The Hop Vine

4.8
450 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Hop Vine formerly the ‘Royal Hotel’ was built in 1874 and was the main stopping off point for goods being transported to and from the old Turnpike road the A59. The Royal as it was known has served the community and travellers alike. To the rear of the building in our historic Cobbled Garden you will find our own brewery housed in the stables which were used for the horses and stage coaches as they passed through the village. From Ales to YPA’s, to Blonde beers we are a small producer using primary English hops brewing exclusively in house for The Hop Vine and our sister pub the Legh Arms.

Our countryside sister the Legh Arms is our latest addition to the family and is situated in the pretty hamlet of Mere Brow. Here we serve our trademark delicious home produced quality food and excellent home brewed ales. Your hosts Mike & Julie and their superb team bring a wealth of experience in the trade and have sourced the best in the local area to tempt you.
What 450 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fab! Loved the food and the service was great.

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MartynO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and drink again from these guys
Really tough as the weather wasn’t great but the team worked so hard and the food was lovely as always

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TracyF
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love visiting this place.Lovely food and service was great! Will always recommend to friends

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and friendly staff

SB
SeanB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was really good. Good friendly staff and a really enjoyable experience.

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StephH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating area was lovely, food was delicious and staff were friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was brilliant as usual, great night, thoroughly enjoyed by all

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Ally
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was ok I think I just ordered the wrong thing never had a bad meal there before ,I would dine here again .

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DawnE
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, outdoor area well covered and plenty of heating. Will definitely be back.

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FionaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night we had - food, beer, wine were all excellent as usual. Most impressive of all was how well run it was in line with all the current guidelines. Sorry I don’t know her name but the lady who was managing the table staff and the general running of the place did so with enthusiasm and good humour - she was an absolute credit to the venue.

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SandraH
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab service, freshly cooked food, lovely outdoor atmosphere

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SusanM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff always happy to help and smiling even when working in cold conditions. Great food as always. Highly recommend the beef sticky salad and chunky chips 5*

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Goodfood
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service looking forward to opening indoor eating

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MichaelQ
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would deffinetly reccomend. Meal was lovely service was great.

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LesleyS
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Friendly service. Thank you very much.

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JILLm
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food & service as usual....couldn't fault it.....

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NigelT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff were making a great effort in difficult circumstances. Food was excellent as always. Roll on when we can dine inside again.

JM
JulieM
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fab food and atmosphere

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ElaineO
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The staff are incredible. The food is gorgeous. Fabulous atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff was lovely

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AnneW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely afternoon. Great food and service. Was lovely to be able to return to the Hop vine.

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Fuzzy
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, fab service, lovely lunch. Just needed the sun to shine .

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GaryL
France
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been here a number of times and as always the food and service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We booked for the two of us a few weeks before and the food and service was spot on.
I hoped we’d be in the tent at the back but unfortunately we were on the front of the building and as expected it was cold. There was a heater quite nearby but you didn’t get any benefit from it. I wore multiple layers and they gave me a blanket which was great felt warmer thanks to the staff a lovely meal and great British weather no rain 🌧

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food always excellent. The outside area was cold and service seemed a little chaotic. Won’t go again with outside only but definitely when we can dine inside.

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Greenvigo
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer, nice setup outside and no issues with distancing. Will revisit.

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pauls
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been many times can not fault it at all always had a great time nice friendly atmosphere.

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susans
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Draught Moretti and good food is the best combination going :) we had the meat & fish platter between us as a starter which we thought was both very good and very tasty followed by fish & chips for 3 guests, Steak for another and burger for the last guest.

All enjoyed the food & drink and just a pity we still have to eat outside as the temperature did drop very low and the heaters really did not help much which ended up cutting short our visit due to the cold.

Roll on summer, and roll on full opening ....

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice
Food was perfect
Staff looked after us so well

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Rachel
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience at the Hop Vine was wonderful as always. We were 30 minutes late due to our pre-booked taxi deciding not to show up, yet the staff were wonderfully gracious and put us at ease as we explained the situation over the phone. I was worried my birthday would be ruined and we'd lose our table, but they welcomed us at the door as soon as we arrived and took our drinks order on the way to our table - exactly what was needed! The food was to die for as usual, and it was lovely sitting in the courtyard area at the back. My one miniscule nitpick is that the lovely chimeneas they have outside to keep us warm were turned off/ran out of fuel about 9pm, so the last hour was a bit chilly, but we had a lovely time regardless and I'm sure it was just a one off, of perhaps they do it on purpose for safety I don't know. Overall a 10/10 birthday dinner, I can't wait to visit again soon!

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PaulineC
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were so looking forward to going back to The Hop as we have always had a good time there. On a special occasion for us, my husbands birthday, they did not let us down. Fabulous food at a great price and amazing staff!! Well done all!!

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VickiW
Bedfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fab! Service excellent will definitely visit again

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RebeccaK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food brilliant service! Prices are brilliant for the quality of food! 100% coming back here!!!

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Yazmin
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from the lovely girls, could not have done more to accommodate us! Very friendly and amazing food and great value!

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

As always couldn’t fault the food, outstanding as ever. The seat we had was in a draft and the patio heater alongside us had a faulty timer so it only stayed on for a few seconds. We did report this and the waitress said she would ask someone to look at it which didn’t happen. Also each drink we ordered seemed to take an age to arrive and we had to ask passing staff if they could check where the drinks were up to. These were probably just issues with it being a very busy sunny Saturday evening.

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Foodie
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.... as always!

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SamC
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Just really good, No complaints at all. Staff where brilliant, Food was good and not over priced. Would recommend to anyone.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab as always.

SB
vipSusanB
Lancashire
6 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

food was really nice and the service was great just did not like sitting out at the front by the busy main road

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WilliamJ
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Unfortunately we were seated at front of pub on the main road (we did realize that this was a possibility when we booked, so not too surprised). On the plus side we were seated in the glorious sunshine, shielded from the cool breeze, and able to watch the world go by. The food was excellent, I had a steak and my wife had the sticky chicken. The beer was well kept, as usual, and the wine went down a treat. Overall an enjoyable experience. The pub and their team are doing their utmost to get as close to normal as current rules allow. Well done and thanks to everyone involved.

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The Hop Vine is rated 4.8 stars by 450 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 bookings at the moment.