as I really wanted to try the lemon posset. The staff are so friendly and welcoming, and the atmosphere is great. We love to...More

2  Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I have very mixed reviews about The Church Inn When myself and my parter visit it is always an enjoyable visit The fire is always roaring and the place always has a good mix of local people The service is great, the team are always...More

Thank Charlotte F
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

A nice old pub in a lovely setting. Roaring welcoming fires. Such a shame about the food. I started with garlic mushrooms. Which told me a lot about the capabilities of the cook. A piece of what appeared to be cheap white bread with the...More

Thank Donna K
Reviewed 23 March 2018

I have been many times before to this lovely country pub but not for a while 6 of us had lunch the service was great the meals we ordered sirloin burger,fish and chips,peppered chicken,cheese and onion pie were really tasty also the price is reasonable.Worth...More

Thank chris m
Reviewed 11 March 2018

A friend and I went for lunch. Very inviting on a cold day with 2 log fires. Good choice on the menu. Food was nicely presented and hot. Didn’t have a desert but they sounded delicious. Staff very friendly.

1  Thank Wiscasset
Reviewed 24 February 2018

In spite of lots of other reviews still purporting to have had wonderful gastronomic experiences in The Church Inn, I now have to disagree, I'm afraid. On the menu (which doesn't seem to have changed for 10 years?) there's a limited vegetarian option, so it's...More

Thank Burkey56
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

As always lovely venue, lovely food and great service. Our family from 4 years to 71 love it. Thank you so much for a lovely evening.

1  Thank Sue N
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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